Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so the time to start thinking about what to get your special someone or the loved ones in your life is now. If you’re stuck on what to get them, it’s worth considering an experience gift.
Not only can the experience be one you enjoy together, ensuring you carve out that one-on-one, quality time, but — even if it’s a solo experience, like a pampering treatment — it’ll also create beautiful memories that’ll last for years to come.
So, if an experience gift is what you’re after this Valentine’s Day, we’ve helped you out by listing our favourite we’ve found online. From a romantic overnight stay in a treehouse, to a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards of Hunter Valley, and an indulgent couples massage, these are our picks for the best gift experiences to treat someone to this Valentine’s Day.
Facial Treatment, starting at $200
If your special someone is Sydney-based (or even if they’re not, but you know they’d be thrilled to use any excuse to visit the Harbour City), consider gifting them a facial treatment (Cleanformance Facial, Signature Reversive Facial or Revival Men’s Package) at Sydney’s award-winning spa The Darling. All treatments include access to the Zen Lounge, an outdoor pool and an indoor jacuzzi.
Hot Air Ballooning Over the Hunter Valley, $698 for two
Soar above the Hunter Valley in NSW on a one-hour, sunrise hot air balloon ride before finishing off the morning with breakfast and a glass of sparkling at a local winery.
Couples Massage, $218 for 2 therapists
Indulge in a couples massage with you and your significant other (or even your mum or best friend) with one or two Blys therapists. And no need to head to a spa, they’ll come to you, bringing the massage bed and everything else they’ll need.
Overnight Zoo Safari with Dinner and Breakfast, $840 for two
Wake to wildlife sounds at Victroia’s Werribee Open Range Zoo’s overnight safari experience, which will see you staying in a luxury tent and treated to animal encounters, sunset drinks, and an African-inspired dinner and breakfast.
Guided Day Tour, varying prices
Take Valentine’s Day (a Wednesday in 2024) off work and tell your giftee to do so as well so you can spend the day touring your backyard instead. Group tour company AATKings offers half-day and full-day tours in and around all capital cities.
Moonlight Cinema, starting at $20
Take advantage of balmy summer evenings with one of Moonlight Cinema’s film showings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane. Gift tickets for you and your honey to watch together, or for them to take a friend. Shows started in November 2023 and will run until Sunday, March 24, 2024.