The Valentine’s Day round-up: gifts for her
While we’re firm believers that you shouldn’t need a special day to tell your favourite just how much you love her, Valentine’s Day is a sweet excuse to spoil her rotten. Check out our round-up for unique gift ideas to get your lover’s heart melting this weekend.
While a piece of jewellery is a failproof Valentine’s Day gift, choosing something that reflects your lady’s personal taste can be a perilous task. Nab a stylish watch from Sydney makers The Horse for the practical partner, dazzle the extravagant dresser with the Maiyet gold peak ring from Club 21 or woo the romantic with a delicate heart necklace from Parisian label Trois Petits Points. Sydney’s Natalie Marie Jewellery is bursting with pieces to make your lovers’ eyes swoon, such as the love knot, pyrite cluster and branch rings, mini initial necklace and heart bracelet. Karen Walker’s latest collection of snappy eyewear will look even better on the face of your loved one than it does on Instagram ‘It’ dog Toast, while Burberry’s spring/summer 2015 Banner Bag is sure to surpass all expectations of a battered box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day.
Gifting her sleepwear and lingerie can be sweet without seductive – think Hello Mrs organic cotton poplin, sweatshop-free pyjama pants or nostalgia-tinged Iced Vovo shorts from local label The Goodnight Society. For undergarments, take a peek at Madonna Bain’s Love & Always knickers, Nico Underwear’s basics, SJ Lingerie’s Violet Valentine silk robe or Papinelle’s ruffle panties. The design-minded homemaker will love a hand-printed Rachel Castle screenprint or eco-friendly treasure, while active ladies will adore a new yoga mat or stylish SLINKII sportswear. If it’s early days in your relationship and you don’t want to come on too strong, opt for a gig ticket, movie voucher or a more creative alternative to a bunch of flowers like a DunKee terrarium.
If your girl has all the material things she can dream of, surprise her with a special experience. Outdoorsy types will love a Maleny Dairies farm tour, abseiling Kangaroo Point Cliffs or parasailing over the Gold Coast, while accompanying her to a night of ballet or theatre will no doubt earn you some extra brownie points. Check out our top picks for Valentine’s Day dining or make up your own foodie adventure. Start the day with an iced coconut coffee from Lost Boys and a heart-shaped doughnut from Doughnut Time, before whisking your sweetheart away to sample some of the Gold Coast’s best edible offerings and returning to a ‘home-cooked’ meal from Bulimba’s pre-made takeaway heaven, Homeslice.
For Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him, check out our round-up.