Though every day should be a celebration of your love and appreciation of your partner, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to express it through a thoughtful gift or fun experience. If you’re not really sure where to start, check out a few suggestions in our guide to Valentine’s Day gifts for her…
What would a Valentine’s Day gift guide be without a perfume suggestion? Fragrances can be a pretty tough gift to nail, as choosing a scent can be a fairly personal thing. However, when something has earned a cult status as high as Le Labo’s Santal 33 fragrance, you know it’s going to be well-received across the board. With a unique and captivating scent of wood, leather, and spices, it’s little wonder this perfume is such a popular choice.
Using quality premium leathers the brand is known for, Bellroy’s Pocket from their women’s range is a handy everyday product. The Pocket is a mid-size wallet that can hold a number of cards, cash, and coins, plus has ample room to keep a phone and other small essentials; a convenient product to simplify carry. It looks sleek with a rounded shape and choice of four colours.
Comma in Byron Bay is a haven for relaxation, unwinding, and general good vibes. The boutique spa offers a range of luxury massage treatments; ideal for anyone who’s stressed, needs a break, or simply just wants a special experience. The space itself is beautiful too; a nice mix of concrete and timber that feels warm and inviting. A gift voucher to Comma makes for a super thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.
There’s nothing quite like a surprise delivery of flowers to put a smile on someone’s face. It’s a small gesture, but a thoughtful one. If your Valentine is in Sydney, Little Flowers can deliver them a fresh, petite bouquet. They’re only $30 a pop, which is an absolute bargain for well-arranged, nice flowers. The Little Flowers team scour the markets early each morning to pick the best available, so there’s a different arrangement every day.
If she’s more interested in footwear than flowers, a pair of Common Projects Original Achilles is a winner. The sneakers are crafted from Italian leather, including the uppers, lining, and insole. They’re the ultimate minimalist sneakers, with no branding except for a simple, gold-stamped unique code on the sides of the shoes; a trademark of the brand. The Original Achilles make for a stellar Valentine’s Day gift, especially if your own Common Projects collection is flourishing – who doesn’t love a bit of couple wardrobe coordination?
Hendrick’s Gin is famous for its beautiful mix of cucumber and rose, the latter of which lends itself particularly well to Valentine’s Day. This year, the gin maker has partnered with Dan Murphy’s to create the Woocucumber Pack; a set that includes a 700mL bottle of gin, a fresh cucumber, and a single long-stemmed rose. Packaged nicely in a gift box with a card, this is an easy gift for gin lovers. Available from 29th January to 11th February 2018.
For something a little different that you both can enjoy, check out the Valentine’s Day Dumpling Workshop at Tramsheds, Sydney. Hosted by Fish & Co. and The Hungry Chook, the interactive workshop teaches you how to make your own wild prawn & pork dumplings from scratch. Enjoy them for dinner with an Asian salad and wine. Don’t forget your complimentary Gelato Messina voucher as you leave – there’s one conveniently located nearby so dessert is sorted too.
Round sunglasses are the signature shape of Sunday Somewhere, and their Junita style is a new iteration. The mid-size lenses have been designed to suit most face shapes, with custom inner nose pads that allow them to sit comfortably. Polished gold metal nicely complements the bronze mirror lenses, making these sunglasses a nice choice for daily wear.
Australia’s unique vegetation has been beautifully captured and bottled by Bondi Wash, who create bath, body, and household products using native botanicals. Their Body Pamper Duo contains their Body Wash and Flame Tree Body Lotion. With an enticing Sydney Peppermint and Rosemary scent, the duo makes for a classic Valentine’s Day gift for her, but with a unique local twist.
Burning essential oils has a myriad of benefits; they can help you relax, they can help you breath easier, they can repel insects, and above all, they make your home smell nice. The Marble Oil Burner by Addition Studio is a great gift if your partner is into any of the above. The round-bottom flask sits safely clamped above a flame, which releases the aromas of the essential oil. It’s a beautifully designed product that looks just as good when not in use.
The Galax Curve Handbag is an elegant accessory by Royal Republiq that would work well as both an everyday bag and a special occasion one. Crafted from 100% leather and with minimal embellishments or prints, the tan coloured bag offers versatility. Gold hardware caps off the high-quality handbag.
Avoid all the leg work that comes with planning a special Valentine’s Day evening and let QT Melbourne help. Their Valentine’s Day Extravaganza package includes a night in the design hotel, a bottle of champagne on arrival, a four course dinner at the in-house Pascale Bar & Grill, plus breakfast the morning after.
IN BED’s new range of washed cotton bedding takes on the relaxed feeling of their signature linen pieces, but offers it in a crisp cotton. The fabric is light and breathable, making it the ideal dressing for beds in summer. Available in four new shades that can easily be mixed and matched to create a welcoming and tranquil space.
Simple and elegant, the Sarah & Sebastian Sleeper Earrings are an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for her this year. Made from 14k yellow gold, these earrings have a subtle design; perfect for those who like to keep their accessories minimal.