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Dish Out All The Romance This Valentine’s Day With These Epic Last-Minute Gift Ideas

By Sammy Preston
12th Feb 2020

valentines day gift ideas

Forgot that it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday? No worries.

Sure, sometimes all the pressure of this Hallmark holiday feels a bit contrived—date nights and flowers and sweet treats should be on regular rotation. Even so, if you’re keen to use it an excuse to impress your significant other, shout them something cute or show them just how much you care—there’s still time to jump on the Valentine’s bandwagon and get all loved up this weekend.

And whether you’re wanting to shop something fun for your one true love, something nice for your best mate or hey, even just to treat yourself, whatever love you feel like gifting this week, we’ve got you covered right here. 

Behold, 14 last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas guaranteed to earn you all the brownie points.

Adidas Originals SambaRose Sneakers

Price: $118

Featuring a cute mini heart motif and a chunky candy pink sole—these adidas leather sneakers scream Valentine's Day, but in a super subtle, cool, non-offensive way. Shop them here

Smythson Love Leather Notebook

Price: $78

Filled with Smython's iconic gold-tipped pages, this cherry red leather notebook looks like a good place to pen extra romantic sonnets brimming with cosmic importance. It comes in a beautiful gift box, which can be a keepsake too. Shop it here

Art Meets Art Sexual Healing Eau De Parfum

Price: $140

Art Meets Art fragrances are inspired by epic songs and made by some of France's top "noses". With gender-neutral, oriental notes of spicy honey, tobacco and vanilla, "Sexual Healing" is a scent that will have you vibing Marvin Gaye in the best way possible. Shop it here

P.F. Candle Co. Swell Incense Cones

Price: $24

Forget candles for a minute—these soul-soothing incense cones will send you weak at the knees. From California-based P.F. Candle Co., each fragrance has been designed to remind you of the beach at various times throughout the day. "Swell" features black currant, tuberose and sea moss and is described as "12pm. Salty skin, steady tides, endless afternoons in the hot summer sun. Vibrant, juicy, aquatic." These pint-sized pyramids of goodness will woo even non-fans of incense. Shop yours here

Pat McGrath Labs Mini Lust Gloss Trio In Red Opulence

Price: $30.50

Let the legendary Pat McGrath ensure you are PDA ready with this limited-edition trio of her now-iconic "Lust Glosses". Each is enriched with moisturizing oils to plump up your pout. Shop the trio here

The Original Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

Price: $29

Got doubts, hopes or big romantic dreams? Ask the cards all your curly love questions, but beware—if you do draw The Lovers trump card, it usually means a tough decision is on the horizon. This original Raider-Waite deck comes complete with card meanings and an instructional tarot guide. Shop it here

Men’s Air Force 1 ‘07 Sneakers

Price: $150

The absolutely iconic Air Force 1'07 gets a little splash of super-bright scarlet in this Valentine's-esque colourway that's bold without being too bold. Shop them here

 

Holly Ryan Silver LoveLock Necklace

Price: $480

From Sydney-based designer Holly Ryan's newest collection, the LoveLock necklace is a tribute to love, inspired by the locks that lovers place along Le Pont des Arts in Paris. Shop it here

 

Dora Larsen Bralette

Price: $66

London-based Dora Larsen lingerie is all about colour—because colour has the power to inspire your mood, from soothing, amusing, rebellious or uplifting. Made from sheer cornflower-blue stretch-tulle trimmed with rose pink satin, this one is all about dreamy, fields of flowers romance. Shop it here

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne

Price: $75

It'd be sad not to have some bubbles to pop on this list, so here is the most romantic of all the champagnes: the beautiful Belle Epoque-inspired Perrier-Jouët. Shop it here

Polaroid Originals Cool Cam Refurbished 90s Camera

Price: $269.95

This slick vintage camera is a limited-edition re-issue of Polaroid's popular Sun 600 series from the 90s and it is all the nostalgic feels. As well as spitting out snap-happy date night memories, it'll look great on display on your bookshelf. Shop it here

Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm

Price: $40

If the aroma of a Sicilian orange grove on a spring morning sounds pretty damn romantic to you—that's basically what the legendary Aesop has bottled in this divine tube of body balm. It's sure to inspire a little Euro summer trip planning. Shop it here

Barbie Heart Earrings

Price: $35

Caution: these high shine holographic silver earrings from HAUS OF DIZZY will send sparks flying. Shop them here

Personalised Love Mug

Price: $12

Nothing says true love quite like a personalised mug for your special someone to sip their daily coffee from. With 14 characters of free space to inscribe your message, let your inner poet run free.  Shop it here

Design credit: Kate Mason

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