20 Of The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas To Upgrade Your Lover’s Life

By Phoebe Youl

We can’t lie—traditionally, the idea of Valentine’s Day makes us internally cringe. Count us all in for regular (and consistent) displays of affection, acts of service, and demonstrations of love, but there’s something about the most romantically loaded holiday of the year that suddenly makes us pull a blank when selecting the right type of gift. 

And while we’re all for flowers, chocolates, and dinner dates, if you’re looking for a non-lame gift that will upgrade your lovers-life beyond the 14th of Feb, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to treat your favourite person to something special, source a practical gift they’ll use on the reg, or you’re all about those *ahem* bedside table treasures, keep reading below for the Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are sure to impress. 

Maison Balzac Martini Glass

Price: $73.91

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Delicately handmade, this elegant martini glass holds an everlasting glass olive in its heart—this way, you'll never run out! Shop here

Cou Cou Pointelle-Knit Organic Cotton Shorts

Price: $113

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Perfect for lazy Sundays these pointelle knit organic cotton shorts are soft and comfortable and can be paired with the matching camisole and cosy socks. Shop here

Typo Daily Mug

Price: $11.99

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An ideal gift for lovers of the Friend’s series, this iconic mug is sure to spark some break debate. Shop here

Oura Ring

Price: From $488

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The only piece of jewellery that can track over 20 biometric signals, straight from your finger. Shop here

Dame Massage Oil

Price: $51.69

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Created for maximum glide, this moisturising formula doubles as an intimate oil, meaning you can move effortlessly from massage to more. Shop here

We're Not Really Strangers Self Love Card Game

Price: $29.51

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This Self Love Edition of the We’re Not Really Strangers viral card game digs even deeper with over 150 new questions and three carefully crafted levels of questions and wildcards. Shop here

Anissa Kermiche Bottom Of My Heart Ceramic Vase 

Price: $199.45

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Celebrate love and the female form with this curvaceous Anissa Kermiche silhouette that’s been artfully crafted from black glazed ceramic. Shop here

Anew Reusable Water Bottle

Price: $10

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Dial up the sustainability with this NZ made plant-based water bottle that's durable, lightweight and endlessly reusable. Extra points for the cute Pride limited-edition bottle designed by New Zealand artist Oliver Cain. Shop here

Rubi Press On Nails

Price: $12.99

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Secure the perfect Valentine's Day look with these ultra adorable love-heart-inspired press-on nails. Shop here

Dyson Supersonic Fuchsia 

Price: $699

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Name a better upgrade than trading in their old hairdryer for a Dyson supersonic. Shop here

Glassons Novelty Ankle Sock

Price: $7.99

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These dumpling-inspired novelty socks are sure to hit the mark if you're looking for something small and sweet. Shop here

LBDO Essensual Lube

Price: $33

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Update your bedside with this natural aloe and water-based personal lubricant that will never need to be hidden away in a drawer. Shop here

The StretchPad

Price: $749

Someone lies on a StretchPad.Give the gift of full-body relaxation with the space-saving StretchPad. The heated stretching massager has seven fully automated stretching and massage routines. Bliss. Shop here.

Go-To Bright Size Glow-To Minis

Price: $32.15

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This travel-sized skincare duo will make the perfect addition to any romantic weekend getaway. Shop here

Loewe Home Scents Solid Soap

Price: $123

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Inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman bathing rituals, this Tomato Leaves soap will leave you feeling energised and uplifted. Shop here

Jonny Weekender Condoms 6 Pack

Price: $10.45

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Be ready for more good times with the Jonny Weekender pack, which features six vegan condoms plus a disposal bag for each of them. Shop here

Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Trunks 3-Pack

Price: $114.94

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Upgrade their underwear drawer with this soft and stretchy cotton set from ​Calvin Klein. Shop here

Chouchou Bralette & Bikini Brief Set

Price: $86

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This pretty and playful lingerie set is crafted from organic cotton for a super soft and comfortable feel. Shop here

Dame Pom

Price: $195.44

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This clever vibrator bends to fit the movement of the body, allowing it to nestle within the palm of your hand for easy use. Shop here

Typo Snoopy Pen Holder

Price: $17.99

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Brighten up their workstation with this Snoopy-themed edition that’s perfect for corralling pens, makeup brushes, or as a mini pot plant. Shop here

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