Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you usually resort to giving a chemist-bought plush animal or attempt a slap-dash breakfast in bed (there’s nothing romantic about heart-shaped eggs) this year you’ll want to follow our lead. Yes, we’re here to guide you in the right direction, bringing you a bunch of beautiful and unique gifts to spoil your better half. From sweet, chocolatey treats to even sweeter jewellery, this year why not step up it a notch and buy them something they’ll really love?
Diptyque Philosykos EDT
$148 at Mecca
We’re long-time fans of Diptyque, the legendary French perfumer that’s made women around the world swoon. Yep, we’d happily bathe in the stuff. And while we want one of each scent, we can’t go past Philosykos, which celebrates the splendour of the Greek isles and can be worn all year round.
Beer Days Beer Box
Looking for an out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day gift? Let us introduce you to Beer Days, a new subscription service that’ll ship boxes of craft beer straight to his door. Choose from 8, 12, or 16 beers, which includes a selection of rare and limited-edition brews. What could be better on a hot summer’s day?
Prospector Co Burroughs Beard Oil
$45 at Somedays
For the bearded fellas, this masculine fragrance will ensure his bristles are well kept and completely kissable. Made with a brilliant blend of natural oils, this fine concoction boasts notes of nature and craftsmanship, you know, as though he’s been out all day chopping wood.
Dozen Designer Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Mini Cakes
$42 and $25 per mini cake at Black Velvet Sydney
There’s no denying that sweets are a safe bet on Valentine’s Day. And because the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, Black Velvet have created a decadent LOVE box of deliciously fluffy cupcakes. Finger’s crossed we all have some crumby, sugary kisses coming your way.
Mujjo iPad Envelope Sleeve
$100 at Incu
Spoil your man this V-Day with this spiffy Ipad envelope sleeve from Mujjo. Crafted from vegetable-tanned leather and water-repellent felt, it’s durable, masculine, and damn good lookin!
Grace and James Floral Romance Candle
From boutique Melbourne label, Grace and James comes this seductive soy candle with romantic hints of vanilla that’ll have her weak at the knees.
Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream
Not a day goes past that we don’t thank the moisturing gods for our Grown Alchemist hand cream. No, seriously. At any given time we have a tube on the desk, another in the handbag and one on the kitchen counter just in case. Best part? You can even share this one with your Valentine.
Spot Dyed Belongil Beach Towel
$180 at Jac+Jack
Wrap her in Jac+Jack and we guarantee she’ll be beaming. This organic cotton beach towel has been created in India using Bandhani, an ancient dye method produced by hand, and is the perfect summer accessory.
Glasshouse Coney Island Burnt Sugar & Fig
The gift that keeps on giving, this luxurious handmade candle features a blend of burnt sugar and fig that inspires hours of clowning around.
Gag & Lou Martele Fine Cuff In Gold
$89 at Me and Moo
We’re a tad obsessed with this delicate piece of arm candy from cult French label Gag & Lou. It comes packaged in the cutest little pouch that’s sure to make her squeal!
Roar & Snore at Taronga Zoo
$288 - $320 per adult online
Getting cosy in safari tents while soaking up one of the best views in Sydney? Now that’s what we call romance. Enjoy a sumptuous feast, drinks in the main tent, and the opportunity to get up-close with the animals. We hear those koalas give pretty good hugs!
Instant Lab Camera, The Impossible Project
Who says money can’t buy love? If you’re feeling extra generous this Valentine’s Day, our pick’s the Instant Lab Camera from The Impossible Project. It transforms any digital image into a beautiful instant photo within seconds.