When you’ve got a special person in your life, Valentine’s Day can be an exciting time to show them how much you value them. But looking for the right present can be overwhelming, especially if you want to make a good impression.
Flowers and chocolates are a classic, but if you want to go for something more memorable a little thought and care will go a long way. Whatever your special person is into, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for them this Valentine’s Day.
For the beach lover
Valentines Day might be in the last month of summer, but high quality beach gifts will get used year after year. Go for something stylish and practical like a beach umbrella from Sunday Supply Co or a bohemian-inspired beach rug by Isla in Bloom – perfect for long days on the beach and romantic picnics at sunset.
For the homebody
If your special person loves spending time at home, they’ll appreciate thoughtful homewares that make their space more warm and inviting. Rattan pendant lights are on trend right now, and a luxuriously soft sheet set can never go wrong. Check out the throw rugs and cushions by Pony Rider for more inspiration.
For the nature-phile
Nature lovers will appreciate a well planned outing somewhere beautiful. Pack a picnic hamper full of treats and bring a rug and cushions along to make it comfy. Alternatively, give your valentine a piece of nature they can hang on their wall. The earthy art prints by Karina Jambrak are a great choice for nature lovers.
For the music lover
What’s more romantic than a night of live music with your valentine? If you can’t book tickets to a local gig, consider giving your music lover something they can enjoy from home. A quality set of speakers, a new (or vintage) vinyl for their collection or bluetooth headphones are all great options.
For the old soul
Old souls will appreciate a thoughtful vintage gift or a quality antique piece. Try looking in vintage stores or secondhand marketplaces for one of a kind goodies. Alternatively, go for a gift that speaks to their hobbies – think roller skates, polaroid cameras, poetry anthologies and vintage posters.
For the thrill seeker
Consider planning an activity for your thrill seeking valentine. Skydiving, go karting and jet skiing are good options. If you’d rather a physical gift, go for something that will empower their adventures like snorkelling gear, a solid backpack, rock climbing shoes or a national park pass.
For the green thumb
House plant lovers will always appreciate a new plant to add to their collection. Quirky and colourful pots and planters won’t go astray either. If choosing the right plant is overwhelming, consider beautifully designed plant tools – like indoor plant shears, long spout watering cans and propagation equipment.
For the host
If your valentine loves hosting people for dinner parties and get-togethers, an elegant cheese board or set of aromatic soy candles is perfect. For unique kitchen wares, try researching local ceramicists or woodworkers in your area – you might even be able to commission a one of a kind gift.
For the creative mind
Whether your valentine works in a creative industry or simply loves making things in their spare time, give a gift that spurs them on in their interests. A set of new paintbrushes, a writing journal with silky paper or film for their camera won’t go awry. For valentines that appreciate spending time together, consider booking a painting class or pottery workshop so you can both share in the fun.
For the foodie
Foodies will love a romantic meal together, whether it’s a picnic at sunset, a fancy restaurant or a heartfelt home cooked meal. If your valentine likes cooking at home, try a unique gift like a mushroom growing kit, a range of gourmet salts or a pickling kit. Alternatively, give a gift that keeps on giving by signing your valentine up for a wine, cheese, chocolate or other delicious subscription.
For the hard worker
If your valentine is good at looking after everyone else, spoil them with something that’s just for them. Try the scrumptious lotions by Al.ive Body or go for a set of plush Miss April towels. Alternatively, book a relaxing getaway for the two of you. Accommodation with a large bathtub and a peaceful view is ideal.
For the sentimental valentine
A sentimental valentine will appreciate a gift that celebrates your relationship together and all the memories you have. Consider commissioning an embroidered portrait of you and your valentine or booking a professional photo session for the two of you. Another sentimental gift that hits the spot: frame the best lines from your wedding vows so your valentine can always remember what you said to them that special day.
Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day
Whatever you decide to spoil your loved one with this Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful gift is sure to make the right impression. To make the day extra special, consider what makes your valentine feel most treasured, whether that’s a unique gift, a well planned day out or a heartfelt letter.