Dinner date night
If you normally celebrate date night at home each, why not treat your significant other to a meal out - also supporting your local businesses - by dressing up and booking a beautiful lunch or dinner?
If you love meat and you love wine, The Meat & Wine Co – with its Gippsland-raised steak platter – might just make the perfect date night setting for passionate omnivores.
For a balmy evening by the sea in Sydney or Perth, why not book a table at 6Head restaurant? Enjoy a five-course menu curated by chef Sean Hall that also has an optional wine pairing option.
A romantic weekend away
If you really want to be wrapped up in your own love bubble this Valentine's Day, why not escape the city and whisk you sweetheart away for a night or two?
Whether it's interstate or down the coast a couple hours, let the summer love bloom somewhere away from home. This Terrigal Airbnb – with its prime location and private plunge pool – for example, makes for a great Valentine's Day getaway.
Classics for a reason
Jewellery and flowers are still a popular choice of flowers for Valentine’s Day and for good reason: they're timelessly romantic.
Have a piece of your partner with you always with a custom necklace that homes both your initials together on a quality chain.
Looking for something a little less traditional than roses? Buy an indoor plant for the green thumb in your life, or a bouquet gift set as a thoughtful gifting of flora.
Date night at home
If you're more of a homebody, make the evening special with a fancy home-cooked meal, music and essential oils or candles. Or, start early and surprise your partner with breakfast in bed.
Set the atmosphere with dim lighting and sweet-smelling air. This Maison Balzac marigold candle might just do the trick. Pair with some music that can be easily played by Amazon Alexa, and you've got yourself the perfect night in.
Really stuck choosing a date night activity? Take the choice out of your own hand and leave it up to fate with these date night prompts set.
Order in, dine on the couch and watch a romantic black and white movie projected onto the wall – or set up your own drive-in theatre in the yard if you're really feeling inventive.
The way to the heart is through the stomach
A traditional yet timeless Valentine’s Day gift is a home-cooked meal or dessert.
A candlelit homemade meal never goes astray come Valentine's Day. This pan and fry pan cookware set from Cosmic Cookware will help you whip up that lobster risotto in no time.
This KitchenAid stand mixer comes in the colour of love and with its pastry beater, flex edge beater, dough hook and wire whip accessories, you'll have a sweet as pie Valentine's dessert ready in no time.
Forget the heart-shaped cookies and get around the heart-shaped doughnuts. With caramel, berry and original glazed doughnuts on offer in this Valentine's dozen from Krispy Kreme, you'll have your sweet tooth sweetheart drooling.
What to do on Valentine's Day?
Spending quality one-on-one time with your significant other on Valentine's Day in person or on Facetime (if you're doing long distance) is a pretty sweet thing to do come February 14. If none of our ideas above don't inspire you, here are some others:
- Recreate your first date
- Get a couple's massage
- Volunteer together
- See a gig or comedy show
- Go on a hike or stargazing