7 of the most popular gift and date-night ideas
1. A fancy dinner
According to the latest data from The Fork, restaurant bookings for Valentine’s Day are currently down by 37% compared to 2021 with many diners still reluctant to dine out. If you normally celebrate date-night at home each, how about supporting your local businesses by booking a beautiful lunch or dinner.
2. Stay at home
If you're more of a homebody, make the evening special with a fancy home-cooked meal and candles. Or, start early and surprise your partner with breakfast in bed.
To the moon and back candle, $49.95, Glasshouse Fragrances
Be mine limited edition V Day candle, $59, Cleanse & Co
3. Write down your thoughts
A thoughtful, handwritten card is still valued in this digital age. Purchase a cute card and thank your partner for all the wonderful things they do for you.
4. Buy an edible gift
A traditional yet timeless Valentine’s Day gift, a box of chocolates is still a crowd favourite. If your partner isn't a fan of truffles or fondant chocolates, perhaps a bottle of Rosé might tickle their fancy.
Raspberry macadamias in dark chocolate, $18.90, Koko Black
Large milk chocolate heart, $20.50, Haighs
Pierre d'Amour rosé, $17.99, Vivino
5. There’s nothing better than fresh flowers
Roses are still a popular choice of flowers for Valentine’s Day. But are you looking for something a little less traditional? Buy an indoor plant for the green thumb in your life, or a bunch of flowers exclusively in their favourite colour for a thoughtful bouquet.
6. Bake something sweet
Whether your valentine loves brownies or red velvet cake. A home-baked dessert is a lovely gesture and always a winner.
Rose gold heart pan, $10, Wiltshire
7. Movie night
Relax from the comfort of your couch and order Uber Eats, and watch a movie that's been on the to-watch list. Or, enjoy a night out watching a film at Westpac OpenAir with the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney Opera House sitting back and enjoying state-of-the-art surround sound with a glass of Croser in hand. But for the ultimate VIP experience, a table at the Croser lounge for dinner is a must!
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