Always find yourself gifting flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Whilst both are safe options and will always be appreciated by the receiver, it doesn’t hurt to get a little creative either. It’s also wise to consider different types of gifts based on your relationship level.
Love the sound of this but not sure where to start looking? Gordon Bayne, Head of Travel at Scoopon has some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts to consider with the different stages of a relationship. Whether you’re lost in lust, very comfortable, or wedded to your Valentine, there’s bound to be an idea here that will suit your significant other.
Relationship Level: Lost in Lust
Gift: Sweet and savoury treats
So your heart skips a beat every time you see them. While you may feel like showering them in gifts to show your affection, it’s wise to offer something small and thoughtful, so that you don’t come off too strong. After all, Valentine’s Day is not the day you want to scare them off! Pick up a sweet treat from Sparkle Cupcakery or a tub of ice cream from Gelato Messina. If you know that sugar won’t get to their heartstrings, put together a mini hamper from Salts Meat Cheese.
Relationship level: Early Days
When you’ve been dating for a few weeks or months, you still want to be tactful in your gift. Send something unique on this special day with flowers in the form of a terrarium from Growing Gifts. This is a unisex gift and can be a symbol of a growing fondness that if nurtured, will last. This token of love won’t break the bank and shows that you can think outside the box.
Relationship level: Very Comfortable
At this point of the relationship, sending or receiving blooms may also be accompanied with tickets to a play, music gig or comedy show. Have a bit of fun on this day and purchase each other a gift centered on entertainment so it’s a gift that you can both enjoy. Check out Moshtix for music and Sydney Opera House, which can also tell you if gigs are travelling nationally.
Relationship level: Engaged
Gift: Something thoughtful yet practical
If there is an impending wedding, use this day as a prelude and purchase something essential to contribute to the big day. Weddings are expensive and if bits and pieces can be purchased along the way, the total cost won’t feel so overwhelming. Check out the unique designs of Natalie Marie Jewellery who curate male and female rings. Alternatively, book the florist or photographer in advance. We love Mr. Cook for florals and Mac Dougall photography.
Relationship Level: Wedded
Gift: A romantic getaway
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so take advantage of the weekend by booking a dreamy getaway for the both of you to enjoy. Nothing says romance like a weekend away to yourselves where you can spend some time relaxing in each other’s company. A getaway doesn’t need to be expensive either – check out online travel deals and holiday packages to score a good bargain. Many offers include overnight stays at a wine region, country town or beachside, so there’s something for every type of couple.