Do I like Valentine’s day? Absolutely not. But do I enjoy giving and receiving gifts? You’re damn right I do, which means I buy into the Hallmark holiday just as much as the rest of yas. It’s not something anyone needs to celebrate, but Feb 14 can be a nice day to show your appreciation/undying love/let someone subtly know you would like a two-person ticket to bone-town by gifting them a little something, something.
If you’re anything like us, you probably used all your good Valentine’s Day gift ideas (and cash) up at Christmas, meaning you’re stumped for what to get your S/O. No worries, mates. We’ve found a bunch of good ideas for various budgets, which also don’t scream I picked this up last minute.
And, just quietly, would make bloody good gifts for yourself.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her
Prove me wrong: there’s nothing sexier than someone who smells good — and this fragrance from YSL smells real good. The YSL Libre Eau De Parfum is a floral blend of lavender, orange blossom and musk that creates a perfume that dances between feminine and masculine.
You can shop the YSL fragrance ($192) here.
Okay, okay, you probably think gifting someone a pillow for Valentine’s Day is an out-of-the-box move, and it is — but it’s a damn good one. Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? And if you’re sleeping on a crusty, limp pillow, you’re getting none of it. The Emma Cloud Hybrid Pillow is like the Hannah Montana of the pillow world, you get the best of both — the lightness of the microfibre pocket and the support of the memory foam core.
You can shop the Emma Cloud Hybrid Pillow ($210) here.
Alright, this particular present I can personally vouch for as it’s one of my all-time faves. The FoldUp’s Movement Mat is a dream for anyone obsessed with yoga or Pilates. It’s supportive, easily transported, comfortable and folds up neatly to fit into a backpack. Plus, you can score 10% off using the code ‘PEDESTRIAN10‘ at the checkout. You’re welcome!
You can shop the FoldUP Movement Mat ($129) here.
There’s a reason half the internet is obsessed with these little babies, the Airwarp give you salon-worthy curls and waves every time you pick it up. It also comes in long and short barrel lengths for different hair types and textures.
Right now, Dyson has a cheeky little V-Day special happening where when you purchase the Airwrap, you can score yourself a bonus gift valued at $99.
As a chick, I can confirm that we can never have too many pairs of sunglasses — and this pair from Luv Lou is chic as fuck.
You can buy the Luv Lou Harley Sunglasses ($100) here.
We’re calling it: hot girls knit — especially ones that have been gifted a DIY kit from Cardigang. Once you pick what you’d like to knit, think – cardigans, vests, tops, bags and bucket hats, you’ll receive everything you need to learn how to knit or crochet, including incredibly easy-to-follow instructions, chunky cotton or yarn, needles, “made by me” tag and more.
You can shop the Cardigang Poppy Crochet Kit ($170) here.
Another classic Valentine’s Day gift idea, jewellery! You honestly can’t go wrong with something as simple as earrings — and these gold hoops from Reliquia are divine.
You can buy the Reliquia Jewellery Spiral Gold Hoop Earrings ($119) here.
There’s no sexier Valentine’s Day gift idea than lingerie. Sure, it’s a cliche, but it’s a damn good one. I can personally tell you that this set, or any set from Kat the Label, will go down an absolute treat.
You can buy the Maverick Set White ($85) here.
We know flowers on Valentine’s day can feel like such a cliche, but whatever. When the bunch looks this good, what girl wouldn’t swoon?!
You can buy the LVLY Flowers (from $70) here.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him
Fuel your man’s coffee addiction with a subscription to Melbourne-based coffee connoisseurs Thieves. Thieves offer a three, six or 12-month coffee membership, delivered directly to the coffee lover in your life each month from just $75, including shipping. The membership includes a new Australian coffee roaster sent directly to the gift recipient on your behalf and a personalised card with the first delivery.
You can buy a Thieves Coffee Subscription (from $75) here.
If ya mans is OBSESSED with the new TV series but has almost finished binging it, you can always gift him the game.
You can buy The Last of Us Part 1 ($103, usually $125.95) here.
Giving your lovers a UE Boom is really a gift for both of you, especially this mini one. It’s perfect for around the house, in the shed or packing when you go on trips.
You can buy the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 ($97) here.
If you ask us, this is the perfect gift for whisky lovers. The Australian Whisky Tasting Pack from Whisky Loot comes with three delicious drams distilled right here on our shores and some expert tasting notes that true whisky drinkers will enjoy reading about.
You can buy the Australian Whisky Tasting Pack ($89) here.
Look, I don’t recommend giving a pan to just anyone on Valentine’s day, but if you’re in love with a foodie, this is a bloody good gift idea. Cosmic Cookwares Cosmo Pan is known as the one-pan wonder because of its versatility in the kitchen.
You can shop Cosmic Cookware’s Cosmo Pan ($159) here.
This viral hot tool combines the power of a hair dryer and a round brush, so you can perfect a salon-worthy blowout at home. It features a unique oval brush, tangle-free bristles, and ionic technology for extra shine and follicle protection, making it suitable for all hair types and lengths.
You can buy the Mermade Blow Dry Brush here.
Noise-cancelling earbuds are a particularly good gift if he loves a gym sesh, works in a loud office or is fond of podcasts. These buds from Nura are affordably priced, good quality, and comfortable. They also have a ‘social mode’ if he likes to listen to people around him while also listening to music etc.
You can shop the NuraBuds ($179) here.
A Valentine’s gift for you both
If every time y’all throw down between the sheets, it ends up a little more wet than wild, you might wanna gift yourselves a Splash Blanket ($59.99). These little babies are 100% waterproof and absorb all kinds of liquids — think periods, squirting, lube etc. You simply lay it down before you have sex or masturbate and go your hardest without thinking about the post-cum cleanup.
You can buy a Slash Blanket ($59.99) here.
No one quite does love like the French, and it wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day gift guide if we didn’t include some damn good vibrators. For our friends with vulvas, Frenchie’s Double Entendre ($90) is the perfect “to me, from me” gift. And for ze peens, Frenchie’s new Le Coq ($32) cock rings are deliciously good for couples and solo play.
You can buy Frenchie’s sex toys here.