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Love it or hate it Valentine's Day (Wednesday, February 14) is coming.
Presents aren't necessary to say 'I love you', but we never say no to a thoughtful gift or gesture from our partners that lets us know we're appreciated.
When it comes to gifts every recipient is unique. Some will love a traditional gift, while others are looking for quality time or something thoughtful picked out with care.
If you are looking to show some affection towards your loved ones (and let't not forget friends!) this Valentine's Day, we've compiled a list of ideas to help you get in early with planning.
Jewellery is always a winner for Valentine's Day. The fashionista will love that this brand has been worn by celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa, Lucy Hale, Lizzo and Margot Robbie.
No matter your loved ones style there is something for everyone at an affordable price.
The perfect solution if you're looking for the equivalent to a bunch of flowers (that aren't flowers!)
Brewquets is an Australian-owned business started by Anna Jackson in 2015 in answer to the question: What do you get a person who just doesn't like or want flowers?
If beer isn't your partners style, take a look at the spirit gift sets.
It is a sure why to surprise your partner especially if they love to try new brews.
If your partner loves a touch of luxury and pampering you can't look past Catch's Valentine's Day sale. Catch brings together some of the biggest brands in Australia and internationally, and have taken some of the guess work out of gifting with a curated sale on fashion and beauty items.
There are a range of curated items to make shopping easier including:
Accessories including sunglasses, bags, wallets, watches and jewellery from big name brands including Coach, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ray Ban.
Hollywood style vanity/make-up mirrors for as low as $143.99 (10 per cent off the full range).
New arrival women's jewellery featuring earrings, necklaces and bracelets to suit a range of styles.
A range of restocked men's and women's fragrances including YSL, Chloe, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Guess.
When it comes to gift giving it is the thought that counts. 'Thoughts in a bottle' from Melbourne-based business Short Story can be personalised. This bottle carries 20 blank scrolls - scrolls for you to write a message with you partner that they can then keep for a lifetime.
Your partner can open them all at once, or span them out throughout the year to discover loving words from you. Once opened, they have a treasured keepsake.
Whether you are looking for a traditional bouquet of red roses or a bunch of their favourite blooms, you can never go wrong with flowers.
Get in early, avoid the Valentine's Day lines in store (and beat the rush) with an online order.
If your looking to inject some more romance and quality time throughout the year give the gift of future dates. This 'game' plans out a date for you to go on together, but the fun part is that you don't know what it is until you scratch the card.
Cards are coded by day, location, food, etc so you can select one when you're planning your next date.
Flowers that can last a lifetime are here. LEGO feature a botanical collection which a range of options when it comes to bouquets your loved one can built and keep.
Given the price, it is a fun alternative to natural flowers and a sure winner for LEGO fans.
There is also a second option with the LEGO Icons Wildflower Bouquet which features eight different wildflowers including gerbera daisies and Welsh poppies.
The perfect board to set up for a date night at home or to take along for a Valentine's Day picnic with your partner.
The board has three serving sections for fruit, bread and nuts. It also have two pull out draws including one for included cheese cutlery and additional bamboo snack board.
Lindt is known for its melt-in-your mouth chocolates. This box features dark, milk, white and hazelnut flavours. You can never go wrong with chocolates.
Luxury candle are always well received. This MOR Boutique Emporium snow gardenia fragrance candle is housed in a gold embellished black glass and features black soy wax that helps perfume the surrounding air. It's a great gift for a partner or a friend to show them you are thinking of them.
Pair a candle with this MOR Purple Rain Marshmallow home and body trio which includes the sweetest smelling hand and body wash, body milk and marshmallow fragrance diffuser. Together it is a nice touch for your loved one to add to the bathroom to pamper themselves.
Treat your bibliophile (bookworm) to the latest best seller so they can plan some downtime while reading. High on the must have list for 2024 is Trent Dalton's award-winning Boy Swallows Universe, which has recently made it to the screen as a Netflix limited series, and the highly anticipated House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas released on January 30.
Or give them the gift of a Kindle to access great reads at the press of a button.
This Melbourne-based business has numerous collections spanning jewellery, apparel, stationery, and home items including candles, diffusers, and art.
A sweet gift for your gal-entines or your mum. They will love the thought behind this pamper pack complete with candle, tumbler, and bath accessories. There are plenty of great options depending on preferences and budget.
Head over to Amazon for a range of ideas on items already curated all in one spot.
Amazon has made gifting easier with the ability to have your selected item gift wrapped.