There’s a lot about Valentine’s Day that’s overdone. Over-the-top dinner reservations, heart-shaped chocolates, bouquets of roses and blingy jewellery, yawn.
This year, we’re shaking things up by considering gifts that are a little more personal and sentimental. We’ve rounded up the best gift ideas for him, for her and for whoever you love.
Gifting a considered piece of clothing for Valentine's may be a little unorthodox, but it can be a sweet way to remind your loved one of you every time they wear it. Try finding a matching shirt to one you already own so you can twin, or sourcing a special piece they would look amazing in or have been saving their coins for.
Peter Alexander- Pizza My Heart Tee, $59.95.
Consider their favourite florals, fruits and flavours and find a gorgeous scent that incorporates these. Bonus points for buying another for yourself so that the scent reminds you of them and them of you.
David Jones- Acqua Di Gio- Girogio Armani 100ml, $160.
Although jewels are a tried and true gift, this year opt for something less ‘valentines-y’ and more a symbol of their individuality, a reflection of how beautiful they are to you - but in jewellery form. Go classic and classy with a pair of earrings they will want to wear daily or source a hand-crafted piece complete with their favourite gems or even your initials engraved. How sweet.
Micheli Jewellery- Majesty Oval Diamond Ring, see in store for details.
Although it may take a little more time and effort than buying a box of chocolates, there’s a lot more heart in these gifts. Try your hand at baking them a delicious cake with their favourite flavours and colours in mind to devour on your night of love. For the less chef inclined, pre-pay for a pottery or painting class for the both of you to go along together and make some lovely memories.
If gift-giving is their love language, something useful would be ideal. Show your loved one how much their peace of mind matters to you by making their life a little easier with something like an Airtag to put on their keys, a smartwatch to help them track their day-to-day or new pair of headphones to better enjoy their favourite tunes.
Protect the one you love by investing in tailored skincare products to take better care of their skin. A high-quality sunscreen to ward off sun damage, a rich vitamin c to nourish their skin, or even a topping-up serum targeted towards your partner’s skin needs are not just functional, but also incredibly thoughtful ways to show love through gifting.
Laser Clinics- Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser 200ml, $49
If none of these options are tickling your fancy, give your loved one the gift of choice with a Malvern Central Gift Card! Pick one up in centre at the Customer Service Desk, or have one deliered straight to their mobile device. Click here to purchase.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, before it arrives shop these products and more in store now.