Last-Minute Gift Ideas in Case You Forgot Valentine’s Day Is on Sunday
Valentine’s Day is creeping up quickly (it’s only days away!), so if you’ve left your V-Day shopping a little late, we’re here to help. Instead of panic-buying chocolates for your special someone, you can still put some thought into your gift despite the time crunch.
Below, we’ve listed a few ideas you can action today so come Sunday, you have a thoughtful present to gift to your person.
Support an independent florist
You can’t go wrong with flowers for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve decided to send a bunch of blooms to someone special in your life, why not try supporting a local independent florist in your area? There are so many wonderful boutique florists around Australia, you’ll just have to do a little digging to find ones near you. For those in Melbourne, consider checking out sustainable florist Lilac and The Cat or social enterprise The Beautiful Bunch.
There are also a number of options for Sydneysiders, including Little Flowers, Buds & Bowers — who are donating 5% of all roses sold on Valentine’s Day to the Taronga Foundation — and Merchant & Green. Brisbane residents can look to florists like Poppy Rose or Just Cause Bunch — who donate 100% of profits to local causes that better the community.
Buy beauty with same-day delivery
Picking up a fragrance, a candle or anything beauty-related is sure to be a hit with your Valentine. But, chances are you’ve missed the delivery cut-off for many stores given the big day is this Sunday. Thankfully, The Iconic offers same-day delivery on many of its products and it stocks a number of beauty brands including Versace, Moschino, The Ordinary and Dyson.
For fragrance lovers, look no further than the Smoking Rose Perfume Oil ($60) by AYU. There are also a number of gift packs you can shop, including this Elaborate Body Kit ($115) from Aesop and The Lore Collector.
Think outside the (chocolate) box
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be filled with roses and chocolate — although those two things are lovely — often, the smaller, more thoughtful gifts are the ones that are appreciated and remembered. Does your Valentine have a favourite cafe they frequent every day? Consider buying them a week’s worth of coffees. Create a handmade “gift card” to their favourite restaurant, plan a picnic for just the two of you or plan an afternoon filled with their favourite activities.