Valentine’s Day is an occasion loved by some and dreaded by others.
But regardless of of how over-commercialised it can be, it’s a sage reminder to take time to appreciate our loved ones and show them we care.
And not everything has to be about an ‘other half’. There’s also Palentines, whether it be celebrated with your best friend forever, an elderly friend, or your prized pooch.
Here are some ideas for treating your loved ones, because although they say every day is Valentine’s, it’s not every day that we can keep the romance alive, what with our phones pinging every hour, endless chores, work deadlines, the stresses of living in 2021, and what-not.
Choose your own gift box
Father Rabbit makes the gift buying experience easy with their newly launched gift boxes. There’s the choose-you-own Valentine’s Box, a box for gardening enthusiasts, the eco-friendly box, a pantry must-haves box, and more.
Can we have them all, please?
Jewellery with meaning
Where can you in travel to during a global pandemic? Not far, apparently.
For those who live in Auckland, we recommend you ditch the cliché candy hearts and over-the-top displays of affection.
Instead, head straight to Waimauku’s finest at The Hunting Lodge. Choose from a bespoke dining experience in the heritage Lodge restaurant, or pre-order a picnic escape (with wine) for your setting of choice.
In need of a long bath, peace, and quiet
LUSH has launched five new products in time for Valentines Day, available online and in-stores.
From the Heart Beat Bath Bomb to the Blow Me A Kiss Bubble Bar, why not treat your weary and hard-working loved one to some quality alone (or together) time in the bath on Sunday 14 February?
Ignite your romance
An object of substance and beauty and crafted from solid brass, the Aesop Brass Oil Burner was love at first sight.
To use the burner, dispense five to ten drops of your favoured Oil Burner Blend into the oil well and light a standard tea candle.
Perfect for the lover with an eye for design or the stylish one who has it all.
The Chocolate Bar has released an ‘Anti Valentines Gift Box‘ which features four bars of ‘dark chocolate for your dark heart’.
It’s pretty self-explanatory, really.
Dinner with a side of sunset
If your loved one appreciates impeccable views and quality food, why not try the new dining experience at the Hilton Auckland?
Begin the evening with a Blush Bellini cocktail followed by a four course meal while you watch the sunset over the Waitemata Harbour.
Hearts for Valentine’s Day? Groundbreaking
This is the nightie we want, but won’t buy for ourselves. We’re a little obsessed with Papinelle’s Silk Hearts Bias Cut Slip Nightie and can only hope that our admirers are reading this article.