Valentine’s Day 2017: The Ultimate Guide

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Think you’d agree Valentine’s Day is a crucial date on the relationship calendar. It’s make or heartbreak.

The pressure of Valentines can be intimidating. Will our partner like their present? Will the restaurant be nice? What do I write on their card? We feel the pressure because we want it to be special. We want Feb 14 to be exciting. Unforgettable.

While special moments feel spontaneous, they usually follow thoughtful planning. An unforgettable night takes time to prepare. But you’re busy. We get it.

To help you prepare we’ve created The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day. There are recipes if you want to eat at home or restaurants if you want to eat out. You can choose from romantic playlists, gifts, card, messages, pranks, activities and even proposal locations.

Whether you consider your relationship star-crossed like Romeo and Juliette, wild like Bonnie and Clyde or royal like William and Kate, this guide will help you create an unforgettable 14th of February 2017.

Section 1: Valentine’s Day Ideas

1.1 Recipes Sure To Impress

Cooking a kick-ass cuisine is seriously sexy. Whipping up a romantic dish is the ultimate addition to your Valentine’s Day flowers (or some DIY flowers), and chocolate.

Brighten Your Night with Smoked Duck, Beetroot and Orange Sauce by Poh Ling Yeow

This Southeast Asian-inspired dish brings a taste of the exotic to your Valentine’s evening. Smoking the dish yourself is a skill guaranteed to impress your partner.

Total cooking time: 45 minutes on the night and you will need to start the pickled radishes two days in advance of serving.

Link to Recipe

Seal the Deal with this Engagement Chicken Pasta

This delicious creamy pasta dish shows you can create a home cooked wholesome meal that
still feels classy. If you’re looking to propose, or perhaps drop a hint, this dish may just seal the
deal.
Total cooking time: 40 minutes

Link to Recipe

Impress Your Man With A Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce by Curtis Stone

When women think of a big hunk of meat, they think of Curtis Stone. When men think of a big
hunk of meat, they think of a T-Bone Steak. Ladies, this recipe is sure to impress your man.
Total cooking time: 35 min

Link to Recipe

Get Intimate and Share a Beef Wellington for Two

This dish looks amazing. It tantalises the eyes and satisfies the tastebuds.
Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Link to Recipe

Old Fashioned Oysters by Jamie Oliver

We can’t ignore an aphrodisiac on Valentine’s day. This recipe is old fashioned and easy —
giving you more time to focus on your partner.
Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Link to Recipe

Vegan Option: Veggie Noodles with Curried Coconut Sauce by Jamie Oliver

If you or your partner are vegan or vegetarian you can still dine in fine style. The dish by Jamie
is delish with a taste of the exotic.
Total cooking time: 45 minutes

Link to Recipe
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1.2 Things To Do On Valentine’s Day

A bottle of wine and Netflix may cut it on a standard Friday night, but you’ve got to kick it up a
gear on Valentine’s day. Here are ten romantic things to do that will help you create a treasured
memory:

1. Reenact your first date. It will be fun to reminisce and look back at how far your
relationship has come.
2. Go to the beach. Pack a fancy picnic and enjoy a sunset on the sand.
3. Go for a couples massage. Alternatively you can stay home and give each other a
massage.
4. Make a path of rose petals. It’s a popular idea for a reason. It leads to romance.
5. Rent a hotel room. Spend the night somewhere fancy, with a nice view, bubble bath
and room service.
6. Get away. Turn Valentine’s Day into a few days of romance by heading away for the
weekend.
7. Pop the question. There’s no better day to ask your date to be your girlfriend/ boyfriend,
or your girlfriend/ boyfriend to be your fiance.
8. Go for a bike ride. A cute couples activity where you can enjoy being out in nature.
9. Take a cooking class. This has the payoff that the skills you learn mean you can cook
romantic dinners for each other at home.
10. Dress up fancy to go out to a restaurant. Check below for a few suggestions…

1.3 Romantic Date Restaurants

  • Melbourne

    Punch Lane
    An intimate wine bar proud of its European heritage.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.6/5
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://punchlane.com.au/

    Salona
    A traditional Greek restaurant that sources local organic produce.
    Location: Richmond
    Zomato Rating: 4.0/5
    Cuisine: Greek
    $: Approx. $100 for two
    W: http://www.salona.com.au/

    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
    A mesmerising dining experience that mixes the modern and classical.
    Location: Southbank
    Zomato Rating: 4.9/5
    Cuisine: European
    $: Approx. $300 for two
    W: http://www.dinnerbyheston.com.au/

    Eau De Vie
    A cocktail bar with bartenders who are masters of their craft.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.5/5
    Cuisine: Bar food
    $: Approx. $90 for two
    W: http://eaudevie.com.au/

    San Telmo
    A true steak house.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.3/5
    Cuisine: Steak
    $: Approx. $120 for two
    W: http://santelmo.com.au/

  • Sydney

    LuMi Bar & Dining
    A romantic atmosphere for an intimate dining experience.
    Location: Pyrmont
    Zomato Rating: 4.9/5
    Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
    $: Approx. $190 for two
    W: http://www.lumidining.com/

    Restaurant Hubert
    Soft mood lighting and a vibrant but subtle atmosphere.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.7/5
    Cuisine: French, European
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://www.restauranthubert.com/

    Thai Pothong
    Its reputation for authentic Thai food and a truly Thai ambiance is the recipe for not only a
    delicious dinner, but a truly Thai experience.
    Location: Newtown
    Zomato Rating: 4.4/5
    Cuisine: Thai
    $: Approx. $100 for two
    W: http://www.thaipothong.com.au/newtown

    Sepia
    A fine dining experience with impeccable food in an idyllic location.
    Location: Darling Harbour
    Zomato Rating: 4.9/5
    Cuisine: Seafood, Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $500 for two
    W: https://www.sepiarestaurant.com.au/

    The Spice Room
    Authentic Indian and Pakistani food in an understated decor.
    Location: Circular Quay
    Zomato Rating: 4.0/5
    Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
    $: Approx. $80 for two
    W: http://www.thespiceroom.com.au/

  • Brisbane

    Rogue Bar + Bistro
    The minimalist design combines well with the modern cuisine.
    Location: Newstead
    Zomato Rating: 4.7/5
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $100 for two
    W: http://www.roguebistro.com/

    Public
    A modern restaurant that is not afraid to experiment with the menu.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.3/5
    Cuisine: Tapas, Contemporary
    $: Approx. $140 for two
    W: http://lovepublic.com.au/

    Montrachet
    Everything you expect from a French restaurant.
    Location: Paddington
    Zomato Rating: 4.2/5
    Cuisine: French
    $: Approx. $200 for two
    W: http://montrachet.com.au/

    Malt Dining
    The minimalist decor and fresh menu are a testament to Australian dining.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.8/5
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: https://maltdining.com.au/

    Beccofino
    What you want from an Italian restaurant — wood-fired pizza and rich pasta.
    Location: Teneriffe
    Zomato Rating: 4.4/5
    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    $: Approx. $90 for two
    W: http://www.beccofino.com.au/

  • Adelaide

    Golden Boy
    A lively restaurant that’s open late and encourages sharing.
    Location: North Terrace
    Dimmi Rating: 9.1/10
    Cuisine: Thai
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://golden-boy.com.au/

    A Hereford Beefstouw
    A specialist steakhouse founded in Denmark.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.2/10
    Cuisine: Steak
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://beefstouw.com/adelaide-australia

    Georges on Waymouth
    A stylish inner city dining experience matched by a tasty Italian cuisine.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.7/10
    Cuisine: European
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://www.georgesonwaymouth.com.au/

    Africola
    Authentic African cuisine with a funky feel.
    Location: North Adelaide
    Dimmi Rating: 8.5/10
    Cuisine: African
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://www.africola.com.au/

    d’Arry’s Verandah
    A classy dining experience with views of Adelaide’s rolling hills. Unforgettable.
    Location: McLaren Vale
    Dimmi Rating: 9.1/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $210 for two
    W: http://www.darenberg.com.au/darrys-verandah-restaurant

  • Perth

    Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House
    An underground eatery with handmade pasta.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.1/5
    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    $: Approx. $95 for two
    W: http://www.lallarookh.com.au/

    Nobu Perth
    Traditional Japanese cuisine with a South American twist.
    Location: Burswood
    Zomato Rating: 4.4/5
    Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
    $: Approx. $140 for two
    W: http://www.noburestaurants.com/perth/experience/

    Petition Kitchen
    A beautiful restaurant housed within a historic Perth building.
    Location: CBD
    Zomato Rating: 4.2/5
    Cuisine: European, Australian
    $: Approx. $125 for two
    W: http://www.petitionperth.com/

    Bread In Common
    Specialist bakers incorporating bread into Mediterranean dishes.
    Location: Fremantle
    Zomato Rating: 4.1/5
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Bakery
    $: Approx. $110 for two
    W: http://www.breadincommon.com.au/

    Pinchos
    Shared plates with a fun atmosphere. Great for first dates.
    Location: Leederville
    Zomato Rating: 4.1/5
    Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
    $: Approx. $75 for two
    W: http://www.pinchos.me/

  • Tasmania

    Novaro’s Italian Restaurant
    The art decorated dining room is kept warm by a fireplace. Somewhere for special occasions.
    Location: Launceston
    Dimmi Rating: 9.1/10
    Cuisine: Italian
    $: Approx. $170 for two
    W: http://novaros.com/

    Josef Chromy
    A unique combination of regional produce and award winning wines.
    Location: Relbia, Launceston
    Dimmi Rating: 8.9/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://www.josefchromy.com.au/

    The Black Footed Pig
    Tapas so good it makes Spaniards homesick.
    Location: Hobart
    Dimmi Rating: 8.5/10
    Cuisine: Tapas
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://www.theblackfootedpig.com.au/

    Customs House Hotel
    This Heritage Listed venue serves up fresh local produce and specialises in seafood.
    Location: Hobart
    Dimmi Rating: 8.1/10
    Cuisine: Australian seafood
    $: Approx. $110 for two
    W: http://www.customshousehotel.com/

    Penny Royal Wine Bar & Restaurant
    Outstanding wine list compliments the Aussie cuisine.
    Location: Launceston
    Dimmi Rating: 8.7/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://pennyroyallaunceston.com.au/dining

  • Canberra

    Courgette Restaurant
    A luxurious restaurant perfect for special occasions.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 9.1/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $230 for two
    W: http://www.courgette.com.au/

    Akiba
    Being one of Canberra’s most popular restaurants it has developed an electric vibe.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.5/10
    Cuisine: Yum Cha
    $: Approx. $110 for two
    W: http://www.akiba.com.au/

    XO
    A modern restaurant that plays on an Asian street food menu.
    Location: Narrabundah
    Dimmi Rating: 9.0/10
    Cuisine: Asian
    $: Approx. $150 for two
    W: http://www.xo-restaurant.com.au/

    Morks
    A contemporary Thai cuisine with an equally modern interior. It’s full of energy.
    Location: Kingston
    Dimmi Rating: 9.0/10
    Cuisine: Thai
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://morks.com.au/#home

    Pulp Kitchen
    An excellent French cuisine, although no Kahuna Burgers are on the menu.
    Location: Ainslie
    Dimmi Rating: 8.3/10
    Cuisine: French
    $: Approx. $130 for two
    W: http://www.pulp-kitchen.com.au/

  • Darwin

    Are you considering a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? If so, check out these great
    restaurants in every Australian city. With five recommendations in each city, you’re sure to find a
    restaurant that caters to your taste.

    CHOW Vietnamese Restaurant
    Fresh local produce used to create authentic Vietnamese dishes.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.5/10
    Cuisine: Vietnamese
    $: Approx. $90 for two
    W: http://www.chowdarwin.com.au/

    The Pearl Darwin
    The stunning feature walls of The Pearl match the beauty of the building it’s nestled in.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.4/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $190 for two
    W: http://www.thepearl.com.au/

    Nirvana
    Relaxed atmosphere with tasty Indian dishes.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 8.6/10
    Cuisine: Indian
    $: Approx. $110 for two
    W: https://m.facebook.com/nirvanarestaurant/

    Char Restaurant
    Exquisite steak and seafood dishes that are suitable for special occasions.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 7.8/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $210 for two
    W: http://www.chardarwin.com.au/

    The Oak
    An authentic Aussie eatery with a minimalist styling and a true blue menu.
    Location: CBD
    Dimmi Rating: 7.1/10
    Cuisine: Modern Australian
    $: Approx. $70 for two
    W: http://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/oaks-elan-darwin/the-oak

1.4 Best Proposal Locations in Australia

You only get one proposal, so you want to do it right. Here are some of the most stunning and romantic spots in Australia to propose at. As you’ll see, they’re definitely worth the trip. We live in a beautiful country, so why not take advantage of that natural beauty for one of the most significant moments of your life?

1. Heart Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland

Why is it romantic?
The heart shaped reef is a natural phenomenon embedded within one of Australia’s most beautiful reefs.

2. On Top of The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Why is it romantic? Breathtaking views of the harbour, city and the Opera House from the top of an Australian icon.

3. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Why is it romantic?
The street art choice. Arrange for an artist to paint a portrait of you both and paint Will You Marry Me? on the wall.

4. Cable Beach, Broome, Far North-West Western Australia

Why is it romantic?
It’s a secluded region with stunning sunsets. It’s peaceful and quiet, allowing for an intimate proposal.

5. Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Why is it romantic?
The street art choice. Arrange for an artist to paint a portrait of you both and paint Will You Marry Me? on the wall.

6. Hunter Valley, North of Sydney

Why is it romantic?
Rolling green hills, roaring open fires at night and fantastic local wine. You can even propose mid hot air balloon flight.

7. Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland

Why is it romantic?
Breathtaking sunsets set against a tropical beach atmosphere.

8. Adelaide Hills, Adelaide

Why is it romantic?
Enchanting European charm with an old-world feel.

9. Daylesford, Northwest of Melbourne

Why is it romantic?
Mineral spas and springs meet rich greenery.

10. Uluru, Northern Territory

Why is it romantic?
Uluru is an Australian landmark. And the sunsets at dusk take your breath away.

1.5 Valentine’s Day Playlist: Songs to Love By

Choosing the right Valentine’s Day playlist can make for a heated evening. These Valentine’s Day playlists ensure your evening will go nice and smooth, just like many of the crooners singing.

Spotify

101 Love Songs for Valentines Day

This long list of love songs will outlast even the longest lovemaking sessions. It has a wide mix of romantic tunes from Take On Me by a-ha, Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers, and Skinny Love by Bon Iver.

One Direction’s Valentine’s Day Playlist

Put together by the boys of One Direction, it features some of their own songs mixed with some modern anthems. Tracks include Crazy In Love by Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kiss You by One Direction, and U Got It Bad by Usher.

Pandora

Love Songs Station

This station has songs from all the heartthrobs, including Bruno Mars, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran.

R&B Love Songs

With rhythm and blues songs from bad-boys and gals like Drake and Rihanna it is sure to heat things up.

SoundCloud

Your EDM – Valentine’s Playlist

Get your heart racing with this EDM mix. With songs like I Just Wanna, Bet U Wish and CMPRSSN you can rest assured that this isn’t your usual Valentine’s Day playlist.

Valentine’s Day Playlist

This playlist features songs titles Be With you, Game on, and Summer Love. It’s sure to get hearts fluttering and feet tapping.

YouTube

Spotlight On: Valentine’s Day Love

Turn on this playlist and let Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and Mariah Carey set the mood.

Spotlight On: Valentine’s Day Heartbreak

Not every Valentine’s Day can be a fairy tale. If yours has been a day of heartbreak, you can comfort yourself with some Beyonce, Adele, and Kelly Clarkson.

2. Valentine’s Day Messages

Love Messages

Here are some Valentine’s Day messages that are so sweet they’ll keep you in your partner’s good books for years to come. And watch out for the secret ninja cutting onions while you read them!

2.1 Lovey Dovey

Here are 14 Lovey Dovey Valentine’s Day messages you can use on Feb the 14th:

  1. I’m much more me when I’m with you.
  1. I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.
  1. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. — The Notebook.
  1. I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more. — Angelita Lim.
  1. I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.
  1. You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. — Oscar Wilde.
  1. I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.
  1. When I see my phone light up, I always hope that it’s a text message from you.
  1. I love you because you’re AWESOME just like me!
  2. Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.
  1. I love you every step of the way.
  1. I may not be your first date, kiss or love…but I want to be your last everything.
  1. I still fall in love with you every day!
  1. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. — Alfred Lord Tennyson.

2.2 Completely Corny

Here are 14 Completely Corny Valentine’s Day messages you can use on Feb the 14th:

  1. I need you like a butterfly needs wings and the ocean needs water.
  1. If I had to choose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say ‘I love you’.
  1. Cupid shoots well for me! He hit you and me with perfect aim.
  1. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. — Audrey Hepburn.
  1. I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. — Roy Croft.
  1. You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.
  1. Your arms feel more like home than any house ever did.
  1. You’ve a place in my heart no one else could have. — F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  1. In your smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.
  1. You are the source of my joy, the centre of my world and the whole of my heart.
  1. You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.
  1. If I know what love is, it is because of you. — Hermann Hesse.
  1. In this crazy world, full of change and chaos, there is one thing of which I am certain, one thing which does not change: my love for you.
  1. I wanted to send you something that would make you smile, but the mailman told me to get out of the mailbox.

2.3 Weird and Wonderful

Here are 14 Weird and Wonderful Valentine’s Day messages you can use on Feb the 14th:

  1. If you give me beer, bacon and ice cream every day, I promise I will spend the valentine’s day with you every day.
  1. Just wanted to let you know that I love you even though you aren’t naked right now.
  1. I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

 

  1. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu.
  1. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. — Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  1. All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love. — Leo Tolstoy.
  1. To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything. — T. Tolis.
  1. I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.— Lord of The Rings.

 

  1. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. — Charles Schulz.
  1. Where there is love there is life. — Mahatma Gandhi.
  1. No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying
  1. I love you like a fat kid loves cake. — Scott Adams.
  1. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. — William Shakespeare.
  1. When I look into your eyes I see the mirror of my soul.

2.4 Valentine’s Day Jokes and Pranks

Valentine’s Day Prank Ideas

Forget skydiving and motorbikes. If you’re a thrill seeker try pranking your partner on Valentine’s Day—you’ll get quite the reaction!

 

Here are some pranks for all the brave souls out there:

  1. Buy a beautiful card for your partner… and fill the inside of it with flour. They’ll get a floury surprise when they open the card, but not the flowery surprise they were after.
  1. Give your partner a watch or jewellery box… with a fake spider waiting inside.
  1. Buy them some tasty chocolate… but add a hint of chilli-powder to them.
  1. Prepare them a Valentine’s Day mixtape… which plays nothing but Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.
  1. This last prank is for waiters working at Restaurants on Valentine’s Day: when you see a couple having dinner, put a fake engagement ring in the girl’s drink. She’ll think she’s being proposed to and the guy will have no idea…

On second thoughts the last idea is actually pure evil! Please don’t do that!!

For some pranking inspiration, check out Jimmy Fallon’s YouTube Challenge; I Gave My Wife or Girlfriend A Terrible Gift For Valentine’s Day. And thanks to Instructables for the ideas.

Valentine’s Day Jokes

Here are 14 jokes everyone can appreciate on February the 14th:

  1. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  1. What do single people call Valentine’s Day? Happy Independence Day.
  1. Roses are red, violets are blue. If he’s busy on Valentine’s Day, the side chick is you!
  1. What is the difference between a calendar and you? A calendar has a date on Valentine’s day.
  1. What’s the best part about Valentine’s Day? The day after when all the chocolate goes on sale.
  1. I’m gonna spend Valentine’s day with my ex…… box 360.
  1. Knock! Knock!
    Who’s there?Olive who?
    Olive you and I don’t care who knows it!
  1. “Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, extortion day.” — Jay Leno.
  1. What would you call a woman who goes out with You? Desperate!
  2. If it is not Valentine’s day and you see a man in a flower shop, you can probably start up a conversation by asking, ‘What did you do?’
  1. “I love Valentine’s Day. When you’re a kid everyone gets a Valentine. It’s like ‘To Tim, nice pants, Love Scott.’ It’s Valentine’s galore!” — Mike Birbiglia.
  1. A Cub Scout found a frog that said, “Kiss me and I will become a beautiful princess.” The boy studied the frog, then put it in his pocket. “Hey,” the frog croaked, “how come you didn’t kiss me?” “I’d rather have a talking frog than a princess any day!”

 

  1. “Valentine’s Day money-saving tips: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. In place of bubble bath, use lavender-scented dish-washing liquid. Forget rose petals. Sprinkle the bed with sliced beets!” — David Letterman.
  1. What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus? Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand? (This one’s definitely Yellow Octopus’s favourite Valentine’s Day joke.)

3. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

29 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Valentine’s Day is about romance. It’s about professing your love. It’s about making the someone special in your life aware she’s appreciated. Adored.

It’s for both the young and old. The secret crush, the dating, the going steady, the engaged, the married and the married forever.

Buying a Valentine’s Day gift for her is the perfect way of demonstrating your love. And we’ve provided gifts that let you do just that. Or have a laugh. Or are a little bit naughty.

So here’s a fantastic selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for her that help you say those three most important words.

What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

 Come on Mr Macho Man, show your soft side. Write down all the reasons why she’s the one and she’ll have your special words forever. You may never outdo this gift.

$18.99

Designer Jewellery Tree - Hang Your Jewellery

It was her style and class that first took your breath away. Here’s a classy Valentine’s Day gift for her.

$19.99

My Life Story 100 Year Journal | by Suck UK

Here’s a Valentine’s gift you can share. Write (romantically) about your first date and then together reflect on the highlights of your wonderful life.

$89.99

What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

A Valentine’s Day gift for her so that not a drop of that expensive chardonnay you bought to celebrate will go to waste.

$49.99

Guess What? I Love You - Heat Changing Mug

A Valentine’s Day gift for her that reminds her throughout the day you love her. The other girls at her work will be so jealous. Surely a simple mug has never delivered so much.

$12.99

Love Coupons IOU

Love coupons ensure you’ll always get it right. No need to be a mind reader. Redeemable vouchers mean she’ll let you know it’s time for a dinner date or something more intimate.

$4.99

Why You're So Awesome - Fill in the Blanks Booklet

If she’s so wonderful she has you tongue-tied, write down all the reasons she’s awesome. Girlfriends brag about men who give compliments.

$18.99

Tea For Two Lovers' Mugs by Kikkerland

A quirky gift for soul mates who share everything. As the song goes, tea for two and two for tea.

$22.99

Love Heart Jigsaw Puzzle | Luckies of London

Your girlfriend won’t be puzzled about your feeling for her when she fits the pieces together. A Love Heart says it all.

$14.99

Corkcicle Wine Cooler

Valentine’s Day is February 14, so there’s a good chance it’ll be a scorcher. A cooler that keeps her wine chilled is subtly romantic because it’ll be accompanied by your heartfelt toast.

$26.99

My Wish for You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

Fill the journal with how you truly feel about her and it’ll be one time words will not fail you.

$19.99

I Love You Chocolate Bar

A Valentine’s Day gift for her should be as sweet as she is. Guaranteed to get you a choccy tasting smooch.

$8.99

Swirl Wine Bottle and Glass Carrier

A picnic’s THE romantic Valentine’s date. Combine the carrier with a picnic hamper, breath-taking views and words to make her giddy.

$99.99

Heart Ice Cream Scoop

Here’s the deal. She’s been waiting all through dinner for something to show you’ve remembered. But you give her nothing. Then, wham! Her heart, not the ice cream will melt.

$9.99

Where Chefs Eat - Book | Phaidon Press

If your Valentine’s a foodie and she loves to travel, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her. Use it to select a restaurant, give her the book and tell her that together the world’s your oyster.

$29.99

Glow In The Dark Love Dice

What to do and where to do it? Roll the dice with this Valentine’s Day gift and you might just win a gamble.

$6.99

Marital Bliss Chocolate

If the missus has a sweet tooth then here’s a melt in the mouth Valentine’s Day gift for her.

$8.99

The “I Love” Book

Want to make your girlfriend happy? Tell her why you love spending time with her. It’s important.

$11.99

Red Stainless Steel Wine Cup

Red is the colour of passion. This wine cup says the spark’s still there and your motor’s running.

$29.99

Karlsson Tabletop Copper Alarm Clock

Let her know your love for her is timeless, just like this classic timepiece.

$36.99

Sexual Positions Novelty Coupons

A little bit naughty. A lot nice. The saucy Valentine’s gift to your imaginations.

$8.99

Windsor Prose Writing Set

Open carefully. Use a stylus and ink to profess your love. Re-wrap beautifully. Attach your love letter and you’ve given her one of the sweetest gifts she’ll ever receive.

$109.99

SunnyLife Giant Inflatable Animals Pool Toys

A Valentine’s gift for her, just add water. February’s hot, hot, hot, so she’ll love your thoughtfulness as she lounges in the pool.

$78.99

Emoji Pillows

Hearts on an emoji pillow send your message. Now just snuggle up close and whisper those three magical words.

$16.99

Why you’re So Hot - Fill In The Blanks Journal

Girlfriends love compliments. Tell her she’s so hot the sun’s jealous. Tell her she’s so hot they declared a total fire ban day.

$19.99

Kissing Magnetic Salt and Pepper Frogs

Kissing Kermits are good — remind her what happened when a princess kissed a frog. Be her prince this Valentine’s day.

$19.99

4. Valentine’s Gifts for Him

29 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

It’s time to profess your love. That somebody special in your life needs to know. Is it that cute guy in the office? Your boyfriend? Fiance? Hubby or partner? He’s your guy and in an instant, you can make his Valentine’s Day.

Our awesome selection of Valentine’s gifts for him have been chosen with every man in mind. Whether he’s got a sweet tooth, into sci-fi, digs vibes, cooks a mean barbie, is a card shark, loves a fine wine, has a wicked sense of fun or loves chilling in the pool, we’ve got him covered.

And we’ve got gifts that highlight your time together, too. Record pictures or memories or both. Or personal and intimate gifts, sure to light a spark or rekindle the romantic flame.

What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

A man loves to feel appreciated. He’s fun to be around. He makes you feel special. He can fix things. Because the journal’s heartfelt from you, it’ll be his favourite read.

$18.99

What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Gift for him (and for you ;)!). Imagine being snuggled up on the couch watching a romantic movie and out you pull the perfect treat for lovers—as I Love You Chocolate bar.

$8.99

Ridley’s Poker Set

Set him up as a card shark with this awesome poker set. He’ll realise he’s already got a winning hand with you as his girlfriend!

$99.99

Retro Vinyl Turn-Table Record Player

Rouse him from his Valentine’s Day slumber in a way he’ll never forget. Have his new turn-table playing The Beatles; She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah Yeah.

$134.99

VW Campervan Toiletry Bag

Here’s the plan. Give him this super-cool toiletry bag. And inside place the details of that romantic weekend away you’ve planned.

$39.99

Glow In The Dark Love Dice

Be game. Be a devil. A Valentine’s Day gift for him that’ll ensure both your lucky numbers come up.

$6.99

Sexy Man Apron

Your man’s your king of the BBQ. When he cook’s up a feast, he’s so proud of himself. Show him you’re proud of your man too.

$32.99

Giant Inflatable Toucan Pool Toy | SunnyLife

A toucan for your man. Valentine’s day may be hot but you two will be cool in the pool.

$88.99

Guess What? I Love You - Heat Changing Mug

Remind him how much he means to you. Every time he has a coffee he’ll know how lucky he is.

$12.99

Sex After 40 Novelty Book

Remind him how much he means to you. Every time he has a coffee he’ll know how lucky he is.

$9.99

Pictures of you. Picture of me. Picture of us. Memories forever of what you mean to each other.

Pictures of you. Picture of me. Picture of us. Memories forever of what you mean to each other.

$21.99

My Life Story 100 Year Journal | by Suck UK

Reflections of your life together need to be recorded. You start by writing about your first date and then together complete your story. And over the years you can keep filling it in.

$89.99

Love Coupons IOU

A Valentine’s Day gift for him that will have him shaking off the cobwebs and have you ‘dating’ again.

$4.99

Jedi Training Remote Alarm Clock | Star Wars

He loves his Star Wars almost as much as he loves you. Go on Princess Leia, indulge him.

$49.99

USB Massager

He works long hours at his desk. Help him relax because he’s able to massage stress away.

$14.99

Portable Vibration Speakers: Turn Any Surface Into A Boombox!

You love your hip hop, rap and R&B,
So here’s my Valentine’s gift to you from me.

$36.99

Mr Men Fridge Magnets

Here’s the plan. You put ‘I Love You’  or ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ on the fridge the night before. Next morning he’ll have a huge laugh and brekkie in bed for you.

$9.99

Swirl Wine Bottle and Glass Carrier

Give him the carrier with a list of your top three picnic spots. He’ll get your drift.

$99.99

Thank You Chocolate Bar

Two little words we don’t say enough. And in chocolate makes it mean that much more!

$8.99

Sexual Positions Novelty Coupons

They say variety is the spice of life. Here’s a gift that delivers both variety and spice!

$8.99

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Necklace | BBC

He’ll be your supercool Whovian. It gives him control over all machines. He’ll become your Valentine’s Day love machine.

$19.99

24K Gold Plated Playing Cards

He’s your James Bond. Give him these classy cards and like Bond’s martini, he’ll be ‘shaken not stirred’, in a real good way.

$36.99

Why You're So Awesome - Fill in the Blanks Booklet

Boyfriends love having their egos stroked. And it’s a win-win. Make your man a king and he’ll treat you like a princess.

18.99

Coffee, A Hug In A Mug

All day hugs. You thoughtful girlfriend you. When you can’t be there to dish them out the coffee does it for you.

$15.99

Happy Pills: Daily Inspirational Messages

He takes one pill as prescribed. Daily, with a kiss from you. Happy, happy, happy.

49.99

Why You're So Awesome - Fill in the Blanks Booklet

Boyfriends love having their egos stroked. And it’s a win-win. Make your man a king and he’ll treat you like a princess.

18.99

Tea For Two Lovers' Mugs by Kikkerland

A Valentine’s Day gift that confirms what everybody says. You’re soul mates. You love doing everything together.

22.99

Red Stainless Steel Wine Cup

Red is the colour of passion. A red rose in your teeth. Red wine cups. A bottle of red. Crimson mood lighting. Red Wine Cups make perfect sense on Valentine’s Day.

29.99

My Wish for You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

Here’s an idea. Turn your wishes into reality. A journal of all the things you’d love to do together.

19.99

Doctor Who TARDIS Necklace | BBC

No matter where he is, the necklace gives him the power to travel through time and back to you. That’s its secret Valentine’s Day message.

19.99

When he feels appreciated, he’s at his best. And our selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for him will make it crystal clear; he’s yours and you love him.

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