The Adelaidian’s Valentine’s (& Galentine’s) Day gift guide

Somehow, it’s rolled around to that time of year again… Don’t ask us how, we’re still recovering from the shock of New Year!

Are you on the hunt for some Valentine’s Day gifts and stuck for ideas? Whether you’re loved up this year, are doing Galentine’s with your pals, or even just want to buy yourself something nice (yes, us singles can enjoy V-day too), we have some fun ideas for you. Check out our Valentine’s Day gift guide below, showcasing some ultra-cool Aussie and South Aussie brands.

Dermalume Valentine’s Flower Box

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Nothing says “I love you” better than a bunch of flowers… aside from a bunch of flowers in a love heart-shaped box with a set of awesome Aussie-made skincare! The Dermalume Valentine’s Flower Box is seriously sweet, offering a fizzy mask, hand cream and konjac sponge. We can vouch for the hand cream especially — it’s the same one we use every day at our office desk!

APM Monaco Engraved Necklace

Kristen APM Monaco Jewellery

Want to engrave something meaningful into a necklace? APM Monaco sells super sweet and affordable pendants that can be personalised to perfection. Silver or gold, lettered or plain, these cute necklaces are a thoughtful Valentine’s gift, especially with the right message.

Try getting creative like engraving the coordinates for the bar you first met at, or get a picture imprinted on the back. APM offers ample opportunity to keep things customisable and personal. ?

The Hidden Sea Wine Pack

The Hidden Sea Wine Rose

Alcohol is always a popular and appreciated gift for many. But how about spicing things up with a 6-pack from a super cool (and ethical) SA-based winemaker?

If your giftee is passionate about the environment, The Hidden Sea Wine is a fantastic choice for Valentine’s. For each Mix & Match 6 case sold, The Hidden Sea removes the equivalent of 60 plastic bottles from the ocean and recycles them. Take it from us — their strong ethical focus just makes their tasty wine even more enjoyable. Find out more here.

Nikkia Joy Makeup Brushes

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Gifting a gal pal or have a lover who obsesses over makeup? Why not get them a brush set from Nikkia Joy? Velvety soft and a joy to work with, these brushes are a totally luxe gift for the cosmetic queen or king. Choose from the Essentials, the Master Set, the Flawless Base Set, and the Eye Artistry Set. This Aussie brand also does awesome lashes and loose pigments which we can’t get enough of!

Personalised Karmine Leather Goods

Karmine Leather Slippers

Karmine Leather is a South Australian brand that specialises in high quality, handcrafted leather goods. From aprons and handbags, to slippers and cushions, they’re a super unique gift idea for lovers of handcrafted local goods.

If your lover’s a bit of a masterchef in the kitchen, or simply loves to cook, choose between a leather apron, knife holder or placemats for the dinner table. There’s also the opportunity to personalise some of the products with a laser engraving of your choice! Check it out here.

Stack Exchange Jewellery

melissa zahorujko stack exchange jewellery

Yep, it’s another jewellery brand, but we simply had to include Stack Exchange Jewellery! Another Aussie treasure, Stack Exchange offers seriously on-trend pieces that flaunt a highly modern edge with their mixing of metals. You’ll find decadent chains and style-savvy hoops in the mix, each of which can be styled interchangeably with one another.

So, if you’re looking to gift your lover some contemporary jewellery pieces, we couldn’t recommend Stack Exchange more. Suss their stuff here.

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