Valentine’s Day Gifts: Quick & Easy, But Thoughtful

Treat your partner to the perfect day with our handy guide on Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences. Each gift is quick and easy, but your partner is sure to find them thoughtful.

Looking for quick and easy, but thoughtful, Valentine’s Day gifts? Ditch the impersonal gift vouchers and show you care with our top gifts for the special someone in your life.

You’ll find a wide range of gifts and experiences to choose from, so you’re bound to find something special your partner will love.

Photo by eniko kis on Unsplash

6 Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Woman In Your Life

1. Chocolate and flowers. 

Chocolate and flowers are a classic Valentine’s Day gift as they’re a simple gift you can easily customise, especially for your partner. Get a big, beautiful bouquet of her favourite flowers and pair it with a giant box of her favourite chocolates for a romantic, thoughtful gift.

Keep in mind, if she has a pet, there are plants toxic to a cat or dog you should avoid. You’d hate to be the cause of a trip to the vet on Valentine’s Day.

2. Help around the house.

If your spouse is normally the person who does the majority of the cooking or cleaning, do it for them — without having to be asked. For someone who does the majority of the household chores, you helping out will be the best Valentine’s Day gift of all. It’s even better if you keep doing so on a regular basis.

3. Create a 12-month date calendar.

Keep the romance of Valentine’s Day going for a full year and plan a year’s worth of dates in advance. This could be anything from a nice dinner to just going to the movies. As a result, you don’t have to organise dates for a whole year AND it shows they’re in your future plans too.

4. Aromatherapy massage.

Does your partner love a massage to relax? Then give them an aromatherapy massage. You will help them unwind and the incorporation of essential oils will help them relieve stress, anxiety, pain etc.

5. Write a love letter.

Nothing is more classically romantic than writing your Valentine a love letter. You can pour your heart out, and if you’re not a great verbal communicator, it’s a chance to express your feelings. It’s definitely better if you hand write the letter instead of typing it, for a more personal feel.

6. Make a donation.

If your partner doesn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day, but you want to show your appreciation for them, then make a donation to their favourite charity. This is a great way to still give them something special but also help a good cause.

5 Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Man In Your Life

1. Shooting range session.

A unique way to get your partner’s blood pumping this Valentine’s Day is with a day at the shooting range. They’ll be able to choose from a range of different guns and are shown how to safely handle and fire them by a highly experienced range master.

2. Jewellery

Jewellery makes a great gift for him this Valentine’s Day. Buying jewellery for anyone can be tricky, so try and find out:

  • Does he prefer silver or gold?
  • What jewellery do they normally wear or would wear?
  • What’s their ring size?

3. Beer subscription.

Does your partner love beer? Then a monthly beer subscription providing him with different beers each month, delivered directly to your door is sure to make him happy. By sampling a range of different beers each month, he’s sure to find his favourite new drop.

4. 18 holes of golf plus golf cart hire.

Having a partner who’s a golf addict can sometimes be frustrating, but you can also use it to create the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Get them 18 holes of golf and cart hire at the premier golf course in your area for a great day out. You could also join them and share in the fun too.

5. Breakfast in bed.

There’s almost nothing better than waking up to find breakfast made and delivered to you in bed. Cook your partner a breakfast feast that includes some of their favourites and make yourself a delicious breakfast too. Sharing time together to connect with your partner is what Valentine’s Day is really all about.

15 Valentine’s Day Experiences For Both Him and Her

1. Create a time capsule. 

Create a time capsule of things you love about each other and the relationship. As you decide what goes in the capsule, you’ll both relive your favourite times together and what you love most about the other person.

2. Take a chocolate-making class.

Bring your love of chocolate as both you and your partner try your hand at chocolate making. Learn delicious chocolate recipes, how to temper chocolate and the history of cocoa from a master chocolatier. Best of all, you get to eat what you make, mistakes included.

3. Relax in hot springs.

Looking for a more relaxing Valentine’s Day gift via experience? Then it’ll be hard to look past a day at the hot springs. Sit back, relax and soak away all your cares with your favourite person in beautiful surroundings.

If there are no hot springs near you, a local day spa or float experience will do just as nicely.

4. Take a bushwalk or hike.

A great way to spend the day together is by hiking and exploring with your partner. Find a good set of trails you can both comfortably walk and take a picnic lunch for when you find a good spot to stop and rest. It’s a simple day out, but you’ll have each other’s company the entire time.

View this post on Instagram

6 tips for your trip to New Zealand: 1. Rent a car instead of a campervan. There are some super cheap deals online and you can get accommodation from as low as $30 a night for 2 people (Airbnb and Hostels) 2. Turn your car in at the same station you got it from. This will save you hundreds of dollars! (e.g., we saw the entire North Island but turned our car in in Auckland, then took the bus to Wellington to take the ferry to the South Island; much cheaper!) – 3. Take the ferry as a foot passenger and save another few hundred dollars 4. Get gas in rural areas instead of in cities. This will save you at least 10 cents per liter 5. If you like privacy, check for a 2 bunk room for you and your travel mate! Those are always cheaper than double or twin rooms 6. Get a Countdown (biggest supermarket in New Zealand) card for free and save on groceries – They also offer a huge variety of organic and vegan products – …and many more tips to come! If you have any questions or need recommendations, just message us ❤️ ______________________________ #newzealand #newzealandtravel #newzealandroadtrip #newzealandtrip #newzealandtips #nzroadtrip #nztips #nz #nzmustdo #nztravelguide #nzadventure #nzadventures #nzbush #nzbushwalk #bushwalk #bushwalking #travelcheaper #roadtrip #newzealandfinds #newzealandguide #newzealandvacations #newzealandphotography #nzblogger #nzphotography #travelnz

A post shared by Travel Couple✩Ryne & Denise (@hesaidorshesaid) on

5. Recreate your first date.

If you want to hit it out of the park this Valentine’s Day, try recreating your first date together. Not only will this show your partner you care about your shared history, but you’ll reminisce over funny moments and how far you’ve come together.

6. Sunset at the beach.

Grab a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and head to your favourite beach at sunset. You don’t necessarily need to go to the beach either, but any place you both love is perfect, such as the mountains, a park, etc.

7. Play tourist in your own city.

Become a tourist in your city and see the sights that you usually wouldn’t bother to visit. Go to local landmarks, take photos and dress like a tourist. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you slip into tourist mode and see your city a little differently.

8. Movie night.

If you both love a low-key evening then there’s nothing better than snuggling up and having a movie night. Bring your mattress to the living room, a few blankets plus every pillow/cushion you own to make it extra comfortable. Pair it with a bottle of wine, ordering your favorite food and watching some corny movies until you both fall asleep.

9. High tea.

Looking for a simple yet classic Valentine’s Day experience? Then high tea is right up your alley. Enjoy an assortment of scones, finger sandwiches, fruit, biscuits and of course, tea.

If you’re looking to elevate it a little more, some hotels and tea houses also offer a champagne tea, which replaces the tea for champagne.

10. Glamping.

Do you want to spend a glamorous night away with your partner but you both love getting back to nature? Then glamping could be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Bridging the gap between hotel room and tent, you’ll have all the comforts of a hotel but with the natural surroundings.

11. Make a handmade gift.

If you want to save money this Valentine’s Day or you want something with more of a personal touch, then making your partner a gift is a great option. With so many gifts you could make, it just takes a little research and knowing what they like to make something they’ll love for years to come. Some good handmade gifts would be:

  • Bath bombs.
  • Love letter.
  • Homemade heart-shaped cupcakes.

12. Romantic picnic.

A quick and easy, but thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift idea is to take your partner for a picnic. Pack a basket with all of your partner’s favourite food and drinks, grab a blanket and go to their favourite spot to enjoy each other’s company.

13. Karaoke bar.

Are you or your partner good singers? Well this will be even more fun if you’re not. You’re sure to have loads of fun singing your favourite songs to each other, and the addition of a few drinks is a sure fire way to get rid of those pesky nerves.

14. Comedy show.

Go and enjoy plenty of laughs and a few cocktails together at a comedy show. You’ll have something to laugh about even if the jokes are terrible, and it will give you both something to laugh about for months to come.

15. Drive-in cinema.

The ever-popular drive-in cinema has been a favourite of many for years. Nestle up in the comfort of your own car and bring all the food you can eat while you and your partner relax for a nice, low-key Valentine’s Day.

And lastly, if you want to stick to the classic flowers, you can find your local florist on localsearch.com.au.

Find the best Florists in your area

I'm located in

room

      Luke Davidson

      Digital Content Specialist

      Luke Davidson is a Digital Content Specialist at Localsearch, his professional journey ranges from startups to international digital agencies working in content for a wide variety of clients, big or small. When he isn't deep diving content, data and SEO, Luke is an avid guitarist, surfer, coffee nut and gamer. As a digital content specialist and lifestyle fanatic, Luke provides valuable insights on lifestyle musings on the Localsearch Blog.