Stop running around looking for lovely things for the one you love. Cream has done the homework for you. Here are 10 gift ideas that’ll make them realise just how much you love them. Who needs flowers, anyway?
Compiled by Lisa Andrews and Antonino Tati
↑ WHAT: Tivoli PAL BT Radio. DESCRIPTION: Perfect to pack with a picnic lunch, this weather-resistant radio has a battery that lasts up to 16 hours, making it the premium portable companion. With Bluetooth streaming and a sensitive AM/FM tuner, it’s ready to play your favourite stations wherever you take it. Its minimalist design is the antithesis of today’s overly complicated speakers with just three basic knobs to control all functions. The PAL BT is your classic radio ready to go along the ride with you! Available in glossy red, black, white or blue. RRP: $299.00. STOCKIST INFORMATION THROUGH: tivoliaudio.com.au.
↑ WHAT: Airpod. DESCRIPTION: This genuine nappa leather AirPods case in red offers shock-proof protection in stylish, form-fitting design. The case can be personalised through monogramming or printing with your choice of gold, silver or blind foil, embossed onto the leather. RRP: $49.00. STOCKIST INFORMATION THROUGH: thepersonalprint.com.au.
↑ WHAT: Jo Malone London Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense. DESCRIPTION: The stunning new floral fragrance is inspired by the extravagant and exotic scarlet poppy that stems from the wild steppes of Asia. Amplified by velvety iris, notes of barley and tonka bean add a double hit of sweet decadence while a succulent fig accord draws you into this opulent scent. The bottle design says Valentine’s all over, in a rich red glass to reference the flower that inspired it. Jo Malone London fragrances are renowned for their intensity, so remember, a little spritz goes a long way which means the fragrance lasts longer. RRP: $270.00 for 100ml, $100.00 for 50ml. AVAILABLE FROM: Select Myer and David Jones locations, as well as the Jo Malone London Woollahra Boutique and via jomalone.com.au. Or for stockist information, phone 1800 661 062.
↑ WHAT: Fireball Heartshaped Box. DESCRIPTION: Torch the stuffed toys and chuck the choccies; the whisky legends have the answer for firing up hearts this Valentine’s Day with Fireball’s limited edition ‘Chocolate is For Amateurs’ Valentine’s Heart. Say hell-no to boring gifts and yes-yes-yes to tasty shots. She or he will thank you for it. The red-hot bundle includes 10 x 50ml mini bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (33% ABV) all wrapped up in a heart shaped box. RRP: $45.00 but note, just 1700 limited-edition Valentine’s Hearts will go on sale in Australia. AVAILABLE FROM: BoozeBud.com.au.
↑ WHAT: Clever Little Books. DESCRIPTION: Often, a gift can hide a subtle compliment. Let them know you’re aware of their intelligence and wit with one of these nifty pocketbooks. Rebel Without a Clause by Sue Butler is a sharp, snappy look at how we’re all losing the linguistic plot in the modern age, with social media majorly to blame. The Comedy of Error by Jonathan Silvertown looks at the history of humour and why we’re intrinsically designed to laugh. RRP & AVAILABLE FROM: $24.99 for Rebel Without a Clause available through panmacmillan.com.au and quality bookstores. And $29.99 for The Comedy of Error available through scribepublications.com.au and quality bookstores.
↑ WHAT: Ben Frost Killer Love Unisex T-Shirt. DESCRIPTION: This quality tee features a glorious print from one of Australia’s best street artists, Ben Frost. See if you can spot the many fab pop cultural references front and back. All-over print on premium cotton fabric. And hint: it’s also wearable as a shirt dress! Features the ‘Ben Frost’ logo on reverse and woven label on hem for authenticity, plus a swing tag that doubles up as a room deodoriser featuring the popular Frost print ‘Self-Regenerating Bambi’. RRP: $95.00. AVAILABLE THROUGH: benfrostisdead.com.
↑ WHAT: Australian Distilling Co. Shiraz Gin. DESCRIPTION: TheAustralian Distilling Co. is famous for paying homage to great cities and regions of Australia, already having released specific gins inspired by and tailored to markets in Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and even more specifically Bondi, Geelong, Fremantle and the Gold Coast. This Shiraz gin ought to keep all markets happy! Made from award-winning spirit steeped with premium shiraz grapes, Shiraz Gin boasts the flavours and scents of pepper, spices and blackcurrant with a sweet, complex and full-bodied palate overlayed with hints of raspberry. Delicious, yes, and best served with a bitter lemon tonic over ice to fully appreciate its complex flavour profile. You’ll love it at first sip! RRP: $85.00 for 700mL / ABV 38.5%. AVAILABLE FROM: australiandistillingco.com.au.
↑ WHAT: A Handpicked Hamper from Hampers Handpicked. DESCRIPTION: Why bother with all that running around and testing cellophane wrapping when it can all be taken care of by one trusty company? Hampers Handpicked create impressive (and generous!) hampers for your better half. The ‘All The Trimmings’ hamper, for instance, contains Maggie Beer Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Maggie Beer Pheasant Farm Dukkah, Yarra Valley Preserves Mint Jelly, Whisk & Pin Mixed Berries, Yarra Valley Preserves Horseradish, All The Things Tea Blends and more. And remember, posh noms always make a loved one happy. RRP: $100.00, Star Track Courier delivery included. AVAILABLE FROM: hampershandpicked.com.au.
↑ WHAT: La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream. DESCRIPTION: Few beauty brands have the credibility and following that La Mer consistently has. Not surprising since La Mer products deliver fast results. This ultra-soft cream deeply replenishes for a glowing radiance and leaves the skin looking naturally vibrant. The key ingredient is its Miracle Broth: a legendary healing elixir that infuses skin with sea-sourced renewing energies. This cream is ideal for combination / drier skin and great for when you don’t have very much time to apply both the usual Concentrate and Moisturizing Cream. Consider it a two-in-one, then! RRP: $125 for 15ml, $250.00 for 30ml, $470.00 for 60ml, $680 for 100ml. AVAILABLE FROM: Select David Jones locations as well as online at cremedelamer.com.au. A list of stockists is also available on the website, or phone 1800 661 062 for these.
↑ WHAT: Three Chocolatiers Gift Box. DESCRIPTION: Synonymous with Valentine’s, if you’re going to give a chocolate-themed gift, you may as well go hard. Hand-crafted in Australia, this premium gift box contains assortments of Dark Chocolate Byron Bay Macadamias, Milk Chocolate Fun Filled Speckles, Milk Chocolate Murray River Almonds, Milk Chocolate Murray River Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate Freeze Dried Strawberry Blasts, and Dark Chocolate Nutlovers. All varieties are made from top-notch Australian produce so that they won’t feel so bad indulging! RRP: $55.00. AVAILABLE FROM: threechocolatiers.com.au.