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MH Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018
By Mens Health Staff | May 1, 2021
Whether you agree with the holiday or not, Valentine’s Day presents are a must if you want your relationship to remain a safe haven. But off the back of Christmas, what is there left to spoil your special lady?!
Sure, you can suck it up and send her some ridiculously price-inflated roses, but why not get her something a little more memorable and score yourself some serious points in the good books.
We’ve taken the guess work out of this years’ Valentine’s Day and broken down some great gifts so you can not only shop to your budget, but shop according to your lady’s interests.
So get shopping ASAP so the gifts arrive in time, and you’re not left in the dog house when the date rolls around.
[ps. Valentine’s is the 14th of February. Write it down.]
For: The Sporty Beach-Goer
These little gifts are the ultimate lightweight & compact towel, and if you have an athletic, beach-going woman in your life, she’s going to appreciate these towels like you wouldn’t believe. She’ll love their Insta-worthy look and she can soak up every sweaty & salty drop, drying four times faster and six times lighter than the average towel.
For: The Stylish Woman
When we asked the Women’s Health crew what they would want for Valentine’s Day, they replied with a resounding “anything from the Daily Edited”. It seems that women can’t get enough of their personalised leather collection of luxury goods, making it an easy go to for us! We suggest steering clear of the phone cases (people change phones wayyy too often these days) and going for any one of their bags or notebooks.
For: Any Girl. Ever.
We have done our research, and we’re yet to find a woman who doesn’t appreciate a good pair of pyjamas. Get her something fun that plays to her interests. If you don’t know her interests (you might want to by the way), our tip: get her something with puppies on it.
For: The Artist
Yes these are old school, but the creative woman in your life will love the ‘vintage’ appeal of taking a photo of a photo to upload to her followers. These cameras are relatively inexpensive, are great fun, and will promote ‘shaking it like a polaroid picture’.
For: The Sophisticated Hipster
For the refined woman who likes a good time, Gin is a gift that will set you apart from the “roses and wine” guy. Try hitting up a smaller brand that does some different infusions, or gift her a gin experience where she can create her own flavour. Our picks are Archie Rose in Sydney, Bass & Flinders in Melbourne, or Four Pillars in Brisbane. Thanks to the popularity of this new alco-phase, gin masterclasses are popping up in every Australian capital city.
For: The Romance Enthusiast
Cosy up to your woman with an intimate picnic that pack all the romance but forgets the pretence. This gift not only serves a great purpose for Valentine’s Day, but is the gift that keeps on giving… if you like picnics with your lady. Plus, we know you’ll forget to make that restaurant booking anyway.
For: The Music Lover
These portable bluetooth speakers are almost going to be a gift to yourself. Their sound quality is exceptional, and their waterproofing means you can bring the tunes to your romantic late night swims. So crank the Barry White and lap up the thanks you’ll receive from giving this stylish speaker solution.
For: The Athlete
Workout gear is hard to find for the athletic woman, but Aussie brand Unit Nine has made it easy by giving them a high quality and good looking selection. Gift her these hand made leather gloves and let her loose on the punching bag.
For: The Activewear Addict
Ladies’ favourite P.E Nation has teamed up with Reebok for a unisex shoe (yes, you can pick up a pair for yourself, although couples dress at your own peril). The shoe is the perfect hybrid between a performance trainer and a street sneaker for her to take from pilates, to latte, to brunch.
For: The Boss Lady
Anything this valuable is an investment gift, and you’ll want to make sure that your relationship is a lot more than just a fling. However the joy that she’ll get from this multitasking tool will be more than enough to score you browny points that will extent well into the future. The new iPad Pro will be enough to replace her laptop, with multitasking features, a connected keyboard, and wireless network connectivity that means your CEO woman can take her business with her anywhere and continue building her empire.
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