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The Best Gifts to Give on Valentine’s Day in 2024

Valentine’s Day is very popular in Australia and lands in the middle of our much-loved summer season – and enjoying the sunshine is even sweeter with someone to share it with! If you’re looking to spoil your partner, you may find yourself searching “best Valentine’s Day gifts for him” and “best Valentine’s Day gifts for her.”

Well, your search may just end right here because we’ve rounded up  the best gift options for all interest and all budgets. Let’s take a look at the best Valentine’s Day gifts for 2024.

Adventure Valentine’s Day gifts

Low-budget ($50 & under)

Exploring a hiking trail together

quick search for hiking trails near you will offer many options to go on an adventure. National parks/reserves will usually offer multiple trails to explore, each with varying difficulties for different fitness levels. Venturing through clifftop waterfalls, conquering high outlooks and discovering Australian wildlife is a totally unique Valentine’s Day experience. 

You may need to purchase a day pass or vehicle fee (of approximately $15), and should pack plenty of water – it’s important to stay safe while outdoors!

Mid-budget ($50 – $100)

Hiking shoes

We are all guilty of bringing our old, run-down shoes that definitely aren’t meant for Australia’s unique terrain on the hiking trail. Hiking boots and good quality footwear is an investment that makes sure you don’t have to massage your partner’s feet at the end of the day! Mountain Warehouse and Northside are brands that sell quality hiking shoes for under $100 and can improve the hike immensely. 

If you’d like to get your partner shoes that are suitable for the outdoors and the city, buy them a voucher for stores that sell R.M. Williams or Blundstone – two iconic Aussie footwear brands.

High-budget ($100+)


For adrenaline seekers, jumping out of a plane is an epic Valentine’s Day gift you won’t ever forget! Skydive Australia has 17 locations across Australia and New Zealand with prices starting at around $250. Like the beach? Skydive over open water! Prefer the country? The outback is endless! They also offer video and photo packages for an added fee. After all, there’s no better way to express your love than by documenting the terror on your partner’s face.

Creative Valentine’s Day gifts

Low-budget ($50 & under)

Tickets to art galleries/museums

The Australian art scene has a mixture of contemporary, international and First Nations art across all mediums and themes on display in all cities. Art galleries and museums are usually free to enter, although access to some special exhibitions may require a fee. 

Getting a souvenir from the gift shop such as merchandise from the exhibitors or trinkets by local artists is a special Valentine’s Day keepsake to remember the day by.

Mid-budget ($50 – $100)

Pinot & Picasso

Art classes are a common gift for couples, but Pinot & Picasso deviates from traditional lessons. With events across Australia, Pinot & Picasso offers a relaxed, social environment where you can enjoy a glass of wine and make carefree art. You can choose between a few different painting styles/themes, and even treat yourselves to an exclusive Valentine’s Day-themed experience. 

High-budget ($100+)

Couples photo-shoot

Hitting up a local photo studio near you or hiring a photographer to have a couples photoshoot means you can capture the love this year! Some couple bundles include wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, and a photographer’s keen eye will bring out the best in both you and your partner! 

Some studios include The Photo Studio in both Sydney and Melbourne, and Ammon Creative in Perth. Exploring social media or a Google search is also a good way to find local photographers that are happy to capture your special day.

Homeware Valentine’s Day gifts

Low-budget ($50 & under)

We’re Not Really Strangers – Couples Edition card game

Chances are you’ve played the infamous Cards Against Humanity or What Do You Meme? card games with friends, but We’re Not Really Strangers has released a couples edition of their wildly popular card game. With this, you’re encouraged to have deep conversations with your partner. Although disguised as a card game, this is an intimate gift that encourages deeper communication with your partner whether you are in a new relationship or have been together for a while.

Mid-budget ($50 – $100)

Handmade ceramics/stonework

Handmade ceramics can be bought from many talented local artists in your area, and are a personal touch to your partner’s living space. Ranging from jewellery dishesincense holders, coffee potsmugs and plate sets, these are quirky gifts for partners who have oversaturated their place with IKEA products and need something more unique and memorable.

High-budget ($100+)

Build-your-own bedding sets

Linen bedding sets are optimal for Australia’s infamously hot summer. With the weather this year reaching record temperatures in some cities, linen sheets that are fully customisable not only look good but feel good when surviving those hot summer nights. 

Bed Threads have a Build Your Own Bedding Bundle available in 25 colours. With the option to mix and match, these linen sets are bound to suit anyone’s taste.

Self-care and wellbeing Valentine’s Day gifts

Low-budget ($50 & under)

Wellness cards

A fantastic way to show your love on Valentine’s Day could be by sending a wellness card. Whether it be oracle or affirmation cardstarot cardsmorning mantras or a wellness journal, it’s a thoughtful way to say ‘I care about you’.

Mid-budget ($50 – $100)

Local care package

Australian-made soaps, natural body scrubs, washes and moisturisers all included in a pamper hamper for your partner will make them feel spoilt! Artisan soaps are sold at many local businesses across the country, but Byron Bay Gift’s “I Care Package”, Artisan Soap’s Gift Basket and Kindful Gifts’ Namaste Home are some hand-picked care packages we love to get you started.

High-budget ($100+)

Yoga classes

Give your partner the gift of yoga this year for Valentine’s Day. Power Living is an Australian yoga community that provides yoga workshops, classes and retreats across the country. Unlocking your inner zen this Valentine’s Day is as easy as taking a beginner-friendly class that is catered to newcomers. Or, consider giving it a go in the comfort of your own home through an online class. This is a versatile gift that’s sure to help your partner relax and unwind.

Personalised Valentine’s Day gifts

Low-budget ($50 & under)

Scrapbook or photo collage

If you wish to express how much the memories you have made with someone mean to you, why not create a homemade scrapbook or photo collage? Simply get some of your favourite digital photos printed and get crafty! 

If you’re a fan of polaroids, you can even compile them into a custom polaroid wall art collage commemorating you and your partner’s most special memories. 

Mid-budget ($50 – $100)

Custom portraits and gifts

Photo-to-print digital portraits are highly adored by many people. It’s a fun and original way to convert a photo of you and your loved one into a cool piece of art. 

You can also get mugs, keychains, water bottles, phone cases and other items customised for someone special to you. These are thoughtful gifts that are sure to be cherished. 

Etsy is a great place to hunt for items you wish to personalise.

High-budget ($100+)

Engraved items

For high-end personalised gift ideas, engraving items with letters, symbols or a date captures your feelings for a person in a unique piece that will last forever. 

You can choose to engrave jewellery, wallets and homewares like cutting boards or cheese boards

Check out different jewellery stores that do engraving such as Thomas Sabo or The Silver Store. Alternatively, Etsy is another great online outlet for customised items like these.