If you know me well, you would know that I love celebrating the big and the small things in life. I love any excuse to make a fuss and dress up or plan something special and fun. So when it comes to a fun (and slightly corny) calendar event such as Valentine’s Day, I’ll be there will bells on (or in this case a love heart balloon from little big balloon co. in tow)!
I remember in my single days, I enjoyed many ‘singles’ Valentine’s Day parties complete with cupcakes, chocolate fondue, pinatas, love heart confetti and of course, cocktails. These days my Valentine’s Day is spent with my beautiful partner and is usually something like a picnic at one of our favourite spots (Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens is our favourite) or dinner at an exciting new restaurant somewhere in Adelaide. Some of my top picks include Orana, Etica, Sean’s Kitchen, Magill Estate, Level One or Botanic Gardens Restaurant).
No matter what you are doing this Valentine’s Day, SHOPBOP x EASTDANE is your perfect shopping destination for both your outfit and gifting needs, no matter the budget. You can shop some of my gifting ideas below:
- Something handy and a bit more creative is to make up a grooming kit. Choose a toiletry bag such as this Louis Vuitton travel bag (splurge) or this Herschel-supply travel kit and fill it with the essentials: Baxter shaving brush, razor, hair comb, soap, and Marvis toothpaste.
- You can also find some great coffee table books, such as Scandinavia Dreaming or The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining.
- For the guy who has an eye for detail, I love Tom Dixon’s sleek homewares and gifts, such as this candle, solid brass desk pen or these drink glasses.
- If your man is a bit of a fashionista, a key piece to update his wardrobe is always a good option. I love this Kenzo jumper, APC tee or classic Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.