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10/10 Ideas for Lovers

We’ve rounded up ten kind-hearted ideas – that aren’t too cheesy – to impress your lover this Valentine’s Day on Monday 14 February. From playing a mystery gift game on James St, to bringing out your inner chef, keep reading for ten ways to score brownie points.

1. Stay Here:

The Calile Hotel’s Mid Week(End) Escape Package is faultless for a Monday night celebration. You can even up your staycation game by adding a bottle of MUMM and some tasty treats from the Noosa Chocolate Factory to your booking – and, if a Monday night getaway isn’t your jam, the romantic add-ons are available throughout the entire month.

2. Feed Them:

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, food is the way to our heart. Early risers, hit Lobby Bar with your sweetheart – and make like you’re on holidays #resortlife. Night owls, Gemelli Italian are serving a dedicated lover’s day menu and their sibling venue Bar Tano is ideal for a nightcap, or a quick drink if it’s a new thing and you’re not keen on committing to dinner chat…

3. Treat(ment) Them:

Whether it be a fresh hair cut at Twin Palms Barbershop, or a massage at KAILO, a refreshed and relaxed state of mind is a win for all. Book a surprise appointment for the ultimate treat.

4. Mystery Shop:

Head on down to James St with your Valentine, set budget and a time limit, purchase a surprise gift for each other and exchange over a tipple! If nothing else, it will make exchanging easy if one-half really misses the mark…

5. Surprise Scoops:

Everyone loves ice-cream, so surprise your lover with their favourite sorbet from Quench or creamy creation by Gelato Messina. Tip: go large on the take-home pack for obvious reasons.

6. Cellar Time:

Step inside the cellar at CRU Bar for a stellar drop to enjoy at your sunset location of choice – this a good option for couples who don’t really toast to Hallmark occasions but feel guilty not acknowledging them.

7. Green Goods:

If a bouquet of red roses is too cliché (it is people!), the gift that keeps on giving is a Phalaenopsis Orchid from Flower Trap – subtle, suggestive…

8. James St Gift Card:

Allow your lover to pick their own present by way of a James St Gift Card. You can thank us later; this is a gift that takes the stress out of shopping.

9. Play Chef:

Never underestimate the power of a good home cooked meal ­(with ample wine of course). If your culinary expertise is subpar, you can’t go wrong with a saucy spaghetti and The Standard Market Co has everything you need to recreate a Lady and The Tramp moment.

10. Diamonds for Days (and years):

If you’re keen to “make it official” book an appointment at one of our local jewellers Natasha Schweitzer, By Baby, Mark Cotterell and MJS Jewellery for a design consultation (hint hint!).

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February 2, 2022