After the year that’s been, all couples could use a romantic experience to enjoy together. Whether you’ve been separated by borders or you’ve spent way too much time streaming true crime documentaries in lockdown, a new activity to do together is just what you need to start 2021 on the right foot.
If you’re looking for a gift to give to your other half, you’ve landed in the right place. In this Valentine’s Day gift guide, we list the very best experience gifts that you and your partner can enjoy together. Instead of buying expensive flowers and chocolates, give a gift they’ll remember forever - an experience.
1. Short Getaway or Staycation
Desperately need a change of scenery? We bet you are after COVID19 cancelled all exciting travel plans. Sometimes even a short getaway to a nearby town or even a hotel staycation in your hometown is all we need! Indulge in the luxury of a high-end hotel with your other half, enjoy all the room service and champagne your heart desires, and head home feeling refreshed and all loved up!
Still in lockdown? On Gifting Owl you can purchase a hotel stay gift voucher for you and your partner to book at a later date. Valid for three years, these gift vouchers can be used to book hotels all over the world! Whether you choose to book a romantic weekend getaway on Valentine’s Day, or give a gift voucher for something special to look forward to, we are sure they’ll love it!
2. Sunset Cruise
Sail away with your dreamboat partner on this romantic date idea. Gifting Owl has plenty of sailing experiences on offer, from seafood lunch cruises on Sydney Harbour, to private sunset & cocktail cruises. Choose from one of the many sailing and cruising options available and gift it to that special someone on Valentine’s Day.
3. Romantic High Tea for Two
If your partner has a serious sweet tooth and loves a decadent meal, give a romantic high tea for two. Luckily Gifting Owl has plenty of high tea options available, the most popular being on the Kookaburra Showboat on the Brisbane River.
This date idea is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your love. Sit back and relax as you drink bubbles and feast on delicious sweet and savory morsels.
4. Cooking Class
Rather get your hands dirty and create something amazing together rather than sit at a busy restaurant on Valentine’s Day? A cooking experience is a fun date idea for the two of you to get creative and get messy. Simply browse the range of cooking class gift vouchers available and choose their favourite cuisine!
5. Winery or Vineyard Tour
Do you both love a cheeky glass (or bottle) of sauvignon blanc, or perhaps a nice shiraz is your drop of choice? If you’re after a private date idea that’s just the two of you, a winery or vineyard experience is perfect. Purchase or pack a lunch that pairs perfectly with the wine on offer, and enjoy each other's company amongst the vines.
6. Chocolate Tasting
A more memorable version of giving traditional chocolates on Valentine’s Day, appease her sweet tooth with a chocolate tasting experience.
7. Hot Air Ballooning
Name a more romantic experience? I’ll wait… Soar to new heights with your love this Valentine’s Day on a hot air balloon experience. The early wake up call will be well worth it while you watch a new day begin beneath your feet. Often accompanied by a glass of bubbles and breakfast on your return, a hot air balloon experience is a romantic morning you’ll never forget.
8. Spa Package
Need some R&R after what has been a very stressful 12 months, we don’t blame you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by booking in for a couples massage or spa day. Not sure when to go or what spa package they’d like, give an open-dated gift voucher and let them choose!
9. Adrenaline Rush
Make their heart beat faster than the day you met with an adrenaline pumping experience. From skydiving to bungee jumping, the choice is yours! Take the leap together and make memories you’ll never forget.
10. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Rather get active and try something new together on Valentine’s Day? How about an instructed stand up paddle boarding session? Test your balance together and you glide through the water. After you’re done, enjoy a waterfront picnic together!
Still not sure what experience they’d like to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day? View our value based gift cards and let them choose! Simply enter the amount you’d like to spend, write a special heart-felt message and voila!