Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give and Keep

Whether you’re all-in for a massive love-fest with your special someone, or see it as an over-the-top reminder of your singledom, it’s impossible to avoid.

A hopeless romantic and commitment-phobe all rolled into one, I see Valentine’s Day as a chance to show my love – for my friends, my family and myself.

Because I’m such a sucker for love, when February 14 rolls around, I always find myself drawn to outfits in shades of red and pink, or both colours together like this gorgeous Spellbound Dress from Sheike.

This Candy pink wrap dress comes with a detachable waist belt and features soft puff sleeves. Dress it up with sky-high heels, or for a more day-to-day outfit, pair with some stylish slides.

Another beauty that caught my eye was the Summer Floral Trapeze Shirt Dress from Veronika Maine. Made from a stunning floral print linen imported from Italy, this dress boasts full sleeves, a button front and tiered hem.

Whether you’re headed to a romantic dinner for two or cheeky little staycation at Hilton Brisbane, or looking to treat yo’self before indulging in a night of takeaway and Netflix, here are 28 Valentine’s Day gift ideas sure to make any heart sing.

  1. Avalon Swim Short, $99.95, M.J. Bale
  2. Wallet with Coin Pocket and Tab, $145, R.M. Williams
  3. Ray-Ban RB2140F Original Wayfarer Classic, $275, OPSM
  4. Pink Retro Geometric Tie, $69.95, Peter Jackson
  5. Games Room Backgammon, $29.94, Pigeonhole
  6. Sunday Riley The Power Couple, $115, Mecca Maxima 
  7. Lay Day Organic Cotton Travel Towel, $49.95, Pigeonhole
  8. Short Story 100 Happy Pills, $49.95, Pigeonhole
  9. R.M.W Script Crew Neck Jumper, $99, R.M. Williams
  10. Crocodile Textured Brown Belt, $69.95, Peter Jackson 
  11. Robbie Polka Dot Cufflink, $79.95, M.J. Bale
  12. Limited Edition The Mecca Starter Kit, $85, Mecca Maxima
  13. Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne, $102, Mecca Maxima
  14. Frilled Stand Collar Blouse, $155, Cue 
  15. Flowers and Chill, From $145, Perrott’s Florist
  16. Resin Rock Chain Earrings in Melon Swirl, $195, Dinosaur Designs
  17. Florin & Grace All By Myself Candle, $39.95, Pigeonhole
  18. Back to Life Sport Bottle 24oz, $55, Lululemon 
  19. Stomach Support Ankle Biter Leggings, $115.99 and “The One” Sports Bra, $99.99, Lorna Jane
  20. Gemma Earrings, $49.95, Sheike 
  21. Results Laser Clinic gift voucher 
  22. Fuchsia Blouson Sleeve Dress, $265, Cue
  23. Nolan Heels in Pink, $159.95, Nine West 
  24. Prada PR 08VS Sunglasses, $439, OPSM
  25. Perfume/Aftershave from Pharmacy Outlet
  26. Small Resin Rock Bangle in Pink Guava, $75, Dinosaur Designs
  27. Hilton Hotel Staycation
  28. Frank Body In Your Dreams Sleep Scrub and Soak, $18.95, Mecca Maxima


U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.