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Whether they’re a traveller or foodie, homebody or your furry friend, Amazon Australia has a Valentine's Day gift suitable for every taste

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get for that special someone in your life. And while beautiful bouquets are nice, a gift option which highlights your significant other’s traits is nicer.

After all, more than any other day of the year (anniversaries aside) Valentine’s Day is the time to prove your romantic credentials and to show just much you know your beloved. So, why not go the extra mile and get them a present that’s as unique as they are?

To help inspire you, we’ve put together a roundup of some thoughtful gift options. Whether their tastes lean towards travel, food, home or tech, Amazon.com.au has got you covered. Read on for gift ideas that are guaranteed to both make your valentine’s heart swell, and earn you some extra brownie points.

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get for that special someone in your life. And while beautiful bouquets are nice, a gift option which highlights your significant other’s traits is nicer.

After all, more than any other day of the year (anniversaries aside) Valentine’s Day is the time to prove your romantic credentials and to show just much you know your beloved. So, why not go the extra mile and get them a present that’s as unique as they are?

To help inspire you, we’ve put together a roundup of some thoughtful gift options. Whether their tastes lean towards travel, food, home or tech, Amazon.com.au has got you covered. Read on for gift ideas that are guaranteed to both make your valentine’s heart swell, and earn you some extra brownie points.

  • For foodies

    If the way to your true love’s heart is through their stomach, then look no further than celebrity chef Ottolenghi’s latest book, Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love.

    The lauded Jerusalem-born foodie — who is widely credited with introducing mouthwatering Middle Eastern dishes into kitchens worldwide — has written a volume specifically aimed at cooking with what you’ve got in the cupboard instead of taking an extra trip to the shops. Promising all the 'wow' of an Ottolenghi meal but without the endless ingredients and stress, the book is packed with dishes designed to impress, from creamy, dreamy hummus, to a tantalising tomato salad.

    Armed with these drool-inducing recipes you can further help fuel your foodie’s creative juices with a tool of the kitchen trade, such as the adjustable Readaeer Bamboo Reading Rest Cook-Book Stand Holder Bookrest.

    Made from high quality bamboo, the stand can be adjusted to six different angles allowing for easy recipe following as your culinary god or goddess whips up a yummy Valentine’s Day feast for two. Now that is amour!

    Ottolenghi
  • For travel gurus
    For travel gurus

    The last two years will have seen avid globetrotters starved of their usual fix. And with international travel still iffy due to ever-changing regulations and restrictions, the travel guru in your life will likely have to contain their wanderlust largely to within our borders. Thankfully, Australia gives a good holiday.

    Home to some of the most dramatic, diverse and inspiring landscapes in the world and girt by seriously swimmable seas, Australia is already packed to the rafters with travel experiences to satisfy even the most demanding of travellers. And if your partner needs some ideas, then Lee Atkinson’s Ultimate Road Trips: Australia is on hand to help.

    Showcasing 40 of the best driving holidays, the book will help your travel guru other half plan a drive Down Under that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

    You’ve got your trip inspo, now for the practicalities: luggage. The Vogshow Travel Duffel Bag is designed to be scalable in size, and comes with multiple pockets — including one water and odour-resistant compartment for shoes or laundry — to make packing a breeze.

    If you really want to impress, pre-pack the bag for a romantic Valentine’s vacay. Top tip: nothing induces an ‘I do’ like a glass of bubbles alongside a magnificent sunset and ocean backdrop. Just sayin’!

    Weekender Bag
  • For tech lovers
    For tech lovers

    If receiving gifts is their love language — and they’re a tech aficionado — then for a wow-worthy gadget that encompasses a smart display, voice control and Bluetooth-connectivity, the brand new second generation Amazon’s Echo Show 8 is just the ticket. Allowing users to control their smart home via both voice and Alexa-enabled touchscreen interactive display, the device’s functions really do span the gamut. From controlling compatible devices such as lights and making video calls, to watching your favourite TV shows or movies in HD, and viewing your reminders and calendars — it really is a one-stop shop.

    Echo Show 8

    Plus, Alexa’s got plenty of tricks up its sleeve to get you into the romantic mood; from providing date night inspiration to helping you serenade your beloved . Try saying:

    • Alexa, sing a love song
    • Alexa, what’s my perfect date?
    • Alexa, what’s your favourite pick-up line?
    • Alexa, are you single?

    Or ask Alexa to play that curated Valentine’s playlist you made earlier (Barry White is an essential, obviously).
    Speaking of music, another great gift option for the tech-lover in your life is Apple’s third generation AirPods. These wireless, sweat and water-resistant beauties boast an effortless setup, up to six-hours of listening time with one charge, in-ear detection and automatic switching. You can also easily share audio between two sets of AirPods — via your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV — so you can both get in on the audio immersion action at the same time. Je t’aime!

    Speaking of music, another great gift option for the tech-lover in your life is Apple’s third generation AirPods.

    These wireless, sweat and water-resistant beauties boast an effortless setup, up to six-hours of listening time with one charge, in-ear detection and automatic switching. You can also easily share audio between two sets of AirPods — via your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV — so you can both get in on the audio immersion action at the same time. Je t’aime!

    AirPods
  • For homebodies
    For homebodies

    For an aesthetically pleasing gift that will last way past February 14 — and therefore reminding your partner of your affection year-round — how about getting your lover a kit that allows them to create their own woven art.

    With more time on our hands during lockdowns, knitting and crocheting has boomed. Having woven its way (pun intended) into the fabric of pop culture with fans displaying their crafty creations on TikTok and Instagram, needlework is now officially cool.

    If your homebody hero is keen to dip their toe into the crafting world then the Wool Queen Punch Needle Kit is a great place to start. Including a wooden embroidery pen, frame and wool yarn, this easy-to-follow kit equates to hours of home-based fun.

    Though definitely an ‘old faithful’ in the Valentine’s gifting stakes, nothing is more conducive to creating a sexy vibe than the flickering flame of a candle. Whether being used for an intimate dinner à deux, or a petal-filled bath for two, a candle is a no-brainer for scene-setting. A great option is the soy wax Lake & Skye 11 11 Candle.

    Part of the brand’s unisex fragrance collection, this simple white wick combines a musky blend of white ambers making it perfect for dialing up the romance in the room and setting the scene for lurve!

    Crafts
  • For fur babies
    For fur babies

    Who says that the Valentine’s love applies only to humans? Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love — and sometimes, the biggest loves in our lives are our pets. They’re our best friends. Faithful furry companions and bona fide family members who remain at our sides through thick and thin. Yep, fur babies are deserving of some holiday heart too.

    A paw-some treat for your precious pooch are GREENIES Dog Original Petite Dog Dental Treats.

    With 60 morsels in the pack, they’re long-lasting.

    For added enjoyment, pair with the Nina Ottosson Outward Hound Dog Brick Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy.

    Designed to keep your dog focused and mentally stimulated, this interactive puzzle uses treats to bust boredom.

    Pets
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