Ideas for When You Must Buy Your Own Valentine’s Day Gift

Emma Crameri

Lifestyle Writer

Feb 06, 2021

If you are at that point in your relationship where fluffy bears and flowers don’t rock your boat, or you’re happily single then here are some of gift ideas for self-love.

Koko Black

Koko Black has a more traditional chocolate gifting range. Think boxes of praline, truffles, heart pops, and roasted toasted macadamias. If you want to pair your chocolate with some Australian alcohol, then look for the chocolate hampers with gin, tawny, whisky and Champagne.

I’m keen to try Koko Black’s native collection – made with native ingredients like whipstick wattle, lemon myrtle, finger lime, Davidson plum, macadamia, green ant and Tasmanian Leatherwood honeycomb.

Order online: https://www.kokoblack.com/


You can order a personalized chocolate bar from Chocolab. They have a range of pre-made chocolate bars with different flavours. Think Turkish delight, strawberry, mint, fruit and nut, and malt crunch. There’s even a couple of bars with cheeky adults-only messages.

Why not write what you want on your chocolate bar?  You can even add a naughty photo too. All of the messages and photos are printed with edible ink. If you need some ideas, then check out their Instagram accounts:  http://instagram.com/chocolab_adult and https://www.instagram.com/Chocolab_au/

Order online https://www.chocolab.com.au/

Macadamias, chocolate bark

Beer Cartel

If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, then you might be tempted by the Beer Cartel gift range. There’s a monthly beer club subscription, the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the year in a mixed 12 pack, and boxed hampers. https://www.beercartel.com.au/beer-gifts/ 


Typo has the most adorable Care Bears red heart pillow and socks. If you need to update your office with some on-trend items, then you can’t go past their mugs, reusable drink containers, stationery, and notepads. If your office has the air-conditioner on too high, then the convertible cushion throws are going to be a must-have.

I’m lusting after Typo’s cute foldable storage crates, jumbo stickers, and planters. If you need something to keep your hands busy then check out their funky Rubik’s Cubes. https://cottonon.com/AU/typo/

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Lush Australia

If you’d like to pamper yourself, then look no further than Lush’s handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas. There’s some cute premade gift packs with fun names like ‘you’re gorgeous’, ‘big hugs’,  ‘love yourself’ and ‘you’re a star’.

I’m keen to try out the Sex Bomb bath bomb, or the Prince Charming shower gel (pomegranate and marshmallows). The peachy and love boat bath bombs with the naked attraction massage bar would make ideal unisex gifts – just wrap it up in a colourful limited-edition wrap. https://au.lush.com/gifts/valentines-day

body shop

Body Shop

The Body Shop has some cute gift sets. Be tempted by the juicy strawberry Valentine’s Love Heart (shower gel, body butter and lip butter), zesty Satsuma Little gift box, and Glowing British rose gift bag. https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/

A modern woman happily buys her own Valentine’s day gifts (yes, that’s plural).


By Emma Crameri

Lifestyle Writer

Emma Crameri is a regular contributor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She is also the editor of the Brisbane-based food and lifestyle website Brisbanista.


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