January 30, 2024

The Gritty Pretty Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Photography: Hannah Brooks

Love is in the air…

It’s that time of year again—the month we’re flooded with everything and anything love related. Typically, February 14 means long stem red roses, gold dipped florals and heart shaped candy. Not this year. We say, it’s time to kick the tradition and go for something that will last longer than just one holiday.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with that special someone, your closest girlfriends, or are in the mood to treat yourself (self love is always in), we’ve got gift ideas for everyone. Here, we’ve put together a guide of the best love-themed beauty buys that aren’t red roses.


CHANEL No1 De Chanel Lip And Cheek Balm

There’s nothing like adding a little CHANEL to make things romantic. CHANEL’s No1 De Chanel Lip And Cheek Balm acts as the ultimate do-it-all product. Melting seamlessly into the skin, thanks to its enriching red camellia oil, the balm adds an effortless flush of radiance to the skin. Available in 9 shades, it’s a faultless gift for the makeup lover. 

SHOP NOW: CHANEL No 1 De Chanel Lip And Cheek Balm, $75

Hermès Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder Corail Mojave

If only for the stunning packaging alone, you can’t go wrong with a gift from Hermès beauty. The Hermès Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder is inspired by three of nature’s elements—air, sun and earth—and leaves a stunning iridescent glow to the skin. The pressed powder itself dons an elegant Hermès H pattern and is housed in a chic white round case with a gold disc designed by Pierre Hardy adorned on top. 

SHOP NOW: Hermès Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder Corail Mojave, $155

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Satin

Speaking of romance, a red lip is an obvious choice for Valentine’s Day. The Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Satin is a favourite among bold-lip lovers for a reason. Highly pigmented with a creamy satin finish, this lip product will have your pout looking lavish and ready for date night. The best part? The diamond shaped applicator makes it easy to apply with precision. 

SHOP NOW: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Satin, $66

PAX Polish Nail Colour + Treatment

Show some love to the fingertips with the PAX Polish Nail + Treatment. Enriched with extracts like celery seed, pomegranate seed oil and vitamins B and E, this polish delivers love to the nails, all while making them look fresh from the salon. The formula is quick drying, glossy and, most importantly, long-lasting—meaning your mani will last as long as your Valentine’s Day evening. 

SHOP NOW: PAX Polish Nail Colour + Treatment, $31


Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

Floral themed beauty buys for Valentine’s Day? Groundbreaking. But trust us, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask makes floral’s for Valentine’s Day much more bearable. The two step mask provides continuous overnight hydration for soft and dewy skin when you wake. It’s subtle rose scent, paired with the moisture replenishing formula, makes for the perfect love note to your special someone.  

SHOP NOW: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, $88

Synergie Skin HyalaVive Serum

Gift hydrated and firmer skin with the new Synergie Skin HyalaVive Serum. Formulated with three (yes, three), types of hyaluronic acid that penetrate the skin, this serum will leave your complexion feeling smooth, hydrated and healthy. The serum also dons a fun pink hue—thanks to the ingredient vitamin B12— making it a perfect love-themed gift this Valentine’s Day.

SHOP NOW: Synergie Skin HyalaVive Serum, $139

Outside Beauty & Skincare SPF50+ Mineral Primer and Kabuki Brush

New to the beauty space and new to our hearts, the Outside Beauty & Skincare SPF50+ Mineral Primer is an ideal beauty gift for your loved one. Paired with the brand’s Kabuki Brush, the silky smooth mineral SPF primer melts into the skin and provides an ever so slight tint for an effortless—and of course sun-safe—glow. Enriched with antioxidant ingredients, Kakadu plum and hyaluronic acid, you can rest easy knowing your skin is being loved, too.   

SHOP NOW: Outside Beauty & Skincare SPF50+ Mineral Primer, $50, and Kabuki Brush, $40

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

The perfect splurge gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day, the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is luxury in a bottle. Helping to restore dull skin and replenish moisture, the cream will leave the skin feeling youthful, healthy and hydrated. Full of skin loving ingredients like evening primrose oil, vitamin E, squalane and hyaluronic acid, this luxe face cream is our idea of heaven. 

SHOP NOW: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, $139

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Give the gift of soft supple lips this Valentine’s Day with the cult favourite Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Arguably one of beauty lovers’ most holy-grail lip products, the lip mask is available in four different flavours and works to moisturise and plump the lips all while you sleep. Key ingredients like vitamin C, coconut oil and a nurturing blend of antioxidants like strawberries, cranberries, goji berries and blueberries ensure your lips are soft, supple and kissable. Beauty sleep has never been so delicious. 

SHOP NOW: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $31


Slip Flora Pure Silk Scrunchie Set

Before you cringe at yet another floral themed gift, hear us out. By now, I trust that we’ve all heard the benefits of sleeping on silk pillow cases for our hair and skin health. But did you know that silk hair ties can also aid in preventing breakage? That’s right—using a silk scrunchie is more gentle on the hair and helps to keep your locks luscious. Which is why this Slip Flora Pure Silk Scrunchie Set makes a great gift this Valentine’s Day (the floral is just for fun). 

SHOP NOW: Slip Flora Pure Silk Scrunchie Set, $59

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil

Summer can mean sunkissed skin, days by the beach and sipping Aperol Spritz on the terrace, but it can also be the months our hair takes a beating. The extra UV exposure, salty water and slick buns can wreak havoc on our luscious locks. Enter: NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil. A practical gift this love season, this oil is multi-purpose (yep—it can be used on the face and body, too) and gives the hair a much-needed hydration boost using 7 botanical oils and 98 per cent natural ingredients.

SHOP NOW: NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil, $67

Kerasilk Smoothing Mask

For those frizzy hair girlies on your Galentine gift list, the Kerasilk Smoothing Mask is the ultimate nourishing treatment. The salon-worthy mask promotes silky and healthy hair, sans frizz. Full of strengthening and frizz-reducing ingredients like silk proteins and keratin, the hair mask is for those who want to improve hair health and protect against damage. Making the ultimate Galentine gift, this mask provides the hair with that deep comfort and affection your love life might be missing. 

SHOP NOW: Kerasilk Smoothing Mask, $50

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

What’s better than the gift of luxurious locks? Answer: nothing. Dyson’s Supersonic Hairdryer in Ceramic Pop is guaranteed to make your loved one swoon this Valentine’s Day. Powered by the Dyson digital motor V9, the hair dryer is made for fast drying, minus the heat damage. With 5 differing styling attachments, there’s nothing else you could ask for to leave your locks smooth and shiny.

SHOP NOW: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, $549


LUI Body The Body Polish

We all know the stress of making time for an ‘everything shower’ pre-date night. Well, while we may not have tips on how to reduce the time spent in the shower, we do know how to make it more enjoyable. The LUI Body The Body Polish is your one-stop body exfoliator and shaving prep. Ingredients like salicylic acid, shea butter and finely milled volcanic pumice ensure the skin is cleansed of impurities, nourished and soft. 

SHOP NOW: LUI Body The Body Polish, $42.95

Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser

Australian made and certified organic, the Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser is a perfect deluxe bathroom addition. Enriched with scents of chamomile, bergamot and rose, this body cleanser will transport you and your Valentine straight to the spa. The gentle formulation cleanses the skin without stripping it of its natural oils and regenerates skin cells leaving the body soft and nourished. 

SHOP NOW: Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser, $45

Davines LOVE Body Lotion

Give that body some extra self love this Valentine season with the brand new Davines LOVE Body Lotion. The rich milk-like formula is specifically designed to deeply nourish, soften and moisturise the skin. With olive extract straight from Messina in Italy and housed in a chic white bottle, the body lotion will have you looking and feeling confident, elegant and ready for love. 

SHOP NOW: Davines LOVE Body Lotion, $49.95



Fragrance can leave a lasting first impression and, if used correctly, can even make an impact on how others perceive you. So, if you want to leave a lasting impact this Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and add a delicate hint of fragrance with the CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE HAIR PERFUME. With notes of vibrant orange, feminine rose and jasmine, and luxurious vetiver and patchouli, a spritz of this iconic fragrance in your hair exudes elegance and class. 



In my opinion, there’s no better gift than a discovery set of perfumes. FICICOLIA’s Flight Deck contains a sample of each of their best selling fragrances including OUT OF OFFICE whose top notes are Italian mandarin and cold pressed lemon, ROSE STREET with hints of raspberry, rhubarb and peach and INTERMISSION with lingering notes of fresh bergamot, spicy cardamom and vetiver. The best part? The cost of Flight Deck is fully redeemable on any of FICIFOLIA’s full-size perfumes. It’s a no brainer!

SHOP NOW: FICIFOLIA Flight Deck, $49.99

Maison Margeila Replica On A  Date Candle

Candles might be the go-to gift for any holiday season, but for Valentine’s Day they can also help to create a calming date-night atmosphere and set the tone for a memorable evening. The Maison Margeila Replica On A Date Candle does all of the above. The aroma of blackcurrant liquor accord, bergamot oil, lsparta rose petal and patchouli essences will fill the room with warmth and makes for the perfect date night addition. 

SHOP NOW: Maison Margeila Replica On A  Date Candle, $99

Amouage Honour Woman and Honour Man Eau De Parfum

Whether matching with your partner is your thing or not, adding some romance with a matching fragrance is always a good idea. Inspired by the short story of Madame Butterfly, a tale of tragic love, the Amouage Honour Woman and Honour Man Eau De Parfume’s are fragrances that capture the essence of long-ago lovers and romance. While Honour Woman leans towards floral femininity, with notes of jasmine and tuberose, Amouge Man is full of spice and mystery, with top notes of pink and black pepper. 

SHOP NOW: Amouage Honour Woman Eau De Parfum, $499 and Amouage Honour Man Eau De Parfum, $499

St. Rose Green Garden Candle

With notes of oregano, bergamot and jasmine, the St. Rose Green Garden Candle will send you straight to the Mediterranean. The heart note of oregano, which is believed to have been created by Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, is commonly used by Ancient Greeks in rituals to promote love, good luck and happiness, making this candle ideal to bring some love to your evening of romance. It’s bound to be a forever favourite.

SHOP NOW: St. Rose Green Garden Candle, $135

Lancôme Idôle Now Eau De Parfum

Launched just in time for Valentine’s Day and Lancôme’s newest member of their fragrance family, Idôle NOW, is bound to become a new favourite. Created with empowerment in mind, the fragrance was created to inspire strength among the next generation of leading women. The bold floral scent is complemented by its dreamy sunrise-coloured bottle adorning the new Idôle power totem, making for the perfect gift for your girlfriends. 

SHOP NOW: Lancôme Idôle Now Eau De Parfum, $245


Michael Hill Ruby Pave Heart Pendant

Of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without gifting a beautiful piece of jewellery. The Michael Hill Ruby Pave Heart Pendant is not any ordinary heart pendant—it features a small heart-shaped silhouette that is doused in rubies to create a piece of jewellery that will be cherished long after February 14. Available in 10kt yellow gold, this delicate pendant is no doubt going to earn you some brownie points. 

SHOP NOW: Michael Hill Ruby Pave Heart Pendant, $499

LBDO Essensual Massage Oil

Add a little spice to your V-Day with the LBDO Essensual Massage Oil. This luxurious, fragrance-free massage oil is ideal for use as an all over body oil or as a sensual addition to a massage. Add your favourite essential oil scent to tap into your aromatherapy side, or simply enjoy the unique blend of native Australian kakadu plum seed oil coconut oil,  jojoba oil and sandalwood oil as they are. 

SHOP NOW: LBDO Essensual Massage Oil, $49.95

Saint Valentine Mini Heart Hoops

Say I love you with the Saint Valentine Mini Heart Hoops. Adorned with a single chic stone at the centre of the heart, the hoops are a classic piece of jewellery that are bound to become your new everyday earrings. Designed with the famous E. E. Cummings poem, ‘I Carry Your Heart With Me’ in mind, the hoops will inspire love with every wear. Pair them with the matching Mini Heart Bracelet and Mini Heart Necklace for a complete Valentines look. 

SHOP NOW: Saint Valentine Mini Heart Hoops, $95

Maison Balzac J’ai Soif Carafe and Glass

Cult homeware brand Maison Balzac knows it’s way around a pop of colour, as well as the way to our hearts. Inspired by traditional drinkware sets commonly displayed on bedside tables across France, the J’ai Soif Carafe and Glass is made from 100 per cent Borosilicate glass and adds finesse to our daily water consumption. 

SHOP NOW: Maison Balzac J’ai Soif Carafe and Glass in Pink, $89


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