Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Reposted from Stuff.co.nz
Don't get stuck panic-buying a random box of chocolates from the dairy again – now's your chance to get organised early and ace Valentine's Day this year.
To show you care, order a personalised gift that's as unique as your loved one, and have it delivered on the big day or beforehand. Celebration Box has made it even easier by putting together the ultimate Valentine's gift guide featuring ten of their favourite boxes, hampers and baskets.
The gifts, flowers and sweet treats we recommend below are all available for easy online ordering, most can be delivered anywhere in the country (sometimes even for free), and you can add your own personalised message or customise your gift with ribbons, alcohol, chocolates and more.
From fresh red roses to personalised photo cookies, craft beer gift baskets to a Galentine's pamper party in a box, we've found gifts to suit every taste and budget. Because remember, Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers – it's also a wonderful opportunity to show a special individual in your life how much you love and appreciate them, whether that's your mum or dad, your best friend or even yourself!
For the lover in your life
Nothing says 'I love you' like red roses. The Wild Rose is a delivery company specialising in fresh and dried flower gift boxes, and they'll deliver a dozen long-stem red roses to your lover in a vase (Auckland only) or in a box (New Zealand-wide) from $180, including delivery.
For the romantics amongst us
The Red Roses Gift Box from The Wild Rose is a twist on a classic, including three red roses, a block of premium chocolate and a 200ml bottle of bubbles, all for $85. Or capture the current trend for dried flowers with a Love You Forever Dried Heart ($85, Auckland only) instead.
Paddock To Pantry Treats For Two Gift Basket: Order Here
For when you're not quite at the red roses phase yet
The team at New Zealand's favourite gift box company, Celebration Box, are experts at finding just the right combo of treats, and they've nailed cute and playful with their Somebunny Loves You gift box ($89.95), featuring an adorable pink bunny, prosecco, a rose-scented candle and more.
For the ultimate personalised gift
There's nothing as thoughtful as a customised gift, and now you can remind your Valentine of all those special moments you've shared by getting them printed on a cookie! Upload your photo files and the customised text for your Personalised Photo and Valentines Cookies ($39.90 for six) and the team at fun and funky local company Hello & Cookie will work their magic.
For someone special
Paddock To Pantry specialises in gourmet gift baskets and wine hampers delivered to your door. Featuring French sparkling wine, a scented candle, pampering products, coconut ice and white chocolate, the beautifully curated Treat Her Pink Gift Basket ($129.95) is sure to make anyone feel appreciated. Outside Auckland? Order the Pretty in Pink Gift Basket ($99.95) instead.
For the bloke in your life
Show him you know him with a Craft Beer Lovers Basket ($134.95) from Paddock To Pantry – packed with craft beer and a selection of sweet and savoury snacks. Not in Auckland? Send him a Cheers To Him Gift Basket ($109.95) instead.
For an extra special picnic date
The Treats For Two Gift Basket ($295.95) from Paddock To Pantry contains everything you need for a sophisticated Valentine's celebration, including champagne, two Spiegelau wine glasses, a scented candle and a selection of savoury and sweet nibbles.
For when you're stuck at home with the kids
Just because you're parents doesn't mean romance is dead. Celebration Box's Date Night In gift box ($119.95 including free overnight delivery) contains a selection of popcorn, peanuts, chocolates and sparkling wine that will transform movie night at home into a special occasion.
For when you can't find the words to express how you feel
Say 'I love you' with a Sweetheart Cookie Box, featuring six of Hello & Cookie's award-winning shortbread and gingerbread cookies, stamped with romantic messages ($32.95).
For a pamper party with your bestie
Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. It's also the perfect time to let your gal pals know you care, and a Galentine's gift from Celebration Box ($115.95 including free overnight delivery) is the perfect way to do it – inside you'll find prosecco, pampering products, chocolate and cookies.
Order your perfect Valentine's Day gift now. Limited Valentine's Day delivery spots are available, so order early to secure yours.