This Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday so not the best night of the week for a night out. So make this Valentine’s Day about finding that perfect picnic spot with that perfect partner and the perfect Valentine’s Day Hamper. Now, the perfect partner bit is all on you, but as for the rest…
Given the month in which it falls, Valentine’s Day was made to be spent outside under warm summer skies, so we’ve scoured the best spots in Melbourne and Sydney bring you the ultimate list of romantic hideaways for you and your beau.
Sydney’s Most Romantic Spots
Warm weather, secluded beaches, manicured parks… Sydney’s not a bad spot to find yourself when Valentine’s Day falls. Given the abundance of appropriate locales to while away the hours with your special someone, we’ve had to do some serious honing to bring you a list of romantic Sydney spots. Good luck picking just one.
The warm February sun and views of the harbour make Barangaroo Reserve the ultimate picnic spot. Located in inner Sydney, this idyllic patch features plenty of spots to spread a picnic blanket, little coves to explore and lookouts that provide glorious views of our famous harbour. Settle in for a memorable evening as you watch the sun melt into the horizon.
Pair with: Corona Beer Hamper
Beers and snacks ...what more do you need for a sundowner picnic..except your perfect pair. This Valentine’s Day gift box is perfect for the beer-loving couple with some snacks to match. Watch the sunset at Barangaroo with a few bevvies and your beauty… perfect. It’ll be a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget.
Sunsets and picnics go hand in hand and Moore Park gives you one of the best opportunities to enjoy both. Find a spot on the Hill and enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney skyline and the sun sinking slowly into the horizon. With a bottle or two of your favourite drop and some moreish snacks to nibble on, you and your partner will have a Valentine’s to remember.
Pair with: Bubbly Days Out
Is this the ultimate picnic hamper? It just might be. We all know how important it is to keep the fluids up when outdoors, so we’ve included a bottle of Moet. And to make sure your energy levels don’t dip, there’s salted cashews, pretzels, olives from Kangaroo Island, an Antipasto Medley and much more.
Plus, what’s a picnic without the classic wicker basket? Our picnic basket is the must have outdoor accessory this year and is included in this Valentine’s Day hamper. What’s so super special? It has a hidden cool bag and a detachable wooden cheeseboard. Glamour meets picnic.
Close to our Northern Beaches hearts.... Shelly Beach is our local secret. There’s something about secluded beaches that just drips romance. Shelly Beach, located on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches in Manly, is a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, away from the crowds and quiet enough to find your own patch of sand to watch the evening sun sparkle on the blue waters. A picnic rug, a glass of bubbles, some nibbles, someone you like… the perfect end to a romantic day. This calls for a Valentine’s champagne picnic for two!
Nothing speaks to Valentine’s Day quite like a glass of bubbles. The question is: which bubbles? With the Valentine Picnic for 2 hamper, we leave the answer to you. Piper, Moet or Chandon? The choice is yours. To go with your selection, two stylish, insulated champagne flutes, an insulated wicker picnic basket with detachable wooden cheeseboard, chocolatier truffles, and a Turkish picnic towel. Valentine’s Day sorted.
Melbourne’s Most Romantic Spots
Melbourne is known for its secret laneways and atmospheric bars, but that shouldn’t imply a dearth of romantic outdoor locations. A plethora of parks and gardens as well as a multitude of tucked-away beaches means Valentine’s Day 2022 is best spent away from the CBD and those famous hidden restaurants and out amongst nature. Here’s our list of the most romantic Melbourne spots to while away February 14.
Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is a sprawling wonderland of secluded picnic spots, tranquil lakes and stunning vistas. No matter how many people it attracts (nearly two million every year), you’ll always manage to find a patch of grass for you and your beau to stretch out a picnic rug. For something extra special, you might consider hiring a little rowboat and having a punt on the picturesque Ornamental Lake.
Pair with: Growers Gate Gourmet Gift
If the dream holiday for you is moseying between South Australian vineyards on an old one speed bicycle, your paniers slowly getting heavier with more and more selections of the region’s delicacies, then this particular hamper might be just what you’re after. Bring the Barossa to your local park with two bottles of Growers Gate boutique wine. Along with the Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll enjoy tortilla chips, cashews, melting moments and other moreish snacks perfect for a lazy evening in the Botanic Gardens.
Willy beach is beautiful by day and spectacular by night. It’s a small crescent of a beach, with Gem Pier stretching out into the bay and affording lovely views of historic Williamstown. It may only be a stone’s throw from the CBD, but it can be quiet and peaceful and a wonderful way to see out the final hours of Valentine’s Day. It’s also just a five minute walk from the nearest train station, so no need for either of you to be the designated driver.
Pair with: Gin Picnic
This one runs along the same theme as Bubbly Days Out, but with a twist. Of lime, that is. Swap out the Moet for a couple of bottles of the splendid Manly Spirits Gin and Tonic, perfect for a warm summer eve lazing on a picnic rug. You’ll find all the usual tasty treats, from pretzels to cashews, olives to antipasto medleys, all packed within an awesome hamper basket that keeps the drinks chilled in its insulated compartment. Oh, and the lid of the wicker picnic basket doubles as a cheeseboard. Perfection.
Just you and your partner cruising gently on the waters of the Yarra River. There are a number of boat hire options out there, but On A Boat offers you the chance to skipper yourself, which means absolute privacy and romance. Their little electric boats are super easy to operate and don’t require a boat licence. Let us pack a hamper for you so you can enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drop, along with something tasty, while you drift slowly into the sunset.
Pair with: Moet & Savoury Nibbles
Finish off a romantic meal with a glass of champagne and nibbles as you float down the Yarra in the warm February evening. This beautifully presented Valentine’s Day hamper comes with a bottle of the finest Moet & Chandon, accompanied by accompanied by an assortment of snacks, from nuts and olives to crackers and sun dried tomatoes. We’ve thought of it all, so settle in and watch the sun set on a perfect Valentine’s Day with your skipper (or first mate).
Near or far, make sure they know how special they are.
It’s not always possible to be with our loved one on Valentine’s Day, especially in these uncertain times. If this is the case for you in 2022, then it’s more important than ever that you let your beau know how cherished and special they are. We’ve put together a range of the ultimate pamper hampers to let them know they’re still number 1.
Nothing pampers quite like a gift box filled with quality skincare products. When it comes to achieving smooth and silky skin, L’Occitane has been at the forefront for decades. This almond-themed collection will leave her skin velvety and nourished, while the candle and chocolates are there for pure indulgence – because it’s Valentine’s Day.
This beautiful pamper pack contains some of our most enduringly popular gifts. From Aromatherapy Co, we have a range of creams, washes and lotions for the hands and body, plus a Sohum gold candle to set the mood no matter how many miles lie between you.
If drawing a hot bath, lighting a scented candle and settling in with a selection of moreish snacks sounds like her ideal form of relaxation, the Sweets & Scents gift hamper is just what you’re after. Premium products from Maya & Monte and Peppermint Grove combine for a luxurious hamper ideal for Valentine’s Day.
Wash the troubles of the day away with lotions from Aromatherapy Co and then slip into a cotton waffle bathrobe to truly feel pampered this Valentine’s Day. He’ll love the sandalwood and sea salt body wash and the Ernest Hillier scorched almonds, and love you for sending them his way.
Sometimes we need somebody to tell us it’s time to relax and indulge ourselves, and that is exactly what this gift basket does. Scented candles, washes and lotions, choc berries, and a cotton waffle robe to slip into after a long, hot bath.
Sometimes, the only way to shut the world out is with heat pillows and eye masks. This Valentine’s Day, send her a hamper that leaves her in no doubt as to how special she is. Body butters, soaps, hand creams, an assortment of milk and dark chocolates, plus a Seafoam heat pillow and a velvet eye mask. Give her the tools she needs to relax and unwind.
This high end, luxury hamper brings the resort spa right to your doorstep, which is particularly convenient given the state of things right now. A bathrobe, hair towel, facial mask, wash cloth and peppermint and rosemary bath soak unite to create a zen-like atmosphere right in your bathroom. Perfect for Valentine’s Day 2023.