Just because you’ve waited until the very last minute doesn’t mean you don’t care. Well, it kind of does actually — but your better half doesn’t need to know that. Here are some quick-fix Valentine’s Day gifts that should help to keep you out of the dog house.
A perfect gift for the partner that craves excitement — Adrenalin has a huge range of adventure experiences ranging from SCUBA diving to helicopter flights. While it’s probably too late to get the express-delivered gift box version, there’s an option to buy online vouchers which you can print out and put in a card.
You could also try out the similar Red Balloon, which has a selection of less hectic options. You can buy these cards from a range of Australian retailers, including Big W, K Mart, Target, Australia Post, Coles and Woolworths.
If your partner has a standard Spotify account, order them a premium subscription for all their music-listening needs. Not only will it get rid of the ads, but it gives them higher-quality audio and lets them listen on their iPhone or Android phone.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Spotify has also introduced a “Love Notes” tool which allows you to send your Valentine a personalised playlist with a secret message hidden within the titles of the songs. Sometimes sappy works. Click here to send a playlist.
If you’re not sure about your significant other, this could be a great test! Sydney’s biggest escape room company, The Mystery Puzzle, is knocking 20 per cent off all escape rooms when you use the discount code “Valentinesday2016”. (Book here.) For non-Sydneysiders, there are plenty of escape rooms around the country — hit up Google and see what you can find!
Booking a last-minute dirty weekend could be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift; especially if it’s been ages since you last got away. Airbnb has plenty of romantic cottages and makeshift love-nests among its listings. Click here to start searching.
Airtasker is an online crowdsourcing service that lets you advertise bespoke tasks to “runners” who will then carry it out for a small fee. If you don’t have time to pick up roses and chocolates, jump on the site and pay someone else to do it for you.