Last Minute Valentine’s Gift Ideas


So, you’ve somehow managed to miss all the signs – the red lovey-dovey shop decorations, the shelves of chocolates, mushy cards and cute teddy bears, the hints your partner has left lying around the house and in your WhatsApp chats. Come on, how could you have missed it all? But it’s alright, luckily there are a few last minute options out there, so here are a few ideas.

Lots Of Chocolate From Lindt

This one is a no-brainer. Find your nearest Lindt Chocolate Studio and get your hands on all the different types of chocolate that your Valentine loves, throw them into a gift bag or wrap them and voila – Valentine’s Day gift ready! You can either create your own “lucky packet” from choosing a selection of decadent chocolates in the many different flavours or you can take your pick from the boxes they have ready and waiting. The LINDOR Strawberries & Cream chocolates looking just divine and nothing says “I love you” like a LINDOR Heart Tin filled with choccies.

There’s Loads of Stuff at Woolies

We all know and love Woolies, and thank goodness, they’re there when we need them most… on Valentine’s Day when we have NO gift in hand for our special someone! Here you can pick up a bouquet of flowers (if they haven’t all sold out yet), grab a box of chocolates or a few sweet treats, pick out the best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, maybe even get your hands on his or her favourite fragrance and shop for some smexy lingerie. There are so many options to choose from. And if all else fails, there’s always a Woolies voucher or a homemade dinner for two thanks to all the goodies you found at Woolies Food.

Pamper Treats From The Body Shop

Whether you’re looking for something for the special lady in your life, the man of your dreams, a little something for friends and family, or need something to throw together a glamorous look for your hot date this Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop will have just the thing. Everyone loves a little pampering here and there, and this is a great place to stock up on all the good stuff. Take your pick from bath and body goodies (side note: the body butters are to die for!), skincare items, beautiful gift sets, fresh fragrances and much more.

Get That Feeling With Sorbet

Speaking of pampering, you can also treat your loved one to something special from Sorbet. Get them a gift card for a massage or Dry Bar session (depending which salon you head to), get your hands on a bunch of lovely products or choose a pretty gift set. Here, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Just pop into your nearest store. Luckily, you can find one almost everywhere you go.

Get Your Spoils At Red Square

Red Square is your one-stop for all things makeup, skincare, fragrance, nails, brands and let’s not forget to mention gift sets and goodies for men. And to make your last-minute gift shopping even easier, they also offer free signature gift wrapping. Crisis averted! For her, take your pick from Benefit, fragrance and skincare treats that you know she’ll love. And for him, there’s everything from Nivea and Tom Ford to Aramis and Givenchy gift sets available.

Something Quirky From The Gadget Shop

Everyone loves a quirky gift, be it a strange game that you happened to stumble across or something cool and techy that’s not seen that often. Either way, quirky is always a great idea, and there’s no better place to get that oh-so-different than at the Gadget Shop. They even have a cool collection of Valentine’s Day gift ideas here, from cute Jam Jamoji Bluetooth speakers, drones and mirror clocks to a self-stirring mug, pocket knives and more.

Gift Ideas For The Outdoor Lovers

If your partner is more into the outdoorsy stuff, then why not get them a quick gift from Cape Union Mart. They have a bunch of fab gifting ideas for him and her. “Like what?” you might wonder… well, let’s share a few ideas with you. Gifts for him: Hydroflask coffee mug, a Red-E RSP80 Power Bank, a GoPro Hero 5, Zartek ZA-748 Two Way Radio. And for her: Volcano Motion Bluetooth headphones, the Victorinox Cape Protea tool, or Sunski Originals sunglasses. The options are endless. Read their Valentine’s article here.

Spoil Your Bookworm with Exclusive Books

Another idea if your partner is a little bit of a bookworm, get them their favourite book for Valentine’s Day from the best book stop of them all – Exclusive Books! Make it a romance since it IS Valentine’s Day (they have plenty of those). And if you’re not too sure if he/she is the romantic novel type or rather enjoys the thrills that a gripping mystery offers, then there’s always the option of getting them a gift voucher, which leads us into our next gifting idea…

Just Go Crazy On Vouchers!

You can’t go wrong with vouchers! And best of all, you can find them absolutely anywhere and everywhere. Sure, it might be a little less personal, but as long as you get the right store voucher, at least some thought went into it. If she likes clothes shopping, get her an Edgars, Woolworths, Truworths, or YDE. If he enjoys gaming, visit BT Games, Musica or even Steam to buy him a game online if he has an account.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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