When February 14 rolls around, lovers and friends exchange letters, chocolates, jewellery, or try to top each other with experience gifts that capture the moment on Valentine’s Day.
To kick it off, here are a couple of Valentine’s Day gift experiences to think about. Feel free to send any sexy chocolates or quirky gifts my way!
Climb, Graze & Gaze
Take Valentine’s Day to new heights with this luxury picnic experience. It all starts the moment you step into BridgeClimb and begin your journey to the Summit of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. With your climb group, and your loved one by your side, you’ll soak in breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and create unforgettable memories together.
After your Climb, you’ll be making your way to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Observatory Hill, or Kirribilli to enjoy a beautifully prepared luxury picnic, gazing back at the impressive Bridge you just conquered together. The menu includes the ultimate graze board, a picnic table with all of the decorative trimmings, music, and so much more.
For every Climb, Graze & Gaze purchased, 10 meals are delivered to those in need through our partnership with OzHarvest.
Prices start from $846.
Sunset Cinema returns to the iconic North Sydney Oval for its 10th season, illuminating the picturesque grandstand with 35 films and offering a great opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather with your family, mates or dates.
Because movies are best enjoyed with a great bevvie, there will be a fully stocked bar with beverages from Greenall’s Gin, Big Drop Brewing, Fowles Wine, StrangeLove, and BentSpoke, as well as hearty eats by local food vendor, Casa Fine Foods.
Movie-must-have snacks like freshly popped popcorn, chocolates, and lollies will also be available each session. Sunset Cinema also allows for a BYO picnic, so get creative.
Other venues include St Ives, Canberra, Wollongong, and North Sydney.
Westpac open-air Cinemas
The buzz starts in the early evening as friends, colleagues, and lovers gather to enjoy the event’s harbourside bar and restaurant. With stunning views over the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the city skyline, the event offers an amazing festive atmosphere that captures the spirit of Sydney in the summertime.
Venue: Located at Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, our cinema is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and set within the historic and protected Farm Cove.
Dining: Dining on the harbour at our restaurants and bar is as much a part of the OpenAir experience as the films. With an array of food & beverages to suit all tastes from classic drinks & snacks to cocktails & fine dining.
Film Program: You can check out our incredible full 2022 Film Program here.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Tia Maria bar at Moonlight Cinema
What could be more romantic than spending an evening watching a film under the stars, cocktail in hand with your special loved one? The Tia Maria bar at Moonlight Cinema will be offering the classic Espresso Martini and also Matcha-Tini’s made with Tia Maria’s brand new Matcha Liqueur. Book a session for you and your Valentine at Moonlight Cinema and enjoy a cocktail or two whilst watching a romantic movie for a dreamy night you’ll both cherish. Tickets from $20 per person. Sessions are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.
Gift your partner a Camplify gift voucher to whisk away in one of their boutique campervans like Sandy the Van or Nellie Melba. These vans come with everything you need for a romantic getaway with your loved one. Alternatively, grab a couple of your best pals and head out on a road trip adventure in one of Camplify’s fully equipped motorhomes like Le Petit Château which can sleep up to four people. Prices from $125 per night.
Valentine’s Day Aquarium
A memorable after-hours experience; an evening of great food, delicious drinks, romantic music and the unique chance to experience SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in a whole new light.
• Exclusive after-hours access to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – 45min self-guided tour
• Intimate 3-course dinner
• 2 hour premium drinks package
Enjoy a romantic dinner at the newly refurbished Pumphouse Sydney located at Darling Square precinct in Darling Harbour. The Valentine’s Day set menu starts with Pumphouse’s signature seafood platter to share with Sydney Rock Oysters, chargrilled king prawns, ocean trout crudo and fish rillettes. For the main, choose from the corn-fed chicken breast, SA snapper or gourmet steak fries. To finish the evening a red velvet cake with raspberry sorbet and white chocolate. Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request. From $180 per couple.
‘Once Upon a Time’ – Chapter 3
Always one to flip the memories of our favourite characters on its head, this year Nelly will be plating up Winnie the Pooh’s best and smallest friend – our beloved Piglet. Confit pork belly glazed in honey and topped off with carrots from the always gloomy Eeyore, ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ is the most delicious rendition of our favourite story you will see.
Another highlight from the menu, and one that is already a firm favourite of the nel. Restaurant team is the incredible Boo’s Best Friend – a white chocolate and mint parfait resembling Mike Wazowski’s eye topped with James P. Sullivan coloured fairy floss.
Nel Restaurant, $145 per person, plus $105 for matching wines and cocktails.
Allowing people to curate the perfect gift for their special someone this Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day. PersonallyPicked has over 200 incredible gift options such as Glasshouse candles, Just a Glass wines, Mr Consistent ready-made cocktails, Frank Green reusable cups and Koko Black chocolates, just to name a few! The best part, each gift box is personalised with the recipient’s name for the ultimate personalised experience.
Build your own box
If you’re looking for inspiration, PersonallyPicked’s recently launched experience gift boxes are just the thing. These experience boxes have been curated with products that are intended to be used together to create an overall at-home experience.
Each gift box comes with a dedicated instruction card that includes step by step instructions on how to use each of the items in the gift, for the ultimate experience. It also includes a breakdown of every product in the gift box, including tasting notes, supplier information and more.
Select and purchase your experience box
The Botanist x The Plant Mail
Cocktails have been made a breeze with The Botanist Gin and The Plant Mail partnering to create the ultimate cocktail gifting option for lovers to indulge. Each gift features a grey ceramic pot, filled with a lush rosemary plant packaged in a unique, chic box and a 200ml bottle of The Botanist Gin. The perfect cocktail garnish to numerous cocktails, this cute plant makes a delightful addition to the interior of your house.
Dyson Airwrap™ Styler
A limited-edition red/nickel gift set. The Dyson Airwrap™ styler harnesses an aerodynamic phenomenon called the Coanda effect, styling with air, not extreme heat, achieving versatility from voluminous curls, natural waves and smooth blow-dry finishes at home. Accompanying the Dyson AirwrapTM styler this Valentine’s Day will be a complimentary gift with purchase, valued at $49. Visit here.
Dyson Corrale™ Straightener
We’re sure the limited edition Dyson Corrale™ straightener in red/nickel will tick all the boxes for Valentine’s Day.
Using patented flexing copper plates that shape to gather hair, the Dyson Corrale™ straightener delivers enhanced styling with less hair damage. These plates allow for greater control and better grip, applying even heat and tension to all strands for smooth, shiny results, and is cord-free to achieve outstanding style anywhere on the go. As an added extra for your lover, Dyson is including a complimentary gift with purchase, valued at over $100. Visit here.