Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2013


Gift for foodies

NESTCAFE Dolce Gusto Circolo

With its stylish red design and professional 15-bar pressure, NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO is so easy to use you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in seconds. Its compact and sleek design is perfect for any modern kitchen. Select your favourite flavour from the 14 pods selection range for gourmet coffee at home! RRP: $349 (machine), $7.99 (box of pods), $19.95 (bubble capsule holder)
Europe in a Box (food subscription box

Europe in a Box is Australia’s first monthly box filled with an ever changing selection of hand-picked authentic European treatsOnce a month receive gourmet foods and drinks as well as educational information about several culinary destinations in Europe. Having a moment of discovery every month is something to aspire to! Available in 1, 3 or 6 month membership on – RRP: from $46 per month  – Free shipping

LotusGrill’s® Portable BBQ

A good barbeque is as much about the environment and experience as it is about food. This German award-winning BBQ is ready to cook your meat in 3 minutes only, mess free, smokeless and dishwasher safe. Grilling with the LotusGrill® ensures a low fat and therefore calorie‐conscious style of cooking, because of its patented design, excess fat and oil cannot reach the charcoal and burn. RRP: $299

Lindt Rose Cornet
Since it was brought by the Spanish from South America to Europe, chocolate has been considered the food of love – so why not simply say I love you with the finest chocolate gift from Lindt! This rose cornet is filled with your favourite Lindor chocolates. RRP: $9.99

[yellow tail] Sparkling and Moscato 
[yellow tail] Bubbles & Pink Bubbles explode with millions of fine, dancing bubbles that create a fresh and creamy mouth-feel. These are refreshing and soft wine with a light and crisp finish, while [yellow tail] Pink Moscato is full of natural sweetness, displaying bright strawberry flavours with hints of fairy floss, sherbet and delicate floral notes. RRP: $9.99 per bottle

Feel Good, Smell Good, Look Good

The Body Shop Chocomania Edition Deluxe  

You’d love the sumptuous textures and divine chocolatey-scent of this delectably decadent rangeTurn your shower into pamper heaven with the lather-rich shower cream. Follow up with the lavishly rich Body Butter for long-lasting hydration. It seamlessly melts into skin to leave it sweetly scented. RRP: $27.95 (body butter 200ml), $12.95 (shower cream 250ml)

Make up Store “Your Valentine” Eau de Parfum
Make Up Store is a cutting-edge Swedish make up brand, which has been in existence for over 21 years. This delicate and fruity perfume will delight you of bergamot, pomegranate and pear notes. RRP: $80

Arbonne Cosmetics (Lipstick & Sheer Glow Highlighter)
For a perfect kiss: packed with Vitamins A, C and E as well as Pomegranate Extract, this lipstick formula intensely hydrates and conditions lips with a rich colour and beautiful scent. For a luminescent soft, radiant glow to the complexion, simply mix the Sheer Glow Highlighter in your hand with your foundation and dab on the area you would like to highlightRRP: $36 (Lipstick) and $55 (Sheer Glow Highlighter)

The Body Shop White musk Libertine Solid Perfume
Presented in an adorable heart-shaped tin, this newpocket-sized perfume is perfectly portable. White Musk Libertine is a solid perfume with a sensual floral musk scent with sweet notes of Turkish delight, baby orchid and Chantilly cream. RRP: $19.95

Luminesce™ essential body renewal 

This exclusive body lotion has been specially formulated with optimal ingredients under the expertise of world-renowned dermatologist to help boost collagen formation, improve skin elasticity, and protect against the signs of premature ageing. RRP: $65.95
Lolita’s beauty kit: Magnetix nail polish, 1000HOUR lashes and Real Techniques brushes – from Chemcorp 
Magnetix Nail Polish™ ‘s unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles to create a pattern on the nail using magnetic forces. The 1000 Hour range of products are the perfect addition to intensify and add depth to your eyes. Real Techniques™’s brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever. RRP: $8.80 (nail polish), $8.95 (lashes), $19.95 (brushes)

What to Wear

Chrissy.L Bijoux D’amour Chandelier Earrings & charm stacked bracelet 
Add some glamour to your look with these gorgeous chandelier earrings and valentine’s day Charm stacked bracelet from designer Chrissy Leighton. Chrissy L Accessories has captured the attention of various high profile celebrities and media personalities across the country and on the International scene. RRP: $89 (earrings), $119 (bangle)

Coussinet Mosaic Purple Scarf & Gala Necklace
Adopt the French look with this very lightweight Coussinet silk chiffon scarf with an abstract design and contrast border print. For your evening look you, add some wow with this beautiful double staggered long silver and beaded necklace. RRP: $48.95 (scarf), $39.95 (necklace)

Olga Berg Silver Clutch
This shimmery slimline bow clutch in metallic is the perfect way to give your Valentine’s Day eveningwear a textural twist. Includes an optional shoulder chain if needed. RRP: $49.95
Mix Sleepwear
Fresh and comfortable, Mix offers a wide range of sleepwear available exclusively at selected Coles stores and online. Canadian designer Joseph Mimran, a pioneer in casual fashion having created award-winning clothing around the globe is the man behind Mix. RRP: $8-$19

Funkita Swimwear

For the active ladies out there, Funkita classic Diamond Back One Piece training cut’s heavier weight fabric provides maximum coverage and increased compression, making it perfect for lap swimming. It’s also chlorine resistant and UPF 50+ rating. RRP: $ 84.95
Jewellery for a Cause

Buying a piece from Jewellery for a Cause this Valentine’s Day really is giving the gift that keeps on giving! 20% of every sale is donated to the specific charity the piece ‘represents’. RRP: $15-$50 for most items

A Beautiful Home
Tonic Heritage cassis scented candle  
This beautiful Tonic cassis scented candle has a fruity fragrance that is a unique combination of roses and blackcurrent leaves. It will transform your home, creating a unique romantic atmosphere, by evoking the fragrance of an elegant garden for up to 45 hours. RRP: $39.95

Luigi Bormioli Romantica Glassware

Add a touch of fun and fancy to your table with this exquisite Italian range of glassware featuring soft, spiralling clear swirls within ultra sparkling, durable glass. It’s also eco-friendly, with no lead and other heavy metals in its make up. Available at Myer, David Jones and independent houseware stores. RRP: $44.95-$59.95 

Linnea Swedish design tea towel, art prints and hand-made cards

Founded by Swedish born designer Linnea Axelsson in Melbourne, Linnea – Swedish Design offers a beautiful range of stylish homewares inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian design. RRP: $24.95 (tea towel), $14.95 (art print), $4.95 (cards) – Free shipping


Endeavour Hop Vintage 2012 Growers Ale  
The 2012 Growers Ale is a hand-crafted brew that is made in tribute to the artisan hop and barley growers in Australia. Exciting aromatic characters of fresh hops are clearly evident on a nose that gives way to an extremely refreshing palate with a superb long lasting finish. RRP: $17.99 (6x pack)

Samsung NX20 Camera
Packed with a 20.3MP APS-C Sensor Capture, Full HD Video Recording, and High Speed Capture, the new Samsung NX system cameras let you take stunning images and share photos instantly via Wi-Fi. RRP: $899

Funky Trunks Underwear & Swimwear  
Constructed from a premium cotton and elastane blend your man will get all the comfort and support he needs from his Funky Trunks underwear! And for the beach, your modern water man will love his above knee fitted watershort made of quick drying Polyester.  RRP: $27.95 (underwear), RRP: $74.95 (watershorts)

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Tablet 
With the Multiscreen function, your other half can now watch videos or read articles on one screen while taking notes on the other using Galaxy™ 10.1 RRP: $499

Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Screwdriver
This electric, cordless screwdriver comes with a corkscrew adapter – making it the perfect gift for wine-loving guys! For the more handy men out there, the Bosch IXO Vino transfers into a regular tool for when serious home-makeover sessions call. RRP $($69) – available at Bunnings nationwide

Book: Get Yourself Back In Motion by Jason Smith
If your other half is mad of sports, this is the perfect gift for him! This book authored by physiotherapist Jason Smith,  is the first of its kind: it empowers individuals to self-manage pain and optimise their health through never before revealed physiotherapy secrets and tips. RRP: $34.95 

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