written by Rebecca Goulter
Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. The day to celebrate love. What a wonderful time of the year!
With less than a week to go until Valentine’s Day the pressure is mounting to get your S.O. the perfect gift. If you’ve been wracking your brain trying to come up with ideas, this is the list for you! We’ve got five fabulous gifts you can get right here at the Saturday Fresh Market and Sunday Discovery Market, so read on, you hopeless romantic.
1. The Old Faithful – Flowers
It’s one of the oldest Valentine’s Day traditions for a reason – a bouquet of a dozen red roses is floral shorthand for love and passion. The gorgeous deep colours and fragrant scent are guaranteed to make the lucky recipient feel the love.
Of course, why constrain yourself? Flowerlovers and Lynch Market Flowers are chock full of bouquets of different sizes, colours and shapes that will suit any budget. There are even bags of rose petals on sale that will set the mood perfectly when scattered around the house.
Worried about the fleeting nature of a bouquet of fresh flowers? Well, we’ve got something for that too. Floralicious at the Sunday Discovery Market specialises in very realistic wooden roses that will never wilt away. For a couple of dollars extra you can spring for a bouquet of wooden roses and chocolates – how good is that!
2. His and hers jewellery
Another Valentine’s classic. If diamonds are a bit out of budget, we’ve got something just right for you! The Sunday Discovery Market is full of stalls selling beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. In Aisle 6, you’ll find Joan who sells real, hand strung pearl jewellery. Her pearls come in a range of colours and sizes, and you’re guaranteed to find something to dazzle your girl.
Ladies, we’ve also got you covered. You can shop for cufflinks, belt buckles and watches throughout the various jewellery stalls at the Sunday Discovery Markets. If you have a browse on Sunday you’re bound to find the perfect gift for your Valentine.
3. Decadent sweet treats
Fall in love with the many and varied gourmet treats on offer at the Saturday Fresh Market. The Little Gingerbread Cottage bakes delightful Valentine’s themed gingerbread fresh for the market (pictured right). Because doesn’t everyone want to be told they’re loved by cookie-gram?
If you’re looking for other tasty sweets Kokoa Bliss can sort you out with a delicious platter of chocolate dipped strawberries, or a whole range of chocolatey treats.
4. Golf clubs and other treasures
The Sunday Discovery Market has a vast and ever changing catalogue of potential gift ideas. Is your true love an avid golfer? How about a bargain golf set?
We’ve got phone cases, his and hers perfumes, vintage and restored tools, handcrafted timber signs and so much more. No matter what hobby sets your S.O’s heart aflame, you’re bound to find the perfect gift browsing through 300 stalls on Sunday.
5. Luxuriate with candles and bubble bath
Give the gift of relaxation with a collection of beautiful soy candles courtesy of Coastal Soy Beams. With a range of different scents, sizes and shapes there’s a candle for every Valentine available on Saturday.
Or if your partner is in the mood for a long, luxurious soak in the tub our Sunday Discovery Market plays host to a variety of stalls selling soaps, bath bombs and bath salts.
With these amazing gifts you’ll give the gift of a relaxing spa day from the comfort of your own home!
We’ve given you a whole bunch of ideas, so go forth! The markets are a wonderful place to find a Valentine’s gift and if all else fails you’ve taken your other half on a great morning date. We’ll see you this weekend!