At Eminence, we are a big believer in making people feel special everyday. With Valentine’s Day only 4 days away, it’s time to really focus your energies in selecting that special someone in your life (girlfriends, mums and sisters included) a thoughtful gift to remind them how much they mean to you.
You can choose to take the traditional route of roses, chocolates and a dust-collecting Teddy Bear or opt to wow your favourite person with something creative, thoughtful and just for them. Today, we are sharing with you a few gift ideas that we love giving, and getting. So whether you are celebrating with your bestie or beau, we hope our Top 10 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day give you some inspiration!
#1 Roses and Chocolate With a Twist
There’s no wilting and no calories with our Rose and Chocolate selection for Valentine’s Day! We have handpicked our most yummy, loved up products AND we are giving you a Gift with Purchase to help spread the love.
For A rose by any other name, try the Rose Collection Tube with 5 travel-size products for total skin indulgence. Want to give her a rose everyday? Our Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturiser delivers daily, by hydrating and rejuvenating skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and aging.
Does smearing her in chocolate sound more like it? We combine cocoa with sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, ginseng and lecithin in our Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque – for a guilt-free chocolate hit.
#2 Plan a Weekend Away
Lucky for all the lovebirds, Valentine’s Day 2014 falls on a Friday. This gives you the perfect excuse to escape for a weekend away filled with romance and relaxation. Some of our personal favourite places for a getaway are secluded spots off the beaten track, like hiding in the hinterland.
or beachside bliss for champagne sunsets. Don’t forget to pack your travel-sized skin care for your mini-break, our Starter Sets are perfect for both male and female pampering.
For a list of local love shacks, check out Love Birds who have a range of heavenly escapes for two – right near you!
#3 Stoke the Flames of Love
A candle-filled room is a show stopper! Whether it’s setting the scene for a divine home cooked dinner; to frame a rose-filled bath, or even to create the right mood for watching her favourite ‘chick-flick’ – a candle turns a sweet gesture into sensational surprise!
#4 Crack the Champagne
We have paired champagne and Tokay ice wine grape leaves to give you a decadent bottle of bliss. Our Mimosa Champagne Massage Oil is a great way to start or finish your Valentine’s Day! Give her a relaxing and romantic massage and at the same time, caress her skin with our blend of 6 oils. They are specifically designed to protect her skin, while moisturising and soothing for a silky finish.
#5 Seal it with a Kiss
When Cupid’s arrow lands, shower your one true love with 12 hours of kisses instead of roses! If you are like most of us and working on Friday the 14th, get creative with text, stick-it notes around the house or hidden presents throughout the day. Bestow on your beloved an Organic Kiss Lip Gloss when you wake up or stash one in her handbag for a surprise ‘kiss’ while you are apart. Best of all, its paraben and petroleum-free so you can both avoid ingesting the bad stuff! Choose from Plum Kiss, Spice Kiss or Strawberry Kiss.
#6 Give Her a “Valentine’s Day Off”
Time is always such a beautiful gift, so giving a busy woman some ‘me’ time is a winner. Send her off for a day of pampering at one of our exclusive Spas and Salons – there is bound to be one close by. You plan a day with the kids while she rests in blissful surroundings getting a facial treatment. If you both have a few hours spare, why not share the gift and book a couple’s massage!
#7 Tell Her, She is Tea-rrific
Choose from our selection of Certified Organic Teas. We have an exquisite, soothing evening tea, combining Chamomile and Lime flower with Vanilla bean and Cinnamon for the perfect way to relax and unwind. Or brighten her day with a clean, balanced and lively infusion of Green tea, Siberian Ginseng, Gotu Kola and mixed berries. This perky tea will pick her up in the morning, inspire her afternoon or energise her evening!
#8 Give a Gift that Gives
There are a host of worthwhile causes inviting romantics to buy their loved ones a Charitable Gift or to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a charitable gesture. Some ideas can be found at Care and Oxfam for ‘Gifts that Give Twice’. As dog lovers, we also have to mention Guide Dogs Victoria’s wonderful ‘Bow Project’ where gifts such as feeding a Guide Dog in Training for a week ($18) or giving a puppy blanket ($24) can be purchased.
You can select a ‘celebration donation’ to your choice of charity with most of the major ones like the Leukemia Foundation offering a services where your donation carries the name of your special someone.
For something close to our hearts, support Breast Cancer Research. Eminence donates US$5 to breast cancer research for every purchase of Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer.
#9 Create a Big Gesture
A grand gesture can come from a small idea. We love the job posted on Airtasker, an Aussie company used to outsource odd jobs around the home and office. Parik turned a bunch of 12 roses into a profoundly romantic and beautiful moment when he advertised for ’11 Love Runners’ – to each to present his other-half with a rose and a word from his heart. You could enlist your children, family, friends or her girlfriends to help out with messages or even text clues for a treasure hunt with a surprise gift waiting at the end.
#10 A Gift Certificate
Can’t be with the one you love or does your bestie live in another state? A Gift Certificate is easy to send, as a far-away ‘thinking of you’ gesture. Don’t fall into the trap of giving a generic card, make it special by giving her a Gift Card from a shop you know she loves or for products she adores.
Simply call 1800 142 182 to order your gift card and we will send you a Valentine inspired Eminence e-Card to give her on the day. An Eminence Gift Card makes it a sinch for your gal or girlfriend to select her favourite products, which then so conveniently arrive straight to her door a few days later.
How will you be celebrating ‘the day of love’ – share your romantic gestures by commenting below and give those stuck for ideas a tip or two!