February 14th is a special day in Australia and many other countries around the world. While we all should show those special people in our lives how much we love them throughout the entire year, Valentine’s Day is a time for demonstrating exactly how much you care. There are several theories regarding the origins of Valentine’s Day dating back hundreds of years but these days it’s all about card and gift giving, flowers, chocolates, dinners and romantic gestures. For those who really get into the spirit of the day, marriage proposals are common and are seen as the ultimate act of love and commitment.
MàZi Restaurant at Lantern Club, Roselands is the place to be if you plan on wining and dining your special someone. Our exceptional chefs have added a selection of outstanding items to an already incredible menu, including:
- Oysters (the ultimate aphrodisiac)
- Garlic prawns
- Braised pork belly
- Slow roasted veal, crumbed and served with condiments
- Wagyu sirloin with sticky jus and roasted lemon potatoes
- A buffet of mini-desserts
MàZi Restaurant will also be offering a limited selection of alfresco tables, complete with romantic lighting and theming to create the perfect Valentine’s Day ambience. To make a booking for February 14th, call (02) 8037 8200 or fill out our online booking form.
What should you get for your Valentine?
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without an exchanging of gifts. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or the early days of a brand new romance, it can be difficult to think of the perfect gift to buy for your partner. To help you, we’ve gathered 10 wonderful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him or her that we’re confident your other half will absolutely adore.
Gifts for him
Is your man a fitness fanatic… or in need of some gentle encouragement to lose a few kilos? A Fitbit is a great place to start. They can measure and record everyday activities to improve overall health, track workouts, help reach peak performance and so much more. Head to the online Fitbit store and pick one up for $129.95 – $399.95.
Every discerning gent should have a set of cufflinks. That said, they don’t have to be all about style; you can have a little fun with them if you want. There aren’t too many men who don’t like Star Wars, so combine the two for a great pair of cufflinks at Hug Me Harry. This pair is only $59.95.
A great watch doesn’t have to cost a thousand dollars or more but a great looking watch can add a touch of class to whatever he’s wearing. This beautiful, all black watch by the Simple Watch Co. has a premium quality leather band, scratch resistant sapphire glass and Swiss time quartz movement, all for just $279.
4. Beard grooming kit
Does your man rock a beard that looks more lumberjack than hipster? Encourage him to keep it looking healthy and fabulous with a beginner beard styling and grooming pack from Shaverhut. He’ll get beard oil, shampoo, styling balm, a beard comb and scissors all for just $159.
Like a good watch, a great pair of shoes can add style and sophistication to any wardrobe. These Ted Baker classic leather derby shoes are 100% bovine leather with printed lining and coloured laces to give them a playful edge. At $299 they’re a superb investment, as they’ll never go out of style.
Men are in their element when relaxing on the couch watching their favourite TV shows. Now you can give him the gift that keeps on giving with a Netflix subscription. Ranging from $8.99 – $14.99 per month, he’ll enjoy the best movies, TV shows and documentaries he could ever dream of.
7. Branding Iron
Men like to BBQ, so help them take their BBQ-ing experience up a notch with an awesome branding iron. Imagine serving up individualised steaks or burgers at his next BBQ with each guest having their named seared into their meat! Grab one for him now at Gifts Australia for just $26.95 (plus $10.95 p+h).
8. Bedside lamp
How about this charming little 1960’s combi van lamp? Its soft glow invites you to dream of packing up your bags, loading them into a life-sized version and hitting the road. While it won’t make those dreams a reality, it sure will look good on his bedside table! Grab one from Latest Buy for $44.95 (plus $9.95 p+h).
You may think your man is perfect but this is the book to get him if you want him to become an even better version of himself. The Man Plan book is full of tips and advice to do pretty much everything he does even better. Grab a copy from Red Wrappings for $59.
10. Poker set
Men love playing poker with the boys but who has the space for a permanent poker table set up? With this set, he’ll be able to host the best poker nights imaginable with heavyweight chips, felt game mat, automatic cards shuffler, dealing shoe and a range of other awesome accessories. And the best part, it’s currently on sale at Nova Poker for just $169, reduced from $300, plus free delivery to all metro areas ($20 to remote areas).
Gifts for her
A classic Valentine’s Day gift for women, a well-chosen perfume will be well-received by the special lady in your life. The range of perfumes available is enormous and it can be overwhelming to choose just the right one but Illicit by Jimmy Choo would be a very safe bet. Get your hands on a bottle at Myer for $155 for a 100ml bottle.
Peter Alexander make fantastic pyjama sets for both men and women and this lightweight cotton paisley print is no exception. It features a matching short sleeve top and long pants, elastic waistband, drawstring fastening and side pockets. Grab a set for just $99.95.
This gorgeous black and white tote bag features gold tone hardware trims, front and back compartments with magnetic dot closures, internal zipped compartments, slip and mobile phone pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s also perfect for her laptop so it can be used for work and play. Pick one up from Colette Hayman for just $79.99.
4. Spa voucher
Time for your special someone to relieve any tension and stress they may have with this Endota Spa voucher, perfectly called ‘The Classic’. This one hour and 15 minutes of pure bliss experience includes a Billabong footbath and targeted one-hour massage or facial. Pick one up for just $150.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? There’s no better time to give your lady diamonds than on Valentine’s Day. If you’re not quite ready to splash out big dollars on an engagement ring, a pair of diamond drop earrings will be very well received. Grab this cluster of diamonds framed with sterling silver with teardrop shaped loops from Michael Hill for $299.
6. Skin care
Buy a Body Treatment Set from Grown Alchemist for just $69.95 and your Valentine will feel revitalised every time she uses the products. Featuring a purifying body exfoliant; 170ml mandarin and rosemary leaf body cream; and a 120ml chamomile, bergamot and rosewood body cleanser; this pack will nourish, moisturise and soothe her skin from top to bottom.
There are thousands of varieties of tea that women love to drink these days and with this selection of blends you just can’t go wrong. Detox, Lemongrass and Ginger, Refresh, Relax and Tummy Tea varieties all feature so that no matter how she’s feeling at any given time, there will be a tea that’s just right. Order a box from T2 for only $35.
8. Colouring book
The Mindfulness Colouring Book is an anti-stress art therapy colouring book for adults that has taken Australia by storm, with people raving about its ability to wash away anxiety and tension. Packed full of beautiful scenes and patterns by French illustrator Emma Farrarons, your loved one will be escaping from the world for just a brief moment as she fills the pages with colour. Grab a copy from Booktopia for just $14.50.
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day quite like a box of chocolate and you’ll reach the gold standard with this hamper box from Haigh’s Chocolates. She’ll enjoy a selection of eight different milk, dark and white chocolate varieties, presented in a beautiful gold box for $125 (incl. p+h).
Flowers and chocolates go hand in hand so if you’ve ordered the Haigh’s chocolates, why not also splash out on 12 long-stemmed red roses from Interflora perfectly presented in a low glass vase for $125.50 (plus $10 p+h)? You’ll make quite the impression and she’ll be left in no doubt about exactly how much she means to you.
Dinner at Lantern Club
So there you have it! A selection of 10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him or her. There’s something here for everyone from long term loves to short term friends, so now you won’t have to spend hours doing the searching for yourself.
To make Valentine’s Day that extra bit special, why not book a table for two at MàZi Restaurant at Lantern Club in Roselands. Our chefs have created a selection of superb dishes to complement the already amazing MàZi Restaurant menu and there will be a limited number of alfresco dining options set in the perfectly romantic ambience.
Book your table online now to avoid disappointment or call us on (02) 8037 8200. We look forward to serving you and your special someone on Valentine’s Day.
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