2023 Valentine’s Gift List: Spoil Your Special Someone

Words: Crush

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love, be it in the company of your forever love, life-long friends or a budding romance. Whether you’re looking for a timeless gift, a romantic date in a picturesque setting or simply want to spend quality time and celebrate your love over dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine, we have a couple of Valentine’s Day ideas for you to pick from.

Boschendal Farm-fresh Picnic – For the Foodie

If food is their love language, show them how much they mean to you at Boschendal. Enjoy an outdoor picnic with a delicious farm-fresh food basket and a bottle of Boschendal’s award-winning wine, or indulge in a three-course dinner at their renowned restaurant, The Werf Restaurant. Both experiences provide the ideal setting for couples to celebrate and create lasting memories together.

We love this for… spoiling the foodie in your life. Also, doesn’t a summer evening picnic date just sound blissful?

When: 14 Feb, 12h00–17h00
Cost: R850 per couple | Single Basket at R425.00 | Includes a glass of Boschendal Brut Rosé

Werf Restaurant
When: 14 Feb, 18h00–22h00
Cost: R625 per person | Includes 3-course sharing menu + a bottle of Boschendal Brut Rosé

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 Babylonstoren Spa – For Relaxation & Bliss

Relaxation is the ultimate gift. Whisk your partner away to Babylonstoren Farm’s Garden Spa for a day of bliss. Surrounded by bamboo trees and greenery, this oasis is perfect for a romantic daytrip. Book a couple’s massage or their ancient Turkish cleansing treatment, the Hammam. Discover their Hot Spa, complete with baths and pools for a tranquil experience. Afterwards, wander around the gardens and grab a bite at Greenhouse Restaurant.

We love this for… the stressed-out bestie or beau. Self-love is arguably the greatest love of all, this is your sign to treat yourself – go on, you deserve it.

Where: Babylonstoren, Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium
When: Mon-Sun: 09h00–17h00
Price: Massages from R 800 | Book a treatment

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Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte – For a Blooming Love

Vibrant with a touch of floral enchantment, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is perfect for celebrating a budding romance or love in full bloom. This elegant and sophisticated Champagne will satisfy discerning palates, and pairs beautifully with delicate seafood dishes and desserts like panna cotta. Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Rosé Brut NV is attractively packaged in a floral Sakura robe embodying the delicate beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms in Spring. This gorgeous pomegranate pink Rosé Brut, has delicious cherry, redcurrant and raspberry notes combined with a hint of fresh strawberries that’s divine.

We love this for… a special touch to your Valentine’s Day table. That pretty-in-pink floral bottle is almost too pretty to open – almost.

Price: R940 | Order online

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Cards for Conversations – For a Heart-to-Heart

What if you could fall in love with someone all over again? Cards for Conversation is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to engage with partners, friends or strangers on a deeper level. Whether it’s your first date or your fiftieth, Cards for Conversation allows you to spark meaningful and intimate conversation by taking the awkwardness out of vulnerability. Indulge in a heart-to-heart, and gain a deeper appreciation for the loves of your life.

We love this for… your Galentine’s shindig or couple’s date. A great conversation starter for those who hate small-talk.

Price: R 399 | Order online


Chart Farm – For a Budding Romance

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s or Galentine’s, rose picking makes for a charming outing that will bud beautiful memories. Enchanting and picturesque, Chart Farm is the only rose farm located in the Cape Peninsula where visitors can hand-pick roses. This is the perfect Valentine’s gift idea for anyone that appreciates flowers – best of all you get to go home with a thoughtfully curated bouquet of roses.

We love this for… a charming first date idea or perhaps a unique way to avoid the manic V-Day flower delivery service.

Where: Klaassens Road, Wynberg Park, Cape Town
When: Mon-Sun: 09h00–16h00
Price: R 8 per rose (pick-your-own) | R 10 per rose (ready-picked)

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De Grendel Proposal Hill Brut Rosé – For the Perfect Proposal

Proposal Hill Brut Rosé is the ideal drink to romance your Valentine with, celebrate a special anniversary or, as the name suggests, when proposing to your beloved. This vintage Pinot Noir Cap Classique produced by De Grendel has all the hallmarks of a traditional Cap Classique, with the added allure of being playful and exciting. Complex and with a weightier palate than the average offering, this fine wine has a persistent mousse with hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender on the nose. Strawberry coulis and black cherry flavours make it the ideal summer sundowner for a romantic date.

We love this for… well look, it’s called Proposal Hill – the name speaks for itself.

Price: R 300 | Order online

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Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé – For Celebrating Life & Love

Spoil your Valentine with this delicious sparkling wine. The elegant flower-adorned bottle of Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé is made for romance. Delightful aromas of juicy watermelon, bright pomegranate with subtle bursts of Turkish delight, and rose petals on the nose. The lively acidity of this wine brings perfect harmony to the sweet Turkish delight flavour that lingers. This wine was made for celebrating life and love, gorgeous on its own or paired with mixed berries and cream, fresh oysters, smoked salmon and sushi.

We love this for… a summer picnic at the beach or perhaps in your local botanical garden. Chill, pop the cork and enjoy its bubbly effervescence with your favourite snacks.

Price: R 100 (1 x 750 ml) | R 600 (6 x 750ml) | Order online

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FIELDBAR Drinks Box – For the Adventurer with Style

FIELDBAR is the perfect companion for a destination date. These chic and compact handcrafted cooler boxes allow you to store your picnic favourites and embark on an outdoor adventure. The ideal Valentine’s Day gift idea for wanderers, FIELDBAR makes travelling stylish and simple. Make your beau feel extra special by picking their favourite colour and personalising their Drinks Box.

We love this for… the person that is notoriously difficult to buy for. This unique gift will be one that lasts for years and will be the best companion on dates well into your relationship.

Price: From R 1799 | Buy online

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Folha Shop Plants – For the Plant Lover

Prefer something with more longevity? Plants are the ideal gift for anyone that appreciates nature and all things green. From String of Hearts to Polka Dot Begonias, Folha Shop has an extensive range of indoor plants waiting to find a loving home. Show your person how much you care by gifting them a plant as a symbol of long-lasting love and growth.

We love this for… making your intentions known. Flowers are wonderful but fleeting… a plant says ‘I’m in this for the long run’.

Where: 8 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
When: Mon: 10h00–17h00 | Tues-Fri: 09h00–17h00 | Sat & Sun: 09h00–14h00
Price: Plants from R 39.99 | Terracotta clay pots from R2.95 | Not sure what they want? Get them a Folha Shop Gift Card

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Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 – For a Delightful Evening

Indulge in a sparkling romance this Valentine’s Day with Graham Beck’s Pinot Noir Rosé 2018. Delicate yet complex and rewarding – this delectable Cap Classique is a unique gift. The beautiful blush pink hue is created using hand-picked Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The result is an invigorating salmon-pink sparkling wine that will captivate their senses and their heart. Whether you’re cosied up at home or out for dinner, Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 will certainly be the showstopper of the night.

We love this for… celebrating the simple yet precious moments with your beau! Perfect for Valentine’s Day soirees and beyond.

Price: R350 (1 x 750ml) | Secure your bottle at the Graham Beck Cellar Door & Online Shop, or at selected retailers.

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Hippolytas Chocolate – For the Chocoholic

Make sure their day is filled with sweet surprises like Hippolytus Chocolate. This chocolatier has a delicious range of chocolaty treats, from 70% dark vegan chocolates to boozy spirit-infused truffles. The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift idea for chocoholics, Hippolytus chocolates are rich, good-quality chocolates, paired with only the finest ingredients and available in delectable flavours.

We love this for… the notorious sweet-tooth or that crush you’ve been working up the courage to ask out.

Price: R 300 for Valentine’s Gift Drawer | View all products

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Monarch Tattoos – For a Forever Love

Wear your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day by getting couples’ tattoos. Whether you want matching tattoos with a friend/partner as a symbol of your love or just want a unique date idea, Monarch Tattoos is just the place. This all-female tattoo parlour based in Woodstock, Cape Town, specialises in an extensive range of designs – ideal for those with differing styles. Getting tattoos together is a date they certainly won’t forget.

We love this for… making a statement – I’m yours, you’re mine. We love it even more if it’s matching tattoos of your beloved pooch, now that’s real love!

Prices: From R 800 | Book your spot

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Pienaar & Son x Please Aphrodisiac Aperitif – For a Playful Date

Whet your appetite before date night with a tantalising aperitif. A meticulous blend of ripe fig and sweet honey, infused with bitter cacao, healing buchu and refreshing oyster shells; all bottled up into one gorgeously designed package that oozes appeal – this drink will hit the spot. It might sound like a cliché blend of all the aphrodisiacs you can think of, but once you taste it, you’ll ask for another ‘Please’. Ideal for epicureans, steady couples or those wanting to explore whether there’s more, P&S x Please Aphrodisiac Aperitif is a playful Valentine’s Day gift for you both.

We love this for… pre-gaming on date night. Take the edge off and get intimate in more ways than one.

Price: R 350 (500ml | 22% Alc) | Buy online

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