February 2024

The Modern Muse’s 2024 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! As this romantic day approaches, it’s time to express your affection whether that may be to the love of your life, a cherished friend or to yourself (because you deserve a little self-love too). Not sure what to get? Forgotten to get a gift? Don’t worry because we have compiled a list of the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts so stress less and happy shopping.

For Him and Her

Step One

RRP: $35

Update your partner’s underwear drawer, or go matchy-matchy with luxurious Step One Boxer Briefs made from organic bamboo viscose and packed full of innovative features. Step One sells a pair every 8 seconds, and they are the first Australian apparel company to be end-to-end certified. They have just launched their new V-Day print as well so there is no better excuse to score some new comfy briefs.

Love Covers Womens Briefs from Step One – $27. Shop here.
Love Covers Boxer Briefs from Step One – $35. Shop here.

Everyday Enlightenment by Luke McLeod

RRP: $34.99

Mindfulness expert Luke McLeod has just launched his first book Everyday Enlightenment with Hachette. It is the ultimate book for someone who wants to have a mental reset and learn to manage stress. 

Peace. Calm. Mindfulness. Enlightenment. These are appealing concepts, but they never seem like they’re within the grasp of the everyday person. With all our responsibilities in life, most of us are doing our best just to keep up, let alone have time to find that elusive ‘inner calm’. 

Luke McLeod knows all about this. He’s an everyday person. He’s a son, a husband, and a friend, trying to find some balance in his everyday life just like everyone else. There is one thing, though, he knows for sure has improved his quality of life every single day…. Meditation.

Everyday Enlightenment by Luke McLeod – $34.99. Shop here.

Pillow Play by Sexologist Alice Child

RRP: $199

Introducing Pillow Play; a collection of fun (and educational!) sex & intimacy games and videos, designed to help couples learn new skills in the bedroom and spice up date nights.

The games have been curated and designed by Alice Child, a Somatic Sexologist and Sex Counsellor. The games cover a range of ‘spice ratings’, covering various topics and skills including sexual communication, erotic touch, initiating sex, increasing libido, communicating boundaries, dirty talk, and an introduction to new skills such as kink, tantra, erotic massage and sensation play. 

There are 15 games in total – and they all come with printouts, how-to videos and demonstrations of the games in action, plus an additional 15 videos diving into the ‘theory behind the fun’ – for those wanting to get the sex education we all should have got at school!

Rather than spending money on a fancy dinner or physical gifts, Pillow Play is a great option for couples who want to invest in their relationship and intimacy this Valentine’s Day.

Pillow Play by Alice Child – $199. Purchase here.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3

RRP: $149.95

Craft the perfect outdoor date with Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3! Whether you have embarked on a beach date or sunrise hike, its dust and water-proof features ensure your playlist stays on point, setting the mood for a romantic adventure.

WONDERBOOM 3 from Ultimate Ears – $149.95. Shop here.

HOYTS LUX

RRP: Starting from $43.50

Gift the experience of the ultimate dine-in date!

This Valentine’s Day, reignite the romantic spark with a luxurious experience to remember at HOYTS. The exclusive in-cinema dining in HOYTS LUX allows you and your special someone to enjoy dinner, drinks, and the latest releases from the comfort of a HOYTS recliner. Featured on the line-up this Valentine’s is Force of Nature: The Dry 2, Argylle, Madame Web, Bob Marley: One Love, and more. 

HOYTS LUX, available at select HOYTS complexes in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, is the ultimate cinema experience. Recline in comfort, order from the premium dine-in menu and have it delivered to your seats when you want it, all whilst enjoying state-of-the-art sound and visuals. Tickets for select sessions on Valentine’s Day are on sale now, with additional sessions going on sale from Monday February 5. 

In-Cinema Dining at HOYTS LUX – $43.50 (tickets only). Shop here.

The Grampians Goods Co Gift E-Card

RRP: $50.00 – $1,000

Want to spoil your partner but not sure what to get? Play it safe by purchasing a Grampians Goods Co Gift E-Card starting at $50.00. Your partner can then choose from a large catalogue of luxurious and paraffin-free bath and body products, hand-poured 100% pure essential oil aromatherapy candles or a cosy recycled wool blanket. The best part? By purchasing a gift voucher you are also supporting a local Australian business that offers eco-conscious products and scents based on local botanicals. 

Gift E-Card from The Grampians Goods Co – $50- $1,000. Shop here.

For Her

The Fable Sleepwear and Eye Mask 

RRP: $249 silk pyjamas and $39 silk eye mask

The Fable is an ethical, luxurious Sydney-based fashion label that is famous for creating the ultimate silk shirt. Made from 100% crepe de chine machine washable silk, and coming in a beautiful colour range, these silk pyjamas and eye masks are the perfect gift to spoil a loved one this season.

Deep Sea Silk Pyjama Set from The fable – $249. Shop here.
Pearl Silk Eye Mask from The Fable – $39. Shop here.

INTU Wellness Sleep & Skin Renewal

RRP: $89 

INTU Wellness offer the ultimate self-care products and therefore are one of the best gifts you can give a loved one.  INTU Sleep & Skin Renewal is a super powder and the perfect nightcap to target those over-stimulated multi-taskers who want to wake up re-energised and with hydrated, youthful-looking skin. A powerhouse that combines eight stellar ingredients, co-starring the potent antioxidant astaxanthin (that is 65 X stronger than vitamin C), lemon balm and passionflower to reduce restlessness and promote deeper sleep, marine collagen to hydrate and regenerate the skin, plus magnesium to relax the nerves and relieve tension. 

Sleep & Skin Renewal from INTU Wellness – $89. Shop here.

The Cut Jewellery Tennis Bracelet

RRP: Starting from $1950 in yellow gold and white gold 

Elevate her jewellery collection with a stunning lab-grown tennis bracelet from The Cut Jewellery. Tennis bracelets are a timeless and memorable gift that will make her feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Silver Petite Tennis Bracelet 1.02 Carat from The Cut – $1950. Shop here.

Vixen & Fox

RRP: Sets starting from $340

Vixen & Fox stands out as the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift, offering more than just lingerie – it’s a celebration of sensuality and self-expression. Our lingerie goes beyond traditional gift-giving, as it serves as a symbol of connection with one’s own sexuality, fostering a sense of liberation from external pressures. Meticulously crafted in Europe, each piece embodies the finest craftsmanship, ensuring incomparable quality and comfort. Australian-designed, their lingerie reflects a unique blend of sophistication and contemporary flair, making it the perfect gift to ignite passion and celebrate the beauty of intimacy. 

Monarchy Bodysuit from Vixen & Fox – $590. Shop here.

For Him

GABS Summer Invitation Pack

The GABS Summer Invitational Pack is the ultimate gift for the craft beer lover. Each year, GABS and Coles reach out to their favourite breweries of the year and invite them to contribute a beer to the pack. This is a seasonal product and makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift. 

This year you will find exclusive limited-edition releases from Aether, Akasha, Black Hops, Deeds, Goodland, Kaiju, Sailors Grave and Your Mates inside the distinctive tropical box which includes a range of easy-drinking summer brews, including a Pilsner, Dark Lager, Hazy Ale, Stout, IPA, Farmhouse Table Beer and two Sours.

GABS Summer Invitational Pack – $49. Shop here.

The Grampians Goods Co Hemp Husk Hand Scrub

RRP: $22

The Grampians Goods Co Hemp Husk Hand Scrub is the perfect gift for those who work with their hands. Handcrafted in small batches using traditional, cold-process soap-making methods this hand scrub is locally sourced and is made with Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This 130g solid bar is the perfect sink-side hand soap and aids exfoliation with its fine-milled hemp seed husks meaning it is also amazing as a gentle body exfoliator in the shower.

Hemp Husk Hand Scrub from The Grampians Good Co – $22. Shop here.

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