Valentine's Day Tips & Tricks

Nail Valentine’s Day with our top tips & tricks!

Many of you will celebrate Valentine's Day by giving your significant other chocolates, flowers & other gestures from the heart. While we certainly support these gifts of love on our favourite day of the year, there are other gifting & culinary opportunities that shouldn't be overlooked.

From gifts to dining out, The Barracks have listed their top tips & tricks to winning someone over this Valentine's Day.

Flower Power

Ditch the tradition, and opt for a flower that isn’t a long stemmed red rose. Your significant other will appreciate you thinking outside the box, and sourcing a flower that suits their unique disposition. Remember, anyone can buy a red rose, but buying a flower that matches your S.O.’s personality, that’s effort!

We’d recommend: Hydrangeas and a leafy mix from My Little Flower Shoppe.  Their boutique florists can arrange any flower under the sun into a beautiful bouquet for your Valentine. Choose something that matches your partner’s favourite colour for extra brownie points.



Dining In Verse Dining Out

There’s only one thing that beats a romantic, home-cooked dinner for two by your fireplace. And that’s a romantic dinner for two at an award-winning restaurant, where you don’t have to do the dishes.

Need we say more?

We’d recommend: Tapas for two at Peasant Spanish Restaurant with a bottle of delicious Spanish wine. Or, if French-Vietnamese is more your style, book a table at Libertine for six courses made to share. Finish of the night with an ice-cream sundae from Movenpick.


Say it With Polish

Put down the chocolates and give a give guaranteed to please. Nail the V Day gift by declaring your love with personalised polish from Say it With Polish. Whether you're looking for something thoughtful for that special someone or something cheeky for your BFF, their limited edition Valentine's Day collection has something for every female in your life.

We’d Recommend: Colour testing these at Bliss Books & Gifts.  The limited edition Valentine's Day collection is available for just $19.95!



P.S. Bliss Books & Gifts offer free wrapping for those who lack time & energy!

Happy Valentine's Day to all.