Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 101

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Whether you’re staying in or planning a date outdoors, there’s no reason not to spread the love and put a smile on your partner’s face this Valentine’s Day. We’ve shortlisted a few romantic ideas to celebrate in style. From delicious dining, choccies from Lindt, and couples pampering, all ideas that can be booked online without any hassle!

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FLOWER DELIVERY WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH FROM JULEP

Julep offers a fresh take on flower delivery and a wonderful way to share some love this Valentine’s Day.

Flowers are delivered in a beautiful long cardboard box to protect them during transit. Each box comes with flower care and arranging tips bringing some excitement and creativity into your loved one’s day. The sender also has the option of adding a photograph to their gift card, which is a personal touch that we love about the service.

The feel-good experience is enhanced by their arrangements being named after songs such as Time After Time, Here Comes The Sun and Special Star. They also share monthly Spotify playlists on their blog.

Julep delivers across Joburg and Pretoria, Monday to Friday. They will also be delivering on Sunday the 14th of February.

Website: julep.co.zaEmail: hello@julep.co.za & jules@julep.co.za| Tel: 079 378 1510
Facebook: @JulepBoxInstagram: @julep_flowers

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UNWIND AND REBOOT AT WOODLANDS HEALING SPA

Pamper your partner and reinvigorate your body, mind and soul at Woodlands Healing Spa. The blissful retreat is relaxing and offers a blend of a traditional spa experience with energy healing journeys.

Take the opportunity to rejuvenate in the tranquil surrounds of the Crocodile River and experience quality personalised service. A perfect pampering spot to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a peaceful spa experience with your loved one.

The Woodlands Wellness Retreat is a fantastic vacation for two, a soul-soothing getaway hosting tranquil en suite rooms to refresh the senses and enjoy some quality time together.

The Body Journeys feature a series of treatments as well as Holistic Therapy that are perfect to spoil any couple. The treatments range from mud applications and massages with aromatherapy oils and rose quartz crystals, including nourishing facial treatments that make use of Esse which is a certified organic, probiotic skincare range.

The Riverside Cafe is situated among amazing scenery in Muldersdrift and offers wholesome breakfast and lunch, organic coffee and a place to dine after your day of pure relaxation.

Where: Woodlands Spa, R114 (next to Avianto), Muldersdrift, The Cradle of Humankind

Website: woodlandsspa.co.zaEmail: bookings@woodlandsspa.co.za | Tel: 010 010 5026
Facebook: @SpaWoodlands | Instagram: @woodlands_spa

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DIAL UP THE ROMANCE WITH ITALIAN CUISINE AT OLD TOWN ITALY

Valentine’s Day with Old Town Italy promises a 4-course meal and offers couples to enjoy one on one time with each other. This cosy and intimate experience comes complete with a welcome drink and live entertainment.

Old Town Italy team crafted a special menu with a selection of imported Italian cured meats, cheese, and traditional sides accompanied by fresh artisanal bread for antipasti. This is followed by a variety of Italian culinary classics for starters, mains, and dessert.

Besides the restaurant, Old Town Italy takes pride to preserve traditional and regional cuisine that supports local farmers and artisans of the food trade. Their market has a deli, a butcher, which boosts local grass-fed meat, a cheese counter, a selection of freshly baked, artisanal loaves of bread from the bakery and an Italian wine and grappa selection. Homeware and retail can be found in the market place too.

Cost: R325pp

When: Sun 14 Feb, 12.30pm to 6pm
Where: Old Town Italy, Melrose Arch, 23 The High St, Melrose North, Johannesburg | Old Town Italy, 210 Amarand Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria

Website: oldtown.co.za
Email: gm-melrosearch@oldtown.co.za | gm-menlynmaine@oldtown.co.za | Tel: Melrose Arch 010 109 8632 | Menlyn Maine 012 348 2802
Facebook: @OldTownItalyMelroseArch | @OldTownItalyPretoria | Instagram: @oldtownitaly

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ROMANTIC POSIES PAIRED WITH A GIFT FROM PETAL&POST

Pictures may say a thousand words, but flowers tell a beautiful story. Petal&Post provides freshly sourced posies that are the perfect symbol of kindness and love to share this Valentine’s Day. Pre-order their exclusive Valentine’s Day Flowers & Gift Sets online. Petal&Post’s Posies are romance personified and will be sure to light up your loved one’s heart.

Surprise your significant other or bestie with a Single, Double, or Triple Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Posies include farm-fresh proteas and soft pink roses, paired with Myrrh and Moksha ‘Be With Me’ Solid Perfume, and Basilei Traditional Butter Fudge.

Hand-selected by the team, the Petal&Post Market offers a range of local, ethically sourced gifts and gift set for all your special occasions. Add delightful titbits, scented candles, heavenly fragrances and more, to your classically beautiful farm-fresh blooms.

Where: Petal&Post, 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg

Website: www.petalandpost.co.za Email:  | Tel: 066 586 6524
Facebook: @petalandpostcapetown | Instagram: @petalandpostsouthafrica

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A SURE-FIRE WAY TO WIN OVER CHOCOLATE LOVERS

Celebrate your special moments with Lindt’s delectable range of chocolates. Chocolates are available on their online store for hassle-free gifting this Valentine’s Day.

This year famous chocolatier has made it even easier for chocolate lovers to enjoy their gourmet treats with the newly launched Lindt South Africa online shop. So you can ditch the supermarket cues and select your favourite Lindt chocolates in a few easy clicks.

Some options to consider are the cutesy Lindor Heart Box & Tins with an assortment of chocolates or spoil the special people in your life with the Just to Say… goodies. Whatever their sweet tooth tastebuds desire spoil your loved ones with their rich and creamy flavours this Valentine’s Day.

Pick and choose your loved one’s favourites with the Hamper selection, which allows you to build your own gift hamper with products from the various ranges.

The Lindt Online Shop also offers a desirable selection of Lindor, Excellence, Hello, and a variety of their familiar chocolate ranges such as the Cornets and Lindor Truffles to the decadent dark chocolate from Excellent.

Visit the Lindt Online Shop for a great selection of gift ideas suited to every budget.

Website: www.lindt.co.za Tel: 021 831 0300
Facebook: @LindtChocolateSA | Instagram: @lindtsa

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MAKE YOUR OWN GINS WITH EXPERTS AT THE INVERROCHE GIN SCHOOL

The Inverroche Gin School is mixing romance and an endless world of gin. The school is hosting a refreshing range to lighten the spirit of Valentine’s Day for your gin o’clock moments.

Couples and loved ones can learn more about gin making while enjoying a gin-tasting experience at the distillery. A presenter and an expert guide guests through the complexities of making this fine spirit’s, delving into the origin stories and evolution of its popularity.

Why not craft your very own gin as a couple? The Inverroche Gin School offers all the tool and recipes to brew a personalised bottle for you and your partner. End off the process by stamping the label and sip on your hard work to celebrate.

The chefs have prepared a special Harvest Table to enjoy alongside your Inverroche Perfect Serve Cocktail or your own hand-crafted Botanical Gin. Please visit their website for more information www.indabahotel.co.za

The gin classes are available monthly, guests can book an experience at the Gin Sensorium on the website. For more information please see the Group Gin School Brochure.

Where: Gin School Indaba, William Nicol Drive, Fourways

Website: www.indabahotel.co.zaEmail: ginschool@indabahotel.co.za | Tel: 011 840 6600
Facebook: @ginschoolindaba | Instagram: @ginschoolindaba

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DIAL-UP THE ROMANCE WITH A HORSE TRAIL RIDE IN ELANDSDRIFT VALLEY

Spend quality time on horseback this Valentine’s Day with Shepherd’s Fold Stables Horse Riding, a perfect way to travel as a romantic duo and saddle up for beautiful scenic trail rides in Lanseria.

The equestrian yard, situated in Elandsdrift Valley, offers riding lessons and trail rides for all levels of experience. Experience the journey with your majestic horse or pony guiding you and your partner along with breathtaking scenery.

All rides are supervised by an experienced guide, and grooms are available to lead if necessary. The Trail Rides are a highlight for couples who love the outdoors, and the venue hosts picnic outrides for an intimate experience among nature and boasts a picturesque view of the valleys.

Shepherd’s Fold Stables Horse Riding features fun and outdoor activity for two, and an unforgettable trip among nature to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Please visit their website for more booking information www.shepherdsfoldstables.co.za

When: Trail rides operate from Mon to Sun, 8am to 5pm
Where: Shepherd’s Fold Stables Horse Riding, 55 Sunset Drive, Lanseria

Website: www.shepherdsfoldstables.co.zaEmail: belinda.milsom@gmail.com | Tel:  084 220 2657
Facebook: @shepherdsfoldstables | Instagram: @shepherdsfoldstables

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SUNDAY LUNCH WITH GOOD VIBES AT ROSEBANK SUNDAY MARKET

Calling all lovers….young couples, married couples, lovebirds, best friends and foodies of course. Rosebank Sunday Market is planning an afternoon lunch loaded with great food, good vibes and celebrates SA culture with local craft designers.

A vibrant hub flowing with so many different flavours, music and a great place to pick up a gift for your Valentine. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, this market is perfectly suited for couples, family and friends to enjoy each other’s company without denting their wallets.

Experience the aroma of sizzling food being prepared in the background and await a feast fit for the lovely couple or family celebrating the occasion. Each person gets to select a main meal from the menu, which has items from a number of the food vendors available at the market. Also, participants can select either a freshly squeezed fruit juice from Pure and Natural Juices 0r canned sodas/water from Zee ‘n Tee Bar.

Topping off the lunch with a delicious sweet treat each from Fifteen85 Brownies, featuring their range of rich chocolate, coconut, pecan or Oreo flavours. Guests can also enter a competition to win one of five prizes valued at over R500 each on the day, sponsored by Crazy Plastics in the Rosebank Mall.

For more information please visit their Facebook Event Valentines Day Lunch R200 for a couple and win prizes

Please note: Payment must be received in advance no later than close of business on 11 February 2021.

When: Sun, 14 Feb. From 10am to 2:45pm
Where:
Rosebank Sunday Market, 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Website: www.rosebanksundaymarket.co.zaEmail: info@rosebanksundaymarket.co.za | Tel: 072 243 8582 & 064 735 4224 |
Facebook: @RosebankSundayMarket| Instagram: @rosebank.sunday.market

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