Valentines day gift ideas for someone you've just started dating

trending 10/02/2022

If you've just started dating someone and you're stuck for what to buy them for Valentines day, don't stress, we've got you covered. 

We have 10 low-key Valentine gift ideas for your special someone that you might not know all too well yet. 

1. Picnic Basket

Want to invest in a gift that keeps on giving? 

Grab one of these Picnic Basket sets from Kmart for just $35 NZD and take your valentine out on a picnic to celebrate. The best thing is after Valentines day, you can reuse this set for as many picnic dates as you like. You can find these picnic sets from the Kmart website here.

2. Coffee voucher & a date 

For the ultimate low-key, low-stress gift, go out and grab yourself a voucher from your local cafe and treat your valentine to a coffee date. How can you go wrong with coffee?

3. Candle

A candle is the ultimate 'I don't know you very well' gift. Who doesn't love a candle?

The Glasshouse Fragrance range of candles are absolutely divine and can guarantee you to win anyone over. 

Check out the Glasshouse range from Peter Alexander here.

4. Chain of hearts houseplant 

This 'Chain of hearts' plant is the perfect gift for anyone who can keep a plant alive and fits with the valentines theme. You can watch this plant grow alongside your new love.

You can find a 'Chain of hearts' houseplant at plant stores and some supermarkets.  

5. Tickets to a future event

When you're in the early stages of dating, tickets to an event pretty much say "I like you and I want to keep hanging out". This will also give you and your new valentine something to look forward to together as a couple. Whether it's to go and see an artist you both like, a comedy show or even a play, we think this is a foolproof gift. 

6. Massage Oil

Since it's Valentine's day we're talking about, you might want to spice things up a little and treat your valentine to a bottle of massage oil to relax after a long day.

To check out the Natio 'Relaxation' Massage Oil, click here. 

7. Dinner meal prep kit

While you're still bonding with someone in the first stages of your relationship, cooking a meal together is a great activity to get to know each other. By ordering an at home meal kit, you and your valentine can spend a meaningful evening creating a meal together at home.

Whether it's 'Hellofresh', 'My Food Bag' or any of the various ranges of at home meal kits, we think this is a great, low-key way to spend your first valentines night.

8. Sparkling Wine

What better way to bond with your new boyfriend or girlfriend than to crack open a bottle of sparkling wine on Valentine's day? You can't go wrong with a bottle of Lindauer to get you and your partner giggly on your special night!

9. Special Edition Supreme Coffee Beans

It's likely your Valentine likes coffee because really, who doesn't. We're sure this special Valentines Day edition bag of Supreme coffee beans will whisk your valentines off their feet. 

To check them out, click here. 

10. Gift Box Set

You can't go wrong with a gift box and you can now conveniently order them online without having to step into a store! 

Click here to view the gift set from above.

We hope these ideas help you woo your new partner on the first of many Valentines days together!