If you're reading this, I assume you've A) just realised it's Valentine's Day; B) procrastinated for weeks and are now panicking to pick a gift; or C) not got a partner and want to celebrate being a sexy singleton in style.
Whether you're A, B or C, never fear. Newshub is here with the ultimate last-minute gift guide to guarantee you a place in the good books - not on the couch.
If you're in urgent need of a gift, alcoholic beverages are a fairly safe bet - unless, of course, your significant other steers clear of booze. We've outlined a few options below to make life easier for you.
Alternatively, if your S/O is just stoked you've remembered to get them a gift and don't mind if it's a day or so late, consider ordering a gift online - we've got more options in our ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide.
Black Pineapple's 'Galentine's Day' Collection (from $59)
Here's one for the sexy singles out there - if you're planning a singletons' soiree, what better way to celebrate the joys of independence (and a bed all to yourself) than with a collection formulated especially for Galentine's? You can raise a glass to love and friendship with Black Pineapple's specially curated 'Galentine's Day' collection. You can pick from yummy Espresso Martini kits (from $59), Dancing Sands' 'Fruity and Floral' package ($140), or the refreshing RAP-Sody, a take on an Aperol Spritz (from $59). Plus, there's no need to even leave the house, with delivery straight to your door.
Scapegrace Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Pack ($90)
There's a reason why booze and chocolate is such a classic combination - and with Scapegrace and Wellington Chocolate Factory, you get the best of both worlds. Back by popular demand, Scapegrace and Wellington Chocolate Factory have reunited to create their delectable limited-edition chocolate bar. Featuring Scapegrace's award-winning gin and Wellington Chocolate Factory's Peruvian and Dominican cocoa, the team have created a citrusy, booze-infused chocolate - yum. Paired with a bottle of Scapegrace Classic, Black, Gold or Vodka, Scapegrace's bespoke gift packs make an ideal present for a partner who wants to kick up their feet with a sweet treat and a tipple.
Lindauer Prosecco ($19)
What's more romantic than sharing a bubble bath with a bottle of bubbly? A bottle of Lindauer's Special Reserve Prosecco DOC or Prosecco DOC Rosé makes for an indulgent drop at an affordable price. Each bottle bears the DOC signature (or Denominazione di Origine Controllata for the professionals) - reassurance that each grape has been sourced from traditionally recognised regions of Italy and crafted according to the strict and authentic Prosecco-making process. The new offering is the result of a collaboration between the multi-award-winning Kiwi winemaker and Zonin 1821, a top Italian wine producer and the largest family-owned Prosecco company in Italy - ensuring a taste of Italy in every sip. Paired with a home-cooked meal and a relaxing bath, it's a sexy yet inexpensive way to celebrate the special day.
Alternatively, you could pick up a bottle of Villa Maria rosé - beautifully delicate from blush to vibrant, from floral aromas and culinary herb notes, to strawberry, red fruits and spices - there are so many flavours to appreciate. Plus, it's an ode to Valentine's Day with all things pink.
Invivo X, SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker) Sauvignon Blanc ($20)
And just like that (see what I did there), an inexpensive Valentine's Day gift - even better if your S/O is a Sex and the City stan. Award-winning wine Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc - featured in Wine Spectator's 'most exciting' Top 100 Wines of 2020 - offers a premium taste for an affordable price. Juicy and drinkable, the Marlborough-made Sauvignon Blanc delights the palette with the taste of ripe apricot, candied ginger, melon, aromatic citrus zest and a hint of honeysuckle. Plus, SATC star Sarah Jessica Parker has been involved in every step of the winemaking process with her NZ-based partners, from blending to bottle design. If you partner prefers something pink, Invivo X, SJP also offers a French Rosé. Extra points if you enjoy with a side of Sex and the City - or in true Carrie Bradshaw style, follow up with a Cosmopolitan or two).
Lyre's Pink London Spirit ($55)
If your darling doesn't drink but loves a virgin cocktail, treat the teetotaller to a 'pink gin' - very Valentine's Day appropriate, but without the alcohol. New to Lyre's repertoire of premium non-alcoholic spirits, this unique beverage has been crafted to capture the essence of a pink gin with distinct and contemporary flavours. The spirit features floral and fruity notes of rose, cherry and berry, while a hint of juniper delivers a gin-focused finish. Add premium lemonade or grapefruit soda with sliced fresh strawberries, a sprig of mint and ruby grapefruit for a delicious drop, or mix with elderflower tonic and slices of cucumber, orange and strawberry to recreate a summer spritz. Your love will likely feel appreciated, and you can enjoy it too! Consider pairing with some strawberry chocolate and a bouquet of flowers for the ultimate pink package.