Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The season of romance is upon us. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching—in exactly two weeks!—that doesn’t leave much time for shopping.

This gift guide features some stunning selections from the talented retailers of Perth Upmarket; best of all, they’re all locally-designed products — what better way to spoil your loved one than to treat them with some Western Australian creativity?

For dedicating your love

Paper installation artist Melanie Gray of 22folds makes beautiful paper cranes, and these Love Birds frames would make the perfect keepsake to mark your relationship.

© 22folds — Love Birds Frame   •   •

For the bag enthusiast

The Mini Rome by Bahru Leather is a chic little bag that can function as a crossbody/over-the-shoulder bag or an oversized clutch, perfect for the one who can never have enough bags!

© Bahru Leather — Mini Rome   •   •

For the nature lover

Busselton-based Kaluka Creative’s fossil range is organic in style, with great textures creating different shadows and shapes. This would make a great gift for the partner who loves plants — specifically succulents!

© Kaluka Creative — Fossil Luna Medium   •   •

If wearing their love for plants is more their style, make sure to check out Braw Paper Co’s beautiful enamel pin sets of endemic plants and local birds — mix and match a set of three pins to make a gift set!

© Braw Paper Co — Enamel pin   •   •

Alternatively, if you think earrings are a better option, look no further than Clay & Clasp’s cute little banksia earrings with their sweet pastel colours.

© Clay & Clasp — Banksia earrings   •   •

For the jewellery lover

You really can’t go wrong with gifting jewellery on Valentine’s Day.

These stunning necklaces by local designers Robin Wells, Sarah Zel Chescoe, and Beste Ogan are all unique in their own way, with designs that highlight their respective practices.

© Robin Wells Jewellery — Black Alyogyne oxidised sterling silver pendant   •   •

© Sarah Zel Chescoe — Arrow necklace   •   •

© Beste Ogan — CHAKIL in Black necklace   •   •

Alternatively, if handmade statement earrings are a better option for your loved one, take a look at the Hey Jude Handmade collection, which features beautiful pieces such as these hammered gold dangles.

© Hey Jude Handmade — Medium Hammered Dangles   •   •

For a romantic time together

If you’d prefer to gift some quality time this Valentine’s Day, the Botanical Bath Salts by ELIA balms & blendswould be perfect for a romantic time together. This traditional blend of lavender, rose geranium and jasmine grounded with the calming effects of cedarwood and patchouli would make the perfect relaxing experience for you and your partner.

© ELIA balms & blends — Unwind Botanical Bath Salts   •   •

For setting the scene

Resinating makes a gorgeous hand-poured soy candle scented in coconut and lime, taking you to that tropical vacation you would’ve otherwise been on this Valentine’s Day.

© Resinating — Hand poured pure soy candle   •   •

If you’re after scents of the Australian bush instead, this Seed Scent Pebble diffuser by ceramic artist Belen Berganza might be a better option, which features a blend of lemon myrtle, honey myrtle, grapefruit and mandarin.

© Belen Berganza — Seed scent pebble diffuser   •   •

For organising life together

While it may not be the most romantic, the promise of committing to the challenges of everyday life together would make an equally beautiful gift. If you’re living with your loved one, this shared planner by Back to the Drawing Board would be perfect for organising your lives together.

© Back to the Drawing Board — Magnetic planner   •   •

For more gifts ideas on locally designed items, check out the Perth Upmarket Retailers Gallery to browse the amazing retailers we work with.

If you’d like to meet the designers and check out the products in person, the next Perth Upmarket will be held on Sunday 20th March — see you there!