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Out-of-the-Box gift ideas this Valentine’s Day

Sunday 14 February - the annual day of love - is fast approaching! For those looking for out-of-the-box gift ideas this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of experiential presents not far from home.

Take to the skies this Valentine’s Day at Sirromet
MOUNT COTTON (Jungalpin)

Enhance your lunch experience at Queensland’s largest winery - Sirromet - and gift your special someone with a scenic flight over the hinterland of Redlands Coast and out to Moreton Bay. Stay longer and spend the night under the stars in a luxury tented pavilion at Sanctuary by Sirromet. Book here.

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A delightful dinner for two
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

The French Table in Cleveland are bringing a Parisian dining experience to you this Valentine’s Day. Serving up a romantic three course dinner for two at their quintessential restaurant in Cleveland. Enjoy elegant dining paired with the flavours of modern French inspired cuisine. More Info.

Picnic in the park
MOUNT COTTON (Jungalpin/Tungipin)

Sometimes nothing beats a good old-fashioned picnic in the park to show your special other just how much they mean to you. Take your picnic to the next level and enlist the help of some of our local picnic professionals who specialise in creating gorgeous grazing boxes.

  • Blue Tongue Pantry in Thorneside can package together a cleverly crafted box full of deliciousness for the ultimate picnic to go!

  • Love From Mum in Mount Cotton create sweet, savoury and mixed grazing boxes that feature handmade goodies and sweet treats.

  • Little Molly Gourmet in Alexandra Hills are passionate about creating beautiful grazing boxes that can be enjoyed out and about and in an eco-friendly way. Each box is customisable to your liking.

  • The Grove Kitchen + Bar in Mount Cotton serve up antipasto platters to share for dine in or takeaway. Mount Cotton Community Park conveniently neighbours the friendly café and with plenty of green space, a lake and shady trees to lay down your rug, it offers the perfect place to picnic!

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Celebrate love at Stephanies Vintage Spa
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

Stephanies Vintage Spa has two Valentine’s Day spa rituals on the menu perfect for you and your loved ones to celebrate love. Exquisite gift cards also make the perfect gift for friends and that special someone. The boutique spa also has all your favourite skincare brands, candles, bath salts and body products available in-spa and online. Book here.

Valentine’s weekend at The Courthouse
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

The Courthouse Restaurant have put together quite the itinerary this Valentine’s Day with a range special events to be held across the weekend. Enjoy coastal fine dining with a Garden Cocktail Soiree, their first Annual Red Velvet Gala Dinner & Dance or at one of the restaurant's leisurely A-la-Carte lunches - there is something for every couple. Book here.

Spend the weekend in an Eco Island Tent for two
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND (Minjerribah)

If camping’s not for your other half, book them a special weekend getaway in an Eco Island Tent at Point Lookout with Minjerribah Camping for a cosy glamping experience. Nestled amongst the paperbark trees, only a stone’s throw from the beach, these beautiful tents are the perfect way to connect to nature without sacrificing those much-loved creature comforts! Book here.

Enjoy a hinterland retreat
MOUNT COTTON (Jungalpin)

Relax and rejuvenate this Valentine's Day in one of Mount Cotton Retreat’s secluded cabins perched by the lake or set amongst the treetops. You can pre-order a beautiful hamper of goodies to savour on your private screened deck as you watch the surrounding bushland disappear into the night. No long drives necessary to get to this amazing tranquil escape. Book here.

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Fresh flowers straight from the farm
CAPALABA (Kapallaba), BIRKDALE (Cullen-Cullen) & THORNLANDS (Nandeebie/Indillie)

You can’t go wrong with a gifted bunch of fresh flowers picked straight from a local farm. Make your selection from the farm gate or have them delivered direct to your door. Redlands Coast is spoilt for choice with a number of flower farms scattered across our hinterland.  

  • Redlands Fresh Flowers is a family run business found in Thornlands, growing quality flowers and foliage for the past 30 years. Open the sliding shed door to a room overflowing with colourful flowers and foliage. Choose a beautiful bouquet or make it personal and create your own.

  • The Flower Farm in Birkdale has been hand sowing, picking and crafting their bouquets since 1981 and is an iconic florist, much-loved by locals.

  • Capalaba Carnations is a third generation family business since 1966, arranging gorgeous floral arrangements from fresh blooms, to dried preserves and silks.

Out on the Bay for Valentine’s Day
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

If you and your partner like to get out and active, this Valentine’s Day treat yourselves to kayak tour with Bay Island Water Sports, complete with bubbles and prawns! The tour will set off from beautiful Wellington Point where you’ll paddle, with experienced guides, all the way to Raby Bay via Ormiston mangroves. More info.

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Enhance your connection with a couples float
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

The gift of relaxation and quality time never goes amiss. Do something different this Valentine's day and relax, reconnect and revitalise together with a float session at City Cave Cleveland. Book here.

Sailing catamaran experience on Moreton Bay
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie) & PEEL ISLAND (Teerk Roo Ra National Park)

Treat your other half with a subtropical island escape not far from home this Valentine’s Day. Board a catamaran with Brisbane Yacht Charters or Aria Cruises from the coastal village of Cleveland and sail southern Moreton Bay in luxury to picturesque Peel Island. Indulge in delicious food, soak up the sea breezes and spot a variety of marine life along the way. Gift vouchers are available.

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Wine and dine at The Grove
MOUNT COTTON (Jungalpin)

The Grove Kitchen and Bar are opening up their doors on Valentine’s Day to bring you a special four course meal with complimentary champagne and live music to enjoy. More info.

Paint at home with your loved one
CLEVELAND (Nandeebie)

Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Then why not purchase a DIY take home kit from Colour My Pot. The kit comes complete with everything you need to paint a pair of unique heart handled mugs and a mystery gift! Once painted, return your mugs to the studio in Cleveland for glaze and firing and a week later you will have two keepsake mugs for your morning coffees. Order online or in studio.

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