Eight romantic ideas to plan your Valentine’s Day with Gumtree

Toyota Campervan - $5,500

Whether you’ve been married for ten years, are newly dating or a simply have your eye on that special someone, chances are the pressure is on to find the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. And while a dozen red roses will definitely win you points, nothing guarantees to impress more than a unique, personalised gift that shows how much you care. So this year, instead of your stock-standard flowers and chocolate, why not shake things up and head to Gumtree to find something a little more special. We’ve come up with some ideas to get you started.

1. Event tickets

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

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Pre-booked tickets to a surprise event is guaranteed to knock your sweetheart’s socks off. You can find plenty of tickets on Gumtree to special events that will make for a perfect Valentine’s Day. From hot air ballooning in the Yarra valley, to musical theatre or the romantic Twilight at Taronga concert, you can find a host of awesome event tickets on Gumtree:

2. Holiday homes

Ballina holiday home

Ballina holiday home

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With Valentine’s falling on a Saturday this year it’s the perfect excuse to rent a holiday home and make a weekend out of it. Leave work early on Friday afternoon and wake up somewhere new on Valentine’s morning, topping off the day enjoying a romantic home cooked meal in your luxury holiday rental. You can find some dreamy weekend destinations on Gumtree including:

3. Sleeping under the stars

Toyota Campervan - $5,500

Toyota Campervan – $5,500

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If your paramour’s love is the great outdoors then surprise them with a Valentine’s night under the stars. Head to Gumtree to pick up all the camping gear you need for a cosy, romantic evening, such as tents, sleeping bags or campervans:

4. Second Hand Gifts

Vintage bike - $199

Vintage bike – $199

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There so many cool items for sale on Gumtree that could make the perfect Valentine’s gift. Show your beau you know them better than anyone by finding them something that appeals to their passions; a vintage bike, a beautiful handbag or even a limited edition novel:

5. Candles

Wood wick scented soy candle - $30

Wood wick scented soy candle – $30

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Nothing sets a romantic mood more than soft flickering candle light. Whether you’re looking to wow your truelove with a room full of candles or simply buy them a beautiful gift, there are hundreds of stylish, homemade and scented candles to choose from on Gumtree:

6. Other people’s unwanted gifts

Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume - $69

Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume – $69

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Many people receive unwanted gifts and resell them on Gumtree. So for the perfect bargain Valentine’s present, search for ‘unwanted gifts’ to score brand new perfumes, jewellery or soft toys for a fraction of the price:

7. Jewellery

Orlogio Amore women's watch - $250

Orlogio Amore women’s watch – $250

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For some, the bigger the bling the bigger the smile. There’s an endless amount of beautiful, elegant jewellery on Gumtree so impress your darling dearest by hunting down the sparkliest treasure you can find:

8. Fun activities

Horse riding at Aldinga Beach, SA

Horse riding at Aldinga Beach, SA

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Sometimes, the best way to enjoy Valentine’s Day is a fun day out trying something new. Go for a horse ride on the beach, hire a limousine for the evening, or for thrill seeking lovers perhaps a skydiving adventure. There are plenty of fun activities on Gumtree to help keep the flame alive this Valentine’s Day:


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