Buying for the male species sucks! Let’s just get that on the record. When on the hunt for something dazzling for the beau in your life, dazzling stretches from a rotation of cologne to watches and endless shaving kits. Whereas, we girls pull our weight. We’ll have ten curated gift options ready to rock and roll at any given moment and we’re happy to drop the hint if it’s necessary. It’s true, it’s not easy to find something unique that your dudes will love, but here are a few options we think just might manage.
#1 BUY HIM A BREWQUET
Here’s a bouquet your man can get around. Meet Ryan, official inventor and brainchild of the Brewquet a.k.a the man bouquet of beer. Brewquet has two sets especially on offer for Valentine’s Day and they are available with same day delivery – so perfect last minute. In a brewquet, you can expect three Australian craft beers, jerky, duck fat nuts, a bottle opener and a ‘frothing over you’ gift card. All the essentials really.
#2 GET HIM TICKETS TO THE TESTIMONIAL MATCH
Sport is usually a safe bet when it comes to guys and by now you may have heard the buzz around the Johnathon Thurston and Cameron Smith Testimonial Match. The event will take place on February 23 at Suncorp Stadium and celebrate the careers of two rugby league greats – JT and Cameron Smith share an amazing 32 years of professional rugby league between them. BT loves that a portion of all ticket sales will go to the player’s adopted charities – The NRL Cowboys House, Ovarian Cancer Australia and Prostate Cancer Foundation. You can grab tickets via Ticketek here or keep an eye out on our IG @brisbanethreads for your chance to win two tickets in our giveaway this week! We have you covered.
#3 PERSONALLY DELIVER HIM A BOX OF NODO DONUTS
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and we’re certainly running with that theory with this list. There are not many guys I know who can go past a big box of doughnuts (unless their super health conscious). So, enter Nodo Donuts. Baked not fried, gluten-free, dairy-free and made fresh daily – AND they look, taste, smell and photograph deliciously. Submit your order online (24h in advance) and then head on down to Newstead to collect!
#4 GET HIM A CURATED WINE SUBSCRIPTION
(WITH MATCHING COOKING RECIPES)
If your guy has fine taste in wine and loves to cook then the Wine Gallery Subscriptions are (just quietly) a win-win for everyone. You take a quick online quiz that gages your palate, and a three-time winner of the Sommelier of the Year award, curates your wine gallery with matching recipes. Then viola – it arrives on your doorstep monthly. Each package contains each wine’s individual story, tasting notes, flavour experiments and pairings. It could be a hobby you take up together, after all, you’re definitely benefiting from this too.
#5 …OR A COLD BREW MAKING KIT
If it’s not beer and it’s not wine, then surely it’s coffee. A cold brew maker won’t cost your arm or firstborn child but it’s unique and sure to make him one happy fella. Ironically, with barista-made coffee putting a hole in your pocket these days, it’ll actually save him some dosh. Check out this one from Aussie roastery Campos. Officially it’s named the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Pot and it’s $29. *adds to cart*
#6 A DATE NIGHT @ BILLYKART BAR
A dashing date-night at a charming Brisbane fave is a perfect gift experience and there’s no better than Billykart’s new bar to do the trick. The new addition to the West-End space offers delicious burgers and frosty cold beers alongside a whole menu packed with American style eats. Think truffle and parmesan fries, cheesy croquettes and spicy wings. Enjoy a casual Wednesday night out with your love or have a cosy night in and get all the bites with UBER eats.
#7 A BEACHY WEEKEND AWAY
We love Brisbane, we do, but weekends away rock. There’s nothing better than quality time and R&R with your nearest and dearest. We’ve done some homework and picked out a few pretties. Select from these or jump onto Airbnb and book something for yourself. A present to you and your love.
The Noosa Escape: Breezy, beautiful and beachy. A fully-renovated & impeccably decorated abode.
The Alex Heads Studio: A stylish and private space with a beachy vibe, in addition to sweeping ocean views and sea breezes.
The Byron Beach Shack: Spend romantic balmy nights at Studio Tallow, a gorgeously decorated home close to the ocean in the ultimate place.
Need some ideas for a romantic date? Check out this expertly crafted article we prepared earlier on where to go and what to do on a #datenight in Brisbane!