Whether you're at a loss for Valentine's gift ideas this year, or you've yet to start looking for something, here's a quick deal-hunters guide to finding a bargain on a gift for that special lady in your life. This guide is based on recent Buckscoop deals which offer a variety of different gift options - from sentimental to sexy.
ROSES AND LINGERIE GIFTS:
A deal was posted last week for the best available price on set of 6 long stemmed roses together with a box of chocolates for the delivered price of $79.95 from Roses Only. This was at least $12 cheaper than the next best online offer (from Ready Flowers). However, it looks as though Roses Only have increased their price now to $99.95 - although they're also throwing in a $50 gift voucher for Bendon Lingerie which makes it even more interesting.
This means that you're still getting decent value comparatively on their roses + chocolates gift set, but if you're not the kind of guy who knows what best to get in the lingerie department then this voucher is perfect as you can let her decide for herself. You can also share your deal-hunting prowess from your time spent on Buckscoop by giving her suggestions on what to buy with her voucher that gives her the best possible value - like this deal on the Elle Macpherson Exotic Plume chemise for $62.48 (or potentially $12.48 if they'll allow the voucher to be used on sale items).
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY GIFTS:
How does spending $60 on something and then getting a free gift as well worth double that sound? Well, if your Valentine is somebody who prefers cosmetic and beauty products, then head to Clinique who have an excellent deal on right now. Spend $60 and they'll also give you a 7 piece gift set which has a market value of approximately $70 - $90.
In this deal, the product chosen to get you over the $60 spending threshold is a 30ml "Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector" serum - one of Clinique's bestsellers. It's costs $62 which is a decent price considering the person who posted the deal couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else. But of course, none of the other online stores were throwing in a gift set worth an additional $70 - $90 on top as well.
Another gift set option, depending on your other half's preference in beauty products, is this deal from Adore Beauty where you can get the Clarins Super Restorative Collection set for just $94.50 with free delivery. The set contains day and night creams, a serum and a cosmetic bag. It's an excellent price considering that the Clarins day cream from this collection sells for over $100 on it's own at FragranceNet, eGlobal Beauty and Myer. Meanwhile, this exact same set goes for between $177 to $272 at other stores.
If traditional gifts aren't necessarily what excite your girlfriend/wife, then here's a cheap and cheerful gift to get the sparks flying on Valentines. Booktopia have "The Art of the Quickie - Fast Sex. Fast Orgasm" paperback book for $15 including shipping. The cheapest price on this book elsewhere is $23.
As an addition, if you're planning on staying in on Valentines and you're running low on good quality wine (a necessity on this occasion) then head to WineMarket who have a bargain a case of Domain Day One Serious Riesling (2011) going for less than half the price of any other store. A good excuse to stock up at least.