When it comes to love and wooing your leading lady on Valentine's Day beyond the cliché of chocolates and red roses, luxury brands are pitching to the 'sky's the limit' shopper willing to splurge all in the name of romance.
From a limited-edition women's surfboard by Louis Vuitton that will set you back a cool $8900 to the roaring luxury of a Maserati Ghibli with a POA tag attached, these extravagant purchases are aimed squarely at those who want their lover's heart to skip a beat with excitement and of course for those who love the thrill of the chase too.
All the love money can buy
The Beatles might have famously sang that you Can't Buy Me Love back in 1964, but they didn't know what the likes of big fashion houses such as Gucci, Loewe and Burberry had in mind for Valentine's Day gift ideas come 2018.
Take Gucci's Love Is Blind sweater with those exact words emblazoned across the front. Or Saint Laurent's heart shaped sunglasses for a nod to the love sick – there's subtle and not so subtle ways to impress your woman this Valentine's Day.
Destination: pamper city
For the guy who wants to impress with a divine pamper package, you can't go past the three-hour indulgence at The Langham Hotel's Chuan Day Spa. Known as the Luxury Glow package, it includes a collagen facial, 90-minute harmony body massage, eye treatment, scalp and hair massage plus a dessert platter and champagne once you're done.
For the businessmen keen on a resort escape (with limited Internet access for true one on one time), Lizard Island is offering a tropical paradise stay commencing from 11 February. Guests receive an in-room bottle of Champagne on arrival and a bonus $500 on top of existing inclusions to spend on beachfront degustation dinners, dive days and spa treatments.
The Westin also offers overnight packages for loved-up couples from $370 for the night including a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival, gourmet breakfast for two and a late 4pm check out on the following day.
Outshine the others
When it comes to jewellery, Mercedes-Benz has ventured into the luxury market with a Swarovski crystal design complete with star motif. Tiffany & Co woo with I Do gold money clips in 18K gold and their Paloma Graffiti pendant in 18k rose gold is perfect for the modern lover.
For folks who love quirky romance, Australian designer Lucy Folk has created the I Love You Necklace in gold, which was inspired by her favourite childhood game Hangman. Instead of featuring those exact words on the necklace, Folk plays a cheeky game of hide and seek, keeping you guessing with a mix of letters and diamond cuts instead.
And while lingerie tends to get a tacky 'leave it to your lady to purchase' rap, it's more knowing how to share your desires with the classiest of purchases for your woman. Consider Simone Perele's Nocturne chemise that hints at Parisian bedroom romancing with its subtle silk draping and lace trimmed bra and bikini brief set – this is as classy and sexy as it gets without being overkill.
In the bag
For the fashion femme there's Loewe and YSL for handbags for the ultimate pick-me-up while Burberry's embossed leather totes and giant reversal ones hint at edgy elegance. A tech geek won't let a pair of bespoke Bang & Olufsen pink hued earplugs go amiss and cocktail lovers will happily dabble in a Hendricks Gin Woocumber pack which is designed especially for Valentine's Day – and comes with a red rose too.
If you prefer a lucky dip approach to your luxury Valentine's Day gifting, there's the Little Black Box site based in Australia – a curated experience which delivers full sized beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products that's tailored to the woman in your life. It arrives packaged in a little black box with deluxe product that start from $300.
Check out the gallery above to see some of the biggest ways to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day.