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The 10 Essentials For The Ultimate Date Night at Home

The 10 Essentials For The Ultimate Date Night at Home. Photographed by The 10 Essentials For The Ultimate Date Night at Home. Photographed by Dean Drobot. Image via Shutterstock

I love you baby, and if it’s quite alright, I’d like to stay in tonight…

Looking to put the romance back in your relationship? Or just needing some new ideas for your next date night? Well, Australia, get ready to fall back in love with staying home, thanks to our guide to the 10 essentials you need for the ultimate date night at home!

Whether you’re looking to cuddle up on the couch, host a romantic dinner without the stress or get hands-on with your special someone, our guide to the 10 essentials for the ultimate date night at home will have you feeling smitten on the next romantic night in.

Menulog
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Menulog

If the idea of preparing a meal at home for your special someone seems stressful, why not look to Australia’s favourite app-based food delivery service to do all of the hard work for you? Available nationwide,Menulog will leave you spoilt for choice with their broad selection of more than 24,000 local restaurants. Allowing you to spend more time on the things that matter the most, Menulog will ensure that your next date night at home will also be the yummiest.

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Gifts Australia
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Gifts Australia

When was the last time you treated your special someone with a surprise gift? And no, birthdays, anniversaries or holidays don’t count! Enter Gifts Australia – taking the stress out of planning surprises, thanks to their years of expertise (20 years to be exact) in the gifting industry. Featuring an easy-to-use platform that’s carefully curated into selected categories; thanks to Gifts Australia, you can search through gifts For Men, For Her or even for an Occasion. Now the hardest part is keeping that gift a surprise!

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Chandon in Bloom Cocktail Hamper
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Chandon in Bloom Cocktail Hamper

Any special occasion calls for bubbles or a carefully concocted cocktail. Which is why Hamper Emporium’s Chandon in Bloom Cocktail Hamper is a must-have for your next night in. Delivered straight to your door, couples will receive a bottle of Chandon Brut Rosé, Belvedere vodka, Fever-Tree Soda Water and Bouvier Raspberry and Mint Syrup – all to make your own vibrant spritz. Plus, to shake it all together, the Chandon in Bloom Cocktail Hamper also comes with a gold cocktail shaker and jigger, edible Australian-grown petals, a notebook and Morgan’s French Vanilla Almonds to munch on.

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Mintstone Candles
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Mintstone Candles

Need to set the mood? Then Mintstone Candles are the perfect addition to an at home date night. Hand-poured in Melbourne using 100% natural eco-soy wax and Australian premium fragrance oils with sustainability in mind; these beautiful candles are paraffin-, additive-, colour- and cruelty-free. Perfect for more than just one night, thanks to Minstone Candles there’s no such thing as a one night stand. Not too sure on which of their amazing scents to get your hands on? We recommend the calming and sensuous Lotus Flower with notes of orange, mandarin, jasmine and vanilla.

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Disney Plus
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Disney Plus

There’s nothing like staying in, ordering your favourite meal, lighting a candle and turning on the TV to watch your favourite film. And, if you’re in search of laughter, sadness, action and everything in between, there’s no place like Disney Plus. Featuring animated classics to the very best of Disney’s newest releases, you’ll have all of this and more thanks to Disney Plus. The hardest part? Deciding what to actually watch? Good thing that you’ve got the whole night in!

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Just Wines
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Just Wines

Now that you’ve got all of the finer details sorted, it’s time to select that perfect bottle of red or white to accompany your night. If you’re in search of your dream partner for your dish (we’re talking about wine here), thankfully, Just Wines will tick all of your boxes. Think of them as your main man. Shipping Australia-wide, wine lovers can search and purchase from over 6000 Australian-made wines all from the comfort of their own home. And, better yet, for a limited time Just Wines is offering 10% off your order when you use the code “Grab10” or (minimum spend is $100).

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Koko Black
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Koko Black

Proving that when it comes to chocolate you don’t have to stick to the rules; Koko Black sets the standard with their delectable range of gourmet, handmade chocolate bars, pralines, truffles and so much more. Priding themselves on their artisanal quality and Australian heritage, Koko Black uses and sources only the finest ingredients to ensure that each bite will be just as immersive as the last. Stuck on what to get? We recommend the 16-piece Chocolatier’s Selection Praline Gift Box ($39.90), you’re guaranteed to find an irresistible sweet treat inside.

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Men's Society Full Body Massage Kit
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Men's Society Full Body Massage Kit

Now it’s time to get hands-on, and what better way than by offering your special someone a personalised one-on-one massage at home! And with Men’s Society’s Full Body Massage Kit, you’ll be able to do just that. The nifty pack includes a facial massage oil, hair massage oil, a foot and a hand massage oil. Each enriched with grapeseed oil and Vitamin E as well as rosehip oil, ylang-ylang leaf oil, thyme flower oil and more. Pampering your partner will never feel this good!

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Temple & Webster Super Soft Queen & King Blanket
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Temple & Webster Super Soft Queen & King Blanket

Cuddling up on the couch has never been more softer, thanks to Temple & Webster’s Super Soft Queen & King Blanket ($39.95). Featuring a lightweight material available in blue, green, blush, harmony, grey and moss green; this throw blanket stretches out to a queen/king size and ensures that cuddling up to your special someone has never been more comfortable and cosier than this.

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An At Home Hobby
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An At Home Hobby

If you and your special someone love to get hands-on with your hobbies, now you can spice up your date night doing just that. With our guide to Australia’s 10 Best Delivered Hobby Subscription Boxes for Adults, you and your date can get crafty with a carefully curated kit that’s sent straight to your door. Whether you both love the outdoors, love entertaining or simply love getting stuck in, one of these subscriptions boxes will inspire you to start a new-found favourite hobby… together!

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Whether you’re looking to stretch out in your pyjamas or dress up for an at-home celebration, pick your way through the 10 best delivered grazing and charcuterie platters in Australia. And if you’re stuck on what to watch on your next date night at home, flick your way through the 10 best animated Disney movies of all time.

Feature image: Photographed by Dean Drobot. Image via Shutterstock
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