February 14, 2019

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

Words: Yvonne Jacob

“IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS”

IF YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT LIST HAS CHOCOLATES OR STUFFED BEARS ON IT, CHUCK IT OUT OF THE WINDOW, BURN IT OR WHATEVER. CLICHÉD GIFTS ARE NOT MAKING THE CUT THIS YEAR

It’s not always the thought that counts. Sure, a red rose or a box of chocolates may seem like the easy way out but hey, if you really love her, you need to go that extra mile and put some thought into what you are going to get her. I’m not talking about super expensive gifts that will drain your bank account completely and leave you stranded on the streets for survival. But simple gifts with some meaning and thought attached to them, that is appreciated big time. For the ones separated by distance, this list goes out to you too! Let’s celebrate the month of love without concepts like distance clouding your relationship. We’ve listed down some gift ideas to help you make this Valentine’s Day really memorable.

Assorted indulgence set

There’s many options with this one. Get her a box of assorted caramel or anything that she really likes. Could be peanut butter jars or dessert jars or even cupcakes from her favourite bakery. Probably one of the most foolproof gifts you can come up with, and the jars also make cute collectibles.

Aromatherapy

Women love things that have a good fragrance. Even though we can figure out the benefits and colour of a shampoo from its bottle, we have to sniff it and only then will we take a decision on it. Similarly, you can get her a basket that has scented candles, lotions, bath salts and body oils. But be careful over what fragrance you think she might like. If you have no clue about that, then you can try strawberry or vanilla, that usually works.

Cocktail lip balms

If you know her go-to cocktail then you can even consider gifting her a lip balm inspired by her favourite cocktail. If you have the time for it then you can order these online. They are shipped internationally but definitely worth a shot. Perfect way to tell her that you know her favourite drink and also care about her lips!

Mixtape

Be the guy who gives her an old fashioned mixtape in this modern world of Apple music. List out all the songs you want to dedicate to her or you think she will love and combine them in your mixtape. One thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to maintain consistency. Don’t mix a 70s love song with 2018 rap music. Imagine going from “Every night in my dreams” to “I know when that Hotline bling”. That’s just confusing.

Movie Night In Set by PrezzyBox

Movie night box

Get a movie-night box that has retro soda cups, a popcorn box, a movie of your choice (which might change to her choice, so carry backup) and personalised tickets for two. This gift shows the effort you’ve put in and also tells her that you want to Netflix and chill with a retro touch.

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