Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Mara Beasley
But the main reason behind buying valentines gifts for men and women was in fact a kindly cleric named Valentine who died over a thousand years ago... As history would have it Valentines Day derived from the Roman pagan fertility celebration known as Lupercalia which was held on February 15th. During this ritual a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year to promote fertility and deflect disasters. Then in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius wanted to add a Christian slant to the pagan celebration a day earlier. He made the conscious decision to pay tribute to a young soldier who lived in Rome who was put to death for his Christian beliefs on February 14th 269 A.D. This young soldier then became dubbed Saint Valentine.
Legend One As one of the legends goes in the 3rd century there lived a priest named Valentine. The Roman Emperor Claudius II was ruling at this time and Valentine like many of the public under Claudius rule disliked him with a passion. Claudius wanted all men to join the army. But because men had wives and families of their own these men werent so keen on signing up. Believing a singleton soldier was a better soldier than a married young man Claudius introduced a callous new law which banned marriage ceremonies. In Claudius opinion this would mean more strong young men would join the army with no wives at his disposal. Valentine the priest thought this new law was outrageous so what did he do? He married couples in secret.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and if you still cannot figure out what gift to give her an advice would be to give her perfume. This is a classic and one of the best Valentines presents be it for men or for women. Women love to smell nice every time and no gift can make her feel sexy and fresh other than perfume. This is a must-have for every woman so you cannot go wrong with this choice. The next thing you have to think about is how to get her the fragrance that she wants. Know the Different Types of Perfume This will guide you on what perfume to buy for her. Perfumes come with different concentrations and here is a classification of perfumes according to their concentrations: Eau de Parfum Eau de Toilette Eau de Cologne and Eau de Fraiche. The first one has the strongest scent while the last has the weakest scent.