Valentines Presents / January 9, 2019 / Imelda Chang
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.
Fear not though here are a few ideas that will help you stand out from the crowd. Always try and think unique when buying a valentines gift. You want your special someone to feel special and getting them the same thing millions of other people are getting isnt particularly special. This doesnt mean you have to spend a fortune it simply requires some effort. Something like a personalised CD that has all their favourite songs on is a nice gesture and shows how well you know them. Photo albums or framed pictures of you together are always a popular choice and is fun to reminisce over with a nice bottle of wine. Cooking a meal is another great Valentine gift idea that gets easily overlooked. Sometimes a nice gesture is worth a lot more than a cheap gift that took no effort at all to pick out.
You can choose from this depending on her preference. If she is the type who wants a perfume which has a scent that lasts the entire day then give her Eau de Parfum. On the other hand if she wears perfume with light scents you can opt for the one that has a weaker concentration. Additionally if you do not have so much money to spend pick perfumes with weaker concentrations because they tend to be cheaper than the concentrated ones. Know the Scent She Likes Whenever with her try to determine the scent she likes by smelling her perfume. Try to buy the one with the similar scent. If you are not good in remembering particular scents go to a perfume store and try the testers. For sure you will smell a perfume that perfectly matches her personality.