Valentines Presents / January 10, 2019 / Rachel Gates
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.
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.
Sound nice? No. Not nice. Just truly truly terrible. Unless youve been buried underground youve probably been inundated with Valentines present ideas via spam emails and TV adverts constantly advising you not to forget your sweetheart; imploring for romantic getaways... weekend theatre tickets... restaurant deals...... Valentines day presents for men... Valentines presents for her... the list goes on. Whether Valentines Day is a delight or fills you with fright when and why did this event turn into such a big deal? Does anyone actually remember the origin of February 14th and what its original meaning was? And what on earth happened to the good old days of cards sealed with red wax left secretly at a lovers doorstep... cutting out paper hearts... gobbling down a couple of powdery sweets embossed with Be Mine and being done with it? As we know it Valentines Day is a time of year when theoretically the lovely lady or gent in your life flatters you with Valentines presents usually in the form of chocolates...sweets... roses... clothes... hats or stuffed animals.