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Buying a Romantic Gift for Your Valentine

By Charles Hopkins Published 06/24/2006 | Relationships

Comes February each year and the florists or confectioners become too busy with their enterprises. The balloons, red roses, chocolates, heart shaped key ringsall have become the integral part of Valentines Day celebration. The degree of pomp and gaiety with which this day is celebrated not only in the Western counties, but all across the globe just speaks of the power of love and human longing for being loved. Valentines Day gifts are the gesture through which this supremacy of love is announced.

You have waited breathlessly for this day and now that it is approaching you do not know what to present to the special someone whom you want to impress and convey your feeling to him or her. A valentine gift is so very special you can not just afford to rush to the nearest store and grab a soft toy with a red heart shaped tag with I love you written on it, if you of course not in the ninth standard. If you want to present yourself before the loved one as a matured person, you should spare a little thought on the choice of your gift. Valentines Day gifts are very effective means to express your emotion for somebody and gifts are exchanged to celebrate the mutual love and friendship between each other. So it is definitely not an occasion for presenting your lover a practical or predictable item like garden mower that has great pragmatic value, but they are not at all romantic.

Expense should not be important criteria for choosing your gift. It is your imagination that can turn any ordinary item into the most romantic Valentines Day gift. It is not unnecessarily that the Valentines gifts are based on the themes of flowers, love poems, red hearts and so onthey all reflect the warmth you nurture in your heart for your beloved.  Here are a few tips to stir up your imagination for picking up a romantic gift item for your valentine. We have thought about all lovers those without any budgetary constraints, and those who have to stick to some monetary limits. It is the budget and your sweethearts preferences that should guide you through your selection.

To begin with those items that cost you nearly nothing but have great emotional value. When you create something by your own hands, it acquires a unique value of its own and that is why, a handmade Valentines Day card will find a place of pride in your lovers chaste for ever. Even if you are not so creatively inclined, with the help of such basic objects like a piece of felt paper, marker, glue, colored wax papers or ribbons you can make beautiful personalized statement of love.

A personalized gift for any occasion is a real winner. It gives the recipient the feel that the gift has been created just for him or her; it flatters and pampers your sweetheart and bring him or her closer to you. If your budget does not permit you to go for an expensive item like monogrammed pendant or calf links, just think of other items he or she will love to get her name written on it. For women there is a beautiful   gift option, they can embroider the name of their loved ones on a pillow cover and present it to him; he will feel the warmth of your heart everyday when he goes to sleep and definitely dream about you.

Do not get disheartened boys; here is a wonderful tip for you to make your valentines happy. If you have the habit of storing the mementos of special occasions like the movie tickets on your first dating, the first photograph you had taken together, the first card she presented to you and so on. Take a big card board, paste the mementos on the board and now frame the board beautifully with some glossy paper. Glue chocolates and ribbons and tiny synthetic flowers on the side of the frames. Your sweetheart will be overwhelmed by the care and sincerity involved with this gift.

If you are lucky enough to go undaunted by financial considerations, then you can think of a romantic escape in a nearby resort. You can also treat her to a candlelit dinner accompanied by champagne or fine wine. Jewelries are an all time favorite among the ladies and pendants, earrings, bracelets in precious and semi precious gemstones make a statement of love and commitment. The women can consider such jewelries as wrist chain, show button or rings for their lovers.

Without flowers and chocolates Valentine Day seems to be incomplete, yet a gift of bouquet or a box of chocolate seems to be really cliché. So you can make the things special for your valentine by combining all these items into one package. Try this to impress your sweetheart: invite him or her to a candle lit dinner in a fine restaurant, welcome her with a bouquet of red roses, lead her to the table where there awaits a box of Swiss chocolates and a diamond ring inside a red velvet box.