February 3, 2009

Romantic Valentine's Day Gifts (valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day celebrates romance. It is only natural that you celebrate the occasion by giving your spouse a romantic Valentine's Day gift. However, this is often not as simple as it sounds. Many dads find it very difficult to think up something appropriate and relevant.

Here is a list of some romantic Valentine's Day gift ideas:

1. Have a candlelight dinner-with a difference: A quiet candlelight dinner is a popular romantic Valentine's Day gift. However, instead of going to the same old restaurant again, how about adding an exciting twist to this? You can arrange to do this in your home or even set up the table in your lawn. You can even be adventurous and plan your dinner on a beach, with the waves lapping your feet and the brilliant night sky overhead.

2. Make up a song for her: Compose a song for your spouse. It is important that you write the lyrics and score the music yourself. Record this and play it for her. "Don't worry, even if you are a bad singer, you can be sure she will be touched.

3. Do something novel: Doing something you have never done before can be exciting. Surprise your spouse with an opportunity to do something new, like going up in a hot air balloon. With you by her side, it is sure to be a very romantic Valentine's Day gift for her.

4. Have a joint massage session: Ever thought of gifting your spouse a spa massage certificate? Instead, arrange to enroll both of you for massage lessons. You can then practice it on each other and perfect your skills-the perfect romantic Valentine's Day gift for both of you.

5. Buy her some lingerie: Either take her along to shop for it or buy it as a surprise her. Either way it is sure to make a sexy romantic Valentine's Day gift.

Paul Banas is a founder of GreatDad.com. Discuss about family planning, sex, parenting kids, holiday celebration and many more topics related to dads at his Fathers Forum section.

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February 2, 2009

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Dad (valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day is the time to express our feelings for the people we love. It is thus a great occasion to acknowledge our love for our dads-for all that they do for us. Selecting a gift for your dad need not be difficult. If you know your dad well, you can easily select a Valentine's Day gift for him that will be meaningful to him.

Here are some general tips on selecting Valentine's Day gifts for him:

1. Ask your dad what he would like: Items generally advertised as ideal for dads may not necessarily be the best for your dad. Specifically keep in mind your dad's likes and dislikes while looking for a Valentine's Day gift for him. The easiest way would be to ask him. You could do this indirectly by suggesting some gift ideas and asking him what he thinks about them.

2. Learn about his hobbies: What can be better than a Valentine's Day gift for him that has something to do with his hobbies? Whether it is a carpentry tool set or a telescope, you can be sure he will use your gift often.

3. Give him something with you in it: Your dad will love whatever you give him because it is from you. After all, you do mean more to him than anything else. The best Valentine's Day gift for him would be something you have made. It could be a bookrack that you made especially for him or a sweater that you knit for him.

4. Join him in what he likes: Do something with your dad that he will enjoy, whether it is accompanying him to a movie or joining him for a game of chess.

5. Give him a gift certificate: If you are still not sure about the ideal Valentine's Day gift for him, simply gift your dad a gift certificate that will allow him to pick up a gift of his choice. Do offer to go around with him and help him to select it.

Paul Banas is a founder of GreatDad.com. If you are a new dad, you want to make sure you do everything to make this a memorable day. There is no limit to your options-you know your baby best and can find things to do that you and your baby will both enjoy. Your baby's first Valentine's Day is special.

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February 1, 2009

Unusual Valentine's Gifts For the Husband Who Has Everything (valentine gifts)

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Just when you thought you could sit back and relax after weeks of holiday shopping, it's time for Valentine's Day. If you had a tough time coming up with something that was a little out of the ordinary for your husband for Christmas, the thought of shopping for Valentine's Day could be stressful...especially if you're looking for another unusual gift for him. Well, it doesn't have to be.

Consider giving him unique gift experiences. Whether he prefers to do things on land or on water, you can get him some really exciting gifts. For the laid back water lover you can find ultimate fishing experiences complete with lessons and guided tours. For the adventurer, get your husband up close and personal with the largest great white sharks in America. For the landlubber, you can get him one of dozens of unique gift experiences on land. Buy your husband a golf gift experience where he can play 9 holes or ramp up his experience with three days of golf school. For the husband who has the 'need for speed' there are driving experiences from drag racing to stock car late model racing.

The hardest part about finding a unique Valentine's Day gift for a man will be deciding which gift experience to give your husband. The best part of this gift is that your husband can choose the date and time to enjoy his gift experience - there's no worrying about choosing a date and then finding out that it doesn't fit his schedule.

For a fun and unusual Valentine's Day gift of another type, buy your husband a little bit of America by purchasing a deed to land in all of the fifty nifty United States. For less than twenty dollars, you can give your husband a deed to a square inch of land in each of the fifty states.

These deeds are bought via email, ready to be printed and framed. The deed you purchase for your husband is an individually numbered deed giving your husband ownership of a little bit of America without ever having to set foot outside his door - and he'll never hear you say "Honey, the lawn needs to be cut!"

Though your husband won't be able to build a retirement nest for two on his land, it's a great conversation starter. What can you do with your deed? Not much more than mount it on a plaque and hang it on the wall in your home or office. But it's a special Valentine's Day gift that requires no effort, no maintenance and there are no property taxes to worry about!

Take the hassle out of finding the right Valentine's Day gift for your husband this year by getting him a piece of America or an adventure he'll never forget!

Scott Moger is an International Entrepreneur and author. He's CEO of E-Max, Inc. (EmaxVentures.com) and is publishing an e-book on international Internet marketing and will include a profile of the websites http://www.veryclevergifts.com and http://www.ownapieceofamerica.us as well as others. Mr. Moger also writes under the nom de plume of Jack Torrington and Jonathan Plight.

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January 30, 2009

The History And Origin Of Valentines Day (perfect valentine days)

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The oldest Valentine card still in existence was sent in 1415 by Charles Duke of Orleans, at the time a prisoner in the Tower of London, to his wife. The Duke's Valentine's card is now preserved and displayed in the British Museum.

However, the origins of Valentine's Day lie in ancient Rome. Over the years the ever expanding Roman empire became more difficult to police and there was an increasing shortage of soldiers. Believing that married men were too attached to their families and unlikely to sign up for active service, Emperor Claudius II banned marriage, thinking this would increase the number of quality recruits.

The story goes that a Christian priest by the name of Valentine, seeing the unhappiness and trauma that resulted, secretly married couples in defiance of the new law.

It wasn't long before Emperor Claudius found out about Valentine's actions and the priest was imprisoned and eventually executed on February 14, 270.

Whilst in prison, Valentine was befriended by his jailer, a character called Asterius. Asterius had a blind daughter and the jailer asked Valentine to cure her, which he supposedly did. Shortly before his execution, Valentine asked for writing implements and signed a farewell message to the jailer's daughter "From your Valentine", a phrase that has lived on, much to the delight of modern day florists, rose growers and card companies!

Author: Tony Luck runs a personalized gifts site that specializes, among other things, in personalized ceramics - greeting cards, commemorative plates and tankards.

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Seven Valentine's Day Tips for Spouses in "Less-Than-Perfect" Marriages(perfect valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day can be a depressing day when you're in an unhappy or shaky marriage. In every store or advertisement you see romantic cards, heart-shaped boxes of candy, or select jewelry for the special lover's day.

Restaurants publish their special menus in advance and give food items names such as "lover's delight chocolate dessert." Radio stations sponsor contests focused around the theme of Valentine's Day, and newspapers run pictures and stories about spouses with long marriages.Everywhere you turn, you are bombarded with pictures and stories of happy lovers.

What can you do to survive Valentine's Day when you are worried sick that your marriage is on the rocks? How do you deal with all the love hoopla when your spouse doesn't know if he or she really loves you or wants to stay married?

The following seven tips will help you to keep your perspective and sanity:

1. Be your own valentine this year and celebrate the wonderful person that you are. Make an appointment to have a massage or pedicure on Valentine's Day as a present to yourself. Or make plans with a friend to dine at a gourmet restaurant either on Valentine's Day or the day before. Buy yourself a new CD or book that you've been wanting. Leave work early, if possible, and do something fun such as going to a movie in the middle of the work afternoon.

2. Make a commitment to love yourself and to treat yourself with care and respect. Resolve to take good care of yourself by exercising, eating right, taking time to relax and see friends, and getting enough rest. Throw any martyr tendencies out the window and make your health and wellbeing a top priority. This is not being selfish. If you don't nurture yourself first, you won't be in any shape to give quality energy and time to your marriage.

3. Commit to being okay no matter what happens in your marriage. It's essential that you make yourself a promise that you'll have a quality life with or without your spouse. By showing respect for yourself and belief in your ability to thrive whether married or not, you'll be coming from a place of empowerment and strength. The attributes of personal strength and confidence attract others and engender respect, making you a more desirable partner.

4. Accept uncertainty and see it as an opportunity to flex your faith muscles, build resiliency, and develop the discipline to live in the present moment as much as possible. With practice, you can learn to curb your tendency to worry about the future and can expand more of your energy into making the most of the time you have now. Everyone has periods of time when everything is up in the air and how things will turn out is unknown. And as poet Walt Whitman reminds us, "The future is no more uncertain than the present."

5. Practice having fun, even when you're feeling miserable! Don't wait until your life is perfect to plan fun activities. Do something that you've wanted to do but have put off. You might have said to yourself, "One day I'm going to take piano lessons." Now is the time to get started. Make a list of things that you'd enjoy doing and pick one to put on your schedule. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to wait and see what happens in your marriage before you take steps to create a more satisfying life. The time to start enjoying life is now.

6. Expand your support circle. Stay in touch with your friends, even though your first impulse may be to withdraw when you're feeling blue. Look for ways to increase your contact with others such as taking a night class, going hiking with a local hiking group, or attending services at your church, synagogue, or mosque. Don't let fear of questions keep you at home. You can be discrete and give a response such as, "I can't get into it, but I appreciate your caring and concern so very much. Thank you."

7. Find your strong woman or strong man warrior energy. Go rappelling, learn to scuba dive, ride in a hot air balloon, try para-sailing, plan a backpacking trip, go horseback riding, lift weights, explore river rafting, dance around a campfire, sing powerful songs, or sign up for a martial arts class. Do whatever empowers you and make you feel strong and energetic. Stretch out of your comfort zone and surprise yourself by doing something different. Then congratulate yourself for your spunk.

Tips adapted from the book Keep Your Marriage: What To Do When Your Spouse Says "I don't love you anymore!" by Nancy J. Wasson, Ph.D. and Lee Hefner. Available only at http://www.KeepYourMarriage.com , where you can also sign up for the free Keep Your Marriage Internet Magazine. Contact Nancy at Nancy@KeepYourMarriage.com.

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Going Solo on Valentines Day: Advice For Singles (perfect valentine gifts)

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The stores are decorated in candy hearts, flowers and bears. Every TV or radio commercial reminds you that it's time to remember your sweetheart on this special day for lovers. Your feelings range from sadness, to revulsion to anger. What's a single person to do? The following suggestions are designed to both answer that question and to help you have a good day after all, while working to make it your last solo one.

Celebrate the day by planning an activity that is meaningful and enjoyable to you.

Choose something that provides you with a special treat.

* Go to a day spa for "the works"

* plan an intimate dinner for 3 or 4

* go ice-skating or to the movies with a fun friend

* go out to dinner and a movie with a group of other singles

* Focus on what you enjoy and make a conscious decision about how to mark the day

* Un-Valentines Day parties are very popular and can be a lot of silly fun. You can attend one or throw one of your own.

Design a relationship-building plan.

Let the holiday provide you with the motivation to take risks, try new ideas and gain the knowledge that will enable you to find and create a lasting, intimate relationship.

* Sit down at the computer or with pen and paper in hand and get your plan written down.

* Begin by making a list of resources that can be used to help you meet available singles.
These can include: on-line dating sites, singles groups, volunteer activities, or participation in sports or other activities that you enjoy.

*Decide when and how often you will participate in any activity you have chosen.

*Make a budget for both time and available funds for this purpose.

*Do your homework and research each resource so the information will be available when you need it.

Review those resolutions you made, or make some if you haven't yet.

Think about what is really important to you. Remind yourself that implementing and sticking to these will help ensure that you are really ready for that special relationship. Being the kind of person you want to be with is the first step.

Begin with concrete goals. For example:

*stick with a healthy diet

* exercise three times a week

* plan one organizational task per week, etc.

Taking care of yourself and living well will optimize your chances for relationship success. Start today.

Work to eliminate negative thinking.

When a negative thought comes into your mind, take a moment to think about what is beneath it. Then, tell yourself that thinking this way is not good for you. Make a decision to drop the thought and try to think of something (anything) that is positive. It can be as simple as focusing on what a beautiful day it is outside, to feeling grateful that you survived the current wave of lay-offs in your company.

Use this technique for situations as well. Ask yourself how you can view the situation differently. Try to find one positive angle or outcome that could result from an otherwise bad situation. For example, you are being laid off from your job. You have been unhappy for a long time, but could not motivate yourself to do anything about it. Now, you have the motivation to look for a new job, or perhaps change careers. Think of all the possibilities that could open up for you.

Negative thinking is a downward spiral that leads to negative behavior and possibly depression. Consciously choose to challenge these thoughts, and empower yourself with a more positive outlook and approach to life.

Hopefully these tips will assist you in having a better "solo" Valentine's Day than you might have been headed for. Enjoy the day by doing something fun. Then focus on your relationship plan and empower yourself to build the healthy, lasting relationship of your dreams.

Toni Coleman is a licensed therapist and relationship coach in private practice in McLean, Virginia. She specializes in working with singles who want to create lasting, intimate relationships. Toni has over 20 years of post-masters experience in relationship counseling and coaching with singles and couples. She is the founder and President of LifeChange Coaching and Consum-mate Relationship Coaching. She developed and teaches the Creating Lasting Relationships Training, a tele-workshop designed to help singles to define, implement and fulfill their life and relationship goals. She has also written numerous email classes for singles on all aspects of meeting, dating and relating. She is the author of the email newsletter, The Art of Intimacy, which goes out to thousands of subscribers monthly.

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January 29, 2009

Great Valentine's Day Gift Ideas (valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day is the time of year to show our love and affection to those who are special to us. Being able to find something uniques besides a box of chocolates, flowers and cards will make Valentine's Day a day to remember for years to come.

A unique and different way to look at getting that special gift is to look at your lovely lady. Is she the Soccer Mom, picking up the team and kickin it up on the field? What about a new pair of kicks or a foot massage? Is she the Domestic Diva, cooking it up in the kitchen? The KitchenAid Mixer is great or how about a great new food processor to make her domestic chores so much more easier. Or is she a Working Woman or Hip Lady? Whatever she is, you can find a great gift to make a lasting impression. This is a great way to look at new and different things for your lady. What is she into, what would she want, what would make a lasting impression. Show you care and take the time to think about your lady.

There are many new and great ideas that are easy and inexpensive that will make a lasting impression over the years. Don't wait until the last minute to run into a drug store to pick up candy. That's a big no no and will show your lack of thought and that's not the impression you want to give your loved one.

This year choose the gift that will give a lasting impression and give a Great Valentines Day Gift

Need some help with your lady, Great Valentines Day Gifts has ideas and suggestions for whatever your lovely lady is into.

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January 27, 2009

Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts (valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day is a wonderful way to remind us all how precious love is. Make this a special day for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or lover. The traditional Valentine's day gifts are greeting cards, from the romantic to the hilarious, fresh Valentines day flowers of all kinds, and, of course, chocolates. Intimate gifts like lingerie and jewelry are great when appropriate for your relationship.

When Valentines day falls on a weekend, consider a quick romantic vacation getaway. Find a cozy bed & breakfast (B&B), or a nice resort hotel within a short drive of your home. Toss a bunch of rose petals on the bed, hide some chocolates under the pillow, hang a new piece of sexy lingerie in the closet, use your imagination! A quick reminder, Valentines day falls on Saturday in 2009!

A nice dinner in her favorite restaurant, or perhaps where you had your first dinner date, or if you are feeling particularly brave, a dinner that you cook will always be appreciated. Enjoy a nice bottle of wine with your dinner!

Ladies usually enjoy a day at the spa, so get her a gift certificate to a local spa and let her enjoy a massage, facial, body scrub, and whatever else they offer. Last but certainly not least, write her a love letter. Tell her why you think she is the greatest woman in the world and why she makes your life great.

The top 10 Valentines Day gift ideas are:

1) Flowers. Order Valentines day flowers at least several days in advance for delivery on Valentines day to ensure the arrangement you select is available.

2) Chocolate. Chocolates stimulate endorphins in the brain and also help put her in the mood.

3) Jewelry. Simple or extravagant, jewelry is a time honored way to say I love you.

4) Dinner. Out on the town, or in your home, enjoy a great meal together and don't let her lift a finger.

5) Spa day for her. Since Valentines day falls on a Saturday in 2009, see if your local spa is open on the weekend.

6) Lingerie. The gift that keeps on giving. Make sure you get the correct size. Go through her underwear drawer if necessary.

7) A love letter. Handwritten and from the heart.

8) A getaway weekend. Take her somewhere special. Plan ahead.

9) A bottle of wine to share. The nectar of the gods.

10) Look into her eyes and tell her you love her.

Mark Snyder is a hopeless romantic and the owner of Top 10 Valentines Gifts and Best Valentines Gifts among other things. Check out these web sites for many more details and suggestions, as well as great deals on Valentine's day flowers, gifts, and jewelry. Do yourself and your loved ones a big favor and really put some thought and effort in Valentine's Day. You will be very glad you did!

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January 25, 2009

Paint Your Own Valentine's Day Gifts (valentine gifts)

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Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. It is a little more than a month away. As like with Christmas, Valentine's is a great time to get out your paint and create a wonderful gift for a loved one or your sweetheart! What better way to say I love you than with something hand painted from your heart?

You can be a creative as you want with this project. Hearts of course are a nice design to include. Words relating to love are also nice to be added to your pieces. If you are not able to do freehand designs, polka dots with different colors and sizes can really make a glass interesting. I cannot stress enough that you do not have to be an artist to be able to paint on glasses. It is really up to you how creative you get. Simple designs often are much nicer than going over the top with too much color and interest.

Folk Art acrylic enamel paint and Pebeo paints are still great to use for these type of projects. They are paints that are suggested for painting on glass and porcelain. Both types are bake to cure the paint and are durable for this type of use.

Painting your own Valentine's gifts is really special and can show someone truly how much they mean to you. A gift from your heart is worth so much more than an expensive store bought gift. Give the special people in your life something with true meaning that can last a lifetime!




My name is Amy Ressa. I am the owner of The Painted House and More. My business is located in Central Ohio. I have over 16 years of painting experience which began painting in my own home. I originally started painting with stencils and then progressed in to freehand decorative painting. My style of painting is the One Stroke Technique, developed by Donna Dewberry. It is an easy way to make painting visually interesting. I have experience painting not only on walls, but glass, ceramics, fabric, metal, candles, and canvas. This technique is great for small and large jobs alike. It isn't limited to just one area. I love to use the acrylic enamel made by Plaid. It is a great product that is very durable. You can bake your glass projects to set the paint, or just let it cure in the open air. After 21 days your paint will be set. I am always looking for people who I can share my talent with. If you have any interest or questions, please feel free to call me at: 614-530-0219 or email me at: aamilou@aol.com.

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January 23, 2009

Top 10 Valentine Gifts For Boyfriends (valentine gifts)

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Trouble finding the right gifts for boyfriend this Valentine's Day? Make him smile by getting him one of the 10 wonderful presents we have gathered for you:

  1. Ninetendo Wii. This interactive video game system is a perfect present for every man who loves adventure and games. Add some exciting consoles and his day will be complete.
  2. Tickets, tickets, and tickets. Very fitting gifts for boyfriends addicted to sports are tickets to his favorite games like NBA, NFL or hockey. It might be quite expensive but it's really worth the deal. Try getting him a jersey of his favorite team in case you're short of money.
  3. Sexy Perfume. Give him the gift of sensual scent by buying him a scent of his favorite perfume. You can also get him something new to try on. Be careful though for he may not like it.
  4. Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes. In the world where YouTube is really hot, give your boyfriend a chance to capture special and trivial moments in HD. It is the world's smallest HD camcorder weighing only 3.3 ounce. Yet, it can hold an hour of HD quality videos with its 4GB built-in memory.
  5. Apple iPod touch. What could be sexier than the sleekest iPod ever to come out in the market? iPod touch has longer battery life, built-in speaker, and Wi-Fi connection.
  6. Blu-ray DVD Player. For men who love to watch and repeat the best movies 24/7 then a Blu-ray DVD player will put a big smile on his face. Unlike a regular DVD player, you can see movies in high definition while enjoying a popcorn together.
  7. Universal Remote Control. A perfect combination for a brand new Blu-ray DVD player is this universal remote control so he won't have to keep multiple remotes for all his gadgets. Make his life simple so he can focus more on you.
  8. Garmin nuvi 760 4.3-Inch-inch GPS. You know what they say, men don't ask for directions. And he doesn't have to with this very user-friendly widescreen GPS navigator preloaded with maps of U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  9. Watch. Give him something useful with this piece of jewelry that he can use everywhere he goes every single day. Add a more personalized touch by having it engraved. It can be his name, your name or sweet nothings.
  10. Gift Basket. It is a cliche that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. You know what, it still works like magic. Fill your basket with his favorite food or snack. It can even be a beer basket filled with his favorite alcoholic drinks. Take it in moderation of course.

Need help finding the best and exciting gifts for boyfriend? Check out GiftsforBoyfriend.net

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January 21, 2009

4 Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas (valentine gifts)

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Before I unveil to you Valentine's Day gift ideas, I will like to tell you the history of Valentine's Day. A priest by name Valentine disobeyed one of the rules of Roman Emperor Claudius II then; the law was that every soldier should not marry.

He disobeyed the law by organizing marriage rites amongst the soldiers and their ladies, their elders discovered what Valentine was doing and locked him up in a prison. Even with all these, he married any lady that visited him while he was in prison secretly with the one they love. Valentine has the believe that no one should stand in the way of love. This made him to receive sainthood for his tough instinct. The story is a romantic one. That was how Valentine's Day cam about as a day for the celebration of love.

It's a day to show your wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend that you truly love them. All over the world, it's a popular day and it's even celebrated amongst Muslims, not just Christians. If you want to show someone that you truly love and care for them, the best day to prove it is on Valentine's Day and they are going to appreciate it more than any other day. It's not only made for lovers or couples, it goes beyond that to include your relatives and friends. You should give your teachers, co-workers, family members, and neighbors' gifts and exchange valentine greetings between each other.

No matter what you wish to give them, it's necessary to make it special, unique and lovely. Make out time to consider what is best for her; let it be something you know she loves. I tell you, if you do this you will make her remember you for a long time, if not forever. Even if you've there is any wrong you've done to her, she might even use that opportunity to forgive you if you ask for one. I have compiled some of the most loved Valentine's Day gift ideas for both men and women you might consider to give the one you love one.


Flowers show a sign of an affair that will continue to grow. Flowers are mostly given to the ladies, though it can also be given to men. You can give either one long stem of rose or one dozen of carnations, it depend on what you can afford at the moment. She will appreciate this gift and most of all you will provide a home decoration for her at home which will act as a symbol of your presence there. Giving a flower that she accepts is like allowing you into her heart. This is so because she is going to keep it in her home which will act as reminder of you whenever she sees it. Appease your wife or girlfriend by sending her red roses on the day of Valentine. Keep in mind the convention significance of flowers. Red roses signify romantic love, they are the valentine roses. If the receiver fell in love with you at first sight, purple roses shows this. The rose that signifies desire is the orange and coral ones. Yellow roses signify joy and friendship. Let her be able to read your mind through the flower you sent.


Sending your pals a packet of chocolate covered in a box similar to the shape of the heart is one of the best valentine gift for friends. A packet of chocolate or homemade loveable sent to your pals will make their valentine day special because most people love chocolate more than anything; your pals are going to appreciate this.


Some feel is hard to find a perfect gift for someone that has almost everything you can think of in life. By sending him a fine themed gift, you will make the gift you gave more precious than their luxury. Even if he doesn't acknowledge it openly, just know he's gonna add it to the stuffs he cherish. It's not bad if you buy tie as a gift to your man this Valentine's day. In a potential affair, send them a tie to show that you like their choice of style. If he puts the tie on and someone compliments about it, it will make him proud and he will always keep you in mind for this.


You can spoil your partner with luxury if you plan to invest in something lavish. Buying them jewelry is a way to express your deep commitment to the one you love.

You can discover more Valentine's day gift ideas, recipes, creative card ideas, romantic ideas by visiting http://500lovemakingtipsreview.blogspot.com/.

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January 20, 2009

Valentine's Day Gifts - Five Reasons Why the Teddy Bear is Always a Winner (valentine gifts)

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Another Valentine's Day is coming up, and it's time to plan the perfect day for you and your sweetheart. This isn't always easy, so that's why this article is here to help you with the gift portion of the evening.

A teddy bear is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day, and it does a great job showing how special you feel your significant other is. Whether you want to get them a teddy bear on its own, or pair the stuffed bear with something, like flowers, nothing says "I love you better." Here are some tips to help you put together the perfect Valentine's day, along with five reasons why teddy bears are the perfect gifts.

1 - Very Romantic

There is nothing that personifies romance quite like a teddy bear and a bouquet of flowers. This is the archetypal "I love you" gift for a reason, and will therefore convey your strong feelings perfectly. It also has the added benefit of being a flexible gift. You can buy a stuffed animal and the flowers together in one package, or you can buy them separately and customize everything. If you customize you can get any flowers you want, in any size you want, and you can get a teddy bear that fits your needs. For example, get their favorite flowers with a teddy bear in their favorite color!

2 - Lots of Fun

A special occasion like Valentine's Day should always be as fun as possible, which is another reason a teddy bear, is a such a great gift. You can make a great statement with the bear, and really make your significant other laugh. Here's an example, though remember, if you use your imagination you can do all kinds of things! Get a few red ribbons that are holiday appropriate and tie them around a nice teddy bear in such a way that they look like ropes. Then get a card and write "I'm a prisoner of your love!" This will be sure to get a laugh, as well as being an adorable sentiment. You can do a variance on this too if you have a bigger budget by getting a piece of jewelry like a gold or silver chain and wrapping it around the bear. Then your sweetheart will have two great presents in one great package.

This idea can also be personalized if your significant other has a favorite animal, because there's no rule that says you absolutely have to get a teddy bear. Maybe they'd prefer a plush cat, stuffed tiger, or some other stuffed animal. The more you personalize the present to their hobbies, likes, or personality, the more well received the gift will be.

3 - Customizable for Every Budget

Luckily for our pocketbooks, teddy bears are an item that can easily fit any budget. Depending on brand and size, they can vary from 10 dollars to 500 dollars. And as mentioned with the chain idea above, you can pair them with many other items for a truly special, but still affordable gift. You can keep things small and cute, or you can really go all out and get them a 90 inch teddy for an extravagant gift.

4 - They Make a Great Keepsake

Candy and chocolates are great, but teddy bears have the added benefit of sticking around after Valentine's, so we will have a constant memento of a special day. This way, your sweetheart will always remember how much you care for them.

Here's another fun idea. Give your significant other a teddy bear that is holding a bottle opener. They may be confused at first, but then you should pull out a nice bottle of champagne or wine from behind you. Make a toast to the two of you and your sweetheart will certainly remember such a cute stunt with the bear around to remind them.

5 - A Classic Gift for a Reason

Practically no other gift embodies Valentine's Day and the concept of love like a teddy bear! There's a reason this classic gift has never gone out of style, and never will. Teddy bears are sweet, cuddly, and sentimental, making them the perfect gift to commemorate such an adorable day.

6 - Bonus Reason!

Even people who are without a sweetheart can enjoy getting or giving a teddy bear on Valentine's Day. Give them to your friends and family for a thoughtful gift to show that you are thinking about them. After all, a teddy bear doesn't always have to symbolize just romantic love. It can represent love of all kinds, and still be appropriate and much appreciated!

Remember, no matter what kind of love, a teddy bear will make a great gift for Valentine's Day! It's a consistently classic gift that can be romantic, fun, affordable and a great way to mark a special memory. A teddy bear will be sure to make your Valentine's Day extra special!

Find the perfect teddy bear selection, great plush cats, stuffed tigers and more plush animals at KCPlush.com. Make this Valentine's Day as special as the loved ones around you!

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Last Minute Valentine Gifts ( valentine gifts)

Valentine Gifts

Last Minute Valentine Gifts that we present here are ideas for gifts that can be acquired in next to no time. Some come at no cost, some are homemade, some unique, some traditional, and some immaterial. Just take your pick.

Gifts come in different shapes and sizes, but more importantly, they come in different types too. A gift for a man is often quite different from a gift for a woman. A gift for a spouse could be pretty different from a gift for someone you are dating.

Here we present you with a wide selection of last minute valentine gifts ideas for the one you love. Try to make it as personal, as unique, as you can, because it's the thought that often counts more than the price or size of the gift.


  • poem written by you, printed on photo-paper - either framed, or cut to make it as a bookmark or coaster or mouse pad...
  • bookmark with a personal picture and/or quote/poem - designed in photo editor and printed on photo paper
  • video with you doing that thing (s)he loves - dance...
  • coupon for/or your special service - massage...
  • self-made compilation CD with favorite love songs
  • revived old T-shirt with a personal picture or message printed first on textile foil and then printed on the T-shirt by ironing


  • Foreplay Game
  • Favorite hobby accessory
  • Painting
  • Love poem - framed or on a poster
  • Online course - How to consistently give a woman full body orgasm


  • Fragrance
  • Sex toy
  • Boxer briefs or lingerie
  • Sweets
  • CD with songs related to love
  • Erotic or romantic DVD
  • Ticket to her/his favorite show or game
  • Gift certificate from a local cosmetic salon for any of the following: professional massage, day at a spa, manicure, pedicure, facial
  • Book with a love theme
  • Necktie - in some cultures there is a covert meaning in giving a necktie to a man. It's a hint you want to tie the knot with him, or have a tight relationship with him.
  • Fashion accessories - jewelry, scarf, watch...

Last Minute Valentine Gifts as Experience

No time to buy a present? How about doing something for your loved one as a way of giving. Gifts come in many splendid forms.

The things you do for your sweetheart to make her/him feel special go a long way in a person's heart. Instead of a product, you could give her/him a special service or go to a place you both love to boost the romance - ideal as last minute valentine gifts.

Here are some ideas to get you going - select the best experience as the things to do for valentines day, things you do either to her/him or together:


  • breakfast in bed with a special touch
  • make heart-shaped bread toast for breakfast with hot chocolate dip
  • write a small love note with a romantic message and place it besides her/ his bed, or in her/his purse...
  • make a path of rose petals or potpourri
  • fill her/his bath tub with rose petals
  • call your favorite radio station and dedicate a song to your love
  • perform a special act - dance for him, sing and/or play under her balcony, recite your poem or Shakespeare's love sonnet
  • organize a romantic treasure hunt
  • full body or foot massage, or back rub
  • kiss in a special way
  • decorate the house for the special occasion. Implement smart tricks for creating the mood for romance. Dim lights, light music, romantic songs and most importantly dress up
  • write a romantic, passionate, handwritten, heartfelt love letter
  • do a house chore instead of her/him
  • send her/him a romantic text message
  • steam up the bathroom and write a romantic message on the mirror for your partner to read when she/he uses the bathroom.

Wishing you a loving Valentine's day with the help of Last Minute Valentine Gifts!

Written by Natalija Domin, a member of multimedia artists team Talidari with over 20 years of experience with arts, wellness and love. For more on last minute Valentine gifts- homemade, unique, and traditional - visit http://www.talidari.net/last-minute-valentine-gifts.html There, you will also get the gifts, such as e-book with 101 romantic ideas, top-production videos, arty pictures, romantic poems, resources, and much more.

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