Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Budget
Fortunately, love is blind and doesn't weigh your purse. There are scores of gift ideas for even those who have a limited budget this V-Day.
Weird Valentine's Day Facts
-Valentine's Day celebrations began with our English ancestors, who used to assemble on the eve of St. Valentine's Day, and put the names of all the young maidens promiscuously in a box, and let each bachelor draw one out. This way they decided they valentine for the year.
The man wore the maiden's name in his bosom or on his sleeve, and it was his duty to attend her and protect her. As late as the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries this custom was very popular, even among the upper classes.
-According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are highest around Valentine's Day, 20 percent to 30 percent higher than usual.
-Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts duriing this time.
- The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
- The oldest surviving valentine dates from 1415. It is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife. At the time, the duke was held in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
With the markets thronging with gifts and red heart shaped balloons, all indicating that the Valentine's Day is near, you'd better have your gift ready before the D day.
Gift's indeed have a unique and an extraordinary ability of expressing your feelings. So, why not make the most of this opportunity and say the three magic words with the most special gift.
Read on to know what is certain to impress the only person who makes your heart beat faster:
If Your's is a Seasoned Relationship
If you have been in love with this person since a long, long time and even today when your eyes meet, you feel butterflies fluttering in your tummy, buddy, its time to propose for marriage!
Close your eyes and imagine what your life would be without this person in your life. Can you? If the answer is a big ‘No' then there isn't any point postponing the proposal.
Make sure you make this year super special for the two of you by proposing marriage this Valentine's Day. Let the proposal be a big surprise. If she has been waiting for the proposal, there cannot be a better gift.
If You Have Just Fallen for Each Other
If your romantic association does not date back too long, this 14th will be the right occasion to leave a lasting impression on her mind.
Make sure you do something that will sweep her off her feet and paste a sweet smile on her lips every time she thinks of the moment.
So what's the big idea? Here are a few suggestions:
-Gift her a mirror covered with a paper saying 'Take a peep to get a glance of the most wonderful girl in the world.' Let your budget decide the size of the mirror.
-Get her portrait sketched by a budding artist still studying arts at college. It shouldn't cost you much but will definitely help you win over the other suitors, if any.
-If you are good at writing, pen down exactly what happens to you when you look at her. If not, get help from somebody who is. Make sure it sounds romantic and mushy and not kinky.
-Buy roses a day or two prior when the rates are still reasonable and keep them in water with a tablet of Disprin. On the V Day, separate rose petals and keep dropping them on her way as you take her for a stroll in the evening.
If You are Both Head Over Heels in Love with Each Other
If you are the kind of couple whose lives revolve around each other, your gift too needs to speak the same.
No matter how close you are to each other, there are bound to be differences and disagreements. This V-day decide to agree to whatever your dear one says or does.
Tell her that she can do anything that she hasn't done since a long time just because you did not approve of it.
You will be surprised to know how many things there are on her list! It could be watching a particular type of movie, or taking you along for shopping, or eating a particular type of cuisine or simply changing the color scheme of your apartment. Let her have her way this 14th and she is sure to be more than contended.
Girls don't need big things in life to be happy. The simple assurance that you will be there for them no matter what, is enough. Value the girl in your life and you are sure to keep her happy all her life.
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