Holidays Vivian | 27 Dec 2010 12:13 pm

Men Are From Mars and Women From Venus – Be on the Same Planet This Valentines Day

Love may be in the air but to ensure a successful Valentines Day it’s paramount that men and women alike express their feelings for each other in a suitable manner – ensuring that their loved ones really appreciate the thought that has gone into the selection of special Valentines Day gifts.

To be on the same planet this Valentines day, some couples may need to make a pact to forget ‘last minute presents’ and do some serious thinking and preparation beforehand, otherwise they risk becoming a pair of ‘star-crossed’ lovers. Others may know instinctively the way to their lover’s heart. Whichever category we fit into, we need to tune into our partner’s likes and dislikes, allowing us to choose a Valentines Day gift they’ll cherish forever.

Although it is the thought that counts, the right gift matters! Traditional presents such as a bouquet of red roses, luxurious chocolates or a bottle of her favourite perfume may be firm favourites. Nevertheless, even these tried and trusted love tokens can be given a new twist: roses can be swapped for a lovely everlasting heart-shaped trinket box; chocoholic lovers will enjoy savouring the sweetness of the moment with mini chocolate love-hearts; a favourite aftershave can be replaced with a pair of personalised cufflinks engraved with his initials or indeed with the excitement of a fulfilled life time’s wish. How about driving his dream supercar for the day? So, why not spice things up this year by sampling some unusual and unique Valentines Day gifts for both sexes?

For the gourmet lover a luxury tea and wine hamper kit will certainly gown down a treat. If enjoying a romantic meal for two at a favourite restaurant, why not follow with either a West End show or a theatre trip for a memorable night out? Even a special meal at home can benefit from the romantic touch – play a specially selected piano music CD for a magical atmosphere throughout the evening.

Likewise, if it’s music that ‘is the food of love’ then a personalised gold disc with specially chosen songs and a loving message inscribed on a plaque may make an ideal present. A romantic memory, be it your first meeting, first kiss or even an anniversary is captured eternally through this romantic keepsake.

If your special person loves a laugh, then a more quirky present will suffice! While men will enjoy the Lover’s candy G-string, women can enjoy nibbling on the equally delightful candy posing pouch! Alternatively you can put the fun and frolics back into bath time with two compatible red and white sweetheart duckies.

On a more serious note, if it’s a love of nature that you wish to capture as a Valentines Day gift for the special someone then the ingenious idea of the ‘Dedicate A tree Gift box’ will certainly appeal. Dedicate a tree to the person you love while helping to nurture the environment and let your love blossom at the same time.

If it’s time away from the maddening crowd that the love of your life craves, then treat them to a Pampering Valentines Day gift with a relaxing two day stay at a health club or spa. For an equally relaxing session in the comfort of your home, a Heaven Scent His and Hers Incense kit is an ideal gift. Massage away the stress and caress your lover’s body into submission in aromatic surroundings, not forgetting to scatter some fresh petals over the bed beforehand!

For the more adventurous lover, give that special person the thrill of their lives with a unique outdoor experience such as a romantic Virgin balloon flight, a Lover’s Leap Bungee Jump or go for the excitement of an Aqua Sphereing session for two. For added romance, toast the occasion with a glass of personalised champagne afterwards, complete with your own unique label and loving message.

While it’s the Valentines Day gifts that create the final impact, the wrapping can be just as important as the item inside. Why not combine humour with surprise and use some raunchy wrapping paper. While looking deceptively normal on the outside, inside it’s naughty but still nice.

While opposites attract, making an effort to express our love in heart-felt ways makes all the difference. If we know the love of our lives better than anyone else, like we think we do, keeping the magic of our love alive with special gifts and remaining on the same planet this Valentine’s Day should be manageable challenge.

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