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Romantic Yet Inexpensive Gifts

Romantic Yet Inexpensive Gifts

Valentine gift

It is that time of the year when love is in the air, and you have the most wonderful girlfriend, wife in the whole world. Everyone is busy shopping for Christmas, and that is just the beginning as right after that comes New Year, than St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, your anniversary, her birthday and etc. – frankly, the special days for both of you will start snowballing very soon. A simple, but nonetheless vital question pops up in your mind – what to do when you are on a tight budget?

Keep in mind that it is the thought that counts, and you don’t need to spend a fortune on a present. Actually, with these romantic, yet inexpensive, gifts for her, you can become the man of the hour not only to her but to all her female friends and acquaintances.

Take a look at some exciting suggestions that will cost you no more than a few bucks:


1. Ace of Hearts

Just a warning before I begin: This is an extremely romantic present meant to show your girl how much you appreciate and love her, however, if any of the guys so much as get a whiff of what you have done, you are about to get seriously teased! Go to the nearest dollar store, and get a deck of cards – the plainer the better. You will also need some key chain rings (you will find them in any hardware store), a hole plunger (if you don’t have one at home, sneak out the one from your office), and some markers, paper, glue, and in case you are particularly romantic some photos of you and her.

Use the paper plunger to make 2 identical holes at the end of each card. Take the markers, and write something you love about your girlfriend/ wife at the back of each card. At the last one write something sweet, or romantic, or even a short poem – something that will make her drop everything and kiss you like the world depends on it.

2. Home town getaway

Every girl dreams of being taken away on a romantic trip somewhere far away from home. However, your budget can hardly sustain such a luxury but don’t despair there is a romantic, yet inexpensive, solution that will make you her hero. All you need to do is look up the interesting sights in your home town. You will be amazed at how many places you can visit, and at the entertaining activities you can share with her.

The new term of home town getaway is staycation, and it won’t cost much. At the same time your girlfriend/ wife will be thrilled at the idea of leaving her home, and relaxing with her loved one, even if only for a couple of days. Nothing makes a woman happier than leaving her weekend chores like cooking and deep cleaning Brighton behind to spend some quality time with her partner.

If you have mountains why not take her to a local hut, and spend the weekend hiking. You can even surprise her with a bouquet of wild flowers as opposed to the usual bunch from the near-by grocery store.

3. Scrabble with Love

Scrabble

Warning! This idea is extra geeky! Take out your old Scrabble and get all the letters that spell your names, if you don’t have enough, ask friends and family to help with the cause. Next, you will need a picture frame. Glue the wooden pieces together to the cardboard of the frame. On the off chance that your names don’t share at least one letter, you can use an adjoining word like “LOVE”, “ETERNITY”, “ALWAYS” and so on.

Once you have the centrepiece, you can use your imagination to decorate the rest of the cardboard with dried flowers, paper clippings, satin ribbons (although it might be too much), pictures of you and her together, or anything else you find appropriate. When you are all set, put the frame on, and wrap it up. In case the wooden Scrabble pieces are too thick for the holders to close, use some tape or glue to fix the cardboard on its place.


Sweetheart Gifts Dos and Don’ts

Sweetheart Gifts: Dos and Don’ts

Sweet treats

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Whether you are shopping forChristmas, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, you are bound to face the problem of coming up with a great sweetheart gift. However, what never seizes to amaze me is how some people, no matter how devoted they are to their partner, can’t seem to grasp the concept of sweetheart gifts – the dos and don’ts.

It is true that gift giving has become somewhat of an art, if not a science, and a gift can even make or break the outline of your entire relationship. Considering all of this, you need to be very careful when, how and what you decide to give to your dear one when a holiday arrives. If you are at a loss of what is proper, and what not, when it is time to make the purchase, here are some basic dos and don’ts you would want to take into account, unless you are 100% sure your present is NEVER going to upset your lover:

1. Don’t Shop Last-minute

Leaving the purchase of the gift for the last possible moment is one of the worst possible scenarios. There is a very high chance you won’t be able to come up with something “good”, the designated present will require more than one day to be shipped, have it engraved, custom-made and etc. Give yourself at least a week to look for something nice that will make your sweetheart happy.

2. Don’t Buy Anything That Can Be Connected with Weight Loss

Nothing can upset your partner more than a present that has even a distant connection to weight loss – fitness membership (ohh NO), exercise equipment, training gear, the latest diet book, appointment with a dietitian, low-fat food plan and so on are amongst the worst “brilliant” ideas you could ever come up with. While we are at it, sinkers also belong to the unacceptable pile, unless your dear one has specifically indicated that he/ she wants a pair. Extend the ban of the weight loss gifts to animal-themed pyjamas, sweatshirts, T-shirts, and, yes, underwear.

3. Don’t Shop for Yourself

The art of giving a gift dictates that you get your sweetheart something that will make him/ her happy, not you. If you are a basketball fan, and you want to go to the game of the season, don’t get the expensive front-row tickets, and give them to your partner, who, by the way, has no interest in sports, and will be bored to death at the game. The same applies to sexy lingerie, clothing that you would like your dear one to wear, even though it is not really his/ her style.

4. Don’t Go All Practical With the Present

Getting a new pan might be a long-due necessity, but it is not what your sweetheart would want to receive from you. According to professionals at Cleaning Kensington, getting your dear one a new set of pots and pans, or a vacuum cleaner is one of the greatest mistakes you could make. Just think about it, would you like to receive a mixer for your anniversary – one would expect something more personal, and romantic, right?

5. Do Preserve the Receipts

When buying clothing, shoes or even a piece of jewellery, you ought to keep the receipts. There is always the slight possibility that your sweetheart might not like what you have bought or you have gotten the wrong size, so try to be prepared, and don’t get upset, if he/ she doesn’t like the present. You would also do yourself a favour by removing the price tag – no one likes to know that their gift was purchased at the retail sale on 50% off.

6. Do Write a Card

Sometimes, even if your gift isn’t the poster child for originality, a well-written personal message on a beautiful card will make it special. Furthermore, you only have to buy one a couple of times a year, so it is not that big of a nuisance to make him/ her feel special with a nice dedication.

7. Do Wrap the Gift

Buying a gift bag is always easier (and cheaper) than having the present wrapped, or, even better, do it yourself. A gift presented in a beautiful package is better regarded than one in a bag, so make the effort to take the extra step.


Cupcakes With Love

Cupcakes Made With Love

Love cupcakes

Valentine’s Day is supposedly the most romantic day of the year, when every couple has an excuse to be ridiculously cute, and demonstrate their love openly without anyone rolling their eyes at them… even the poor sad single people, who are forced to go through the loneliest day of the year without complaints. The dualism of the holiday got me thinking about what is the best Valentine’s Day present, and one that you can also share with your single friend, and cheer her up… My decision – cupcakes with love.

There is something about cupcakes that makes them irresistible to both genders. They are small, or not that small, sweet and taste heavenly. Furthermore, with the latest Pinterest mania, people have been sharing pictures, recipes and ideas how to make the most delicious and romantic cupcakes, one has ever seen.

Why gifting cupcakes with love?

First of all, thanks to all the mixtures, sold in the stores, you don’t have to be a living, breading chef to bake them. As far as the decoration is concerned, the sky is your limit. You can make your sweet gift personalized by decorating the treats to look like your loved one’s favourite animals, create a movie-themed set, or just go with Valentine’s signature red.

How to Gift Your Cupcakes with Love?

The act of wrapping, and gifting your Valentine’s Day present is just as important as the gitf itself, so you need to choose your timing wisely. Some of you might want to see the smile on your loved one’s face as soon as she wakes up in the morning, so serving a romantic breakfast in bed might be the best solution (even though it might mean getting up at an uncanny hour – 14th of February is on Thursday). Keep in mind that making a breakfast in bed will most likely result in many stains, and a real mess in the kitchen, warn our friends at Cleaners Kensington.

Others might want to make a public statement with their love. In that case, buying or making a cupcake bouquet, and sending it to your sweetheart’s office is a fabulous idea. It will not only make her happy, but will probably be the most romantic gesture any of her colleagues have ever seen. Furthermore, she will be able to either enjoy and share the cupcakes with everyone in the office or she might choose to save the bouquet, and have at it in the evening with you.


Romantic Yet Inexpensive Gifts

It is that time of the year when love is in the air, and you have the most wonderful girlfriend, wife in the whole world. Everyone is busy shopping for Christmas, and that is just the beginning as right after that comes New Year, than St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, your anniversary, her birthday and etc. – frankly, the special days for both of you will start snowballing very soon. A simple, but nonetheless vital question pops up in your mind – what to do when you are on a tight budget? Keep in mind that it is the thought that counts, and you don’t need to spend a fortune on a present. Actually, with these romantic, yet inexpensive, gifts for her, you can become the man of the hour not only to her but to all her female friends and acquaintances. Take a look at some exciting suggestions that will cost you no more than a few bucks:

1. Ace of Hearts

Just a warning before I begin: This is an extremely romantic present meant to show your girl how much you appreciate and love her, however, if any of the guys so much as get a whiff of what you have done, you are about to get seriously teased! Go to the nearest dollar store, and get a deck of cards – the plainer the better. You will also need some key chain rings (you will find them in any hardware store), a hole plunger (if you don’t have one at home, sneak out the one from your office), and some markers, paper, glue, and in case you are particularly romantic some photos of you and her. Use the paper plunger to make 2 identical holes at the end of each card. Take the markers, and write something you love about your girlfriend/ wife at the back of each card. At the last one write something sweet, or romantic, or even a short poem – something that will make her drop everything and kiss you like the world depends on it.

2. Home town getaway

Every girl dreams of being taken away on a romantic trip somewhere far away from home. However, your budget can hardly sustain such a luxury but don’t despair there is a romantic, yet inexpensive, solution that will make you her hero. All you need to do is look up the interesting sights in your home town. You will be amazed at how many places you can visit, and at the entertaining activities you can share with her. The new term of home town getaway is staycation, and it won’t cost much. At the same time your girlfriend/ wife will be thrilled at the idea of leaving her home, and relaxing with her loved one, even if only for a couple of days. Nothing makes a woman happier than leaving her weekend chores like cooking and deep cleaning Brighton behind to spend some quality time with her partner. If you have mountains why not take her to a local hut, and spend the weekend hiking. You can even surprise her with a bouquet of wild flowers as opposed to the usual bunch from the near-by grocery store.

3. Scrabble with Love

Scrabble

Image source: pixabay.com

Warning! This idea is extra geeky! Take out your old Scrabble and get all the letters that spell your names, if you don’t have enough, ask friends and family to help with the cause. Next, you will need a picture frame. Glue the wooden pieces together to the cardboard of the frame. On the off chance that your names don’t share at least one letter, you can use an adjoining word like “LOVE”, “ETERNITY”, “ALWAYS” and so on. Once you have the centrepiece, you can use your imagination to decorate the rest of the cardboard with dried flowers, paper clippings, satin ribbons (although it might be too much), pictures of you and her together, or anything else you find appropriate. When you are all set, put the frame on, and wrap it up. In case the wooden Scrabble pieces are too thick for the holders to close, use some tape or glue to fix the cardboard on its place.