It comes around fast doesn’t it? February is approaching and with it comes the day that divides opinion like no other: Valentine’s Day. The day when you celebrate the love that you share with your one special person and the day when you mark that love (and here comes the hard part guys): with a gift.
Now I can hear the collective groan from guys all around the world and I hear the familiar refrain, “She expects so much but it’s such a clichéd day, how can I possibly make it special?” Most men at this point might go along with the traditional valentine’s flowers gift, but that won’t do any more. Well don’t fret guys, because here are our top 5 gift ideas designed to make sure your girl has the best Valentine’s Day ever and ensure that it’s one that she’ll never forget.
Hot air balloon ride
Some might think it’s a corny idea, but why not take your loved one on a hot air balloon ride? There’s nothing quite like being taken up into the sky with the one that you love. You may have to shout rather than whisper your sweet nothings but it’s an experience that she’s unlikely to forget. Sneak up some champagne and strawberries and soak up the amazing view of the surroundings and of course, each other.
There are not many things that say ‘I love you’ better than taking your special person up 12,500 feet, jumping out of a plane and hurtling through the air at a speed of 118mph. You might prefer to give her a box of chocolates, but seriously, this is a wonderfully unique way to stand out from the crowd and give her a lasting memory of a fantastic time together.
Italian cooking school in Rome
Rome is an incredibly romantic city and the Italians certainly know a thing or two about love and even more about cooking. Why not take her on a break to Rome and you can bond over tomato sauce, spaghetti and two generous glasses of Chianti as you learn how to cook together. Just make sure your time together ends up being more Letters to Juliet than Romeo and Juliet.
iPod mini complete with her favourite songs
Moving on from food, “if music be the food of love, play on”. We all know that there are few ways to a girl’s heart but that music is definitely one of them. Show her you care with a cute iPod mini and take them time to upload all her favorite songs onto it. This will really show her you care and will provide you with a dinner soundtrack at the same time!
If you’re feeling brave, why not strap on your dancing shoes and take her to a salsa dancing class? Women love a man who can dance, and if you can’t already, now’s your opportunity! Nothing says strong and sexy like a man who is nimble on the dance floor and it gives you an excuse to be as close as possible to her for an hour.