Friday, 6 February 2009

Save money and make Valentine’s Day memorable

It is very easy to get stuck in a rut when buying gifts. That favourite bottle of perfume or aftershave for Christmas, CD’s and Books for Birthday and for Valentine’s Day, a meal out and a bunch of flowers. Whilst these are lovely presents it is good to ring the changes, especially on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day.

During this credit crunch/recession it is ever more obvious how much the cost of flowers and restaurants goes up as we get nearer to Valentine’s Day. If you wince at the thought of paying double for flowers or a meal out, you could try cooking a meal at home. Sit your loved one down for the evening and cook their favourite meal followed by a film curled up together. This is far more personal and with the money saved you can buy a surprise gift for them that lasts way after the last valentine’s flowers have wilted.

As Valentine’s Day unashamedly celebrates love, red hearts are certain to put her in the romantic mood and as women love to receive jewellery, Martick red heart jewellery ticks all the boxes.

The delicate fancy heart locket with silver heart charms is pretty and fashionable. The t-bar style necklace and bracelet with the red murano hearts are a perfect match and a timeless classic. All this jewellery is about half what you might spend on a meal out, so you can watch the pennies but will not look mean!

Gifts for him for valentine’s day can be more tricky, but a designer pair of cufflinks will stand out from his usual high street purchases. The Papuro leather wrap journal has an elegance which will encourage him to keep a journal starting with the wonderful valentine’s day he had when his loved one cooked him a special meal and gave him a Italian crafted journal.

Whatever you decide, set the ambience with beautifully fragranced ‘love’ candles combining different rose fragrances guaranteed to last much longer than flowers of the same name. Whatever you are planning, relax and enjoy each other, that’s something we could all spend more time doing.

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