Seriously now – flowers? While flowers indeed lift a woman’s spirits, you have got to do a better job this year at making your partner feel loved and appreciated on Valentine. Okay – if you insist – go ahead and get her flowers, but why stop there? Get her something that you can enjoy together. Check out our 10 suggestions.
Tour the world’s most romantic cities like San Tropez, Maui and Bangkok without leaving your room. This 5-piece candle set uses aromatherapy to soothe and relax, so go ahead and light her fire.
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Ancient wisdom says that love is an overflowing cup; we say it’s a pair of shot glasses. Pop a bottle of light wine (unless she’s still breastfeeding!) at home, dim the lights, and make it a contest as to who can down the most number of shots. It’s the one time in the year you’re both allowed to get drunk – take advantage.
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A piece of jewelry may be too expensive, so get the next best thing. Nothing spells luxury quite like a satin scarf.
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The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – and nothing is as straightforward as this heart-shaped spatula to tell her you love her cooking.
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Nothing can be more sensual than a woman’s soft lips. Try this new lipstick from Clinique, in ultra flattering sheer shades with hues ranging from natural nudes to pretty pinks to deep violets and reds, and send your husband swooning. (Available shades include Tender Honey, Luscious Honey, Spicy Honey, Shy Honey, Lovely Honey and Chic Honey.)
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A lady can never have too many pens, or haven’t you noticed? Buy her this pearl-encrusted ballpoint-pen and make her feel like a real lady.
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Create your own romantic concoctions with this set which includes 2 glass infusions chambers, 1 tea forte recipe booklet, 8 cocktail infusers (3 lavender citrus, 3 lemongrass mint and 2 silkroad chai).
Make an unannounced visit to your wife’s office and kidnap her for the day, and tell her you packed only this for your overnight stay in an undisclosed place (you gotta plan for this, of course). What happens next is up to you.
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If you have the resources, why not spoil her a little and splurge on a piece of jewelry she will surely love? Be your own Cupid and gift her with this bow and arrow pendant.