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Monday, February 06, 2006

Valentine's Gifts..

OK, if you're a guy and you're cracking your head wondering what the hell to get your gf/crush for valentine's day, fret not! I'm here to save the day! (I only mentioned guys coz I know that girls would already have all handmade cards+personalised present(s) ideas in their heads!)

WARNING!! Extra long post ahead! Go grab a beer b4 you read this.


1. FLOWERS

No girl in her right mind would reject flowers! If you're a guy who thinks that buying flowers on Valentine's Day is a waste of money, you *cough*kiam siap*cough* can always buy a stem as opposed to a bouquet. A stem of, say, rose, stuck onto your V-day card envelope.

Here are some flowers you can give her and their meaning based on floriography, a 19th-century flower-based code for lovers. Just make sure she's aware of its meaning when you give her your choice of flowers.

Gardenia - Secret Love
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Jonquil - Affection returned
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Red Rose - Passionate love
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Tulip - Perfect love
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2. SAY IT WITH WORDS.

Write her a quote in your V-day card, or slip it in when you're talking to her tenderly after dinner/whatever you have done on Vday. Obviously, say it only when its appropriate.

Like, its not a right time to say "Love means never to say you're sorry" (Erich Segal, 1970)when you're fighting and she thinks its your fault! That's asking for a slap, punch and kick in the balls for no reason!

Here're some of my fav quotes on love:


A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. (Ingrid Bergman)


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. (Aristotle)


When love is not madness, it is not love.(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)



For more love quotes, try The Quotations Page, or Quoteland.com, Brainy Quote.

NOTE: Must be used with other presents. Ineffective on its own!


3. GEMS

When I say 'gems', they not necessarily mean rings. They can be necklaces, ear-rings, bracelets, brooches, hair pins etc.

WARNING: Be prepared to part with a small fortune for these presents.

The upside of it?She'd be so touched on that day that she'll hug you and kiss you all over! And profess her love for you over and over when she really is saying it to the new piece of jewellery!!

1)Amethyst and Aquamarine - Sincerity
2)Diamond - Purity
3)Sardonyx - Fidelity
4)Opal - Love
5)Emerald - Hope
6)Rose Quartz - Unconditional love
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7)Jade - Confidence

Some cool sites to check these gems out: Opal Jewelry and Flora Corona Gem Elixirs


4. LINGERIE/NIGHTIE

Always works. Any woman will feel ultra sexy when wearing a sexy piece of lingerie! Hard part? Getting her size if you don't already know it.
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You can try lingerie from La Senza, Victoria's Secret, or Women's Secret. All available in most major shopping complexes.


5. PERFUME

Some perfume I like:

Ralph by Ralph Lauren
Be Cool by DKNY
Cool by Ralph Lauren
Glow by JLo
Cool Water by Davidoff
CK Be by CK


6. MIX-N-MATCH

You can always buy small little things from different shops, and put them all in one box(like the pic of gardenia basket). You can buy scented candles, a little diary, some jewellery, sunglasses, little soft toys,lingerie(any combination of 3 or more) and put them all in a huge box, padded with colourful shredded paper! If you know 3 things that she really, really wants, and they dont cost a bomb, you can try this idea. She'll be so touched that you took the effort to go all over the place to buy things for her to make it more personal.


7. TECH

Gadgets are not limited to guys only nowadays. I don't know a single girl who would complain about getting a new laptop/mobile phone/mp3 player/SD card reader(You can maybe give her an SD card with this, loaded with pics that you guys have taken together..that'll be sweet!). Image hosting by Photobucket


Oh, by the way, I think vibrators can be classified as gadgets too!


8. COOK/BAKE


9. BRING HER TO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH A WARM AMBIENCE AND JUST SIT AND CHAT WITH HER


10. FOR LDR(LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS)..

1)Fly over to be with her(most extravagant!)
2)Buy gifts, wrap them in a parcel, and post them over to her and make sure she gets it on VDay, not a day before and not a day after!
3)Write her a long-email about why you love her
4)Send her an e-card. With a personalised message of course!
5)Record a video of yourself and send it to her through e-mail



To some couples, its already a gift from the guy's side if he REMEMBERS ITS VALENTINE'S DAY!!


For your information, Valentine's day is on 14th February. It will be a great present for your partner if you do actually remember that it's Vday!


Girls are hard to please. The above ideas are just sparks to kindle a flame. Ultimately, girls would love their loved ones to put in a little effort to make something special for them. It doesnt necessarily have to be expensive. Just a stroll along the same beach you once strolled at, or cook dinner for them..its the little little things that matter.

Secret to success! Put in a lot of time + effort + toughtfulness. The last one is where most guys fail.. :P

Good luck!!!

7 Comments:

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Brian said...

yo samm, nice article... but where are the rants??? hahaha...

i also think that you should write an article on what guys will stand to receive after getting their significant so much stuff yah... i've done all that before... and what i got in return was more unreasonable and unrealistic demands!!!

although i naturally have no expectations whatsoever, most guys would yah...

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger Brian said...

christ... why the hell m i calling you samm??? sheesh! stone liao... must be the adverse effects of after cny...

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Alienadi said...

There are 11th in S'pore.
Show ur love in the big sreen.

http://www.sinchew.com.my/content.phtml?sec=4&artid=200602061141

 
At 2:37 AM, Blogger ~little princess~ said...

-brian- hehe..that would be a good article to write! but i'm afraid that it'll be a never-ending story!..:P no worries about calling me sam.. i'm SURE its the CNY!

cheers!

 
At 2:48 AM, Blogger tommy debaser said...

Nothing better than clubbing!!!!cool blog.

 
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