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Valentine day gift for boyfriend

Men have a reputation as being really difficult to buy presents for and trying to find a Valentine Day gift for a boyfriend can be a nightmare. Somehow offering a tool set, car seat covers or slippers which may be acceptable at Christmas just don’t have the romantic element required for a Valentine Day gift. As women buy 85% of Valentine Day purchases this is quite a problem. Men seem to have it easier, chocolates and flowers never fail to please a lady. Give a man a bunch of red roses and in 50% of cases he’ll ask you what you want him to do with them. Many men would rather drink a beer than eat chocolates and the idea of spending inflated prices on a pretty heart shaped box containing 20 or so chocolates for him would be considered by many as total folly!

So what to buy? Never fear Ladies, we have some excellent ideas here, trawled from the biggest net of all, WWW, tried and tested for masculine satisfaction.

Perfumes are as good for men as women. There are some excellent gift boxes to be found and everyone likes to smell good. A nice masculine after shave and cologne will not be refused however a little subterfuge may be necessary to get him to enter a Perfume shop in order to try the fragrances beforehand. Shopping is not the preferred occupation of the majority of men.

Many men, given their anathema of shopping, assume that their wife or girlfriend or, failing that, their Mum will take care of updating their wardrobe and here is the perfect opportunity. Fed up of seeing him slouch around the house in baggy jeans and that old but comfortable jumper? Trying to keep to his preferred style and colour as much as possible buy some new clothes but ones just slightly more stylish/ fashionable/better fitting/daring than those he’s used to. Our image of someone is often very different to their image of themselves and it’s pointless buying something he won’t wear.

The majority of men enjoy a drop of their favourite tipple, be it whisky or brandy. Why not buy a ten year old single malt or cognac. A glass of that after the traditional romantic dinner for two on the 14 February will probably be much appreciated. You could even buy him a bottle of whisky that was distilled the year of his birth. Although these can be very expensive they come in various sizes, even miniatures, and do make a memorable present.

Books and DVD’s or CD’s make great Valentine Day presents for boyfriends or husbands. Try to avoid the temptation of buying a really romantic film, it will probably just send him to sleep. A DVD movie mixing action with romance or even a music DVD may be preferred. Novels are generally more popular with women than men but there are some excellent books around that are great to flip through including tasteful Playboy books, beautifully illustrated books on classic cars (Ferrari, Jaguar…), or even interesting books on subjects such as golf, woodworking, motorcycles or music.

Whatever you buy think about your boyfriend or husband’s tastes and hobbies and browse around the Net. This year buy a Valentine Gift for your boyfriend or husband that he’ll really appreciate!

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | Leave a comment

Valentine day cards made with different types of candy bars

Valentine day is the day on which people generally do believe in exchanging different types of cards. There are so many ways to gift your valentine a gift of true meaning for example a bouquet of flowers, a book of poems, jewelry, cards – especially a Valentine day card made with different types of candy bars if one’s love has an exceptionally sweet tooth!

On St. Valentines Day couples generally express their affection for each other through gestures or gifts – one of which way is traditional way, that is candy. There are a variety of ways to do this one is make the candy yourself and buy the candy wrapper which we can wrap to chocolate before attaching it to the card. You need to set your mind before going into the process of making any kind of candy-cards regarding the types of different candy bars. These kinds of cards especially making for children’s because they love to have candy bars. You should know the choice which type of candy you need to involve in the making of the card, and for that you need to know different flavors available in the market. Now it is dependent on your choice, how you are going to make the card. Some children’s likes crunchy candy bar, some like very soft, some people like only plain milk chocolate so it’s depend on the choice of the person receiving the gift. After doing the survey now you can start the actual process of making the card.

Giving someone a unique gift always requires an extra effort but then it also creates an extra-ordinary impression. Rather than just buying a common gift which generally people do valentine’s day creating a Valentine day cards made with different types of candy bars is a totally unheard of concept.

There are different ways to make cards from different types of candy bars. This is really fun and requires creativity to make these kind of cards, and make other people smile because they really will be stunned out of their wits with this idea! Or we can say a routine life, which they are living right now, could be given a bit of light with their two favorite gifts – candy and a card- being made in unison especially for them. So valentine day will become the special day if you have organized the day properly. Well as given below some ideas which involve how to make cards with candy bars. But it depends upon your thinking and your choice how differently you can think. Apart from these ideas you could use:

Hallow candy bar wrappers.

Hallow candy bar wrappers are those in which you need to decide the size of the treat, which you are planning to give. It can be made in the small size to fit. You need to customize the wrapper to fit the size of the bar you are using. Small size chocolates are easily available in market. But some candy bars are really very difficult to find. Valentine day cards made with different types of candy bars using these wrappers can make an apt Valentine’s Day gift.
Flat candy bars

There are flat candy bars, which is also one of the ways people, make cards with. This process involves huge collection of different types of candy bars. Then they will make these candy bars flat and put into the cards. The reason behind to make this kind of candy bars is to make children smile and create happiness and liven their day for them. There also many different way to make the cards more decorative which involves lots of effort to make them more attractive by using the creativity innate to all.

As cards are the truest form of expressing love, making these cards by creating the best of the two most important forms of romance – the candy and the card, you are giving your valentine not a gift, not a memento, but a memory for a lifetime.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | Leave a comment

Valentine day getaway

It is very difficult to coordinate the time for family getaways. Hardly one can manage a day or two days, no more. It’s the basic routine of our lives. We will have less time to spend with family, yet more time to work. But sometimes in festive seasons one can manage to spend some time with your friends and family, and take a well-deserved break. So we think that Christmas vacation is the best time for trip in summer month. Because in Christmas vacation you get almost on week off. So you can go off for a nice easy long drawn week with your family. St. Valentine’s Day is also a beautiful day, which comes with the definition of love, not only for newly-weds or couples, but also for the entire family. But it is very difficult to take time out and plan a fun and interesting getaway. So on Valentine’s Day one generally can afford to take time out for a day trip only. If valentine’s day were to fall on a Monday then may be a two day trip could be possible for that long weekend, and hence there are those specially designed Valentine Day Getaways. These getaways give you the chance to take a break from that over packed schedule and let you have that chance to relax, unwind and may be even indulge in those little intricacies of life, which are worth taking the time of for, and making those memories with.

Photographs of those valentine day getaways can work wonders. They act as treasures for your thoughts when you know can sit back and think… those were the days. These valentine day getaways are especially molded and crafted for you to get that chance to get away from that mundane existence which entwines our lives. Give yourself and your family that special break they so indisputably deserve. Give them a valentine day getaway trip crafted for them, for you.

There are various locations that are fit for that perfect valentine day getaway be it for the entire family, or just you and your better half. If you live close to the coast there are sure to be a variety of beach/ sea resorts which offer off season packages and give you the chance to also take advantage of the low cost of the off season. If you live in or near the country you are undoubtedly lucky to have hills you can drive across and a valley to settle down in for the day! For those who are more on the adventurous side a day of rock climbing or trekking would be a perfect valentine day getaway. If you are a newly wed or romancing type of couple, honestly any destination is worth it if it is away from home.

For those who have shared their entire lives together, or even those who yet have their entire lives to share, St. Valentine’s Day is Special. How Special one makes it is that individuals decision. Go ahead. Get your valentine a Valentine’s Day getaway. They deserve it.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | Leave a comment

Valentine day cookie recipes

Food is by far the most integral part of life, of our very existence. With the evolution of man, one has definitely witnessed an evolution in the food patterns and habits of man. It is vital that while bearing witness to this we realize the vitality of these foods evolving with respect to certain seasons, as well as certain festivals. Recipes for plum cakes to stuffed turkey to pancakes and maple syrup recipes to Valentine day cookies recipes. One sees that the vitality of each food item being linked to festivals. For our St. Valentine’s Day one hears of Valentine day cookie recipes from far and wide, yet we each have a particular ingredient that makes it complete for us. The love going into making that cookie the perfect family cookie. Be it for the two year old who has jus heard of Valentine’s Day and not fathomed to understand it, or be it for grandma and grandpa who beat the great depression, or be it for two love struck people admitting their longing for each other, the ingredient for all their cookies remains the same. – love.

Valentine day cookie recipes are abundantly found. You can use flour and raisin, rum and brandy, oatmeal, nutmeg, currants or just plain and simple chocolate chips. What goes into making the cookies, or the fact that even though you might not be able to afford anything else, a simple cookie to show your love could be the greatest recipe of them all. Hence the simplicity of the Valentine day cookie recipe. It’s a recipe of love.

Start preparing for valentine day, with recipes that can be be made with your very own hands. These special cookies can change your life because these cookies which you are going to make is going to be for someone who is extra special to your life. The main motive behind baking these cookies yourself is to rake up the senses for all those who are very close to your heart, and to remind them of how much you love them.

Don’t be bogged down if you think that banking chocolate chip cookies is pass‚`. Here are some valentine day cookie recipes that will really tickle your valentine’s day taste buds, pun intended!

Czechoslovakian Cookie
1/2 pound butter.
1 c Sugar
2 c all-purpose flour
2 egg yolks
1/2 c raspberry jam.
1 c walnut, chopped (reserve some for garnish)

First thing you have to do is take some butter and cream, then put some sugar till that time when it will become lighter. Put egg yolks one at a time, then mix it up well. Then the next thing you have to do is put some flour and in chopped nuts fold it properly. Take the pan spread into it. But you need to cover bottom cookie layer with raspberry jam. Sprinkle nuts. Then you have to bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees approximately. Make it cool for some time by leaving it in an open area. Then cut into equal bars or Squares.

Seven layers magic cookie bars.
1/2 c butter.
1 1/2 c. graham Cracker crumbs.
1 14-ounce can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk.
1 c. chopped nuts.
1 1/3 c. sweetened coconut flakes.
1 c semi sweet chocolate chips.
1 c butterscotch flavored chips.
First step involve melting butter in normal baking pan. But first you need to Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put some sprinkle graham cracker crumbs in melted butter, then you have to put pour condensed milk in that crumbs. Put some butterscotch flavored chips, sweet chocolate chips and sweetened coconut flakes on it. Then you have to put this mixture into pan. Bake for at least 25-30 min approximately, till it will become lighter brown.
Cool before cutting and enjoy the test.

Gourmet cookie mix in a jar.
1 cup all-purpose flour.
1/2 c white sugar.
1/2 tsp. baking powder.
1/2 tsp. baking soda.
1/2 c .chopped nuts.
1/2 c brown sugar.
1-1/4 c rolled oats
1/2 c chocolate chips
1(5.5 ounce) milk chocolate bar.
First you have to take mix flour, baking powder and baking soda mix properly pour into ar and, then you have to down with some heavy object on it. Then Mix oatmeal in a blender.
Grate chocolate bar and mix properly into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour in jar. Then you have to put white and brown sugar and pack down the jar. Put layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar. Layer with some chocolate chips.
You have to preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then you have to spoon in chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl, keep it aside for some time. Put 1/2 cup butter and cream. Put 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla mix it properly. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar into bowl. Mix thoroughly. Then you can roll into walnut size balls. You have to place on slightly greased cookie sheet two inches a part. Bake for 8-10minutes approximately.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | Leave a comment

Valentine day bouquet

There are many occasions, which come in our life regularly like wedding anniversary, birthday party, etc. We can say that Valentine’s Day is also one of them. Giving a flower bouquet on Valentine’s Day is a tradition which many people follow. The flower bouquet are those, which people send in different seasons also like you, can send a flower bouquet in cold season as a warm reminder of summertime. Some people use flower bouquet to decorate their house. Yes that’s actually true they also look very beautiful if you keep it at your house.

Special day, special person and need a special bouquet also? What to do? People in this kind of situation get confused about which bouquet to gift? And how to gift it? These type of questions arrive in our lives when you like some one and always want to see smile on their face, so we need to do something special to meet this requirement. To start with choosing a bouquet you need to think about which flowers your partner likes if you know which flowers your partner like then this makes choosing the Valentines Day bouquet easier. But if you don’t know then you can choose any common flowers to make the best bouquet out of it. In case you are not able to choose an appropriate one there are many ready-made Valentine’s Day bouquets available with florists, these are extremely beautiful and make quiet an impression.

One most important thing to notice before ordering any bouquet you should know that the person whom you love is having an allergy to certain kinds if plants. So you need to think before placing an order for any bouquet. One more thing, which you need to take care of how much you wanted to spend on this bouquet because budgets may vary in such cases as flowers, may turn out expensive these days. Once the budget has been decided then you can go ahead and get that bouquet for that some one special.

It doesn’t matter how expensive your gift is the most important thing is that your feelings and emotions of your heart should be true and genuine and it should reflect in the bouquet. It will become a special day for both of you. People generally purchase flower bouquets from a flower shop and now a days bouquet deliveries are also available all around the world, this is good for people in a long distance relationship since they can send gifts along with the bouquet to their loved one wherever they might be. This gift looks really good when you can’t meet your lover. You just have to select the bouquet give them a proper address and they will do the needful. You will feel more comfort if you can manage to meet your lover but some times it may not be possible.

Actually the bouquets are those, which make you smile at that time when you look at it.
Yes it happens it will change your mood. You can send many things along with bouquet like chocolates which will touches your emotions and make them feel sweet. So Valentine’s Day bouquet is a special gift for some one whom you love very much in your life.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | 1 Comment

Unique valentine day gift

Valentine’s Day is just a month away, it is the ideal the day to gift your loved one something special and to make them realize how much you love them. Here are some unique ideas down in the list for you The unique Valentine Day gift ideas mentioned below, that contain a star are highly suitable ideas for people having long distance relationships or having relationships online. There is nothing wrong if you involve yourself in any relationship. It doesn’t matter in which relationship you are into, but it is important how you are maintaining that relationship. This depends upon you how you maintain the relationship if its a long distance where you meet your partner once in a few months you can be in touch by chatting with her online and having a web-cam conversation if telephoning is too expensive. So there are different ways of maintaining the relationship.

Online Unique Valentine Day Card

Photographs and videos are event capturers which capture the special moments and can be framed these photos are special as they will freshen up your memory of those occasions which you and your partner have spent together, your friends, your loved ones, etc. Upload your crazy, in the moment pictures to websites, like Kodak or Youtube video and send a mush and unique message with a loving note. They will love this.

Name a sparkling, twinkling star in their name.

We can literally gif our loved one any thing which is out of the world. So the best options we have is the universe. You can talk as much as you want to talk about the universe. Like the moon, sun and stars. You can use many, a star registry websites that can name a star for your loved one. Talk about a heavenly gift for your angelic valentine.

Air Balloon Ride

Another idea for a Unique Valentine’s Day gift would be taking your partner for a hot air balloon ride. You could arrange a hot air balloon ride for them and take them to the sky with your love. This gift would be very unique and impressive and would surely win your partners heart.

Make Your Own Gift Basket

You can also make your own gift basket by adding more and more, variety of gifts to involve. For general valentine gifts you can use these ideas. Unique gift can be any thing, which you want to go for, is totally dependent on you. Have a look at the following tips for a unique Valentine’s Day gift.

* Dinner with Candle Lights

* Candy

* Flowers

* Scented Candle

* Personalized handwritten love notes

* A Love Coupon Book

* Some Jewelry

* A Pet or an animal they love

Apart from this there are lots of different ideas through which you can make or buy you unique valentine gift. You need to have some different thinking level to achieve the uniqueness in your gift. Well valentine day personally thinking is a very beautiful day to put your love into correct phrases and express your love.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Valentine | Leave a comment