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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: A TIMELESS LIST OF BOUND-TO-PLEASE HER GIFTS

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Ready your arrows men, because this year you’re going to be giving Cupid a rest. With Valentine’s Day nearing, you should definitely make it a point to put in some effort to make the woman of your life feel like the queen she is. And, if you’re still searching for your significant other, V-day is as good as any opportunity will ever get for you to step up to the plate.

Now, gifts can’t really serve as a measure of one’s love, nevertheless you will be making someone really happy with the thoughts you put into the presents you give on this special day.

Whether your relationship is brand new, or you’ve been together since the first Christmas, here are a few suggestions that might help you out come V-Day.

FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATES

You can’t go wrong with flowers and chocolates, they work like magic! It’s especially perfect if you’ve recently started going out and aren’t really sure about her likes and dislikes. Don’t just buy her a single rose or a lily, go the whole damn hog and get a big beautiful assortment. Also, loosen the purse strings a little and get her the good quality chocolates.

TNM tip- If you’ve been seeing her regularly for more than 6 months, we suggest you put a little more effort into the gift.

The Damage – Rs.1000 to Rs.2000

JEWELRY

As a rule of thumb, women and jewelry gel well together. The jewelry need not necessarily be expensive diamonds and emeralds (unless you can afford it). You can get acceptable quality jewelry in the market, without really having to empty your bank account. However, if you’re choosing these value for money blings, it is only justifiable if you’re young, unemployed and in love.

If you are financially stable and in a committed relationship, you might want to cough up a little moolah!

TNM tip- Find her a pair of ear rings or bracelets or neck piece that’ll go with most of her outfits. When in doubt, reach for the diamonds.

The Damage – Rs 500 to choose a number

LINGERIE

You don’t really have to wait for V-day to give her sexy lingerie that leaves little to the imagination. If you think about it, it’s more of a gift you’re giving yourself. Of course this option works only if your relationship has advanced to that level of intimacy. Any sooner and you’ll be giving the wrong impression.

TNM tip- Get the size right. We can’t emphasize this enough. Get something too small and it might embarrass her. Get something too big, and you might not be seeing any lingerie any time soon.

The Damage- Rs.2000 onwards.

BEAUTY AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS

Women never seem to have enough beauty products. We always complain about it, but this might just work to your advantage. This Valentine’s Day, get her a set of a nice scented body lotion, body cream, body mist, soap, and shower gel that she can use. You can even give her a bunch of her favorite colors and flavors of lip-gloss or other beauty products. Thank us later when you get to caress the soft, sweet smelling skin of a very happy lady.

TNM tip- Create an assortment by packing a plethora of these products along with few scented candles. It will make it look more romantic. You get points for presentation too.

The Damage- Rs 3500 onwards.

A ROMANTIC GET-AWAY

Plan a romantic get-away. It does not have to be far away, expensive or extravagant. Even a one-night stay at a nice hotel or resort nearby can be a really romantic gesture. You might score extra points for getting a room with a hot tub and bringing some strawberries, chocolate, and champagne along! Since Valentine’s Day falls during the start of the weekend this year, this can be a stress buster for the both of you; maybe somewhere out of the city.

TNM tip- Surprise her. Take her out on an innocent dinner and surprise her with a night she won’t forget.

The Damage: It depends on where you go

PERFUMES

If you’re reading this a day before Valentine’s Day and you forgot about the present, then this is a good option. Most women love to smell good and they love to have a collection of different fragrances. You might have to shell out a little more, but you should have thought about it before you left things for the last minute.

TNM tip: Find out which aromas she likes before getting her a perfume. She may be too nice to tell you she didn’t like it, but she might choose to let it mature in the back of the closet.

The Damage- Rs. 5000 and above

SEX TOYS

Yes, we went there. This Valentine’s, you might want to get her something that goes buzz at night. Nowadays, Nepal isn’t too shy when it comes to adult toys. Don’t believe us? Check out the selections at Sweet Secrets (located at New Road, sweetsecrets. com.np) and you might be left red faced looking at the assortment of kinky merchandise on offer. You can opt for something you can use together or something that reminds her of you every time she wants to go to happy land. If not for anything else, it is guaranteed to spice up your sex life.

TNM tip: Get something you can enjoy together – again and again.

The Damage: Rs. 1800 to Rs. 6000

THIS VALENTINE’S, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET HER SOMETHING THAT GOES BUZZ AT NIGHT.

A WHOLE DAY

Taking time off from your busy work schedule to (FINALLY) spend some quality time with your better half ranks right amongst the most romantic of gestures. Take the day off, build new memories together by planning something that the two of you have never done before. Eat at that new place you’ve been meaning to try. You can also try your hand at activities like hiking, cycling, horseback riding, wall climbing etc.

TNM tip- Try new things and make new memories.

The Damage: Your call

ROMANTIC DINNER DATE AT HOME

It might seem clichéd, but it will definitely do the trick. How long has it been since you did something romantic and nice for your wife/ girlfriend? Use the lighting decoration from Tihar and light up your terrace or arrange a candle light dinner to set the mood along with some romantic music. After you’re done with dinner, advance towards the bedroom.

TNM tip- Avoid food with strong smells (garlic), and don’t over eat. The night is still young.

The Damage: Rs. 2000-Rs.6000

MIND NUMBING SEX

This isn’t going to be your ordinary sex; no, sir. You’re going to have to make a conscious effort to make the night as special as possible and you are going to turn her from a lady to a beast under the sheets.

Indulge in whatever floats your boat. Ask her about her favorite fantasy and indulge in a little role playing, invest in good massage oils and give her a sensual massage, bust out the Kama Sutra if you have to (just don’t hurt yourself by going too far). The main motive behind this whole idea is to spice up your sex life and make her feel special and wanted and in return you will be rewarded too.

TNM Tip: Send the kids to their cousins for the night.

The Damage: If you break the lamps, you’re going to have to get new ones.

GET CREATIVE

If you are really short on cash and high on creativity, you can choose to make a gift for her on your own. This will require a little bit of craftsmanship depending on what you are making (sketch, poem… a table?). It might not be the most expensive gift you could get her, but one thing is certain, she will be the only one in the entire world to have it.

TNM tip- Make a mix tape of her favorite songs and give it along with other gifts.

The Damage-Barely any.

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