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The most important date of your relationship will soon be upon you, and you don’t want a boring gift that you could buy any day of the year. Anniversaries are a landmark. They make you look back on all the time you have spent with your special someone; how they were there for you during a difficult time, the fights you’ve worked through, and the triumphs they celebrated with you. So whether you’re celebrating your wedding anniversary or remembering the very start of your relationship, here are some thoughtful gifts that will say “Here’s to the next five years.”
What a difference a year makes. The traditional gift to mark your first anniversary is paper; simple, to be sure, but paper can cover a lot of things. You could choose to acknowledge the paper in the card you gift her, or a more heartwarming gift could be a journal, or handmade storybook about your first year together.
A more contemporary gift for a first anniversary is any gold jewelry with no specified stone. An infinity name necklace made of gold is both personal and has a beautiful message implied in the symbol. Make it more meaningful by engraving both your names on the necklace.
Valentine’s day is almost here! Looking for an outside-the-box gift for your Valentine this year that will have her squealing with delight? I’ve complied my top 4 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her, that aren’t chocolates for flowers! (Although you may find chocolate in some of these products!)
These are some favorites among many women, and are super versatile no matter what your Valentine’s Personality. These gifts are some of my favorites and make great gifts that will treat her not just on V-day, but throughout the whole year as well!
1. Sabon – The Chocolate Collection for Valentines Day. – Chocolate Scented Candle, Cocoa Butter Body Cream, and Chocolate Lip Balm. Ok I did sneak in some chocolate here, but only because you can’t go wrong with it when it comes to women and Valentine’s Day. The chocolate scent of these fun beauty products are sure to bring a big smile to her face. The candle makes a great idea for an at-home date night dinner, as the yummy chocolate scent delights all the senses!
2. Alex and Ani – The Design for Charity Piece of Jewelry. The Living Water Charm Bangle is Beautiful and something she will love to wear year round. I love that it’s not your standard piece of fine jewelry and diamond we so often see on Valentine’s Day. If your Valentine is into philanthropy or has a big heart for a good cause, she will love knowing that 20% of the profits on the sale of this bracelet will be donated to Living Water International, (with a minimum donation of $25,000) – a non-profit organization devoted to demonstrating divine love by providing communities desperately needed safe water.
The bracelet is also good for the earth, if she happens to be conscious of the earth and her footprint on it! The elegant bracelet is handmade in Rhode Island, made of recycled materials, is nickel-free, and comes in a beautiful gold or silver finish. One size fits all!
They also have cute heart and Valentine’s day specific bangles too if you’d rather go the traditional amount or got a real romantic Valentine on your hands!
3. For the Vegan: Lovely Spa bath and Body products by SpaRitual
SpaRitual is widely known for their lovely nail polishes that hold strong and come in a huge variety of beautiful colors! But they also make an amazing line of body care too, including a fabulous cruelty-free vegan line!
I’m personally loving the passionfruit agave body soufflé and nourishing oil for hair and body! These products are incredibly hydrating and leave skin feeling amazingly soft and smooth too! These products are fabulous for your Valentine to get in some self-love with an at-home pampering spa treatment!
4. Beautiful Romance Art from Art.com for the Art Lover or Woman who loves beautiful Home Decor.
I love this super romantic piece from Kate Carrigan, that I would swoon just looking at anyway, but knowing this came from my Valentine, and remembering our romantic, love-filled Valentine’s Evening we had together, would have me all smiles and in love every time I looked at it!
You can also buy all art work and photography from art.com framed, or on a canvas, so its all ready to go for your Valentine this V-day!
Hopefully these 4 gift ideas will help you surprise your Valentine this year with something totally unexpected and out of the box, that will make her smile and feel the love I know you so badly want to show her!
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is already only a few weeks away? While it may generally be more of a Holiday for men to spoil their ladies, I don’t know of a man who wouldn’t enjoy some special extra love and spoiling this Valentine’s Day!
Ugh, it seems like Christmas was just here and We’ve already dealt with the pain of shopping for a man! There is no doubt about it, men can be VERY difficult to shop for! My boyfriend… one of the toughest! He is a bit on the picky side and I find myself more stressed about gift giving than just sitting back and enjoying the holidays sometimes!
Well, I’ve thought long and hard, and gathered some great advice too, as well as took from my own experiences over the years to come up with the-
1. The Dapper Gift: Whether your man is an office-working man or not, a nice tie always comes in handy! I love the Harrison Blake Apparel – Men’s Fashion Subscription box! It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long! This lovely subscription box features a necktie each month, with a few other fabulously chic, and handy accessories (4 in total) that will be sent straight to your Valentine each month this year! For just $25 per month, this is the easiest way to get a completely coordinated and dapper look. Just open the package, pair with a suit and look fantastic.
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When it comes to international dating, many couples face one common problem – cultural differences. It’s obvious that we are influenced by the environment in which we grow up and it shapes our world outlook and forms certain habits. Every country has its own culture and traditions and if you want to understand your partner better, you should learn more about the cultural environment they come from. Ukraine has a long history throughout which various traditions and customs have been generated. Ukrainians cherish their heritage and keep many old traditions even in the 21st century. Most of them are closely connected with Christian religious holidays. Apart from being loyal to their traditions, Ukrainians are also very superstitious. They watch out for different omens and immediately react to them with special rituals. There are many things they try to avoid in order not to attract bad luck. A separate category of superstitions is made up of beliefs related to dating and relationships. Being aware of them, you’ll avoid awkward situations when dealing with Ukrainian women and will know how to react to their strange behavior.
Flowers and Presents
A bunch of flowers is a universal gift that is appropriate for almost every occasion. Flowers are an integral attribute of dating and courting. There are several flower-related superstitions you should keep in mind.
There some gifts that shouldn’t be given to the ones you love. Among them are watches, empty wallets, and knives. As to the latter, you can give the knives but the presentee should give you some coins for it as if buying, not receiving it from you. The same ritual should be done when giving an animal as a present
A lot of superstitions are connected with the most important day of all romantic couples – the day when they officially become a husband and a wife. It’s a bad sign if either a bride or a groom looks back on their way to the church. If they are going there by car, they should look at the road through the windshield without turning their heads back no matter what’s happening. Looking back acquires here a symbolic meaning that can be interpreted in the following way – you look back at your past because you can’t say goodbye to it. Your wedding is a kind of transition from one stage of your life to a brand new one. You should look only ahead, both literally and figuratively. So, looking back is an ill omen that betokens unhappy marriage.
Ukrainians view the wedding ring as the symbol of eternal love and loyalty. According to another popular superstition, you can’t take off your wedding ring if somebody asks you to have a closer look at it. While this request will not make Western people hesitate, for superstitious Ukrainians it’s a taboo. When you pass your ring to another person you as if pass your matrimonial blessing to them. It’s an absolute no-no to allow another person to try your ring on. If you asked to show your ring, show it without taking it off. Ukrainians wear their wedding rings on the right hand.
Sitting at the Table Corner
Unmarried girls are warned against sitting at the corner of the table during some festivities. The superstition has it that the girl will not get married within seven years. That is why when a lot of people gather at the table to celebrate something and the table is not round, then already married people should sit at its corners.
Treading on Other Person’s Toe
If one person accidentally steps on the other person’s toe and that person steps in return, don’t think this is tit for tat. This is how Ukrainians prevent a future quarrel that this accidental treading might foreshadow.