Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine Gifts For Him & Her

source
Valentine's Day is a month from now and I have created a short post about presents to give, to your loved one, for those who like to participate in this supposedly romantic holiday. I wrote "supposedly" because I do not celebrate it. But if you do, I hope my suggestions will inspire you to get the right Valentine's Day gift.

Though I must admit that from time to time my boyfriend surprises me with a romantic gesture by buying me a valentine's day card with a sweet message on it, but this is by his choosing. I never give him anything, nor do we do anything special on Valentine's day. Well, enough personal chit-chat, here is an overview of what I thought were cool gifts for women: 

1. Nee Make-Up "Obsession" box contains a matte lipstick, nail polish, high definition lip pencil and a lip scrub. There are four different boxes so you can choose a color best suited to you - errrr, I mean... your significant other can. Click here for more information. 


2. You could go for sexy lingerie or something funky and cool such as a galaxy on your underwear! Find the funky designs here and check out Madame Supertrash for something sexier (change your location down on the right). 

3. Check out this amazing nail polish set by "Only You", (which I want just because they are so gorgeous) that has three amazing colors and apparently also includes stickers! You can find this lovely product at your beauty department store, such as Ici Paris XL.

4. Bio'ty Lab created Green & Spring, a cute little bird house that contains a flowery bath and shower soap, bath oil and two candles. All meant to spoil and nourish your skin. This luxurious package is quite a treat, so be sure to take a look (change the language on the top right).

5. I know that receiving a gorgeous bag can bring a smile to my face so it will probably do the same for many other women too! This beautiful pink salmon bag is by River Island, a great store that has even more lovely items for lovely ladies! 

6. Yves Rocher burgundy-colored giving your lips extra attention and a rich color. Honestly, what is not to love? I love this store and I love this product. As you know I am a big fan of burgundy and if your girl is too.. treat her with this luxurious-looking lipstick.

7. If you do not feel like getting her make-up or something practical, but are opting for something a bit more special and possible more expensive then you can always turn to jewelry. A beautiful necklace, like this one by Comma, will usually do the trick for the lucky lady.



Now for the men I always have a harder time coming up with things, because when I think of women I just think of what I would like! For men, I think about what my boyfriend would want. So, this is my attempt at being a good gift-giver to men:

1. I do not know about boys in general, but mine is a huge sweet-tooth so anything chocolate-y will make him happy. It is a simple but sweet gesture, so why not? Or you could make him home-made cookies or heart-shaped cupcakes. The sky's the limit!

2. If you are looking for something a bit fancier but also hip, then you should take notice to these bow-ties. I am not sure my boyfriend would wear them, but if yours would then fancy him up with this accessory by Calabrese and make him look like Chuck Bass.. every now and then.

3. A cool bracelet that could add to a 'tougher' look for men. I have already bought something like this for my boyfriend and he likes to wear them. It just adds something extra to his outfits. You can buy something like this at H&M or go for a more expensive version made by Vanessa Tugendhaft.

4. Men love gadgets, right? This is one gadget that even I fancy! How awesome is this docking-system for your Iphone? It's in sight, it looks cool and you can use it without a bother whilst you are working on your computer. Click here for more information.

5. I think old-fashioned barber tools are really cool! Especially the shaving cream brush. I would just have so much fun with this - OK, it is not for me. I get it. But your boyfriend may like it too? I found a great shop in Antwerp for this, it is called Necessities.

6. A practical but fashionable gift that business men need more than one of, so why not help him out and give him a tie you like! I am sure he does not have that many red ties yet, so surely this could be considered as a practical gift?!



I still need to add a personal favorite Valentine's gift. Remember the article I wrote about Lolita Lempicka's brand new line of "Mon Rouge" lipsticks? Well, in celebration of Valentine's Day the classic red lipstick and a small version of the "Elle L'aime" perfume will be available together in this cute little red box. What more could a girl want? That is all on Valentine's Day! Do you celebrate it, if so, how? What do you usually like to give and receive on this holiday? Tell me all about it below!



SHARE:

27 comments

  1. Dat docking systeem voor de iphone is stoer! Leuke blogpost :) X

    ReplyDelete
  2. all nice gifts, but i really love the iphone docking station! It's fancy and cheap! I guess we're celebrating valetine's day this year ^^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it's quite a unique and cool gift to give or to receive :D haha, do enjoy!

      Delete
  3. Leuke inspiratie! Mijn vriend en ik hebben op een 14e onze relatie gekregen, dus voor ons is Valentijn eigenlijk vooral een jubileumdag haha. Het grappige is nog dat hij vorig jaar niks voor mij had gekocht en ik wel voor hem, maar dat vond ik niet zo heel erg omdat hij me vaak random verrast met cadeautjes :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kirsty, dank je wel! Oh, dat maakt het een extra speciale dag voor jullie. Wat leuk!! Willekeurig cadeautjes mogen ontvangen is ook een stuk leuker, want dan is het ook echt een verassing :)

      Delete
  4. Love love love! :D Ik vind Valentijn altijd moeilijk, omdat wij niet echt dure cadeaus geven, maar uw tips zijn goed! Thnx! :D

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Het hoeft inderdaad ook niet duur! Een kaartje met een leuke tekstje is ook leuk? De gedachte is belangrijker dan het cadeautje! Graag gedaan :)x

      Delete
  5. Leuke ideetjes! Ik zou heel blij zijn met een bon voor lingerie of pralinen, maar ik denk dat het dit jaar een etentje wordt en dat is natuurlijk ook gezellig x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eten is één van de leukste dingen om te doen :D dus zeker weten. Veel plezier!

      Delete
  6. were also not big on valentines day too. i hate going out for a dinner on this day cause its always traffic and almost every place is full of people which isnt really very romantic but you know if i can ask for a gift this year id like the vintage barber set... for me hahaha. but in a girly version, maybe with a vintage hairbrush just like the one in titanic! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Indeed! And you have a special menu, so then I feel restricted because I just want to eat what I want to eat.. and not have to choose this or that, no.. I want to choose from plenty of dishes haha. Oh, a vintage barber set for women! That is very cool indeed. I'd need a tub for that though, like in the movies hah.

      Delete
  7. I love the gifts! My boyfriend and I always go to a restaurant on valentine's day. I don't need any gifts, I'm already happy that we're doing something on the day of love ^^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And eating is a wonderful way to celebrate any day ^_^

      Delete
  8. Super leuke post! Die gadget voor de telefoon voor
    hem is inderdaad super cool! Vind het altijd zo moeilijk
    om een cadeautje te vinden voor mijn vriend!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heb ik ook hoor, dus als ik ooit een ingeving heb dan schrijf ik het meteen op. Of als hij aangeeft iets leuk te vinden.. maar vroeger vond ik het veel moeilijker. Nu weet ik meer wat hij echt wilt/leuk vindt, etc.

      Delete
  9. Leuke selectie! Ik vind het altijd lastig om een kadotje voor mijn vriend te kopen... Maar valentijn is voor ons eerder een excuus om lekker te gaan eten dan kadotjes te geven (we love food!) :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do too :') heerlijk eten. alvast eet smakelijk :P

      Delete
  10. Waarom staat die chocolade in For Him collage?! Dat moet een vergissing zijn!

    ;-)

    Leuke ideetjes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahah, oei. als chocolate-lover had ik dit antwoord kunnen verwachten. oopsie. Natuurlijk ook lekkere chocolade voor de meiden! ^_^

      Delete
  11. Leuke ideetjes! Ikzelf heb ook nooit meegedaan met Valentijn. Ik vind het een beetje een commerce geworden.. nu ja, ik ben nu toch single dus ik ga er sowieso niet wakker over moeten liggen :D

    Liefs,
    Karlien

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dat vind ik ook.. maar goed, dat is kerst deels ook, dus ik weet eigenlijk niet waarom ik er zo'n onderscheid tussen maak. Misschien omdat ik mijn familie niet elke dag zie en mijn vriend wel? Dus is het voor ons gewoon een normale dag?!

      Delete
  12. Dat roze tasje van River Island mag mijn lief mij zéker ceadeu geven, maar net als jullie geven wij elkaar eigenlijk niets met Valentijn :) vorig jaar had hij voor het eerst een doosje pralines bij, haha. En dat was enkel omdat toch al in die winkel moest zijn, haha. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Prachtig, he!! Dat vind ik nou ook ^_^ Je vriend is praktisch, dat is heel slim van hem.. en kan nou ook af en toe in romantisch resulteren haha. Mooi meegenomen :P xx

      Delete
  13. Wauw! De iPhone docking-system is gaaf! Perfect voor mijn lieverd :-)

    ReplyDelete

Important - Please don't spam! Make sure to click "Notify Me", if you'd like to be notified of follow up comments and replies.

© Eyes Painted Black | All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig