10 Cool Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

 

 

In a few days the Day of Hearts will arrive. Couples all googly eyed will be going to flower shops, chocolateries and confectionary shops, jewelry stores and stuffed toy aisles. All these are great gifts because it’s really the thought that counts. On the other hand, you can wow your Valentine by giving him or her something different or something with a personal touch.

  1. Bake a cake – It doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, baking a cake for someone is truly romantic. The cake does not even have to look too beautiful… You can just bake the cake, follow the instructions from a book or the internet, skip the frosting or just use cream cheese with sugar and use M&M’s to write down your message. It may sound difficult, but it’s not. Baking cake does not need kneading; all you need to do is just mix all the dry stuff first and then all the wet stuff and then put them together and stick it in a preheated oven.

It’s really romantic because it’s a sweet treat and you made it.

  1. A Bunch of Balloons with Messages – You can either buy some pre-blown up balloons from a party store or have them make messages on them or you can buy a bunch of uninflated balloons and blow them up with a small pump if you have one. You can write your messages in small bits of paper and you’re date can start popping the balloons to read the messages or you can tape a small card on the balloon itself or at the bottom of the string (if the balloon is helium filled so it can fly).
  2. A Personalized Booklet of Vouchers – Well this can be a pretty special one. You can use it for either someone you just met or someone you’ve been with forever. For newly dating couples or for someone who you’ve only dated once, you can put down something like: “Free Coffee!! Delivered to your office desk, so you don’t need to hurry!” For couples who have been together for a long time, you can put a voucher for “I will cook for you today” o4r “30 Minute Back Massage”.
  3. A “Mix Tape” – This may sound really old and cheesy but you can make a modern version of a mix tape. You can download songs and save them into a flash drive or cd of messages you’d want to tell that special someone. You can also put songs that both of you have listened to or something you know he or she likes.
  4. A Hand Drawn Greeting Card – Yes, your drawing skills maybe no better than a six-year-old’s but it’s really sweet to see a card which is hand made. You can buy cardboard paper or craft paper from the book store. Fold it in half or in four. Draw something on the front and then write your message. In this day and age of technology, nothing spells romantic than a personalized handmade letter.
  5. A Scrapbook – Now this one maybe more for the seasoned partners, though newly dating ones can do this too but just don’t go overboard. For couples who have had lots of memories together, putting it all in a scrapbook maybe a great way to remind him or her that you really value your memories.
  6. A Picnic Basket – It’s not just Yogi Bear that likes picnic baskets, your date may love it too! This gift can have the stuff that you would need for a great picnic date. You can make a cute Sharpe/marker lettering on the blanket to say your sweet message.
  7. Something personal – Give him or her something you know he or she will truly love. For example if he likes to do DIY, why not give him a set of tools or if she is a booklover give her a book she is dying to read.
  8. Couple Shirts – Yeah this is the ultimate cheesiness, but it is really romantic. I mean you guys would be wearing a shirt with messages like “He is Mr. Right” and “She is Ms./Mrs. Always Right”. Hehehe…
  9. A Personalized Item – You can give a personalized coffee mug, towel, pen; the choices are endless. It is a wonderful gift because it means you value that person a lot and that knowing what he or she likes matter to you. You can personalize almost everything.

There are so many creative gifts that you can give this V-day. The choices are endless. You still do the tradition

10 Aphrodisiac foods for love

The mind is a powerful tool that has the ability to steer the body in a certain direction especially on matters where feelings. This means that one can command their bodies and minds to switch to a certain emotional mode to accept and focus on certain feelings. However, at times this might be difficult especially when you are in distress or simply have a lot on your plate to think about. When this happens or if you simply need a little help in enhancing sexual, passionate and romantic feelings then aphrodisiacs are the perfect solution. Aphrodisiacs can be found in food which makes it more fun but you need to learn these kinds of food. What is the dictionary definition of an Aphrodisiac?

1. Oysters

oysters photoIf you love see food then oysters are the ideal aphrodisiac food for you. Some oysters are known to change their sex from male or female and back. This is believed to help humans experience both masculine and feminine heights of love. Oysters contain vitamin B and E which contain amino acids that helps to trigger the sex hormones. These vitamins also make you look beautiful which is a great confidence booster.

Oysters also have a high zinc content which is important in sperm production and increase in libido. If taken on a regular basis, oysters are known to get rid of depression and promote a sense of well being especially because of the omega 3 fatty acids that they contain. When I recently got a Psychic Source reading after finding this review, my clairvoyant actually recommended I eat oysters to bring love into my life, I started doing this and I know it sounds weird but ladies were approaching me far more often than normal after trying this!

2. Avocado

This healthy fruit is rich in potassium, which regulates the female thyroid gland which in turn makes a woman look good. It also contains vitamins E and B6 which is essential in the production of male hormones.

3. Honey 
Honey is not only sweet but contains vitamin B which helps in the production of testosterone. It also has some trace minerals such as boron which is essential in metabolizing the female sex hormone estrogen. Studies have shown that taking three ounces of honey a day leads increases the level of nitric oxide in the system. Nitric oxide is the chemical released in the blood when arousal occurs. When mixed with ginger and pepper, it works great as a sexual stimulant.

4. Bananas
These are a great source of potassium, Vitamin B and Magnesium. They are also rich in chelating minerals and bromelain enzyme known to enhance the male libido. All of these nutrients are essential in the production of sex hormones. Their phallic shape leads to bananas being associated with sex.

5. Asparagus
It is a great source of potassium, vitamins A, B6, C and E, fiber, folic and thiamine acid. Asparagus’ have the ability to boost histamine production which comes in handy in helping one achieve orgasm. The vitamin E is essential in the production of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone which helps in the stimulation of sexual responses. This spring vegetable is well known to produce lust in both men and women.

6. Almonds
For years, these have been known as the symbol of fertility hence considered a great aphrodisiac. They are rich in vitamin E, fiber and magnesium which are great in the promotion of general well being. When roasted, almonds produce an arousing aroma stimulate passion and desire in women.

7. Wine/ Champagne 
Alcohol increases confidence, create a glow in the skin and lowers inhibitions. However, if taken in large amounts, it is sedative which is not conducive for romance.

8. Chocolate
It relaxes and lowers inhibitions, acts as a sedative, stimulant to promote activity and increases the need for physical contact. A combination of all these create a perfect ground for romance and passion. This might explain why chocolate was banned from monasteries several years ago.

9. Truffles
They are known to arouse the palate of the body which might be because of its musky aroma and rarity. In love stories, an ancient lover was said to have over indulged in Alba truffles during his wedding feast with the intention of sustaining his masculinity.

10. Radishes

Radish on the other hand has a spicy taste which acts as a stimulant. It was declared and aphrodisiac by pharaohs in Egypt.

The best thing about food aphrodisiacs is that you have the freedom to incorporate them in your normal diet hence no need to go overboard. Some of these aphrodisiacs were recognized and used in the past and are still relevant in the present. Scientific research has proven all of these foods to have aphrodisiac qualities hence effective.

So make your date a wonderful and yummy meal today using these fabulous aphrodisiacs!

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