Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means love is growing in the air. Shop windows are becoming filled with hanging hearts, chocolate hearts are luring us in and radio programs are tuning us to the right kind of mood with well-known love songs and an occasional new hit. And even if you truly dislike Valentine’s Day and its (usually) materialistic display, surely you won’t be able to resist to watch at least one of the romantic films they’ll show on TV. Even if it’s for the seventh time.
It started with a …
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were at least three early Christian saints by that name. One was a priest in Rome, another a bishop in Terni, and the third, St. Valentine which almost nothing is known about, except that he met his end in Africa. Astonishingly, all the three Valentines were said to have been martyred on February 14.
Valentine who was a priest served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine felt this was unfair so he celebrated marriages in secret. When the emperor found out he was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.It wasn't until more than 200 years later that 14 February was proclaimed St Valentine's Day. By this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year and the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February Saint Valentine's Day, thus establishing this feast day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints.
Love is all around …
Valentine’s Day is generally regarded as a celebration for those in love. However, romantic love is not the only kind of love and more and more people use this opportunity to express their affection, regardless if it’s towards a friend or a person they respect. Even though Valentine’s Day is not a bank holiday in any country, it is celebrated worldwide with open expressions of love. It truly is a day when love is all around.
While women are known to be more romantic of the two genders, for men this day is all about pleasing his queen. Men, generally wait for this day just to see their lady’s eyes brighten up at the first glance of the special Valentine’s Day gifts we men plan for weeks. It is this smile on their face and the happiness in their eyes, for which we go all lengths to make it special for them. This post is targeted at such men who are looking for ways to sweep their partners off their feet. We don’t know what you have planned yet, so our main goal is to give you some tips and ideas on what PureWay can do for you and help you make this day count. PureWay has done all the hard work for the past couple of months and has planned multiple gift options so that the men-clan doesn’t run out of ideas this Valentine’s day. And just like all important things, here too planning and timing are most critical because you don’t want your gifts arriving on 15th February (None of us want our surprises to turn into nightmares, or do we?). Plan early so we get time to deliver our unique gifts for her before 14th February.
You can never go wrong with classic gifts like flowers and chocolates, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique, we’re here to bring you a list of lovely gift ideas that are sure to light up her face. If you are looking to give your partner a truly romantic gift on Valentine's Day, consider jewelry. The great thing about jewelry is the variety and versatility available. Whether she's a laid-back adventurer or a luxury brand connoisseur, your Valentine is likely to appreciate the thought that you put into finding her the perfect piece of jewelry that suits her style. We know searching for that amazing present can be a pain, so we’ve done all the hard work and put together Valentine's gift guide for the lucky lady in your life!
Though there are many choices out there, consider one of these top 10 Valentine's gifts. So, let's start counting from 10 to 1!
Build both each day that love may flower in trust and care. Celebrate a love union and dare to declare your love by gifting Cartier Love Bracelet and with each pledge you make, you are strengthening the bond between two. There is a longing for love in our hearts and often, they come in different forms and gestures. A divine love shared between two soulmates forms an unbreakable bond. When you have found love, be glad and cherish it for all eternity. That’s why Cartier created this romantic collection that embodies eternal love. Take this opportunity to show your exquisite taste with the chicest Valentine’s Day gift. Cartier love bracelet will turn as a pledge of strength, a state of mind, and a symbol of commitment to romance.
A rose is a great way to show affection, it's the perfect symbol of love. Amaze the love of your life with jewelry gifts rival any royal collection this Valentine’s Day. One of the best Valentine's Day gifts to dazzle your sweetheart is Eternal Rose Necklace from PureWay. Combining the beauty of a flower with the opulence of fine jewelry, this necklace features miniature rose petals hanging on a delicate chain crafted in your favorite shade of gold (White, Rose Gold, or Gold ). The problem with roses is they die quick and you don't need that type of energy in your life! That's the main reason why our Eternal Rose Necklace does not tarnish or rust! Get a rose that lasts for many more blissful Valentine’s Days to come!
While some men may be satisfied with gifting their better halves lingerie set from their local department store, this year, go one step further and invest in some gorgeous designer lingerie from one of the very best brands. Quality pieces from L’Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen or Gilda & Pearl are sure to delight her with their luxurious silk, lace and satin fabrics, and will feel sensuous and elegant against her skin making her look and feel like a princess.
Win her heart this Valentine’s Day by appealing to her stomach when you give your special lady a gourmet food and drink hamper, packed with her favorite treats. Opt for a pre-prepared basket from a high-class emporium like Fortnum & Masons or Selfridges, and treat her to hand made truffles, luxury preserves and fine champagne, or take a more personal approach and create your own bespoke gift basket made up of delicacies from all over the world that will tantalize and delight her. Choose from fine vintage wines, quality Scottish smoked salmon, sweets from a famous chocolatier, rare teas or beautifully crafted French macaroons – whichever delights would most suit her tastes. She will appreciate the thought and care put into choosing each item almost as much as she appreciates tasting each one.
Have you always been looking for something a little more special because, well, the person is more special? They deserve something that lets them know that you love them so much that you can make a little more effort than just any old traditional card. Bypass the hurdles of traditional grocery store cards and decide to make your own unique gift! Lucky for you – DIY Love Explosion Gift Box has got you covered. This unique product has made creating your own DIY exploding box super easy with step-by-step instructions, ideas, and even templates! You can easily personalize each box by using the different stencils, stickers, stamp, tape and markers to create a box that's uniquely you. (It comes with full instructions)
Are you looking for a different way to show your love? Our "I Love You" pendant necklace is the perfect gift for your special someone. When illuminated by light, the glass inside the pendant projects "I Love You" in 100 languages! This nanotechnology love stone represents a lovely and unique gift for your sweetheart! We guarantee that she will love our elegant necklace and will remember your thoughtful gesture! Last but not least-Our thoughtful yet fashionable pendant necklace can be worn for almost any occasion and fits perfectly to any clothing style!
Directions: Simply point your smartphone camera or a form of light and you will be able to see all the "I Love You". She will think it's the cutest thing!
Personalized gifts are the ideal blend of thoughtfulness, elegance and beauty. A personalized gift of jewelry is one-of-a-kind because of its unique touch that's special to each person who receives it. Ideal for your special lady, our personalized gifts are something she will cherish and appreciate forever. PureWay's personalized jewelry collection features impressive pieces that will warm her heart for sure. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, anklets and keychains to customize a personalized gift. Engravable styles allow you to engrave your personalized gift with a name, date or thoughtful message, adding an extra special touch to your personalized jewelry.
Sometimes finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one feels more like a high-stakes challenge than a fun opportunity to express your appreciation. If you find yourself struggling with the process, we suggest giving your sweetheart the gift of choice with a PureWayProducts gift card. In that case, she will have all the freedom to choose her own Valentine's gift and there is 0% chance she won't like it. Gift cards are delivered by email immediately and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.
Put a ring on it! You might not be at the stage of diamonds and a bended knee but a beautiful ring that will remind her of you when she looks at her hand is sure to get you in the good books this V Day. It is a well-known fact that a ring is the most popular decoration of all. It can even tell us about the innermost of its holder. The tradition of giving a ring came to us from ancient Egypt and Rome. Our Princes Ring, of course, will appeal to your special girl because this type of gift perfectly demonstrates the seriousness and depth of your feelings. Generally, people present solitaire rings on such holiday as Valentine’s Day because a solitaire ring is a symbol of love, marriage, infinity.
Give the lady you love a gift made of artificial roses that will last forever! Roses symbolize love, passion, and romance and nothing says 'I Love You' like our Luxury Rose Bear. These gorgeous decorative teddy bears are made of soft synthetic roses in a romantic red and pure white color. (The design concept is taken from the famous Teddy Bear). Our rose bears are the perfect gift idea and symbol of sophistication and timeless love. The real experts are devoted to producing excellence and ensuring these rose bears are carefully handmade using high-quality materials. Your special lady will definitely feel the tenderness of roses by every single touch.
The deeper purpose of Valentine's Day
Aside from the overpriced flowers and heart-shaped chocolates, the meaning of Valentine’s Day goes much deeper. One does not need a fancy dinner or romantic gifts, or even a significant other in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as the true celebration lies in the appreciation of loved ones. Whether it may be a significant other, a friend, family member, or even a pet, the essence of Valentine’s Day lies in your heart and not in how others choose to celebrate it.
There will always be people who refuse to believe Valentine’s Day is a “real” holiday. This belief typically stems from the idea that the holiday is reserved for those privileged enough to be in a romantic relationship at this time of the year. When looked at from this perspective, Valentine’s Day can seem like a conditional holiday that only manages to make people feel lonely if they are without a significant other to celebrate with.
Yet, this is far from the purpose of this holiday, as it is simply a celebration of love in its purest form. Remember in grade school when everyone exchanged cards and had a blast? No one has outgrown that concept. Rather, people have let how others celebrate the holiday dictate the meaning of it. Deep down, whether people are second graders or graduating from college, the drive to celebrate the people we love will always remain at heart.
This Valentine’s Day, do not worry if you do not have a person to go on a date with. Go out to eat with a friend, call your grandparents, or even treat yourself to your favorite relaxation activity. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of pure, unconditional love and only your heart should be able to dictate how you celebrate.