Valentine's day presents for her in Australia
Why do we give gifts on Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is basically all down to Saint Valentine of Rome who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers banned from marrying. He also lent his ecumenical services to Christians who weren’t very well liked by the ruling Roman’s at the time. The night before his execution for these good-intentioned deeds he is alleged to have sent a female friend a letter signed “your Valentine.”
It wasn’t until the 18th century though and the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer who, keen to revive the tradition of love at court, encouraged men and women to express their feelings for one another through exchanging gifts such as flowers and chocolates, as well as sending handwritten notes.
Choosing a Valentine’s Day gift for her
Women are traditionally easy to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for. Scented soy candles, for instance, are always a big winner (since candlelight itself is seen as romantic). Bookends spelling Love are a nice touch as is a pretty Carlisle rope-edged jewellery box. A grey light-up LED heart sign will certainly prove what’s going on in her head and heart while a copper metallic A4 poster heart will more or less indicate the same thing.
Whatever you receive on Valentine’s Day just be grateful that (a) you received a gift and (b) you don’t live in South Korea (for there the tradition is that anyone who didn’t get a gift on Valentine’s has to go to a restaurant to eat black noodles on April 14 in order to console each other for being single!).