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Valentine's present for him 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 him

Most men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for but with Valentine’s Day their sweethearts are helped along a little by the fact many Valentine’s Day gifts are heart-shaped or have other romantic pointers. Then again, sometimes it may be more sensible to get them something practical and wrap it in heart-shaped paper. Wooden photo frames, for instance, or some wall art they have already shown an appreciation for rarely goes amiss. And remember too that the New Man likes to burn scented candles these days.

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!).

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