The season of love is officially here and there is a beautiful whiff of romance in the air. For those who are in love and for those seeking it, Valentine's Day is definitely a big deal. In fact, not just restricted to February the 14th; we now know that the entire week, starting from the 7th of February through 14th February is dedicated to the spirit of love and it's other confetti. It's the perfect time to shower your loved ones with not just endless love, cuddles, and sweet gestures, but also indulge them with lots of gifts. The good part- well Valentine's is for everyone; parents, siblings, teachers, crushes, friends, and even pets, so if you don't have a special someone, there are plenty of other people you can show your love to. And if you haven't still figured out what all Valentine's day gift ideas can be explored for them, we are here to help. From dresses to jewelry, to bags and much more, we have it all covered.
But before we do that, have you ever wondered where this Valentine's day came from? What is its history and origin? Let us enlighten you.
VALENTINE'S DAY HISTORY
Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated in the memory of the third-century priest St Valentine of Rome. History has it that Emperor Claudius II had banned soldiers from marrying as he thought married men were unsuccessful in performing their duties. St Valentine secretly started helping these soldiers to find their mates and get married. He was thrown in jail for that by the emperor but even in jail, he continued his service towards love. He even miraculously healed the jailer's daughter of her blindness. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, which was discovered and became the reason for his martyrdom on 14th February.
More than 200 years later, Rome became Christian and Paganism was abolished giving way to a feast day for the saints proclaiming 14th February to be St Valentine's Day. The poet Chaucer in the Middle Ages was the first to link St Valentine with romantic love. This was the beginning of the tradition of courtly love, a ritual of expressing love and admiration.
The ritual started gaining popularity all through the western nations and soon spread to the world over.
It has evolved a lot since then and is now an all-encompassing celebration of any kind of love. There is an entire week dedicated to love, romance and everything in between-
Rose Day: Friday, February 7th, 2020
Floor her with a rose, or better still, some delicate jewelry. After, all what better way to make your mark than with some baubles!
Propose Day: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Choose the right ring, something she cannot say no to at all! The best way to celebrate Propose Day is to say it with a stunning ring; And maybe a complimentary red outfit!
Chocolate Day: Sunday, February 9th, 2020
There is rarely a woman who can say no to chocolates. Make her go weak in the knees by flooring her with her favorite chocolates. Gift it to your buddies too, everyone deserves a sweet delight in the week of love! Cakes and candies would do the trick too.
PS: If you are really looking to make a mark, go for customized chocolates with her name of heart shape or any symbol that shows you have gone the extra mile for the one!
Teddy Day: Monday, February 10th, 2020
Teddy bears and cuddles aside, how about getting her that pet she always wanted? You are gifting her not just a beautiful pet, but a constant reminder of how much you care.
Promise Day: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
This Promise day, cross your heart and make those promises you always wanted to. Seal the deal with a special gift- a beautiful handbag or maybe a cute accessory, like an anklet?
Hug Day: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Now that the promise of love has been made, take your loved one in a warm embrace that shows exactly how you feel. Hug day should be everyday but for this special moment, take her/him to their favorite spot and celebrate with good food and some wine.
If you are married and have kids, your daughter would love to be pampered too on Valentine's. Gift her a special outfit, a dress in her favorite colour will get you free hugs for sure!
Kiss Day: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
A kiss is the ultimate expression of love, so let your mate know that they are the one for you. Make it special by getting some indulging gifts.
How about a tunic or kurti in her favorite shade?
Or play safe and pick a red outfit. Perk it up with some of her favorite makeup and you are ready to lap up lots of her love!
Valentine’s Day: Friday, February 14th, 2020
The entire week leads up to this paramount occasion- The day of love, Valentine's day. Go all out, Spa date, a surprise gift- maybe that precious jewelry set she had been eyeing, a movie together, a special meal cooked by you, cakes, chocolates, and even family around if that's your idea of celebration. Whatever the way, just make it big.
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