Tag: valentine’s day gift ideas

13 Feb

Each day is a gift, open it, celebrate it, enjoy it – Valentine’s Day 2020

Today Valentine’s day is a widely celebrated commercial holiday, raking in 20 billion dollars in America last year alone. Men and women purchase and receive flowers, candies and gifts and share romantic outings across the globe. But did you know that some countries celebrate the holiday of love a little differently?

In Wales, the Welsh also celebrate their own special version of Valentine’s Day on January 25th. The special holiday is called St. Dwynwen’s Day and honours the Welsh saint of love. Every year couples exchange cards and gifts just like Valentine’s Day, but another common and traditional gift given at this time is a Welsh lovespoon. The lovespoon is an ornate hand-carved spoon adorned with meaningful symbols, meant to be a classic Welsh token of love.

In Japan it’s customary for women to be the gift givers on Valentine’s Day. Women across Japan purchase so much chocolate for the important men in their lives that half of all annual chocolates sales in Japan are made during the weeks that precede Valentine’s Day. Men are then expected to return the favour and gift back to the women on a special Japanese holiday named White Day on March 14th.

In the Philippines they take Valentines Day romance to the next level! Every year many cities and towns are host to mass Valentine’s Day weddings across the country. Tourists and locals alike come to participate by the thousands to be wed in massive group-wedding celebrations on Valentine’s Day.

Alexandria Gifts would love to help you create your own romantic Valentine’s Day tradition. Browse our selection of Valentine’s Day gift baskets and find what you need to compose your very own unique holiday of love this season!

3 Feb

Flowers are a perfect timeless gift for all occasions

A simple and elegant expression that harmonizes perfectly with whatever gesture or occasion you are
gifting for. The history of giving flowers as gifts can be dated back to the ancient Greeks where flowers
were used as common offerings to gods and temples. Over time the practice of gifting flowers extended to
a loving, romantic indication that the person receiving the flowers was revered as an earthly god or
goddess. It’s no surprise that a tradition like this has lasted through the ages and is now associated with
romantic holidays like Valentines Day!

Both a hand-picked bunch from the wild or a professionally arranged bouquet can be equally beautiful
and meaningful, but the type of flowers you are giving can have significant meaning.
Did you know that many mythologies and historical cultures have passed down tidbits of what sentiments
are expressed with certain flowers? Camellia, carnation or chamomile, they all mean something different!
This is why roses are the most common Valentines Day flower. A beautiful red rose is your safest bet for
the most romantic Valentines Day gift idea.

Be sure to pair your Valentines Day surprise with an elegant, romantic red rose. The timeless and
traditional symbol of love and desire for the earthly god or goddess in your life!
At Alexandria Gifts we offer a plethora of beautiful and romantic flower gift baskets, that will make your celebration unforgettable.

23 Jan

The Most romantic gift ideas for Valentines day 2020

Valentines day in itself comes from a mixture of various convoluted sources. From Christian martyrdom,
to dark Roman rituals to saints and the advent of spring. Thankfully today’s Valentines day celebrations
are a bit less complicated! Today valentines day is used to celebrate love with gift giving and romance.

But what gifts are the most romantic?

With all the consumerist ideals polluting popular holidays, it’s hard to look beyond simple trending gift ideas. Valentines day directly identifies as a time to make lavish and luxurious purchases. Men are practically expected to buy expensive gold and diamond jewellery and make fancy reservations at high end, fine dining restaurants.

The good news is that it’s perfectly acceptable to protest these traditional principles. You don’t have to break the bank to say “I love you!” The latest coffee makers, earbuds and perfumes might be 2020’s most popular gift ideas, but there are many more romantic gift ideas out there!

For those of you looking to take a step away from high end consumerism but still enjoy an excuse to be romantic and share some love and intimacy this Valentines day, there are many fun and interesting gift ideas available! Instead of focusing on how to make the the most loving impression with your purchase, focus on how to make a purchase that encourages and facilitates spending time together.
Not only can you save some money staying in this Valentines day, but it can make for a much more intimate holiday!

Instead of making reservations at a fancy restaurant, spend time cooking your favourite meal together and enjoy a romantic, candle lit meal for 2 at home! Instead of a night out in fancy clothing, stay at home in your pyjamas with a bottle of wine and your favourite snacks and Netflix! Millennials are changing the way we celebrate holidays and high end consumerism is feeling the sting, people are staying in more and spending less.

If you want to join the latest anti-trend and change the language of love for future generations, Alexandria gifts has got you covered!

Cancel your reservations and browse our selection of Valentines Day gift baskets. Have a bottle of wine and a basket of quality chocolates and treats delivered directly to your door. Enjoy spending time and creating new, romantic memories together in the comfort of your own home. Instead shooing your loved one away to a spa, order a spa in a basket! What’s romantic about booking an appointment for a loved one to spend time away from you all day? You can order a basket of luxurious, spa-quality soaps, oils and salts and pamper each other in ultimate home comfort.

This February 14th Alexandria Gifts challenges you to create the most romantic Valentines day yet!

They say love and romance is what you make of it.
So why not make your very home the heart of your passion this holiday?

23 Jan

The Most romantic gift ideas for Valentines day 2020

Valentines day in itself comes from a mixture of various convoluted sources. From Christian martyrdom,
to dark Roman rituals to saints and the advent of spring. Thankfully today’s Valentines day celebrations
are a bit less complicated! Today valentines day is used to celebrate love with gift giving and romance.

But what gifts are the most romantic?

With all the consumerist ideals polluting popular holidays, it’s hard to look beyond simple trending gift ideas. Valentines day directly identifies as a time to make lavish and luxurious purchases. Men are practically expected to buy expensive gold and diamond jewellery and make fancy reservations at high end, fine dining restaurants.

The good news is that it’s perfectly acceptable to protest these traditional principles. You don’t have to break the bank to say “I love you!” The latest coffee makers, earbuds and perfumes might be 2020’s most popular gift ideas, but there are many more romantic gift ideas out there!

For those of you looking to take a step away from high end consumerism but still enjoy an excuse to be romantic and share some love and intimacy this Valentines day, there are many fun and interesting gift ideas available! Instead of focusing on how to make the the most loving impression with your purchase, focus on how to make a purchase that encourages and facilitates spending time together.
Not only can you save some money staying in this Valentines day, but it can make for a much more intimate holiday!

Instead of making reservations at a fancy restaurant, spend time cooking your favourite meal together and enjoy a romantic, candle lit meal for 2 at home! Instead of a night out in fancy clothing, stay at home in your pyjamas with a bottle of wine and your favourite snacks and Netflix! Millennials are changing the way we celebrate holidays and high end consumerism is feeling the sting, people are staying in more and spending less.

If you want to join the latest anti-trend and change the language of love for future generations, Alexandria gifts has got you covered!

Cancel your reservations and browse our selection of Valentines Day gift baskets. Have a bottle of wine and a basket of quality chocolates and treats delivered directly to your door. Enjoy spending time and creating new, romantic memories together in the comfort of your own home. Instead shooing your loved one away to a spa, order a spa in a basket! What’s romantic about booking an appointment for a loved one to spend time away from you all day? You can order a basket of luxurious, spa-quality soaps, oils and salts and pamper each other in ultimate home comfort.

This February 14th Alexandria Gifts challenges you to create the most romantic Valentines day yet!

They say love and romance is what you make of it.
So why not make your very home the heart of your passion this holiday?