5 romantic gestures


valentinesWondering how to put a smile on your beloved’s face this Valentine’s Day? We have some suggestions for you.

Give a stone

It does not have to be up there on a par with the famous Taylor-Burton diamond, a 69,42-carat affair that fetched $5-million in 1979. But a diamond does work best when attached to a ring and combined with the “will-you-etc.” question.

Build something 

Shah Jahan built a mausoleum for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. However, if you do not have 20,000 workers to do it with and 20 years to do it in, go for a corner shelf. Or a bird house. Whatever you think she (or he) will like. Find all the equipment you need in the bidorbuy DIY section.

Design one-of-a-kind Eau de Cologne

Victoria Beckham did it for her husband. She paid $50,000 for a unique Eau de Cologne packaged in a bottle shaped like a soccer boot. You can do it for peanuts (figuratively speaking). Read this article on how to concoct a fragrance and find the ingredients in the bidorbuy aroma therapy section.

Write a song

It is said that Layla won Pattie Boyd for Eric Clapton. The couple eventually divorced, but Layla will last forever. The next best thing is to get some Eric Clapton discs.

Read The Gift of the Magi

Sit your beloved next to you and take turns reading The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, out loud. By the end of the story, you’ll both be melting.