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Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day Homemade Meal

Posted by GiftaLove

Couples usually celebrate Valentine’s Day in grand style. It all starts off on February 7, when Valentine’s Week begins, and along with it, the ritual of exchanging a plethora of presents. Well, you might give each other gifts for teddy day, or plenty of chocolates on Chocolate Day, but this Valentine’s Day, why not make things simpler?

Of course, gifts and presents are part and parcel of Valentine’s Day. But you are guaranteed a great time even if you skip the expensive dinner date and cook something together, right in the privacy of your home. Here are some great tips for a homemade meal on Valentine’s Day!

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Prepare Dishes that Both of You Want to Eat

So you’ve been reading up about Lebanese cuisine recently, and you want to give it a go on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, your partner is not a fan of Lebanese food, and she wants to eat Italian food, which somehow you can’t seem to tolerate. But you both love Chinese. So, what do you think is the ideal cuisine to stick to? Remember, a home cooked meal on Valentine’s Day is not just about a particular individual’s taste, it’s about both of you, so go for something that both of you enjoy.

A Lot of Food Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Great Food

Now that you have decided that you want to have Chinese food, it’s time to pick what you want to cook up. You might have grand ideas in your head about a meal that consists of numerous varieties of fish and chicken preparations, along with both rice and chow Mein. However, you have to ask yourself, is it feasible? Would you really want to spend most of the day cooking? In all probability, the answer to both those questions is one big NO! Remember, the more food you want on the table, the more time you have to spend in preparing them, and shortcuts usually end up with the food tasting the exact opposite of what you had initially imagined.

Desserts are Compulsory

Just like chocolates have almost become mandatory gifts on Valentine’s Day, desserts are compulsory for homemade meals on 14th February. They are the perfect ending to the dinner date that both of you put together so painstakingly at home. Why not bake a chocolate cake? Or better yet, get a sumptuous cake from Giftalove, and experiment with it in case you don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen than you already have. The bottom line is; you just cannot do without desserts on Valentine’s Day, and particularly when it’s a home cooked meal.

Garlic Based Preparations are forbidden

Okay, forbidden sounds a bit too heavy. But you know how garlic based preparations are. They taste great, and garlic’s not all that bad for your health. But it definitely isn’t the best when you want a kiss-fresh breath on the day that you need it the most. So all those intimate kisses after your home cooked meal would have to wait for quite some time, unless both of you want to hate each other for the rest of Valentine’s Day.

So all in all, when it comes to the Romantic Valentine gift you can gift each other, very few can rival a home cooked meal prepared lovingly by the both of you together. So go on, cook up a storm!

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All the Reasons Why a Teddy Bear is a Special Gift

Posted by GiftaLove

The first teddy bear made its appearance in the early 20th century, and ever since then, it has established itself as one of the most popular gifts. Whether you gift it to a child or to your girlfriend on Teddy Day, it makes for a special gift. You would think ‘teddy bears have been overdone’, but no matter how clichéd a gift you think a teddy bear is, it would always hold a special place in people’s hearts. Here’s why!











Permanent Companion

Unless you shred poor teddy to pieces, it will stay your friend for a long time. When all your friends turn your back on you, your teddy bear would be with you to give you the company you need. It might not talk, it might not move, and you might even disregard it sometimes as an inanimate object. However, when the going gets tough, your teddy bear can definitely bring a smile to your face. You can take it around with you wherever you go as well!

Hug When You Want

A cute teddy bear would never complain if you stick to it all the time, unlike humans, who are always clamoring for space and privacy. Hugs are known to release oxytocin, a bonding chemical that instantly makes humans feels happy. So hug your teddy when you want, wherever you want!

Sometimes, they talk as Well

Modern day teddy bears are often loaded with their own voices, which makes them all the more fun! Whenever you miss your loved one, or just want to hear your teddy as it tries to comfort you after a long and tiring day, just activate its voice, and watch it talk its way into your heart.

Looks Cute Even When It’s Worn Out

Yes, like all other things in life, teddies too suffer from the woes of wear and tear. But that doesn’t mean you have to let go of them. Unlike humans, who look ragged and jaded when they are worn out, teddy still manages to retain its charm, and can make you smile, even when it does not look its best.

Better than Chocolates and Roses

When it comes to sending a valentine gift online( http://www.giftalove.com/valentine/ ), many people settle for the same old chocolates and roses. Truth be told, chocolates and roses are really clichéd, and no one really cares for them anymore. Why bore your loved one with gifts that have well and truly been overdone when you can gift a teddy that is cherished and appreciated. And besides, roses decay and chocolates are finished before you know it. But there are no such worries when teddy is by your side.

Reminds You of Your Partner

Your partner might not always be around to show you care and affection, and there may be times when you just cannot go on without your partner. It is in these times that a teddy bear can truly be a reminder of your partner, and how important he is in your life.

With so many reasons to back teddy, why pick anything other than a cute teddy as gifts for Teddy Day?



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