Finding A Good Romantic Gift For Him

A Gift For Him

A Gift For Him

If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for a good romantic gift for your guy, you can’t go wrong with a good cologne. Much like a good quality suit, wearing luxurious cologne can give him the confidence he needs to really shine. But how do you choose the right one?

What Does He Already Wear?

Knowing what he already wears is a good starting point. If he’s running out, then buying him more of the same will always go down well. Then again, trying something new can also be a good idea – as long as you take your time when it comes to choosing (see the tips below).

Cologne Vs. Aftershave

Many women are often confused at the difference between cologne and aftershave when it comes to shopping for the perfect Valentine’s gift. They are similar: both produce a long lasting fragrance, and both would make a good gift for guys, but there are a few important differences.

Aftershave, as the name suggests, is designed to be used on the skin after shaving, to soothe and smooth out any irritation and dryness. It does, of course, include a scent – but cologne is designed for a more long lasting fragrance. Because it has a higher concentration of fragrance, cologne is often more expensive.

Some men will choose to layer their fragrances, using both aftershave and cologne. Why not buy a one of each, choosing fragrances that complement each other?

How To Choose The Right Fragrance

This really takes a little effort, and you should sample a number of different fragrances before making your final decision. Visit stores and spray samples onto blotter cards. Carry these around with you so you can get a feel for the first smell (the top note), the smell after around 15 minutes (the middle note), and how it smells after around an hour (the dry-down note). This might take time, but it’s the best way to find a fragrance you really think will suit him.

Giving The Gift of Fragrance

When you give cologne or aftershave as a romantic gift for your guy, you won’t be able to return an opened bottle. For this reason it’s very important that you get him to smell a tester before he decides whether or not he likes the fragrance. If you’re really worried, take him shopping with you so he can choose one he likes. And never buy discount designer fragrances from unknown websites – they may not be all you expect them to be!

Aftershave, cologne and fragrance sets will all make a good romantic gift for guys. Just make sure you consider his tastes and he’ll really appreciate the gesture!

5 Romantic Date Ideas For Couples

Romantic Date Ideas

Romantic Date Ideas

Many people feel the pressure of coming up with Romantic Day date ideas that’ll keep their partner happy and help set the day apart from any other. Remember, you don’t have to do something extreme to make this date memorable! Simply putting a classic twist on traditional ideas could be all it takes. Here are five top romantic date date ideas to get you started.

1) Restaurant Date

Going out for a meal in a nice restaurant is one of the most classic romantic date ideas. If you’re trying to come up with something extra creative, then it may seem a little too easy, but you can still make a romantic meal something more unique. You may want to take your partner to a restaurant outside of town, or visit a place with live music. In short, going to the kind of place you don’t normally go can be enough in itself to make the date special.

2) Attend A Show

Most towns have theatre shows, music concerts or even something more unusual like ballet or opera. Going out to a show can be an excellent date idea, as it’s something you don’t generally do every day. You could, of course, go to the movies. But if you’re the kind of people who do this regularly, you’ll want to put a special “romantic spin” on what you do.

3) Stay Home

Another one of the most popular romantic date ideas is simply to stay home. This may sound boring at first, but there are many ways in which you can make this a special evening (even if you don’t have much money to spend). For example, you could buy small gifts and create a romantic treasure hunt around the home, or decorate the place with love notes. You could create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom with rose petals, candles and a basket full of chocolates and champagne. In many ways, a date like this shows just how much effort you’ve put in to show you care.

4) Romantic Picnic

This is another date idea that’s simple, cheap, yet extremely thoughtful. How many times have you prepared a tasty picnic for you and your partner to share in a picturesque setting? If the answer is never, or hardly ever, then this gift will show just how much you care. There’s nothing better than eating your favorite foods together in a setting you both appreciate. You may need to get a little more creative about where to host the picnic if you live in a cold climate, however!

5) A Little Pampering

Another idea is to pamper your loved one by booking them in for a massage or day at the spa. Make it even better by booking into a special couples’ service that allows you both to enjoy the pampering together. You could do this before going on to choose one of the other romantic date ideas above.

No matter what romantic date ideas you choose to go with, make sure you wear your best clothing and prepare well in advance.