Valentines gift ideas that aren’t your typical flowers and chocolates, but won’t break the bank either
The day gets its name from a famous saint, the popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.
Emperor Claudius II banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.
When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. This is where he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14th February, he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine".
Who knew that’s where Valentines came from?
Interesting facts about valentine’s day:
- The first Valentine's Day was in the year 496!
- Around 110 million Valentine’s roses are sold 2-3 days leading up to February 14th, mostly red of course. Out of those 110 million, 73% are purchased by men and only 27% are purchased by women.
- It has been estimated that the UK will spend around £880 million on valentine’s day this 2020.
- The red rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
People often forget what Valentines day is all about, it’s not all about the presents and the cards, just being loving every day. But if you insist on gift sharing, we have a few nice ideas both from Gifts from Handpicked and some nice ideas.
Now who doesn’t like chocolates and flowers? But if you’re looking for that extra special, thoughtful gift we have some great ideas that are sure to make your 2020 Valentine’s day extra special.
We love this scented candle gorgeously finished in a matching box, the perfect relaxing gift. Even better if it comes with a nice hot ran bath with bubbles.
Valentines may be typically about treating the woman in your life, but we think men deserve as much attention on the popular day.
We love this gift to be shared by both, our love story prompt cards, perfect for sharing how you truly mean in a great keepsake way.
We also love these Sass and Belle stools, not your typical Valentines gift, but a home accessory which is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face, and your home.
We love love at Gifts from Handpicked.
We hope you all have a lovely Valentines Day and for more inspiration, gifting idea or help choosing the perfect gift visit us at
www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01522 262 690