Sometimes it's hard knowing the right words to say to someone that you care about, so doing something or giving a gift to reflect your feelings can be an appropriate way to express your feelings and show how much you do care. romantic gifts
can be anything, as long as they mean something to both the giver and the recipient. They don't have to be really expensive, they can just be a small token, such as giving a CD of love songs to your partner when they have to go away for work or personal reasons, so that every time they play it they are reminded of just how much they mean to you.
Jewellery has always been involved with romance and still remains one of the favourite romantic gifts. Gold was the first metal that was widely known to humans and even now is one of the easier metals to work with. It was long associated with the gods of ancient cultures, wealth and immortality. It was seen as beautiful and that gold jewellery would increase the beauty of the wearer. Because pure gold (24 Karat) is so soft, base metals are added at varying percentages to increase the hardiness of the gold. This gives us the 18 Karat or 9 Karat products that are more commonly bought. There are also different types of gold available including white, rose, blue and purple gold. Sterling silver remains one of the most popular types of jewellery available and silver plated jewellery is that which has been made from another metal and then covered with silver.
As well as thinking about whether to buy gold or silver jewellery as romantic gifts, it's worth thinking about the design of the jewellery itself. A good example of a design that is very romantic is anything that contains a knot. Knots have been used in jewellery design for many centuries. A love knot is one that comprises of three or more rings that are intertwined and stands for stability and completeness, whereas the lovers' knot, which resembles a figure of eight, represents a bond until death and is still used in jewellery design today. The Celtic interlacing knot represents infinity and the circle of life, as there is no beginning and no end to it. There are also many other Celtic designs available, the jeweller should be able to guide you on what the different symbols mean and it's worth remembering that most Celtic designs reflect the circle of life in one way or another. The type of stone in jewellery also holds many meanings, whether precious or semi-precious stones. A diamond is the main stone that reflects eternal love, but rubies and garnets also stand for love, any of these are perfect romantic gifts.
The Victorian era was perhaps one of the most romantic and it's easy to gain inspiration for romantic gifts
from that time. Because very strict etiquette and courtship rituals ruled the Victorians, different ways were devised to express feelings of love. Fans and gloves were such items that reflected love and if the gloves were worn at church on the following Sunday it would signal that she accepted the giver in marriage. Love letters have been a part of most relationships at one time or another and the Victorians used these to express their very personal and deep emotions that society would not let them express any other way. Even nowadays, writing a love letter still remains a romantic way in which to express your feelings.
If for romantic gifts you fancy something that is more modern and a little different, then how about a trip to Silverstone or a London theatre break? These are just two examples of the "gift experiences" that are available and which are becoming more and more popular. Whatever the interests of your loved one, there's sure to be something that is the perfect gesture.
Different romantic gifts can be love vouchers, these are not just a very personal way in which to express your feelings, but also allow for budget restraints! Think about what means something to your partner and make some vouchers that entitle them to that treat. Examples can be that promise to cook a romantic dinner, give them a massage, agree to go shopping, clean and wax the car, or take them on a day trip out into the country.
There are so many ways to reach out and express feelings that it is sometimes difficult to find the right way to do so. Whatever the choice of romantic gifts
is, as long as the gift has strong meaning for both of you then it is something that will be treasured.
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