Love Is In The Air
February 14 has long been hailed as the most romantic day of the year, and after Christmas it is perhaps the most anticipated gift-giving day on the calendar, so acquiring the perfect gift is very important. Why is it so important, you may ask? Well, the answer is quite simple; the right gift will ensure you don’t spend any unnecessary time in the “doghouse”, and Barbados Yellow Pages has a vast array of gift selections and activities for you to do, to ensure the day is extraordinary.
If you choose to go the traditional gift route of flowers or candy, Yellow Pages is definitely the place to start your search. You will find an extensive list of florists from whom you can pick up a single red rose or you can get a larger floral arrangement, and surprise him or her with a dozen red roses.
Does that special someone in your life have a sweet tooth? Yummy, yummy…chocolates can be considered. You can visit a supermarket or a convenience store and find an array of chocolates. You can opt for their favourite chocolate bar or candy or indulge them with an entire box.
While you are picking up your chocolate don’t leave the store without checking out the selection of wines so you can make a toast on the day of love. If you want a more refined wine you can try one of the wine retail outlets to make your selection.
He or she already has “everything”…let a voucher fill the void. There are several options including pedicures, manicures, massages, facials, they can be found through the Yellow Pages’ listings for spas and beauty salons.
Perhaps jewellery is what your sweetheart desires, then there are numerous jewellers guaranteed to have something to make their eyes sparkle. Your options include for him watches, chains or cufflinks and for her you can get a watch too, or check out an assortment of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Remember… you can add a special touch by having the piece engraved.
Still can’t decide what gift to purchase? Visit one of the many stores in Bridgetown or in the shopping centres and malls across the island to see what they have on offer. Or why not consider making this Valentine’s Day a unique one by creating your own gift – create a homemade card or frame a photograph of you and your significant other, just visit an art and craft store and grab the supplies you need. Better yet… pick up your apron (guys you too) and head to the kitchen and make some tasty treats, you will definitely earn points for creativity!
Select a cookbook from a book store and plan a meal your loved one will never forget. Who said you have to be elaborate with diamonds and five-course meals to show that special someone you love them?
If you really can’t handle yourself in the kitchen we understand (sob) don’t despair taking your loved one to dinner is always nice. However, remember, Valentine’s is a big event on a restaurant’s calendar so make your reservations early and if you want to keep within a specified budget, lunch at a restaurant can be just as romantic… and less expensive!
So there you have it flowers, chocolates, wine, vouchers, jewellery and of course your own creativity…whatever you choose we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!