Valentines shopping guide: Gifts for her
I know, I know, Valentines is not your favourite gift buying time but as usual, Crumbs For Men is here to help. Armed with our shopping advice and expertise in the field of buttering up the laydees, you won’t go wrong. Have we ever steered you wrong thus far?
Although both sexes will agree that the idea of celebrating February 14th is a tad corny, you should put a little effort in. Cards with money inside won’t cut it and household appliances take the top spot for most hated Valentines gifts.
For a token gift that shows a bit of creativity head to www.timbergram.com This company offers original wooden postcards; you simply choose a template or upload your own image which is printed onto the front of the card. You also have the option of a personalised message etched onto the reverse.
Timbergram support the charity TreeAid so you can flaunt your caring side too. In the run up to the big day, Timbergram are offering 25% off all online orders, just add the code ‘GIVEWOOD’ at the checkout. Prices range from £3.95 up.
To make it look like you’ve put some real thought into it, have a look at www.devonhampers.com. Luxury hampers highlighting all the fabulous produce Devon has to offer. My particular favourite is the luxury cream tea hamper (£38); perfect for an afternoon of indulgence or an evening of scrumptious pleasure.
Ideal if you will be with your chick but even better if you’ll be apart. Nothing says ‘I was thinking of you’ more than hand-picked goodies.
One sure fire way to slip up with your gift is to decide you’re going to buy clothing (good!) and then buy the wrong size (bad!). Incorrectly sized clothes = Rookie mistake. If your chick falls into the 8 to 16 size bracket, the high street has you well covered. Anything above that may be more of a challenge but help is at hand from Australian company Taking Shape.
With new stores opening weekly in the UK and an easy to navigate website at www.takingshape.com buying for your curvalicious honey couldn’t be easier. If all else fails, they sell jewellery too.
Written by Donna Grant