Tuesday, 7 February 2012

My Pretty {On A Budget} Valentine.

A friend of mine literally chewed up my brains last weekend. All he would talk about was what should be his Valentine's Day gift for his new girlfriend. And here’s the major problem, his job is even newer than his new girlfriend. What he really wanted my help with, is to pick a pocket-friendly, not-so-expensive gift that by no means looks cheap.

 I suggested the tried and tested chocolate and flowers to heartfelt handmade cards. But he insisted on something more ‘grand’. With a working budget of $50 (approximately INR 2500) I finally made him a list of things he can buy for his ladylove.

Here are my suggestions and picks for a trendy as well as on-a-budget V Day Gift.

F.Y.I: The trick to doing Valentine's Day gift correctly is finding a gift that can be used/worn the remaining 364 days as well. The gift on all accounts should NOT look tacky or costumey post February 14th.
[All products here are $50  or less. Product Detail]

Jewelry: Every girl loves them. You can pick charm bracelet or statement pendant or a combination of rings and earrings. Just make sure the size of the charms and pendant is something she is comfortable with. And not all jewelry has to be heart shaped or red or pink. It can be anything she likes and would happily wear.

Accessories: There is always that one piece of accessory your girl is currently coveting. Sexy shoes, skinny belt or trendy scarf. She has her eyes and heart set on it. This is a (almost) perfect gift. Not only do you get to show her you have been paying attention to what she says and wants, plus, gifting an item from her currently coveting list is the way to a girl’s heart. Easy breezy!

You can never go wrong with Beauty Products: Well, almost never go wrong. From lipsticks to eye shadows all the way to perfume and body lotion, there is a wide variety to choose from. Just keep her fragrance and colour preference in mind and pick something she would go for. And even if you do go wrong, you can always tell her you want her to ‘try something new’. A complete win-win situation.

I Heart U: Ok, if you’re wise you won’t waste money on heart shaped balloons (They have a very very small shelf life). You go and buy her heart motif/shaped coffee cup or pillowcase or photo frame. If you're confident about her size and style you can take it up a notch and buy her a heart motif cardigan or heart shaped clutch. Keep in mind the heart size is understated and trendy and she will use the gift and not re-gift it or have it exchanged.

Keep It Simple:
 Prepare a home cooked meal, buy a bouquet of her fave flowers, gift her a handmade book-mark, write a love note, create a photo collage, surprise her with box of insanely delicious chocolate or take a day off to spend time together. Try out any or all of these less expensive, creative and memorable ways to say 'I Love You'.

All this Valentine's Day talks have got the romantic out of me. Here’s my fantasy (since I can't afford most of this) V Day look for a date with my Mr. Right.

Have you picked out a Valentine's Day Gift for your loved one? Is it something he/ she wanted or have you handmade your gift this year? Share your picks and views with me in the comment section.

Till then, tra-la,
 Amena!!
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44 comments:

  1. oooh so excited for valentine's day even though i have no one to spend it with haha. will try to find some beautiful pieces of jewelry in dorothy perkins when i arrive at london on wednesday xx hope you have a lovely valentine dear!

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    1. Hey Kleo,
      I too don't have anyone to spend Valentine's Day with. But it does stop me from treating myself. Have fun in London and you too have a great Valentine <3
      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  2. Awww I love this Valentines inspired post! You have selected the prettiest things, I am now in need of all of them!

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    1. Hey Sam, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you get some amazing V Day gifts. Have a great Valentine <3
      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  3. You always say it all :) :) i agree completely :)

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    1. Thank you my lovely. Enjoy V Day with the loved one <3

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  4. Great suggestions and much inspired post. Totally love it. Really liking your blog, may be we can follow each other:-)
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    1. Hey Nikita. Thank you so much for your kind words and visit. WIll visit your blog soon. Yea and I am all for mutual follow and support. Have a great Valentine Day <3

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  6. Hey Stylish By Nature. Thanks for the visit and comment. Yea would love to participate in the Giveaway. Have a fab Valentine <3

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  7. Once again I'm loving your post. Excited about valentine's day. :)

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    1. Hey Ayushma. Thank you so much for the visit and comment. Hope u have a great V Day <3

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  8. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
    love your post!!!

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  9. Your Most welcome Neha. And thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great V Day <3

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  10. thanks for sweet comments, i love the images and yes valentine's is around the corner huh hehe..great day to express what you feel for loved ones.

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    1. Your most welcome. Thanks you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments <3

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  11. Wow! Amazing sets! I love the ideas you have!! :D

    Thank you so much for commenting! You've got a new follower!

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    1. Your ost welcome. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and follow. WIll return the favor soon <3

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  12. This is perfect, such cute items

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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    1. Thank you so very much Camilla. Enjoy V Day <3

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  13. Fabulous suggestions. I would literally like to have everything on that inspiration board. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so very much Kassi. I hope you get the best V Day gifts this year. Enjoy <3

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  14. Lovely stuff!
    That cardigan is so cute! <3

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    1. Thank you Sandra so much for the visit and lovely comment. Love the cardigan too. My mom said go with this cardigan instead of the original one I choose.

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  15. Nice blog girl! Hope to check out my blog and follow me if you like it! :D
    Have a nice day and keep inspire us! <3

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    1. Thanks you for the visit and your lovely comments. Will for sure check your blog out and follow.
      Happy Blogging <3

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  16. Gorgeous pics, like your blog and start following on GFC and Bloglovin (#5)!!! I'd love if you follow me back on Both!!! xoxo from Rome

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    1. Thank you so very much Valeria for youe lovely comments and follow. I too am following you on both.
      Happy Blogging <3

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  17. great suggestions. i have actually already got v day gift. i don't know what to give him.

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    1. Thank you so much Asta. Lucky you for getting your gift. Just a suggestion: You could make something for him. If you like to cook, treat hm to one of your famous recipes or pick up a pair of cufflinks, the latest PS3 cd anything that he LIKES
      Hope it helps <3

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  18. Such a great post! I love all the ideas! x

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    1. Hey Liza Thank you so very much for your love comment. Have a great V Day <3

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  19. Great blog, I follow. Follow me back if you like my blog
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    1. Hey Thank you so very much for your comment and follow. I would love to follow your blog. Have a great V Day.

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  20. Hi I liked your post on InFB about blogging :) well put :)
    love
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    1. Hey Megha, Thank you so much for your support and comment. Hope you have a great V Day <3

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  21. beautifully composed gift guide! love it

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    1. Thank you April for your kind words and visit. Have a fab V Day <3

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  23. Hey Priyanka. Thank you for your lovely comments and follow. I too am following you. Have a great V Day <3

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