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The month of love is upon us and whether you are living in South Africa, living abroad or planning to emigrate in the near future you can’t help notice the hearts, chocolates and roses making their presence felt in the shops around you. To help you make a big impression on your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we’ve prepare a few guidelines on Valentine’s Day gifts and how to make the day more-unique for the cherished person on your existence.

 

Valentine’s Day gifts for her

 

  • A special piece of jewellery

Jewellery always makes a big impact and you can personalise it to make it even more special. Consider giving a gift or bracelet with a circular pendant that you can engrave a special message on – or just your names.

 

  • A pamper pack

Don’t just buy a pre-packed one from the shops. Buy an attractive basket or box and fill it with her favourite things – from food, to creams to books. Not only is it sure to delight – it will demonstrate you really know her and have her best interests at heart.

 

  • A Gourmet herb seed pod kit

If cooking is her thing, then a tiny indoor garden that features fresh herbs whenever she needs them is a great idea. You can buy a pre-packaged kit or visit the nursery and buy an indoor plant container and start growing a selection of her favourite herbs, so they’re ready for the 14th of February.

 

  • His and hers etched champagne flutes

Delight her with her own personalised champagne flutes and get creative – design your own personalised label to go on a bottle of her favourite champagne. It’s a gift you’ll enjoy together!

 

  • Personalised message in a bottle

Ok this can be an affordable gift – or a really expensive one! Place some sand and shells in an attractive bottle and create a personalised message which you place inside – or why not add a hotel reservation to a wonderful beach getaway break for you both!

 

Valentine’s gifts for him

 

  • Name a star

If he is the centre of your life then contact the International Stargazer Directory and order a Name A Star Kit. The gift box contains information on your coordinates to help you spot your star in the sky and once you’ve registered your new star’s name it will be entered into the star registry

 

  • A personalised wallet

What’s the one thing a man is never without – his wallet! Buy a beautiful leather wallet and either have his name or a special message embossed on it. He’ll think of you multiple times a day!

 

  • Braai in style

If he is South African and loves to braai, why not buy him a superior set of braai implements and have his name engraved on them!

 

  • Secret snack box

Buy a wooden box and place all his favourite snacks inside – from biltong to craft beer or wine.

 

  • A DIY your favourite thing

Does he love his beer/wine/cheese/brandy – these days you can buy DIY kits for almost everything. Give him a chance to experiment by making his own signature brandy or craft beer.

 

Tips to make Valentine’s Day extra special

 

  1. Shower your loved one with one of these gifts
  2. Get away to a romantic destination – think The Maldives, Florence, Santorini in Greece, Kauai in Hawaii, Paris, Venice and more…
  3. Do an activity you both love together
  4. Remember it’s the small gestures that count
  5. Surprise them!
  6. Write a poem
  7. Re-live your first date
  8. Why not propose – you’ll remember the day forever!
  9. Start the day with breakfast in bed
  10. Make it all about your loved one!

If you are a South African celebrating Valentine’s Day abroad and would like to understand greater approximately how you can maximise your finances through financial emigration from South Africa, having access to your South African retirement annuity and our tailor-made tax solutions for South Africans around the world, contact FinGlobal today.