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Valentine’s day gift guide – 2019

Well, it is already February and I haven’t done much on the blog. But what better way to start again is with the month of love and with Valentine’s day gift guide!

Valentine’s day for me isn’t about spending a lot of money on gifts, but rather celebrating what it means with the one you love. But if you have to buy something, here is a few ideas all under R300.

(Disclaimer: all of these products are from Woolworths, but this post is not sponsored. I just love Woolworths products)

For Her:

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You just cannot go wrong with flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, or any other day for that matter. But maybe you do it differently this year and actually give her flowers that last longer than a week. Orchids are such a special flower and will brighten up any room in the house and also her mood!

Most women appreciate a cute bag and why not spoil her with a new makeup bag. A makeup bag is one of those things that are versatile enough to be used for other things as well, and you are more likely to win this round on Valentine’s Day than buying her a handbag she might not like.

If she is into fitness, why not help her fitness wardrobe out with a cute new cap. I would even take it a step further and wear it out on the town on a sunny day.

Is she a coffee or tea lover? Then you cannot go wrong with this mug set. And a bonus – it is dishwasher safe, so she doesn’t even have to do the dishes this special day when it is obviously meant for pampering!

Satin is such a luxurious fabric, so treat her with a cute nightie. And better yet this one comes in a set of two! Make it extra special by getting her size right the first time!

For Him:

I don’t know why it is so difficult to buy things for men. I always struggle to find something that is different than just socks and clothes. But if you think about it, if you give it to your man, he will use it sooner or later. But let’s get into these 5 gifts under R300 for your Valentine.

Valentines gift guide for him 2019
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I think biltong is to men like chocolates are to women. So why not treat him with his favorite biltong snack and or maybe his favorite alcoholic beverage?

Talking about his favorite alcoholic beverage, maybe you can surprise him with this nice Carafe set to display his favorite brandy or whiskey in? Also a very nice touch to his man cave!

If he is in the corporate world, a nice leather belt will do wonders to elevate his suit or work outfit. Or maybe he is a more casual guy, this belt will even work with his casual shorts that he is strutting around the braai!

Or what about a nice leather wallet if his’ is starting to look dated.

Something totally different is to get him a weekender bag. Maybe to hint on a special Valentine’s weekend away, or to plant the seed that he should treat you on a special weekend away.

Well, that is it for my Valentine’s gift guide, I hope you found it insightful or gave you an idea. I know it is a bit different than the normal guides, but it is nice to get something different once in a while! Have a blessed Valentine’s Day filled with love.

And as always … Keep it classy!

Our Engagement

We are engaged!!! We’ve been together a long time (8 years), so I am thrilled that this mile stone has finally come.

I must say that I’ve become anxious over the whole thing in June 2016, because I thought this was not a important for Wiehann. But when we were in Cape Town for a quick holiday and he brought up the subject of searching for a ring and getting brochures from different jewelry stores to find something I like, I was over the moon.

I always known that I wanted something plain and simple, because my hand is small. My ring size is a “L” (or 5.5) so something with a lot of detail will not do.  And the new trend of rose gold was just up my alley. I liked that it was different from the traditional gold or white gold. So I told Wiehann what I liked and he got the ring made through American Swiss when they had a huge diamond sale in August.

So I waited, and waited, and waited….  and patience isn’t even one of my biggest qualities… urgh.  Even when he got the ring in September, he never showed it to me. And I knew he had the ring!! To say it was torture is an understatement.

The end of September he asked Mom for my hand….

December rolled in, that’s when he asked Dad (before he asked me that same day).

We agreed that he would visit me in December, because the last few times I visited him. I secretly hoped it would happen the weekend when he visited, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up, because I the disappointment would have been terrible.

Friday, the second of December, he surprised me by taking the day of from work and drove very early from Montagu to Plettenberg Bay. He didn’t tell me that he was tanking the day off so I was only expected him late that evening.

After I drank some tea and we chatted about work, he said he wanted to go to Keurboom Strand’s beach for the day. So I finished some of my work and we headed out to the beach. When we got there he opened up the car’s boot and he packed a cute picnic basket with snacks. That’s when I started to suspect something was up…

We walked to Arch Rock (which is quite a walk, might I add – and the wind messed with my hair, that’s why it is so flat L) and this is where he asked for my hand J. I am so happy and excited for our future and our upcoming wedding. We have not set a date yet.

Arch Rock – Keurboomstrand

He ‘put a ring on it’

High school sweet hearts

Mom wanted to know what he packed in the basket, so here is was included for those of you who are also curious:

  • Sparkling wine (Blush from Four Cousins)
  • Champagne flutes (which he bought that morning)
  • Varity of biscuits
  • Cheese and cold meat
  • Spring onion and chives flavored cream cheese
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • Strawberries (my favorite, I ate them all, because Wiehann is not a fan)
  • And chocolate
  • The two plates, knife and forks he got from my kitchen when I was getting my stuff and changing clothes in the bedroom – sneaky hey?

Snacks : yum yum

It was super romantic and I couldn’t have asked for a better location. O, I forgot to mention that I also received red roses…

Stay tuned for wedding planning brainstorming, planning etc…

Luv

Nadine