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Unique is the deal

Bored of giving the old materialistic gifts to your lover. Try these quirky yet personal and stylish options to gift, suggests Garima Sharma.

sex and relationships Updated: Feb 13, 2009 16:38 IST
Hindustan Times

For Him
Mug his face:
While many wear their heart on their sleeves, you can put yours and your beloved’s face on a mug. HP’s Magic Mug is the answer. An otherwise black coloured mug, it displays your valentine’s photo as soon as a hot beverage is poured into it. It can be ordered online (
Price: Rs 499
Spa seduction: Nothing better than a spa treatment to help your man recuperate from the stress of working life. From one and a half hour to day-long sessions, there are exotic massages available for every need and budget.
Price: Rs 2,000 to several thousands
Soapy scents: You weave personal dreams and Lush makes handmade soaps. Together, you can have a rather clean time. Pick up the heart-shaped Love Soap or the True Romance Basket with natural scented goodies for a time with bubbly and bubbles.
Price: Love Soap for Rs 440; True Romance Basket for Rs 3750
Sponsor a love tattoo: If your man loves all things mean and macho, sponsor his fancies to be etched the way he wants. He will love you for it. Who knows, it might just be your name on his arm next!
Price: B/W tattoo costs Rs 1500 for the first square inch and then according to the design.
DIY special: Gift-wrap yourself and arrive at his doorstep.

For Her
Freeze your precious moments: Nothing is more special than your personal moments on keepsake products. Get her favourite picture and customise products such as CD covers, calendars, chocolates, mousepads, t-shirts et al.
Price: Rs 100 onwards
Delicious: Edible chocolate paint available in bottled jars with a brush for application. Need we say more? Buy these goodies from Ferns n Petals for a chocolatey time.
Price: Rs 479 per 50ml bottle
The most romantic ever: Make a compilation of the most romantic movies or books and gift it to her. Highlight your favourite love line in the book or re-run your favourite romantic scene from the movie. She will swoon…
Price: Rs 100 onwards for the books; Rs 75 onwards for the DVDs
Adventure trip: Be it bungee jumping or a hitch across the Himalayas. Book a gift package and hold her hand along the trip. The after-effects will last till next Valentine's.
DIY special: Make her a greeting card. Come up with original compilations and or ink the pick up lines you used on her. Enchante`.

First Published: Feb 13, 2009 16:32 IST