Gone are the days of gifting your partner with flowers and chocolate for Valentine's Day. Let’s face it, red roses are overpriced and only last a few days, and the extra pounds gained from eating chocolate last more than a few days! So, the million dollar question every February is: what do you get that special someone to celebrate the international day of love? Well, look no further…here are a few ideas for how to say, “be mine” with a bang.
Light the Fire
Nothing says romance and intimacy like lighting a few candles. Sounds cheesy but it’s true. Candles are not only a quick way to set the mood, but, who doesn’t look good in candlelight? Am I right?! Not only that, they’re also an easy way to play with the sense of smell. Scent plays a major role in arousal. Vanilla has been considered an aphrodisiac for thousands of years, literally. The research surrounding the sexual benefits of vanilla dates back to the time of the Aztecs, including helping men with impotence. Basically, the point is, light a few vanilla candles this Valentine's Day and let your senses do the heavy lifting. (Pun intended.)
Fancy Foot Work
Offering a sensual massage is always a safe bet when trying to up your romance game. But, this year take the sensuality to the next level by focusing exclusively on the feet. That’s right, there are over 36,000 nerve endings in the feet that can trigger sensations all over the body when stimulated, if you catch my not-so-subtle drift. Furthermore, the foot-sensation area of the brain is very close to the area that deals with our sexual organs. So, you know, stimulating one can raise awareness in the other. Opt for some multi-purpose lubricants; good for a foot massage or anything else that requires some extra oils. Alternatively, reach for some body butter with a sexy smell, like Pacifica Body Butter in delicious Island Vanilla. Another gift idea is this Urban Spa Foot Roller, a great way to make sure you hit every important pressure point.
Stuck on how to “wow” your wife or girlfriend on the 14th? Here’s a little secret: When in doubt, go with jewelry. Simply put, few women are ever upset at a shiny accessory. But, if you want to take it to the next level this year, amber jewelry is all the rage, and for good reason. It not only makes for gorgeous pieces, but genuine amber has also been used for hundred of years as a source of healing, known to help reduce inflammation in the body, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mental clarity, among many other incredible benefits. Gifting your lady with something that looks good and feels good is a foolproof game plan. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is how to live up to the same standard next year.Check out Cupid's Corner Valentine's Day section.