Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, with just 9 days left. With how fast the days seem to be going, you might be racking your head in search for the perfect for your partner. They do say gifts are part of the love languages. that is why I thought to compile some of the gift ideas to help you in deciding what you might just get and where to get them (only for those in Malawi). Some of the ideas are even DIY and thus, could make you save money without compromising.
1. A Love Message or Poem
A personal way to fully express your feelings and emotions towards someone. This is one way to pour yourself completely. Don’t type it, pick a card and write it in your own handwriting. Or write a short poem, if you can’t, ask a friend who is a poet to write something for you. Other poets will charge you, but it is a small cost.
2. Roses, Chocolates and Wine
Find Crystal Florist on Facebook for those in Blantyre. They are located on Hannover Street, opp. Ryalls Hotel.
Evergreen Florist on Facebook for those in Lilongwe. They are located at Crossroads Complex.
AfroChoc, a local chocolate manufacture, is the plug. Buy their custom made chocolates for Vals. Better yet, go make your hamper at only MK25, 000. Visit their website
For your wine:
The amazing Linga Wine, with a personal recommendation of their Strawberry flavour wine. You can find the wines at local supermarkets. For more info, visit their website
Before you buy, make sure you know if your person is a dog or cat person. Pets will always be like our children, and so are in their own way special to have around. In Blantyre, Blantyre SPCA is an NGO that looks into animal welfare, you could adopt a pet there.
4. Make a Music Compilation
This is something I like to do, I am a R ‘n’ B and pop person, and so find it fun when I make compilations. Throw in some love songs, a bit of erotica and funny music. Express your feelings through some of the music you love. Upload it on Soundcloud or Apple Music as a playlist, so that they are able to listen to it at anytime of their choosing.
Buy your man that snicker he has been tirelessly talking about, the one he has been dying for. Or get your girl some heels. Warp it up nicely and throw in a card too. @Hb_Halfmachine is a shoe plug
6. Wrist watch, a Locket Necklace, or a Key Chain
In Blantyre, you can get amazing jewerly from Dreamcraft Gems & Jewellers which is in Limbe.
In Lilongwe, get them at Gems & Jewellers Lanka Ltd. Check out their website
7. A Book
If your partner is a book worm, get them a book they can add on their shelve. Write a sweet message on either the first or second page of the book. Put a rose inside as well, just a bit of detail.
Kwa Haraba is one place that has a good selection of book for sale. Check out there Facebook page here
8. Lingerie or Boxers/Briefs
Need I explain more? Make them try them on while you see, you will thank me later. Couldn’t find a proper person selling. Will update later
9. A Painting or Just An Art
Imagine having an artist paint or draw your partner. How ecstatic would they be to be getting it? If that is too much work, then just get a piece of art they can hang on a wall.
10. Video Games
Mostly for men.
Take them out on a romantic dinner, a lot of restaurants have special prices set for the day such as the Sunbird hotels and resorts, 21 Grill etc. Share a kiss through the night, and ehem.
If you ain’t ready for babies, then please be sure to get enough pills as you can to eliminate regrets later.
Now, go make your loved ones feels SPECIAL.
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