Warm up the one you love this Valentine’s Day, even if they’re a world away. Whether you want to shower her with decadent chocolates or set the mood for romancing him with savory treats, we’ve got everything you need to pamper them. But you have to hurry, because the big day is coming soon!
We’re happy to accept your last minute orders, and will do our best to deliver them as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee delivery by the holiday for orders placed after the cut-off dates. Make sure to order Valentine’s Day gifts and flowers in these countries by 5 PM EST on the following dates to guarantee delivery by Valentine’s Day:
2/8/2016: Greece (remote locations)
2/9/2016: New Zealand (South Island)
2/10/2016: Australia (NSW), Brazil (all but Sao Paolo), Belgium, Canada (ON, QC, AB), Finland, Israel
2/11/2016: Brazil (Sao Paolo), Denmark, France, Greece (major cities), Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand (North Island), Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, UK
2/12/2016: Australia (all but NSW), China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, New Zealand (Auckland City), Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand
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During winter there’s nothing better than cuddling up with your love. This Valentine’s Day thank them for everything they do with you, from binge watching Netflix, to taking care of you when you’re sick. Shower her with love and stunning flowers, show him he needs pampering too with a mouthwatering sweet gift basket, or celebrate a weekend of love with a picnic basket for two!
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One of the most romantic holidays of the year – Valentine’s Day – is round the corner. More so than any other gift-giving occasion, Valentine’s Day seems to leave couples scratching their heads for ideas. For many it might be easier to give good old flowers, chocolate and stuffed animals, but this year, why not trying something extra special? As the French writer François Rabelais once said, “Gestures, in love, are by far more attractive, effective and valuable than any words.” To help you get ‘in the mood’ for romance and inspire to experiment with Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart here’s a list of the most romantic gestures, which stand as some of history’s most passionate expressions of love.
The symbol of eternal love: Taj Mahal
India’s most popular tourist attraction, The Taj Mahal, was built in 1631 by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. According to the legend, the emperor was so devastated after Mumtaz’s death that he was mourning for two years. Heartbroken, he commanded to build a monument to her memory, the Taj Mahal. It took over 20 years and thousands of workers to build the symmetrical 250-foot-high domed mausoleum out of white marble inlaid with precious stones. After Shah Jahan died he was buried alongside his beloved wife in the walls of Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love.
DiMaggio’s flowers for Marilyn
The relationship of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe and famed baseball player Joe DiMaggio, although married for just 9 months, is one of history’s most romantic. Infatuated with the legendary blonde for the rest of his life, DiMaggio refused to comment on Monroe’s death in 1962 and never remarried. He also arranged the funeral of the iconic actress who had no other family. In a famous romantic gesture, he has been sending long-stemmed red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.
Eric Clapton’s love song “Layla”
In what was to be one of the most famous love-triangles ever English model Pattie Boyd was to become the center of an affair between two of the world’s most famous musicians. When guitarist Eric Clapton moved into his friend George Harrison’s neighborhood, he fell in love with Harrison’s wife Pattie. After she rejected his requests to leave Harrison, Clapton recorded a tune, inspired by the old Persian love poem, The Story of Layla and Majnun. The resulting song, “Layla” was a hit in more ways than just one and Pattie soon left her Beatle for Clapton. Even though their marriage lasted for only 9 years (Patti found out that her husband was having a child with another woman), the popularity of “their song” will never fade away.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Sure the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and famous actor Richard Burton was a roller-coaster—they married and divorced each other twice—but wouldn’t you be somewhat forgiving of a guy who showered you with the most expensive jewellery like, for example, a 69 carat diamond? Burton bid on this gem at an auction in 1969, but lost to a business tycoon. Only after a long phone conversation with the winner, Burton got the precious stone for an undisclosed sum. All we know is that after the couple split up for good, Liz sold the gem for $5 million dollars.
The hanging gardens of Babylon
According to a legend, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built in the sixth century B.C. by king Nebuchadnezzar II as a gift for his new wife, Amytis of Media. Homesick for green hills and valleys , she couldn’t get used to the life in the desert. Trying to help his spouse to adjust, Nebuchadnezzar II recreated her homeland through the building of an artificial mountain with rooftop gardens within the walls of the city. The Hanging Gardens (later known to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) were supposedly hundreds of meters wide and filled with a variety of exotic plants and flowers. A marvel of engineering, the desert oasis was likely irrigated by water from the river Euphrates via a complex system of pumps.
Gift of the Magi
In his short story “The Gift of the Magi” O. Henry describes what many consider to be the most sentimental romantic gesture. A struggling couple secretly makes huge sacrifices in order to buy each other gifts for Christmas. The husband sells his grandfather’s gold watch to buy combs for his wife’s beautiful hair. And she cuts off and sells her hair to buy a new chain for her husband’s watch. Although the couple is left with gifts neither of them can use, they realize how far they are willing to go to show their love for each other.
Wagner’s Symphony of Love
Some men bring their sweethearts breakfast in bed, others, like Richard Wagner, write them symphonies. To celebrate his wife’s 33rd birthday, the famous composer had created a new masterpiece now known as “Siegfried Idyll”. On the day of her birthday he invited the orchestra to their house and woke up his wife with the beautiful symphony he had just composed. Wagner kept this intimate ditty private until 1877, when financial strains forced him to present it to the world.
Edward VIII’s abdication of the throne
Love is all, love is all, even if you are a member of the British royal family. The love lives of Britain’s monarchs have always been fascinating for the public, but perhaps the most romantic royal tale of all is about King Edward VIII, who left the throne for the one he loved. His infatuation with a socialite named Wallis Simpson who was not only an American, but also a married woman previously divorced, forced Edward to abdicate the throne in December 1936. The couple married a year later and spent the rest of their lives in retirement in France.
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”
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The holiday of love, Valentine’s day, is coming yearly on February, 14. But there are also numerous amount to express your feelings! Perhaps the most overused and clichéd phrase, I Love You is always the winner when it comes to expressing your love on this day. Since language should not be a barrier, we bring you a list on how to say I love you in different languages. Just follow this list and you will be able to express your love to your beloved ones, friends and relatives who live far away and speak different language.
In the USA and Canada, Valentine’s Day is an extremely popular holiday. Originally held to honor St Valentine and express love to sweethearts, the scope of the day has come to be so widened that it has now become an occassion to express gratitude and love also to any close relation or acquaintance. On this day people give presents to their dear, such as flowers (especially roses), chocolates and different gift baskets. Dinner and dance parties are specially organized all over the country to celebrate the occasion. Many couples hold private celebrations in homes or restaurants and give flowers, a box of chocolate, or some other present to one another. Sending chocolates on Valentine’s Day is a very popular tradition. Most valentine candy boxes are heart-shaped and tied with red ribbon.
In Britain, St Valentine’s Day is celebrated with great fanfare and gaiety. Like in many other countries, on this day has people express the love for their beloved with Valentine’s Day gifts like flowers, cards, chocolates and other special items. The traditions of the celebrations of Valentine’s Day differ in different regions of the country but a common custom is the singing of special songs by children. Another popular tradition followed in some areas of England is the baking of valentine buns with caraway seeds, plums, or raisins. Composing verses is also an extremely well-known Valentine’s Day custom. About a month earlier to Valentine’s Day, leading tabloids and reputed magazines publish sonnets and verses to commemorate the occasion. The tradition owes its origin to the British poets who have penned some of the best love poems and the majority of the romantic verses associated with St. Valentine.
The German celebration of Valentine’s Day is nearly the same as elsewhere in the world. For Germans, the festival is a celebration of love and a time to spend with their sweethearts. In Germany, it is customary for a young man to give flowers to their beloved ones on February 14. Valentine’s Day gifts in Germany are usually in the shape of love tokens, complete with lovely messages. But these are not entirely restricted to Valentine’s Day celebrations, and can be gifted on any occasion of a joyous nature.