I would not mind a really romantic gift for a change. This blog is almost a bit of a cheat list for men who don’t know what to get their lady friends for Christmas this year.
What is considered to be a romantic gift varies from culture to culture. For instance a woman who is given the gift of cooking pot in the United States might see that as being as less of a romantic gift and more of one that means “get to work.” However in India the gift of a pot, especially if it is copper, denotes your love and desire for that woman.
As for as romantic gifts go you can’t go wrong with flowers whether they be real flowers, flowers on a card or clothing with flowers on it. Flowers mean you care and the more flowers you give at once the more you care!
Flowers that symbolize the emotion of love include daffodils, lilies, tulips, asters, bleeding hearts, daisies, roses, gardenia, lavender, orchid, poppy, primrose, periwinkle, hyacinth, trilliums, violet, and geranium. Giving these flowers as the real thing or as ceramic sculptures or as a decorative motif on any item says, “I love you.”
Roses of course are the absolute classic flower of love with red roses symbolizing passion and pink ones symbolizing a more pure love. White roses are given to someone that you respect. Handing someone a yellow rose means that you know that they have deceived you. Orange roses symbolize great passion.
Rose perfume is also a very romantic gift, especially if it is rose absolute. In India there are some very expensive oils made from different varieties of roses. Yet another very expensive love oil is pure carnation oil. This is very hard to get and it is worth a king’s ransom if you can find it.
Yet another very romantic scent from India is patchouli. Patchouli has the added element of arousing lust as one of its properties. The same is true of musk and amber.
Aside from perfumes nothing says love like jewelry. Gold jewelry means you are very serious about the woman you have just endowed with a dowry. Silver jewelry has a more intuitive, casual quality to it. If you give someone a copper bracelet you are telling him or her you love him or her, as copper is a metal that belongs to Venus.
As for me I would gladly settle for having any of these gifts under my tree this Christmas. Hopefully men reading this article will get some kind of hint from reading it. These are more traditional suggestions so you can’t go too far wrong unless the woman is allergic to roses or something like that!