Were you aware that August is Romance Awareness Month? Well, if you’re in a new relationship, you’ve been married for 50 years, it’s important to keep the spark of romance alive. Here are romantic wedding presents for newlyweds and romantic anniversary gifts for lovers and spouses to keep that flame alive and glowing. Romantic wedding presents don’t need to cost a lot. You can make romantic gifts under $10, with a little time and creativity. Use these ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts. Sweetest Day and birthdays.
Do a Lover on Lover Massage night. Nothing is more romantic than skin contact. Create a sensual massage environment by laying out a quilt and pillows in front of the fireplace or out in the yard. Light candles. Open a bottle of wine. Serve chocolates. Warm lavender wax or sandalwood oil. Begin massaging at the scalp and work down the body, massaging in the warmed oil. Play a romantic piece of music: Ravel’s “Bolero” or Bizet’s “Habanera” from the opera “Carmen are good love songs. Or play one of these: Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” Bach “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” (darkly Victorian and sensual) or Sibelius “Finlandia”
Get your lover a romantic vintage anniversary gift. Visit a local antique shop–Victorians and Edwardians knew all about romance. Browse vintage accessories, jewelry, decor, clothing, lamps, furniture and photographs. Look for that special piece that reminds you of an intimate moment or occasion. For romantic anniversary gifts for her, get antique jewelry, millinery, hair combs, comb and brush set, vanity mirror, keepsake box or framed photograph. He’ll like an antique cigarette case, filigree lighter, smoking table, smoking jacket, ring, cuff links, tie tack, silk handkerchief or cravat or Fedora hat. Create a basket with vintage toiletry sets for romantic wedding gifts.
Think photos. Create a personalized photo blanket. Major retailers with photo centers now have technology to print personal photos on throw blankets. What a romantic gift for him or her to cuddle up in a blanket with your photo on it. This makes an awesomely romantic wedding present. Have your portrait taken. Make a date with your lover to have your portrait taken together at a professional studio. Many portrait studios take outdoor photos also. A couple photograph is a very romantic gift. Give a portrait gift certificate for a romantic wedding present.
Make a picnic basket for two. Give a romantic wedding gift that can be enjoyed for many anniversaries and Valentine’s Days to come. Select a picnic basket (a vintage one would be nice). Add two wine glasses, cork screw, linen napkins, festive tablecloth, cutting board, cheese knife, hors d’oeuvres forks, plates and utensils for two. Or fill with a picnic spread: fresh grapes, strawberries, cheese, crackers, hard salami, finger sandwiches, petit fours, olives and a bottle of wine. Picnic supplies are inexpensive at TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Play a romantic game. Amazon offers a few like An Enchanted Evening Romantic Board Game, Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion, Romantic Rendezvous Game, To Know You Better, The UnGame for Couples, Just4Play Interactive DVD Game for Couples, Romantic Sensations, These romantic games all make perfect gifts for him or her.
Enjoy a body art kit together. Barnes & Noble and Books a Million carry adult craft sets and activity kits. Look for The Art of Henna Body Art, Tattoo Stencils, Essential Oils Kit, Chinese Symbols Body Stencils and Celtic Tattoo Symbols. Spend a romantic evening creating lovely temporary Henna body art and tattoos on each other.