Top 5 Gifts that say ‘I Love You’
There are countless ways to declare your affection or love to your significant other, both in the traditional manner and in more unique and personalised ways.
But why wait until a birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day to declare your undying love for that special person in your life?
We have selected what we think are the top 5 most enduring 'gifts' that effectively spell out those all-important words, 'I Love You'.
Hide sentimental scribbles of love
Write down your inner-most thoughts and feelings about your loved one and leave these sentimental little scribbles just where they are least expected - tucked into his jacket pocket, stuck onto the windscreen of her car, on the gaming console or even in his golf bag.
It will thrill and delight them knowing that you are literally thinking of them all the time.
Do small things to enhance their day
Actions speak volumes, so if you don't aspire to being a scribe, do those small things you know will make their lives easier or more pleasurable.
Pack him a culinary delight for lunch time at the office; make her a collage of memories with photographs you have collected of your life and travels together or simply take over the daily grind in their lives, like balancing the household budget, making the vacation reservations or taking his much-loved dog for a fun outing on the beach.
Choose the dream activity
In this day and age we are spoiled for choice. There are literally dozens of gift vouchers for every activity under the South African sun. Send him off to the local Grand Prix race track for a day at the races behind the wheel of a single-seater with 'grunt'.
Spoil her with a sunset cruise overlooking the Twelve Apostles, bubbly in hand or send her for a total make-over at the local spa, where she is sure to be treated like royalty. Find the activity they have been dreaming of but never have the time or money to experience.
Go for gold, diamonds and other shiny things
Diamonds are undoubtedly a girl's best friend and any woman, regardless of age, will be delighted with a couple of costly gemstones. However, it is not always necessary to spend a fortune as there are wonderful examples of locally crafted jewellery that will not break the bank but will still make her weak at the knees.
Simply send flowers
The one enduring gift of love, however, will always be the simplicity of flowers. One of Cape Town's main attractions is undoubtedly the abundance of indigenous and wild flowers. Pick her a posy, or if you want a more professional offering, choose a flower arrangement from The Cape Town Florist online and have them delivered to her office when she least expects it, or even to brighten up her normal day if she’s home looking after the kids.