Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and to exchanging cards and gifts with your loved one? Or are you avoiding the day, or even dreading it a little bit this year? Whatever your preference, we’ll be seeing lots of red hearts, flowers and fanfare very soon, with many wanting to publicly celebrate their love with their special “valentine.”
For the history buffs among you, the day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named after a Christian martyr and dates right back to the 5th century. Lots of historical facts and legends are attributed to the day including “an account of Saint Valentine of Rome which says he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for Christians who were being persecuted. According to the legend, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century and evolved in the 18th century when lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greetings cards known as “valentines””. (Source: Wikipedia)
For those of you joining in this year, we thought we’d collate a few gift ideas that come in different colour options and just might suit your 2017 valentine. For those of you not partaking – you might just want to treat yourself!
The Denver DAB-56C digital radio is a compact little gift idea that is in stylish matt black and comes with options of black, blue, green, orange or white edging, so could be matched to your loved ones’ favourite colour. At £29.99 +P&P, it’s compact and totally portable so you can pick it up, place it anywhere and it will fit right in. It features an LCD screen with a choice of display options, a dual alarm with snooze and sleep functions, aux-in for MP3 connection, headphone jack and battery back-up.
How about a cool action camera for the adventurous one in the relationship? Does your valentine love a bit of speed in their sport with perhaps a penchant for skiing, driving, biking, or other speed-demon activity? Well with the Denver 5020-TW action camera they can whizz along at their heart’s content and film all the twists, turns and fun times on the 8 megapixel camera and 1080p videocam. A gift to suit all tastes with black, white, pink and blue colour options, it’s WiFi enabled with a smart phone app, HDMI output, 120 degree lens and it’s waterproof up to 30 metres so will suit those water-rats too.
Finally, are you and your valentine on a new year health kick or just love to get out and walk or run together? Our Denver BFA-10 fitnessbands come in pink, blue or black options and are a great individual gift idea or dual purchase for couples who want to keep fit together. It pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth to track and calculate your steps, distance and calories and even monitors the quality of your sleep time. All you need to do is download the free Denver BFA-10 app onto your smartphone and with the SMS notification, caller ID, vibration alarm clock, self timer and find my phone function, it’s a nifty little present for any loved one.
Happy Valentines Day to all our customers out there!
Love, the team at 3wisemonkeys