Alternative Valentine’s Day gift ideas for couples
to get him to get you this Valentine’s Day, so now’s the time for something a
doesn’t need aftershave. Then how about
spoiling your other half on Valentine’s Day with a gift that you both can
suggestions for a bit of couples gifting:
Couples massage lesson – £100 – Karine Jackson Hair and
|An informative Valentine’s gift could be a couples massage|
Hair and Beauty salon in Covent Garden, London.
Yeah, cue lots of ‘oohs’, and ‘aahs’.
However, despite the teasing I got from friends, it was actually a very
practical lesson with useful tips to take home.
out in private in one of the salon’s treatment rooms.
feel relaxed and comfortable at all times.
Hubby and I took turns to be massaged, with Liesl starting by showing
the different techniques, letting us practice, whilst helping us along the
way. Liesl was also very considerate and
left us to change and practice by ourselves.
technique for our comfort. Previous
massages I’ve had have left me feeling achy, attacked and pummelled. They really weren’t the relaxing wind-downs I
expected from a massage.
to the comfort level of the individual, with the right amount of pressure. She also talked me through the right movements
which don’t cause pain. She suggested that
I massage around and under the bone, rather than directly on the bone, as this
is what causes the ouchies.
A while back my husband asked me for a shoulder massage as he was
suffering some muscle ache, I just kneaded the area aimlessly. Whereas Liesl talked me through the pressure
areas to focus on, where we hold most of our tension.
learnt how to perfect the technique, so that we could have massages at home,
without forking out for a pricey treatment.
So of course, I’ll be asking my hubby for massages weekly. It’s for his development you see.
sleepy, which is exactly what I want from a massage. The fact that it was on a Saturday morning
and we had a day of shopping ahead of us was just a miscalculation on my part…
Go ape – courses across the country at around £30 per person
|Go ape at Go Ape|
|Fight your fears on the zip glider!|
be going next month (expect a thorough review then), however, I just thought it
worth a mention in this roundup as it’s a great out-of-the-box idea.
thrill-seekers are invited to swing from trees 40ft above the ground, while
taking in the amazing views of the country’s most scenic forests.
this, my fear of heights is very real, so I’m not sure I’ll make the full
course. However, I’ve been told that
it’s actually a great place to lose your fear, so we’ll see how I get on. I reckon it’s a bit marmite, so I’ll either
love it or hate it.
something different to a spa day, or weekend in a country hotel. Let’s be honest, that more for us girls
review of my Go Ape adventure, complete with unflattering pics.
more I think a bootcamp is a great coupling gift.
the very early start, and the strict meal plan, a bootcamp weekend could also
bring couples together, through mutual hatred of the militant instructor, if
metabolism. I definitely need this, as
my metabolism has been dormant since November.
for an alternative, unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
the same again.
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