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Guide to Valentine’s

Pick out the perfect gift for her

Feb. 14 is the perfect day to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/SAIT)

Feb. 14 is the perfect day to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/SAIT)

Valentine Day’s, also known as the most romantic day of the year, is just around the corner, and there are a few ideas to help pick the perfect gift for your girlfriend. 

If she is someone who loves scarves, one from Aritzia can never go out of style.

“I’d say it is a good gift because it’s practical,” said Angela Banman, a former Aritzia employee.

“A warm wool scarf is awesome for cold Calgary weather.” 

She added that these pure wool scarves are not only within a good price range, but are also fashion-forward. 

“Because they are one-size-fits-all, there is no awkward buying a size too big or too small for someone,” said Banman. 

If she is a health nut who exercises on a daily basis, wireless earphones surely won’t hamper her progress. 

The Epic 2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds can save her from running a cable under workout clothes. They are designed to stay in ears during activities and are sealed to block out distractions.

If she is an adventurous one who enjoys camping, travelling or any outdoor activity, there is no better way to capture these getaway adventures than with a GoPro Hero5 Session camera. 

Tech Featured, an online technology review platform, noted that this tiny-sized camera is capable of shooting 10MP photos and 4K videos and is waterproof up to 10 metres. 

In addition, it is convenient enough to have built-in WiFi and bluetooth for on-the-go sharing with an iOS or Android smartphone app.

If she loves to be surprised with even simple gestures, there is nothing like hiding love letters in unexpected places. 

A piece of writing from the heart, along with a small gift or a couple movie tickets, can cultivate a truly heartfelt moment.

According to The Huffington Post, studies prove that the act of handwriting boosts the brain to reflect, which allows individuals to recount moments together and appreciate them again in the future.

Finally, an ultimate option for a Valentine’s gift would be a trip to any of Canada’s National parks. Since admission is free this year, heading out somewhere off the grid could make a perfect getaway for two. 

Parks Canada offers a full itinerary of romantic activities. Couples can enjoy snowshoeing, wildlife viewing or skiing in Jasper National Park, or picnicking and watching the sunrise from Lower Waterton Lake.

Passes are available to order online on the Parks Canada website.

GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

Watch:
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Sports tickets:
Get him tickets to his favourite sports team and join in to watch the action.

Wallet:
Premium leather wallets are timeless and durable and can be found almost anywhere.

Beard trimmer:
Help him keep his beard in check. Purchase an electronic razor, or treat him to a professional shave at a local barber shop. 

Headphones:
A quality pair of headphones can’t be beat, and can fit into any budget.

Axe throwing:
For something out of the ordinary, substitute the movie and head out for dinner and axe throwing to test your accuracy.

Cologne:
A gift that never gets old. Get him his favourite cologne and keep him smelling fresh.

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