The martyr, Saint Valentine, was imprisoned and executed for performing weddings for soldiers, who were not allowed to marry. Over the years, the 14th February became a time to let someone know you liked them, traditionally with an anonymous card and in recent years, it has also become a celebration of love and relationships. Many couples like to buy each other gifts, but if you are a lesbian and looking for something your partner would like, there are some great ideas out there.
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Many mainstream Valentine's cards are aimed at the heterosexual market, and although you may find something suitable, it would be nice to be able to choose from a selection of cards made for lesbian relationships in particular. Cafe Press is one of the websites online that has a range of cards, not only specifically for lesbians but also for gay men and transgender.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced but fun gift to show your love, one idea is novelty "Hers and Hers" pillowcases, personalised with your names. Most women love a teddy bear, and many Valentine's teddies ordered online come with a personalised t-shirt bearing a love message. If those ideas don't appeal, you can't go wrong with a bottle of champagne, some lovely music and scented candles ready when your loved one gets home.
If you are feeling generous, whisking your lover away from the cold, dark UK winter to somewhere warm would be a lovely romantic gesture. The top ten lesbian holiday destinations, according to Lesbilicious online, include; Greek Island hopping (including Lesbos of course), Goa, Amsterdam, Thailand and California.
The ultimate gesture
The ultimate romantic gesture that can be made on Valentine's Day is of course, a proposal. Perhaps there is no better time to declare your undying love and wish to commit to each other for life. AfterEllen website has some great ideas for romantic and unforgettable ways to propose, including scenarios as simple as "Go back to the place it started."
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