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Well, Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and we are pretty sure, sweethearts all around the world are gearing up to celebrate this romantic day with their loved ones.

We are also pretty sure you might be in need of some Valentine’s day gift ideas and this is where we come in to give you our top 3 gift ideas and where to easily get them. This year, instead of the usual chocolates, flowers and cards (which is cool by the way) why not add some spice to the tradition and make that special person feel giddy with love on this day.
LOTUS GALLERY: Has something for everyone, with creative and thoughtful presents you can personalise with special messages, dates, photos and more to show that person you love just how much you care. Customize a cozy throw pillow or a picture frame with his or her photo or even customize a mug with your own words. Whether you are an old pro or a newbie to the game of love, www.lotusgallery.com.gh is your one-stop-online gift shop for unique gift items.

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MELONS CANDLESHOP: What better way to spice up the romantic atmosphere than including candles in your celebration of love. From a personalised candle to heart-shaped tea lights, melons candleshop have you covered. They are a Ghanaian handmade candle and accessories makers. Hit them up on Instagram @melonscandles for different size candles and all your go-to fragrances.


CHOCO TOYS: Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for yourself or for a romantic night with your sweetheart, Choco toys has something for everyone this Vals Day! They have high quality sex toys we think would each make a fantastic gift for a lover. Visit www.chocotoys.com to spice up your sex life.

NB: If your Valentine has no sex toys to your knowledge, please proceed with caution. It’s much better to have a frank and honest conversation about sex toys rather than blindsiding them with a gift they do not want.

Much as being in a relationship is the sweetest thing that can happen to us, still not all relationship that has a beautiful beginning end up that way. A break in a relationship is such a sad but necessary realization. There are so many factors that contribute to this and in other relationships there come times where partners want to end it all without any concrete stand to call it a quit, this is when partners spend less time together than before, but sometimes a  break in a relationship is essential to bring it back on a solid ground. These are five reasons why it’s so:

1.Time for reflections: 
When you have a break in your relationship, it grants you the time to cast your memory to when you went out with your friends and enjoyed some time with your family. When you read books or listen to music to unwind when you didn’t have to worry whether you partner called or not, and all the things you did when you weren’t in a relationship.

2. Weigh between before/after the relationship:
This is when you compare if it’s actually worthwhile to continue in the relationship or not. You’ll look at the times when you were not with anybody but yourself and your focus was to be happy and satisfied in life and when you were in the relationship, your thoughts were not only about yourself but also about your partner’s happiness.

3. Pick out the odds:
This is when you’re able to plan how you want to be treated in the relationship. What you could have done right and you never did. Find your strength and weakness in the relationship and figure out how you and your partner would have to continue the relationship as loving as it was from the onset.

4. Make new resolutions:
When there is a break, it doesn’t mean its over yet, it’s just a time for you to recap on your relationship and see where it will lead to, if you are to continue and also make changes if possible.

AUTHOR: TTDHOKU

African men aren’t the most expressive due to societal and cultural expectations.  They can be quite elusive with their feelings, especially when it comes to being vulnerable and in love.  Even still, their love may be growing for you, yet they won’t show it.  Nevertheless, there are little clues they will leave here and there that can ensure you two are heading to greener pastures. Here are some unconventional ways African men show love and affection.

Asks for your two cents

If someone values your input enough to ask for your advice, then you should know that the person holds you in high regard.  Especially when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s often those we care about the most that will be in our inner circle. So, if he opens up to you, it can be an inkling of his growing feelings.

He helps you with ‘unmanly’ chores

Let’s face it, African men across the board are conditioned to think that woman should be responsible for many of the numerous household demands – even if you work outside of the home as well.  If your husband cares enough about your well-being to help out, despite his upbringing, then he is a keeper.

He’s romantic, even when you two aren’t in bed

Many men use romantic gestures as a means to get the booty.  This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, nonetheless, if he goes out of his way to make life extra convenient for you, take it as a good sign.

He buys or cooks food for you

Nothing says I love and care for you more than a meal.  The way to a man’s heart may be through his stomach but there are women out there who are foodies too! If he picks you up a snack when you ask or even unexpectedly, he cares…big time.

Taskmaster

If your partner takes the time to plan and execute a nice getaway, a quick weekend trip, or a lovely day or evening for you, he definitely loves to see you smile because it more than likely means you’re happy. It’s an even bigger bonus if he’s the reason for your jubilation.

He doesn’t entertain other women

Some individuals need to be validated as proof they are loved.  A man can have female friendships but one who is serious about one woman won’t let his friendships get in the way.  He’ll have clear boundaries set and you, as his partner will be well aware of all of his female friends.

Doesn’t take your presence for granted

Some of us tend to get bored when we’re around the same person often. This can cause complacency which can dull the fires in your romance.  If your man is dazzled by your presence in the general scheme of things, your relationship is solid. This doesn’t mean you don’t have rough patches; it just indicates that you navigate through challenges together effectively.

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At the end of the day, a relationship can only thrive if the involved parties nurture it.  If we take the time to honor ourselves, our partners and our objectives, we will be able to live as happy as possible.

 

 

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