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Unique Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Valentine’s Day is the time for couples to get together and celebrate their love for each other. Most partners see each other nearly every day but, Valentine’s Day gives people the excuse to show their affections more.

Here are three unique gift suggestions to show how you appreciate your wife on this special occasion.

Body Shaper

Most of the time, people think giving undergarments to their wives is unimportant, but the truth is it spices up the relationships, and women find the gesture thoughtful and sexy, too.

Besides the aesthetic appeal body shapers provide to women, such as slimming the midsection and lifting the buttock, it also helps in improving the posture.

Body shapers can contribute to a healthier body image and lifestyle, which in turn can supplement your long-term slimming goals.

Body shapers are available at www.lover-beauty.com.

Waist Trainer

Some personal stuff like undergarments is not a common gift item for the wives. Try giving her a waist trainer on Valentine’s Day.

The waist trainer is suitable for all body types and fit for women who are in weight loss, running, daily gym activity, and yoga. It is also fit for women who have just given birth or recovering from a medical procedure. What is best is you can wear it in going to the office, and at weddings.

A waist trainer wholesale wrap around your waist burns extra calories and slims down the midsection during workouts. You won’t feel like wearing one as you tackle household chores.

Sportswear

More women now are into fitness and exercise. If your wife is fit to engage in workouts, you can give her an exercise starter set. The gift set may include the following: fitness gear from wholesale sportswear, a pair of trainer shoes, a yoga mat, dumbbells, skipping rope, etc.

This type of sportswear provides comfort because the textile is soft, quick-drying, and skin-friendly. It gives the style that you look for without compromising your movement.

Pick a stylish fitness outfit to motivate your wife to start her exercise regimen. Make her feel extra special. Remember that a happy wife is a happy life. 

A Brand New Day for 2022

Were you the type who crafts a resolution at the start of the year? I used to do that when I was younger. Only to be disappointed after a couple of months of not adhering to the list I’ve made. I’ve decided to spend and enjoy one day at a time.

To quote Ann Landers, “do some of the things you wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.” In my case, to do the things I usually do as long as I’m feeling okay physically. Life isn’t perfect like some days are not rosy.

Image edited by N for mommy.

Observing All Saints’ Day in the Philippines

Family tradition

I grew up in the Catholic tradition of visiting the cemetery to honor the dead every Nov. 1. We would brave the crowd to bring flowers and candles for our departed loved ones. The occasion itself serves as a family reunion to us. Aunts, uncles, and cousins would come to the house to share a simple meal prepared by my mom and aunts. 

They would cook sumptuous ‘sinigang’ or ‘nilagang baboy’ for lunch. And before we head to the cemetery in the afternoon, the oldies would prepare ‘kakanin’ usually, ‘biko’ for our snack.

My late uncle. He raised my sister and me as his own.

No more burial grounds

It was sad that we no longer practice the tradition because there are no tombs to visit anymore. The area where once the cemetery stood for decades is now the haven of a big commercial establishment. Oddly enough, the commercial place in Alabang is said to be haunted by ghosts. 

My uncle failed to recover the remains of my grandparents. But, he was able to acquire an empty place for them at the next town cemetery.

(Update) Sadly, my dear uncle passed on last June. Another family member has joined his Creator.

Light a candle 

So for many years now, our family commemorates All Saints’ Day at home. I would light a candle beside the picture of my grandparents, aunt, uncles, and cousin and say a little prayer for them. 

For our family members no longer with us, these candles are for you.

I also lit some candles outside our door. Our oldies said the lights from the candle would guide the spirits leading them to the other side.

Ghost tales

Aside from hearing the stories about their late great-grandparents, my kids also loved to hear ghost stories when they were little. 

I think they got the fancy for horror and supernatural stories from me since I grew up watching horror flicks despite my being so afraid or frightened of creepy characters.

There are a lot of fond childhood memories to share about All Souls and All Saints’ Day but, a single post is not enough to accommodate all of them. How about you, how will you spend or celebrate All Saints’ Day this year?