Sunday, January 30

Love is in the air

It's not too late to start booking your Valentines' bouquets for your darlings. I know this for a fact because there were plenty of spaces left in the order book when I ordered a bunch of long-stemmed roses for myself. With 3 different florists.

I will be posting some gift suggestions over the coming weeks but in the meantime a fashion magazine (initials HB) has put out its own suggestions for the typical hetero HK couple. As a yardstick for love, it is flawless. Anything less and he's just not that into you! Anything more and he is probably hiding a nasty secret from you. Here are my picks from the HB list (they have also divided them into useful categories):

Dating less than one year
Burberry watch
Motorola Razr V3 - I once saw a bored HK couple sitting beside me for lunch. They did not speak to each other the entire meal. But towards the end of the meal he took her mobile phone and gently wiped it down. Only then did I know that he truly loved her.

Dating for about a year

Giuseppe Zanotti flats
Vaio VGN-T17GP laptop - high maintenance gals need their technology too! They wouldn't be caught online shopping in anything else.

Dating for about 2 years
Louis Vuitton watch
Celine logo bracelet
"Gimme gimme I want I want" continues to be the catchcry of the relationship.

Dating for about 3 years
Louis Vuitton wallet
Ralph Lauren earrings - I se a slight decrease in the monetary value of gifts at the 3 year mark. Perhaps his credit rating has taken a slight tumble in light of previous years' gifts.

Just married
Chanel pochette
Breitling watch (est HK$73,200)
Now this is more like it. It also implies that one needs to get married within 3 years. If you are still in dating mode, then game over you've been played!

First year of marriage
Valentino bracelet
Lanvin pearl necklace
The euphoric feeling is still strong. (Everything I buy) I buy it for you....

Second year of marriage
Links of London paperweight
Jorg Hyser fountain pen
Tacit resentment has crept into the marriage by this point. All gifts have taken a nosedive in luxury terms and are bought by luscious secretary with hidden agenda.


At 3:07 PM, Blogger JumpingPuddles said...

Thanks for the list! Now ... to find a way to inconspicuously slip the list into boyfriend's line of sight...

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Burnt Karma said...

OMG - I never got any of these things. I feel so empty inside!

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Kate said...

No no no...if you're dating for more than three years, it's not that you're being played. It's that......(drum roll please) He's Just Not That Into You!! LOL

At 8:46 PM, Blogger hundrednorth said...

I have a suggestion for those dating less than a month: one of these. Fo shizzle, yo.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Haha, what a hilarious look at Valentine's presents. I will too be doing a feature on Valentine's presents when it gets closer, so I'm looking for inspiration. And wow, those are some expensive gifts for couples who haven't even made it to a year! And if a guy gave me something cheaper than the year before in the third year, its bye bye to him. cheers.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Ah 9 said...

I would be locking myself in a bomb shelter this vday. hehehehe

p.s i moved my site to blogspot.
http://9mmdesigns.blogspot.comAh 9

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Thanks, I shall update the sidebar soon. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger j-a said...

genius decipher of what goes on in the mind, SF. i will have to tape this up on the wall for my m. to read.


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