Valentine's Day might be a day for love. But societal pressures of making it the best day ever don't help matters, especially when purse strings creep into the not-so-rosy picture. Dhara Vora makes things easier with this easy-to-follow handy guide for D-Day
The extravagent couple
Last year, you bought the best champagne in the house for you dear one and even chartered a flight to an island. You believe that money can buy happiness. Rolling in money but out of ideas?
It's Valentine's Day, she loves diamonds and she loves pink. Go for Paris Hilton's pink watch or a red diamond encrusted one by Versace.
Cost Rs 12,000 (approximate), Rs 1,58,600
At Watches of Switzerland; Bandra and Shoppers Stop Juhu and Versace Boutique, Trident, Nariman Point.
Spa by the sea
Spend a day together, look at the sea while you get a fresh fruit manicure, pedicure, foot massage and a facial.
Cost RS 9,000
At Rewa Escape, Rewa House bungalow, Opposite Cadbury House, Bhulabhai Desai Road.
Two days at a vineyard
Enjoy two days of wine tasting and love at the Fratelli Vineyards.
The budget couple
Candle light dinners, a glass of wine by the sea, exclusive red coloured jewellery might all sound lovely, but not to your bank balance! If you believe that love is blind and hence sees no money, our list for the budget couple might help you make your other half happy without making you sad. Macaroons with a pink cocktail shaker French dessert; check, fancy and useful cocktail shaker; check, alcohol; check - all of this without burning a hole in your pocket! Go for Le 15's macaroons filled with Belgian chocolate ganache and Cointreu.
Cost Rs 400
At Le 15 Patiserrie at palladium and The Good Earth Store in Lower Parel.
Love Letter Necklace
This might sound cheesy but saves you the trouble of writing a cheesier love letter. Plus, she gets to wear a metallic letter around her neck throughout the year.
Cost Rs 229
At Toniq accessories at Phoenix Market City; Kurla and Lifestyle stores in Ghatkoper, Malad, Lower Parel, Goregaon.
Plan your candlelit dinner with tea-light holders from Serenity.
Cost RS 350 to 500
At Clamar Building, opposite Guru Nanak Park, junction of 16th & 29th Road,
The fun couple
If you snigger at the rose bouquets and handholding, red and pink wearing couples, but still long for the company of your other half, take your pick from these three options.
Retro handset in pink
Salute the quirkiness of your loved one and also show that you care for your partner since this handset claims to reduce radiation levels. Available in several prints and colours.
Cost Rs 2,700
Kayaking at Sunset
Instead of navigating the traffic, navigate through sea waves with the sun setting in front of your eyes from Mandwa beach, barely an hour from the city.
Cost Rs 1,600
Don't go by the name: the boxers won't give you tips on love-making. But we fell for the quirky prints. A cutesy car with just sounds in quote bubbles and suggestively busy chess pieces. Cute.
Cost Rs 500
The very-much-in-love couple
Everyday is Valentine's Day for the two of you. If life is nothing without the one you love and you look forward to spending a million years looking into each others eyes, why not follow our list while looking into each other's eyes?
Fly sky lanterns
Let the world see your love while releasing sky lanterns and enjoy a meal at the same time.
Cost Rs 1,000 per person
At The Cafe, Executive Enclave, Palli Hill, Bandra W
Pick a diamond of your choice and get the perfect ring made for your loved one.
Cost Rs 8,000 onwards,
Buy the kama love kit that is a mix of various natural bath products meant to enhance your love.
Cost Rs 2,490