5 things to do this Valentine’s Day

After the longest January, the “love month” is here. And yes, it is time to be showered with red hearts, pretty flowers and “sweet nothings”. I personally think every month should be love month, but hey, who did Valentine’s Day ever hurt? It is actually sweet to have a day to do all the little (or big) funny things.

At Kikiliciouss we value experiences above everything, so this year we are ditching the material goods and turning to making moments count. Keep reading our suggestions for 5 things you can do on Valentine’s Day for your loved one. I love all these ideas because they are really doable not just with a S.O but with every special person in your life.

 

  • Make breakfast for your S.O

If you both start work at a time that allows breakfast at home, take the time to start the day with a hearty meal. Valentine falls on a Thursday this year and leaving the comfort of a loved one’s arms to face the (possibly) rainy day will be a struggle, but it can also be a taste of what can await after the work day is done. There is nothing like a good morning to kick-start the day!

  • Send a flower and his/her favorite dessert on their lunch break for a sweet surprise

Make sure your S.O is okay with PDA because this will definitely put them on the spotlight with their colleagues. Are you struggling to choose the right not-over-the-top yet sweet and heartfelt dessert? DM @Kikiliciouss to find the perfect dessert for your S.O!

  • Getaway from the city for a picnic and stargazing opportunity

Sure, a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant is the traditional Valentine’s thing, but this year you can opt for the ultimate intimate dinner under the stars. Do pay attention to that weather app though (this is a dry weather “operation”) and unless you are going all in with a DIY yurt, we suggest you prepare for chilly weather. That might call for a fire, and actually a little camping fire might be a great idea. Bring a blanket to sit up on while eating the meal and to lay on and take in the starry night.

  • Do a DIY wine-tasting

Sometimes it is nice to be classy without having to act classy and just be comfortable in the intimacy of a loved one. Explore all the wine varieties but make sure to have food meanwhile (home-cooked or ordered), because you will still have to show a decent face at work the following day.

  • Getaway weekend

If you want to have dedicate longer than an evening to your S.O you can push the real “celebration” and actually take a whole weekend of celebrating. In this day and age, with everyone being so busy, it really can be seen as a celebration of time invested in each other. Kudos for making it work!

 

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Kikiliciouss Valentine Gift of 2018

It was impossible for Kikiliciouss to be indeferent this Valentine`s, so instead of packaging gifts, we decided to be playful and prepare this personalized gift for you and your partner.

We have brought a fun game, inspired by the old game every Albanian used to play “Mos u nxeh”, with the aim for you to have a good time, but also remember all the good times you have had during your relationship, and why not, get to know each other even more!

To order this gift contact us on our email address: [email protected], Instagram or Facebook.

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Photography by Eranda Janku

Kikiliciouss Gift for St. Valentines

I am very excited about this article, as it was your suggestion for this month. I am glad to know that the two previous posts on gifts and ideas on your significant other had maximal interes and success. Many of you have asked me through messages and others have sent me photos of the bought products by the suggested brands, thanking me for the idea. I feel so happy to have helped!

As we had a lot of success with the gift boxes for Christmas and New Year`s, there were a lot of messages asking for a similar suggestion for St. Valentines.

It is why Kikiliciouss and 1 Fjongo Për Ty come with another collaboration, this time with an utterly sweet and special suggestion. This handmane, wooden box holds 5 big brownie heart-shaped cookies. The cookies can be left simple as seen in the photo or you can choose to write dedicated words to your partner on them. The choise is in your hands, and the realization is in ours. Finalised with simple heart details or red seal and your personal letter where you can write your personal dedication; this is an ideal gift for such an occasion.

What makes this gift even greater is the fact that after sharing your cookies with your loved one you can reuse the box for any purpose you want.

To order the box you can contact in our email address:

[email protected], Instagram or Facebook.

The final product requires some days to be prepares, as every detail is handmade, therefor we kindly ask you to put your order in advance, providing us with the needed time to create with the highest quality the details of your surprise gift.

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Photography Eranda Janku

5 Ideas On What to Gift Him This St. Valentines

I am very excited to share with you this post which shows – actually suggests – various, interesting ideas on what to gift your loved one this St. Valentines.

Before going ahead with our suggestions, I have to admit that my opinion on this celebration has radically changed. I used to have a firm scepticism on it (like why should be just show love and affection to a person for just one day, when we should do that everyday of the year), but now I have “softened” a bit and I think its actually cute to have a day dedicated to showing love excessively and be all “crazy, stupid love”. Although I have to state again, I think you love a person and you show your love all the 365/366 days of the year!

From the variety of gift ideas I decided to share with you the ones you can easily find in our market and the beauty of it all stands in the fact that they are “made in Albania”. I think it is important to have a good knowledge of what the Albanian market offers before heading to other products. I have achieved to this phase thanks to my curious nature and the desire to brake barriers, and I hope everyone starts to do this. I actually am initially quite sceptic on local productions (on items such as shirts, cosmetics, etc.) therefor I decided to try them on myself and have a better opinion on them before suggesting them on a post. I have to admit that in many cases (including the brands mentioned later on the post) my opninion has changed radically after purchasing the products, and not only have I become a regular client, but I strongly suggest them to my friends. Last year was filled with new connections and acquaintances which have brought me more happiness, inspiration and a new perspective on local production.

So here are our five gift suggestions for your loved one:

 

When choosing a gift for men, the shirt is always a good idea. All you need to do is pay attention to choose a good quality fabric (the fabric is highly important), to know the taste and style of your loved one and all will be simple as that. Today I want to introduce you to an Albanian brand, which has completely changed my opinion on locally produced goods. What is funny is that the shirts are actually produced here and exported to be sold in Italy! So why bother buy “made in Italy” when you can buy “made in Albania”?

CRIST Linea Uomo is a brand created since 1999 in Tirana. It is wellknown for the high quality “su misura”(tailored) shirts for men and women. In their shops you can also find products by the Italian brand “Pal Zileri”.

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  • Organise a day together

It is often men who plan a romantic dinner out and what follows. What about being you the one to do it this St. Valentines? Be the one to decide free time in order to have everything centre around you two. You can book a table at a fancy restaurant and then follow up with drinks. Try to pick places that mean something to you as a couple or just a place he really likes. If you want to spice things up, send him a sms or even better, a note on his working table, stating the rules of the “game”. Let him wait for each note telling him what happens next, until you finally meet. Just like a treasure hunt, and yes the treasure is you! You can choose his outfit for the night (there goes the issue of matching) and have it ready for him to wear once home, followed by a note on where to meet you. We know men like to spoil their loved ones, but they love it even more when they are the spoiled party. Try to be as much creative and just have fun!

 

Expressing feelings through words has always been easier for females, perhaps because of the female nature.

This time 1 Fjongo Për Ty comes with a special idea, where everyone can find theirselves. The alphabet of love is a handmade notebook, on which you can write personal messages for your loved one, stories and memories you two have shared. You can add photos, jokes, and so create a treasure book, a precious gift from you to him, dear to both of you.

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  • Just the two of you, away from the daily stress

It might be a luxury for many, but just try to make this a reality and you will not be disappointed. Take the day off, the both of you, and spend it as you like to. Some might prefer just staying indoors, turning the cels off (be unavailable for the rest of the world) and enjoy each other`s company in calm and serenity. Breakfast in bed included. Or you can opt for a getaway trip, away from all troubles and stress; you can make it a surprise or not, but the important is just to be together.

 

When choosing accessories for men, you have to be very careful and find the perfect one, otherwise he will not have that desire to have it on even though he will appreciate the gesture. What I like the most about Ariana Nila Jewelry work is the simplicity and dhe fine details. Almost all her works are personalised, making each one of them unique. Ariana works with silver (code “925”), due to its softness and it never looses its value. I suggest a pair of sleeve buttons or a keychain. So you can combine a shirt from CRIST Linea Uomo with the buttons and make it a double gift. You can personalise both gifts with name initials. This is not just a very manly gift, but very meaningful too.

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Photography by Eranda Janku

5 Ideas On What to Gift Her This St. Valentines

I am very excited to share with you this post which shows – actually suggests – various, interesting ideas on what to gift your loved one this St. Valentines.

Before going ahead with our suggestions, I have to admit that my opinion on this celebration has radically changed. I used to have a firm scepticism on it (like why should be just show love and affection to a person for just one day, when we should do that everyday of the year), but now I have “softened” a bit and I think its actually cute to have a day dedicated to showing love excessively and be all “crazy, stupid love”. Although I have to state again, I think you love a person and you show your love all the 365/366 days of the year!

From the variety of gift ideas I decided to share with you the ones you can easily find in our market and the beauty of it all stands in the fact that they are “made in Albania”. I think it is important to have a good knowledge of what the Albanian market offers before heading to other products. I have achieved to this phase thanks to my curious nature and the desire to brake barriers, and I hope everyone starts to do this. I actually am initially quite sceptic on local productions (on items such as shirts, cosmetics, etc.) therefor I decided to try them on myself and have a better opinion on them before suggesting them on a post. I have to admit that in many cases (including the brands mentioned later on the post) my opninion has changed radically after purchasing the products, and not only have I become a regular client, but I strongly suggest them to my friends. Last year was filled with new connections and acquaintances which have brought me more happiness, inspiration and a new perspective on local production.

So here are our five gift suggestions for your loved one:

 

Gifting clothes to a woman is both easy and hard. The trends change; a pair of trousers or shirt can not be worn more than once a week and so the decision starts to become worrisome. When thinking about buying a shirt for a woman the matter gets even trickier. It is a piece of clothing which will be kept on for several hours, therefor the fabric is the key element to take in consideration. There is nothing more annoying than a shirt which wrinkles easily (leaving you look like you did not actually spend all those minutes ironing it) or even worst, thanks to the bad quality fabric it does not smells nice after a while (and you start sweating just because of the embarrassment).

CRIST Linea Uomo is a brand created since 1999 in Tirana. It is wellknown for the high quality “su misura”(tailored) shirts for men and women. They use great fabrics and I have to admit that I now own several pieces from them; the variety of colours and styles will never let your style to look boring.

 

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  • Details make a difference, it is true!

We all know that women love being felt special and spoiled. So my advice is as follows: organise her free time. After work – we know we can not do anything about, since this St. Valentines falls on a work day – you can gift her an afternoon at the esthetician, a face or body massage (oh go crazy, why not both!). Followed by an appointment at the hair dresser where she usually goes to do her hair, and to put cherries on top, have a new dress on the bed for when she`s back home and gets ready for the date night. It might seems tricky to arrange everything, but she will love being treated so special, not having to make phone calls or wait for appointments, or even worry about what to wear (yeah we women do that!)

If you have not paid much attention to where she usually goes for treatments, you can get by with some help from her best friend. You can have to make this a secret between both of you. As for the dress or restaurant choice we are leaving this in your hands, we have full trust on you, at the end, you are the one to know her better than all. Treat you lady well and have fun!

 

Bees and Trees Bio-Cosmetics is a new Albania brand which produces high quality and natural cosmetic products. After trying the products myself (even though my friends and followers had sent great reviews) and loving them, I advice everyone to try them and yes, gift them to a loved one as a St. Valentines gift. What makes this a great gift is also the fact the Rona, the founder of the brand, is always available and happy to help you make the best choice regarding the products that are really needed for specific types of skin, and to get further information on the base materials used to make the products. On this St. Valentines, Bees and Trees Bio-Cosmetics offers 2 packages. The first one containes the full set for skin treatment, from morning to night, with all needed products: face cleanser, tonic, hydrating cream for the day, hydrating cream for the night, the eye cream and serume, packed in a handmade box, with special decorating details, with an African rose, a ribbon and a dedication “I love you naturally”.

In the same form, but with different colours, and in a smaller box, which containes the three essential products: face cleanser, tonic and hydrating cream for the day. All the products are produced with natural bases and personalised for each skin type.

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  • Just the two of you, away from the daily stress

It might be a luxury for many, but just try to make this a reality and you will not be disappointed. Take the day off, the both of you, and spend it as you like to. Some might prefer just staying indoors, turning the cels off (be unavailable for the rest of the world) and enjoy each other`s company in calm and serenity. Breakfast in bed (guess who`s cooking, yep, you are dear lover boy). Or you can opt for a getaway trip, away from all troubles and stress; you can make it a surprise or not, but the important is just to be together.

 

Accessories for females is one of the first ideas coming to a man`s mind when talking about gifts to his significant other. But it is nevertheless a gift both easy and tricky. Often women have troubles with accessories which might change looks, leave marks on the skin due to not so good materials. If you like simplicity and fine details, Ariana Nila Jewelry is the choice for you. Ariana works with silver (code “925”), due to its softness and it never looses its value. What I suggest for this St. Valentines is a personalised necklace or bracelet, so your loved one will be having on her a valuable and beautiful accessory and a precious memory from you too.

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Photography by Eranda Janku