Though quaint, Giverny is nestled in a region that has so much to offer. You can visit romantic castles on day trips or enjoy the art at the Musee D’Art Americain that exhibits artists who were inspired by Monet’s work. Stay at the cozy, Old-World La Musardiere hotel or for a 5 star French experience, spend your night in nearby Versailles (41 Kilometers distance) at the exquisite Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The hotel’s own lush gardens, updated by famed landscape designer Louis Benech, make this retreat a perfect fit for a French garden vacation.
For Him: Rose gold cuff links
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Rose gold is back in vogue and considering the fact that nothing is more Valentine’s Day appropriate than the soft, elegant flower, it’s only fair to say rose gold is the perfect metal for jewelry gifts this February the 14th.
If you have a budget that allows for pampering your special man on Valentine's Day, Ralph Lauren’s Rose Gold Bar Cuff Links are classy, understated and masculine in design. If you can’t afford rose gold but like the idea of cuff links, consider Undercover Custom Engraved Cufflinks. Engraved with your boy’s initials, the tubular-shaped links have a secret compartment that can hold a loving message from you.
For Him: Chocolate bars for real men!
Though no one is denying that it’s delicious, chocolate seems too obvious a Valentine’s Day gift. However, the well-respected chocolatier MarieBelle has come up with a very sexy chocolate bar that might just make the candy the perfect gift for your man this Valentine’s Day. It’s wrapped in a classic, calendar pinup girl image, and comes in dark or milk chocolate that’s so good it’s sexier than the pinup!
If your man is the kind of manly man who doesn’t really do heart-shaped boxes filled with bon-bons, he might appreciate Mo's Bacon Bars. They are bars of dark and milk chocolate that contain pieces of bacon! Hey, if you’re really nice he might share one with you!
For Him: Frog prince paperweight
Chances are you had to kiss a whole lot of frogs before you found your prince. Why not let him know how grateful you are to have finally found Mr. Right with this sterling silver paperweight. It comes inside a box that has the words “you are my prince” written on it. Awww!
For Him: Home-cooked risotto
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Risotto is native to Verona, Italy, which is the home of Romeo and Juliet. When you the spend time making this tasty dish for the man you love on a Valentine's Day date, he may just want to die for you, Capulet-style!