Top 5 Romantic Gestures

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Who says romance is dead? These loving gestures will keep the flame burning every day -- not just on your anniversary and Valentine's Day. (Promise you'll indulge on other days too!)

A Massage

For Her: We suggest opting for the surprise gift certificate for an afternoon of pampering at a local day spa. Throw in a couple of other treatments, like a manicure and pedicure, to make her swoon over your thoughtfulness even more.

For Him: Guys are easy -- they'll readily skip the day spa for a sensual, full-body massage from their significant other any day of the week. All you need to set the scene are candles, massage oil, and some sexy lingerie.

A Movie

For Her: Suck it up and throw her favorite tear-jerking romance on your Netflix queue. Turn the lights down low, make a batch of popcorn (extra butter!), and she'll snuggle up next to you on the couch. You may not even have to watch the whole movie…

For Him: A superhero movie or the latest action flick may not be your first choice at the multiplex (nor does it seem very romantic), but chances are going to see one would make your guy very happy, especially with a large box of Snocaps mixed into your popcorn.

A Mini Vacation

For Her: Sweep her off her feet with a surprise weekend at a bed-and-breakfast in your local wine district or a short trip to someplace warm.

For Him: Why should he and his bros get to have all the fun weekends away together? Grab your guy and head to Vegas, baby!

A “Just Because I Love You" Gift

For Her: It's a time-honored and tried-and-true favorite: Send flowers to her at work. She'll have some desk decoration to brighten up her day and make her think of you whenever she looks at them.

For Him: Present him with tickets to his favorite team's next game or the latest video game he's been eagerly awaiting. You'll have a very happy guy on your hands.

A Fancy Meal

For Her: Make reservations at that restaurant the two of you have been talking about trying for ages. Get dressed up for dinner and linger over dessert, giving each other sexy looks across the table.

For Him: Cook up an elaborate breakfast with his favorite treats, like French toast, fresh-squeezed OJ, and eggs. Then, serve them while he's still in bed. He'll feel like a king!

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