For a week, Nguyen Khac Tuan Nam, a student from the Institute for Postal and Telecommunication Technology has been busy making a special gift for his girlfriend. For Nam, handmade gifts for the Valentine’s Day is special because they are also commemoration of their love.
This year, Nam’s gift is ‘handmade’ chocolate. He learnt chocolate making technique from the Internet and practiced several time to have a heart-shaped chocolate. He said that the chocolate-made heart and a self-made Valentine’s Day card are his unique gifts for his girlfriend.
After school, Hoang Lam, a student of the Hanoi Trade University, stays in her room to make a heart from bamboo, rock and lamps. The idea came to Lam after she saw a beer can-made heart, the gift of his sister’s boyfriend, who is a soldier.
Lam’s “heart” is made from very simple materials like bamboo toothpicks, board, stone and lights. Words of love are created by stone and lamps amid the “heart”. Whenever lamps are turned on, the heart sparkles.
“He thinks that girls like me cannot do things related to electricity. This gift will be a big surprise for him,” Lam said.
Toothpick-made houses are among favorite handmade gifts of the youth. Instead of paying tens of USD to buy a ready-made product, Doan Hoai Bac, from the University of People’s Police, makes a house himself.
The two-storey house has windows which can open and close and lights inside. Bac places a pottery-made couple inside the house. The young man’s hand skin was peeled off after the house is complete. “The house is everything that I want to tell her on the Valentine’s Day,” Bac said.
Besides handmade gifts, gifts in pairs like glasses, rings, etc. are the top choices of young couples on the Valentine Day.
This Valentine, instead of offering fresh roses to their lovers, young people “hunt” Thaibaue roses, which are fresh for five years, with special colors like green, black, etc. Moreover, scripts or images can be printed on pedals.
Le Minh, a high school student in Hanoi, said that he has booked a Thaibaue rose for his girlfriend on the Internet. “My girlfriend likes roses very much so I buy a Thaibeau rose for her.”
“Gifts for the Valentine’s Day are available everywhere but it is painstaking to have a meaningful gift. I believe that my girlfriend will be very happy when she receives such a gift,” said Tuan Nam, from the Institute for Postal and Telecommunication Technology in Hanoi. Thabeau roses: PV