Here are some of my favorite romantic gift ideas. All of these gifts
are suitable for male and female skaters, and with slight adjustments, most of them
would make wonderful gifts for non-skating loved ones as well.
A Candlelight Dinner
Take your loved one skating, and surprise them halfway through the skate
with a romantic dinner or brunch. You
can keep it simple by hiding champagne, two glasses, candles, matches,
bread, cheese, and a special gift in your back pack.
Or you can go all out, and ask your friends to set up a table somewhere along your
path with candles, tablecloth, and a fancy dinner. You can prepare the dinner
yourself, or purchase it at a fancy deli or your favorite "special occasion"
restaurant. Maybe you can even talk your
friends into wearing formal clothes and sticking around to act as waiters or play the violin, guitar,
A Sexy Photo
One of the best romantic gift ideas, is to take a sexy
photo of yourself in skates, and put it in a beautiful frame.
This can be an inexpensive gift if you have a friend take the photo,
or a luxury gift if you hire Playboy's best, to photograph
your body bathed in glowing pink or golden light.
If you are feeling very daring, you can even "bare all" for this
photo (except your skates of course). If you do that, be sure
to send me a copy for my
Naked Skating page! Actually I would
love to have a copy even if you don't bare all. I could start
a "Skater Hunks and Skater Babes" page. If you don't think you can pull
off the sexy skater look, you can still use this idea, by coming
up with an amusing outfit for your photo. For example, you could dress up
as a skating tourist (Bermuda shorts, black socks,
Hawaiian shirt, geeky hat, 6 cameras
around your neck), or rent a silly outfit from your local costume
A Private Night of Skating
Surprise your partner by renting an entire roller skating rink or
skate park for an hour or two of private skating.
Most rinks and skate parks will rent their facilities to groups and private individuals after
their normal operating hours.
You can make the evening extra special by combining this idea
with the above candlelight dinner, and having
a romantic dinner table set up inside the rink or skate park.
A Romantic Weekend
Find a special bed and breakfast or romantic inn located on or very
near a beautiful bike path, and give your significant other a special private weekend of romance and
skating. You can use my
Where to Skate directory or my
to select a beautiful place to skate.
A Special Poem or Letter
Write very personal and intimate poem about your loved one.
You could write about the fun you have
had skating with this person, or how
they have supported you in your skating career, or
some other topic that will make them feel special
and loved. If you feel there is just no way you
could possibly write any poetry, you can write
a short, but very special, letter. Put your poem or
letter in a beautiful frame or make a collage out
A Piece of Jewelry
There is a lot of jewelry available on the Internet for male and
female skaters. Here are some of my favorite pieces:
A Work of Art
Eddy Matzger's Barefoot Skate Charm
One of the most beautiful pieces of skate-themed jewelry I've seen is the
Eddy Matzger Speedskate Charm. It is a gold bare foot with 5 silver
wheels attached to it, and the wheels really spin!
More Jewelry with a Skating Theme
A directory of suppliers of jewelry with an
inline skating, ice skating, or quad roller Skating theme.
For a very special gift, purchase one of these off-the-shelf or custom
A beautiful crystal and gold inline
skate sculpture from the Crystal Fox Gallery.
Guenter Scholz makes metal sculptures with many
different themes. This one is a funky-looking
female inline skater, wearing Scholz's signature
A T-Shirt Memory Quilt
Here is a very special gift idea, and a practical one too:
Turn all of those skating event t-shirts that are
filling up your closet into a beautiful memory quilt or wall hanging.
A Memory Scrapbook
Dig up photos, ticket stubs, brochures and other items, and cut and paste them
into a special scrapbook to preserve your
loved one's memories of a special skating trip, a favorite skating
spot, their skating career, or perhaps all of your
skating adventures together in 2000.
DBcreations.com will imprint your favorite photo onto
T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps,
tote bags, mugs, key chains, mouse pads, can coolers, coasters,
watches, wall clocks, stand-up figures, jig-saw puzzles, magnets,
holiday ornaments, calendars, and other items.
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