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Best New SF Shopping District: The Dogpatch

For Gifts, Clothing or Just Walking Around, SF’s Dogpatch Is The New Place To Shop

Let’s just say it. San Francisco is not a shopping city. It’s got great food, wonderful outdoors, but it’s no shopping mecca. But San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood is the new shopping gem of the Bay Area. The following is round up of the shops of Dogpatch.

And no, we haven’t included the food. Ah, the wonderful food of Dogpatch. But that we will save for another blog post.

b8ta: Touch The Tech Of Tomorow

1699 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94158
www.b8ta.com
b8ta callse themselves a “software-powered retailer creating interactive shopping experiences that are mutually beneficial for consumers and makers”. It looks like a Apple store, but what does that mean? Well, you can go in and try out the products – everything from ebikes to robots and other cool stuff. And it’s so new there isn’t even a yelp review. (I’ll update when I’ve dropped in this pod-like commercial enterprise.)

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Bryr Clogs: Custom Trendy Delicious Footwear

2331 Third St. b/t 22nd St & 20th St., Dogpatch
www.bryrstudio.com
Clogs are hot right now. And Bryr is one of two brands that have hit every fashion blog. Every pair of Bryr clogs are hand-made by Isobel Schofield and her small team in their combined store workshop which opens right onto Dogpatch’s Third street. People are obsessed with these clogs. Seriously. Their annual sample sales generate lines around, and around the block.
Although the prices aren’t cheap, I love that their clogs are made to order by hand in their SF studio by a crew of women! How amazing it that?
E Z.’s Review of Dogpatch’s Bryr on Yelp

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Cup Of Ceremony: An Experiential Candle Voyage

797 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107
www.cupofceremony.com

Inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony, Cup of Ceremony is an experimental, sensory voyage through scent, taste, sight and touch using custom candle creation as the means of transport.  Now, is this shopping? We are not sure. We just know it is in Dogpatch and we want to do it.

They sell artisan hand poured candles in a beautiful cement base. The scents are sophisticated, clean and luxurious. The products fit right in to the beautiful interior.
Daniel K.’s Review of Dogpatch store Cup of Ceremony on Yelp

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The Daily Driver’s Corner Store

2535 3rd Street, right in the Dogpatch
www.dailydriver.com

Plunge into the cavernous, stylish new bagel place and there on one side you’ll find what they are calling a “corner store”. Part cookware, part gifts, part whimsy, we like where this is headed.

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Dependable Letterpress: Dogpatch’s Own Custom Printing

1192 Illinois St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.dependableletterpress.com
Dependable is nice, but sounds rather boring, doesn’t it? The artistic, quality output of this place is really far more than dependable. Using vintage presses and experienced craftspeople, this letterpress is worth a visit even if you aren’t going to have exquisite cards, invitations, stationery, art, wine labels, books, or whatever made just-for-you.

While Dependable Letterpress is primarily a place for getting custom orders of stationery, business cards and wedding invitations printed, they have a selection of in-house-printed paper goods such as greeting cards, gift tags, notepads and posters and prints. They’re always happy to show visitors the process of printing with vintage presses.

“The quality is the best in SF.” (Nuf, said, right?)
Olivia W. Review of Dogpatch store Dependable Letterpress on Yelp

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435 23 Street, Suite 17, San Francisco, CA 94107, off Illinois Street in Dogpatch
www.TheEnclosed.com
When you first walk into the “Storage” building you are 100% sure you are in the wrong place. But go upstairs, find suite 17 and reveal one of the Bay Area’s true treasures; a veritable warehouse of  ultra-high-end designer lingerie offerings. While the “knicker ladies” encourage you to set up an appointment in advance so they can cater to your specific lingerie needs, they do take drop-ins.

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Hugomento: Zen Selection Of Art & Objects

807 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.hugomento.com
Part gallery, part shop, part just lovely space to see, Hugomento offers a small, exquisitely presented range of objects in a tiny zen space. While the offerings change, the focus is on pottery and textiles. The style is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Asian aesthetics and forms.

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Industrious Life: Curated, Quality Gifts

1095 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.industriouslife.com
The perfect store for anyone who hates Hallmark. (Dear reader, I hope you are one of us.) Featuring contemporary and vintage design with items from Blabla dolls (freakishly lovely and adored by kids) to carefully curated jewelry, Industrious Life is a pleasure to peruse. I would travel across the city to shop here, but luckily, I live in Dogpatch so don’t have to. Patti and Patti, the owners, are lovely and ever-helpful without ever pressuring one to buy. (That said, I honestly get the two women confused. Go figure.)
Great funky local shop. I stop in frequently as the goods are always changing. They carry a well-curated mix of new, local, and vintage items.  . . . the quality of everything is excellent.
N B. Review of Dogpatch store Industrious Life on Yelp

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M A C Modern Appealing Clothing

2331 Third St. b/t 22nd St & 20th St., Dogpatch
www.macmodernappealingclothing.com
I have a hard time writing about this quirky Dogpatch shop as I think I’m not cool enough to really understand it. Beautiful design? Doubtless. Elegant apparel? Clearly. Who shops here? Perhaps David Byrne.

Goop (yes, that Goop) writes, “Focusing primarily on Belgian and Japanese designers (Engineered Garments, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons), the long-standing MAC is one of the city’s primary destinations for edgier labels.” I’ll let their website further explain, “Handsome clothing from far and near , including the new Ted Muehling jeweley collection.” Hm.

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Mid-Century Modern Finds: Treasures For The Home

435 23rd Street (By Appointment Only)
www.midcenturymodernfinds.com
Christine and Carlos Villalta started Mid-Century Modern Finds ten years ago, focusing on finding and restoring vintage furniture, lighting, art, and accessories. I’ve gotten a chance to see their warehouse so know they have an amazing eye for design. Their space is filled with outstanding, beautiful usable home goods most of which you can find on their website, or make an appointment to see the home goods IRL.
Christine and Carlos are great curators of furniture from designers like Wegner, Baughman, and Pearsall, just to name a few. . . . They are super cool.
Brando P. via Yelp

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Museum of Craft and Design Store: Sweet Design-Forward Awesomeness In the Dogpatch

2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
https://shop.sfmcd.org/
There’s a museum in the Dogpatch? With an really excellent store? Yes and yes. Featuring design-centric books, jewelry, home goods and more, this is really a perfect place to shop for your design-snobby* friends and family. This Christmas I’ll be buying the adorable Wooden Rabbit Stacker Toy for all the tots on my list.

* And design-snobby, is not a bad thing. Own it.

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Rickshaw Bagworks: Fresh Bags Made Daily

904 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 Dogpatch
www.rickshawbags.com
While the Rickshaw store is actually formally closed, I’m including it in this roundup as I really love the place. I first learned of their awesome home-grown product when my then employer, Turo, got each of us individualized bags. My pink and beige messenger has been a favorite ever since.

Nothing against Timbuk2 and Chrome messengers, but with Rickshaw, I get a little added fuzz factor in my heart knowing that I’m supporting a local SF business. Great company, good service. Love my bag. Check ’em out!”
Deanna Y. on Dogpatch’s Rickshaw Bags via Yelp

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Stashed SF: The Dogpatch Source For Hip Clothing

2360 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.stashedsf.com
Before Stashed SF came to the Dogpatch ‘hood I thought that stores like this only existed in New York. My first glimmer of this cool new destination came when I saw a line all the way down third at 8 AM. It was all the more legit-than-hipster folks waiting for a shoe drop.

Stashed stocks sneakers and apparel, but it really is an experience therefore worth dropping buy even if you aren’t in then market for kicks. This place makes fashion-backwards SF look good.

“I was able to do more shopping here in 1 hour than a week in Tokyo.”
Kevin G. on the Dogpatch store, Stashed, via Yelp

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Triple Aught Design: Hardcore Gear Awaits

660 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.tripleaughtdesign.com
When I first found Triple Aught the gear is so good looking I thought it was a shop for form-over-function driven faux outdoors people. But I was wrong. (Can you imagine that?) The goods here are super-functional, field-tested AND good looking.

Heads-up for the females; while I’m happy to report the store now offers a line of women’s wear, the store itself is pretty testosterone saturated, so may feel intimidating to women. But lean-in and go. I know you can do it.

“This location in Dogpatch feels very appropriate to the brand, the selection is good– they definitely hold back some gear from online for the store itself.”
Brian W. about Dogpatch store Triple Aught Design on Yelp

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Tina Frey Designs: Sublime Resin Household Objects

1485 Bancroft Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 USA
www.tinafreydesigns.com
There is something uber-satisfying about resin. Couple that juicy tactile feel with the organic shapes of Tina Frey’s work and you have something really special. Minimalist and elegant, these simple household objects are sublime gifts for anyone with any sense, or your sweet self.

I personally want something from her “lapin collection” for jack-rabbit obsessed self. Let’s see who reads this and thinks of me this Christmas.

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Velocipede: Dogpatch’s Own-Possibly SF’s Best-Bike Store

2405 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.velocipedecyclery.com

Velocipede is legit. The real deal. Real bikers selling goods they believe in. Fred and the team genuinely want to help you whether it is getting a new ride for your tween or upgrading your road kit. They have a full range of products and services from electric bikes to repairs on your fixie.

“Absolutely the best, and still most organic homegrown shop there is. These guys know their stuff, for real. Don’t waste your time anywhere else.”

Casey F. via Yelp

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Warriors Shop: Golden State Merch Mecca

660 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.shop.warriors.com
One of these things is not like the others, right? Well, if you are looking for mass-market branded apparel, the Warriors shop at Chase Center is where it’s at. Not exactly bespoke or artisan, but certainly will draw the crowds to the Dogpach.

Oh, and the indoor ramps all over the store are super-fun if you are say, two years old and want to ride your Skuut bike throughout.

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The Wine House

829 26 street. Yes, in the Dogpatch.
www.winesf.com
Is a wine house anything like a gingerbread house? Is it made of wine? The answer is yes. And I would like to move in. This place is the perfect destination to find your wine-loving self or friend a perfect holiday gift. While the shop started in 1977 as a French importer with a strong focus on Bordeaux, their current range is extraordinary. Their wine-of-the-month club sounds like the perfect pairing with a lingerie of-the-month club, right?

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Workshop Residence

797 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
www.workshopresidence.com
Walk into Workshop Residence and you’ll find yourself craving things you didn’t even know existed. A handcrafted wood and powder-coated metal dustpans with a block-style hand broom for $98. Now it’s on my Christmas list. But the real pleasure of this store is just drinking in the eclectic offerings that make the phrase “curated collection” desirable rather than tiresome. Stop by this studio store often as the offerings evolve monthly.

Never before have I stumbled into a place that I felt was so in tune with what’s happening “now” in the world, in a way that nobody else has yet thought of. Like pop-up shops, indie markets, slow food, and makers/DIYers this workshop/gallery/store is on the pulse of something current.
Tracey A. via Yelp

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AMA with Model Sarah Clayton

It’s not often you get to ask any question – yes really anything – of one of the people you admire. But we jumped into our AMA knickers at the chance to learn more about Sarah Clayton’s secrets and passions. So, here’s our  little round of “Ask Me Anything” with Sarah Clayton . . . 

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Ask & Tell-All With Sarah Clayton

Q: What was your first modeling job? 

A: Modeling jackets for a local company not too far from me. The photographer was someone I happened to have a mutual friend with, and he has since become a really great friend of myself and my husband. It’s my longest relationship in this career and he’s just as sweet and charismatic as he was 10 years ago!

Q: How did you get into nude photography?  

A: My husband was subscriber of Playboy, he would tell me how awesome it would be to see me in there. Then once he came across a listing of casting calls they were having all over the country…. One of them being in Philadelphia, just a couple hours away! We took the day off, I attended, and that was my very first time ever modeling nude! I sort of jumped right into the deep end!

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Q: Modeling (especially nude) must require a lot of confidence! What are some tips you use to keep up your confidence for a shoot?  

A: I really try to watch what I’m eating for the most part. (Please do not take this as a signal that I do not eat. Quite the contrary!) Fortunately, I love vegetables, so they’re a mainstay at every meal. I try to eat grass-fed meat as often as I can afford, and really stay away from processed foods. Otherwise, I try to do weight training and yoga throughout the week. Other than that, it’s all about positioning! (That alone takes a while to figure out!). Being confident, for me, is showing up knowing that I am physically looking as well as I can, and also feeling good. 

sarah clayton modeling in a fieldQ: What’s the wildest thing you’ve done for a photo shoot?

A: I honestly can’t really think anything that outlandish. For some reason the ones that really stick out are the ones where I was freezing, either in snow or a waterfall; or somewhere really dirty like an abandoned school filled with bird poop, or high in the rafters of an old barn.

Oh! Then there’s the few times I’ve almost been caught nude out in public! They are always abandoned places, but sometimes there just happens to be a hiking path nearby…. Whoops! 

Q: We know you have a great deal of followers from the Lifestyle community. How did you get started with them?

A: My husband and I vacationed to a topless resort in Mexico, Temptation. We eventually became friends with the entertainment manager, who suggested we would be suited for a new resort the company was opening up, Desire Pearl. (The Desire resorts and Temptation are both owned by Original Resorts.) This was 7 years ago when the property was first opened, and we loved the idea of being able to be nude vs topless! We have made wonderful relationships and lifelong friends with the staff and management at both Desire Resorts, as well as several of the guests that we have continued to see trip after trip!

Q: So is this how you got involved with Desire Resorts? 

We started working with them 7 years ago, and it’s been a wonderful relationship since! I’ve done marketing for them on social media and have recently started doing Live broadcast sessions on Desire Facebook Page, answering questions about the resort for those who are curious about it. I’ve also originated and admin a secret Facebook Group for women-only who have either been to, or are curious about Desire, called “Ladies Love Desire.”

Q: Do you partake in the Lifestyle yourself? If so, any tips for people exploring?  

I’ll leave the first part of the question up to the imagination, it would be unfair of me to respond for both of us. The couples that I see with the most success in the lifestyle are always communicating with each other, and consistently put their relationship and their partner’s feelings first. 

sarah clayton lingerie photoQ: What is your favorite place you’ve been on vacation and why?  

A: Mexico! The Mexican hospitality is bar-none and cannot be beat. No matter what resort we have stayed at, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere has always been very welcoming.

Q: What is your idea of a romantic gesture?

A: Honestly, I love when my husband anticipates my need for something, even before I realize I need it. That just speaks volumes to me about how in tune he is with me. No dinner or gift could ever top that.

Q: What do you love about Enclosed? 

A: The presentation! Not only is it luxurious to receive a well-made, beautiful designer lingerie item, but the deep purple box with wax seal and rose petals just takes it to the next level! 

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Q: What’s your guilty pleasure? Or do you have more than one?

A: Really dark chocolate! I’m snacking on some 85% right now!

And watching shows on apps on my phone. I’m constantly walking around the house watching shows on my phone!

Q: You said anything. Us ladies want to know: wax, shave, laser or what combination thereof? 

A: Groupon lead me to do lasering of the lady parts with a deal I couldn’t walk away from! (It’s really working well!)

Otherwise everything is shaved.

Q: Your fans come from all over the globe and are quite diverse. What percent are men vs. women vs. couples? And how are they different? 

A: I believe most fans are men, followed by couples (!) then women. I am the most flattered by the couples that are fans and that follow me, because I feel I can identify with them closely. My husband and I are always showing each other amazing women on our social media platforms, etc. 

Q: What are your favorite podcasts to listen to? 

A: Oh boy. Ready?
Some Lifestyle Podcasts:

Room 77 – Couple together 16 yrs. Really funny, really loose, and they are crazy for each other.

Swinger Diaries -High school sweethearts! Married 20+ yrs. I love their forum because they pose questions at  end of each episode that are answered by them and their listeners on the next episode! They’re really well organized, too. They have different “Books” which are 35 episodes each.

Normalizing Non-monogamy -I met this couple at Desire, we just happened to be sitting next to them at the pool! They are really cute, really sweet, and their podcast interviews a ton of different perspectives in the LS.

Some Non-Lifestyle Podcasts:

Stuff You Should Know– This is by far my favorite podcast. I’ll drop everything else I’m listening to whenever their feed is updated. It’s one of the original pioneer podcasts, and they cover everything.

HappyFace– This is a sad one, but it’s about the daughter of the Happy Face Killer, a serial killer that was active in the 90s – and his effect on her life, as well as her mother’s life.

Family Secrets– Dani Shapiro is an author who on a whim, did an online DNA profile and was stunned to learn her father was not her biological father. She interviews many other adults who had learned that their identities were not what they were raised to think. It’s fascinating! 

Q: We know your husband is a photographer – responsible for many of the amazing images of you – what’s his favorite photo of you? 

A: This photo was a light test while I was helping him with a photoshoot, I was just standing in place helping him get the lighting right! We had just celebrated out 10-year anniversary a month or two prior. He had this made into a large metal print that he has hanging in our office, and this is also his lock screen on his phone 🙂

sarah clayton candidQ: How long have you been married? What are some things you and your husband do to keep things fun and interesting? 

A: 12 years!! The time has flown. We love to take a day or two and go into NYC in the middle of the week, late in the summer. We will walk for hours, put on 15 miles a day and just explore. He will take awesome photos that I drool over and that I beg to have made into art for our home. We also take time to just do little dates every week. $5 movie night is my favorite!

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on date night? 

A: If it’s a big date night, I dress up really sexy, super high heels, short skirt, the whole 9! Then we go out to a late dinner and soak each other up. Usually he will then try to find the recipe of a mixed drink that I fell in love with so that he can make it for me at home. He’s become quite the home bartender!

Q: Why is Iggy (your dog) named Iggy?

A: He is now 13 and when he became our pup we were huge Sixers fans. Andre Igoudala (2015 NBA Finals MVP with Golden State) was in his sophomore year in the league in 2005 and was a star player for the Sixers. His nickname with some of his teammates was “Iggy” and we thought that sounded like a really cute name for a really cute puppy! 

sarah clayton dog loverQ: Thongs vs. gstrings vs. cheeky boyshorts. Go.

A: Thongs all the time when wearing pants outside of home. But I wear boyshorts a lot around the house during the summer because they’re so comfy! 

About Sarah Clayton

Sarah Clayton is a professional model based out of northeastern PA. Her work has been featured in Playboy, Maxim, Men’s Health, QVC and various other magazines, clothing, and advertisement companies. Sarah Clayton is not only a stupendous model, but also a long-time customer and lover of [ENCLOSED]’s unforgettable monthly lingerie gifts.

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AMA with Normalizing Non-Monogamy Podcast Hosts, Emma & Fin

By the time you read this AMA (As Me Anything), Emma & Fin have interviewed 64+ non-monogamous couples who tell their stories of swinging, polyamory, and non-monogamy in all it’s ups and downs. Their podcast Normalizing Non-Monogamy not only provides a learning experience, but some much needed comedic relief as well. With all the interviews they have done we thought it only right to flip the script and interview the masterminds themselves! So without further ado . . . 

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Q: First things first, how did the two of you meet? And how long have you been married?

Emma: We originally met in seventh grade where my family moved to the same town where Fin grew up. We were best friends in high school and started dating in college (although we secretly had crushes on each other in high school). We’ve been married seven years this summer.

Fin: In 7th grade Emma moved to the town where I lived. We met in advanced algebra (not to brag) and from that point on she was basically infatuated with me even though it took her a few years to realize it. Over the next 4-5 years we became best friends and ended up going to the same university for engineering and started dating part way through our first year. We got married a few years after we graduated and have been married seven years this summer.

Q: How did you start your non-monogamous journey, or how did you know it was right for you?

Emma & Fin: During our second year of university we both decided to study abroad. Even though we both chose Australia, early on we felt it was important to make decisions for ourselves and so we chose our schools independently. Luckily, we chose the same school which turned out to be amazing since we got to travel together.

Neither of us had a ton of dating or sexual experience outside of each other and one other relationship. We felt like that was something we should both be able to explore since we were so young, but neither of us really wanted to break up since we were happy together and loved having adventures together. Fin did some research and found that there was a [swinger, lifestyle or non monogamous] house party about an hour from where we lived and we decided to go. It was supposed to just be a meet and greet but it was basically an orgy between a ton of people who already knew each other. We hung out downstairs with the three other new couples and chatted. We walked around a bit to see what it was all about and had a little fun together but it was mostly an experience of just seeing what it [a swing party] was like.

Q: Would you consider yourselves Swingers? Or how do you best identify?

Emma: We identify as being in an open relationship or ethically non-monogamous. In practice, this mostly looks like traditional swinging for us at the moment, but we are open to other experiences as well. We are open to all kinds of relationship styles in the future and want to continue to meet and have amazing people be part of our lives.

Fin: We did for years because we didn’t really have a better way to describe what we were doing. A lot of people in the swinging world are afraid to use the word “poly” which isn’t the case for us, it just didn’t fit as a label on what we were doing. More recently we’ve decided a more fitting term is just to say we’re “open.” Basically, we’re open to whatever comes our way. We aren’t looking for anything specific other than awesome friends who are open-minded. If that turns into something more it’s fine with us but we haven’t set it as a goal.

Q: Are there any misconceptions about Swinging you want to clear up?

Emma: The majority of people we have met who are in a non-monogamous relationship are in it to enhance their relationship, not take away from it. They want to share these experiences with their partner and make their bond stronger while meeting and having experiences with other people. It sounds a little crazy but sharing your partner can make the connection between you two even deeper.

Fin: That all we do is have sex all day long with everyone we meet. It’s really only about half the day with 30% of the people. [This is a joke, people!]

Q: How has non-monogamy helped your marriage? Are there benefits you experience that you think you wouldn’t have if you were monogamous?

Emma: Being non-monogamous from very early on in our relationship has allowed us to communicate about everything from the beginning. Nothing is off the table and I believe this is a huge benefit to our relationship. We also have many amazing friends that I know we wouldn’t have if we were monogamous. We love meeting like-minded people and feel so comfortable with these friends.

Fin: It’s cliche but true… We can talk about everything and anything. It’s not always easy, but we can have conversations that a lot people can’t even fathom. We’ve also seen some wild and crazy shit so it’s kind of a fun joke between us when people we meet are like “I have a crazy story to tell you…” and then it’s really not crazy compared to some of the stuff we’ve seen. It’s always been this secret between us that we can laugh about to each other.

Q: We all know relationships are not always rainbows and butterflies, has there ever been a time where you thought non-monogamy was a mistake? how did you get through it?

Emma: I never thought non-monogamy was a mistake. There have been times in our lives that we have closed off our relationship and taken a break, mostly because something else is going on that was the priority. It has not always been easy, but both of us feel like our lives would not be complete if we were monogamous and neither of us wants that for the other person. So if we have to close off our relationship for a bit that’s ok, but we always circle back and figure out how to open it up again when the time is right.

Fin: I don’t think there has been a time where we thought it [swinging/ the open relationship] was a mistake. For us, it’s never been our entire life and so if life gets crazy we just put it on the backburner. We’ve gone months or years at a time without doing anything in the non-monogamy space. When life settles down, we ramp it back up. For us, it’s been important to keep it fluid and let it come and go as needed. We aren’t always on the same page in terms of interest level at any given time but that’s natural just like as in any aspect of life.

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Emma (left) and Fin (right) prefer to remain anonymous.

Q: It’s amazing that the two of you have such a long history with each other through this journey, but do you have any advice for those who may be exploring non-monogamy on their own?

Emma: Be patient. Non-monogamy will not work if only one person in a couple wants to do it. It can take lots of conversations and education (books, podcasts, talking to like minded people, etc.) to be on the same page as your partner. Don’t be afraid to have those conversations and be patient.

Fin: I think there is still a lot of slut-shaming around people who are exploring non-monogamy. I think it’s probably even more prevalent if you’re doing it by yourself and people just assume your goal is to have as much sex as you can (which is a valid goal by the way). It’s important to remember there is an ethical way to do it and there are a lot of people who probably won’t get it, but as long as you’re doing it in a respectful way, there’s nothing wrong with it. On the flip-side, there are some amazingly supportive [swinger, poly and/or non-monogamous] communities out there and when you find them it can change your life. Don’t let it get you down if it takes a while to find your groove and don’t be afraid to change grooves and explore new ones.

Q: What inspired you to start the podcast – was there an ‘AHA’ moment?

Emma & Fin: There are too many reasons to list and this answer could get super long so we will keep it brief. We love helping people, meeting people, and hearing their life stories. We also knew that many of the things we learned over our 10+ years exploring non-monogamy came from conversations with other people. We’d pick up tidbits from everyone we met and we figured if we could share as many stories as possible that we could help expedite the learning process for others who are on the same journey. We’d also love to see non-monogamy become more mainstream. We realize it’s not for everyone but we would safely bet that there isn’t a single person who doesn’t have a friend or two who has explored it in some fashion, whether they know it or not. It’s far more common than people think and we’re on a mission to prove it. We also love destroying stereotypes and giving a voice to people who don’t have a platform. The more stories we can tell, the more people we can help!

Q: What is one of the most surprising or shocking things you’ve discovered since starting your podcast?

Emma: There are so many incredible people out there in non-monogamous relationships! We always knew this, but it has been reinforced as we have met and had conversations with people. We feel like we have a responsibility to get anyone’s story out there that wants to share it.

Fin: Probably people’s willingness and eagerness to share their stories. We hoped it would be the case when we started but we didn’t know for sure. Within a few weeks of starting the show we already had people reaching out to share their stories. It’s been amazing and we have met some incredible friends.

Q: You just recently released episode 61 – wow! How has the response been so far?

Emma & Fin: Meh. It’s been alright. 🙂 It’s really been one of the most amazing things we’ve ever done. The people who have reached out to help us or share their stories, whether it’s on the podcast or behind the scenes in an email, have been incredible. It’s rare when you have a vision and it goes better than you could have ever dreamed.

Q: We know it’s like asking you to choose between your children, but do you have a favorite interview or episode you’ve done?

Emma: All of them have been incredible, however, I distinctly remember that after we finished the interview with Christopher Smith (episode 48), I looked at Fin and said “I just want to shout this from the mountains”. We are both inspired by everyone we talk to and can’t wait to share the stories with as many people as we can. We feel like there is so much for everyone to learn by listening to all these stories from a relationship aspect in general, whether you’re monogamous or non-monogamous.

Fin: I do love them all and I don’t want to discourage anyone from reaching out. I will say that I love any story that helps destroy a stereotype or preconceived idea. Those are the ones that force people to stop and think for a second rather than just nodding along. We have a few where people have gotten into non-monogamy because of an affair. To me, it’s amazing when a couple can harness what most people consider a relationship ending offense and turn it into a positive.

Q: How do you balance marriage and a podcast together?

Emma: We do the podcast together and it has been an amazing journey. I do not feel like the podcast has taken anything away from our marriage, instead it has enhanced it. We’re learning how to work together on a big project that we both care a lot about. It’s been a fun adventure!

Fin: It has really made our relationship stronger. We get to sit down together a few times per week and have amazing conversations with open-minded people who open our minds further and push our boundaries…

Q: You have been together quite some time, what are some ways you keep the spark?

Emma: Adventure. We view life as one big adventure and non-monogamy is a part of it. We both have a deep love for each other but also sharing and having experiences with other people adds to our relationship and keeps us closer than I think we would be otherwise.

Fin: Push your partner outside of their comfort zone in all aspects of life. That’s where the growth and sparks happen.

Q:We have to ask, what do you wear when getting frisky? What are some of your favorite things to wear (or see another person wear) to spice it up?

Emma: My favorite thing to wear when getting frisky is sexy underwear – usually some sort of lacey boyshorts or thong which I know Fin likes. It’s also fun to get more dressed up  with additional lingerie to spice it up (some of my favorites are fishnet stockings and heels). On a guy I love seeing a sexy pair of boxer briefs and a form fitting T-shirt.

Fin: Definitely merino wool socks. I don’t like it when my feet are cold. Usually brown so they aren’t obnoxious. I’ll also usually wear a pair of nice boxer briefs to draw their eyes off my socks. What’s sexy to see a lady wear? For me, I am a fan of anything form fitting and probably solid-ish colors. I am a pretty boring person when it comes to these things but I like the person to be comfortable and feel sexy. I’m also not that picky if a woman decides she wants to be in her underwear around me, I usually don’t complain.

About Normalizing Non-Monogamy Podcast

Every week, Emma & Fin interview exciting and incredible people from all across the non-monogamy spectrum. They talk with people in the swinging and polyamorous communities who are straight, gay, bisexual, trans, and everywhere in between. Hear all the dirty secrets, salacious stories, and unique strategies from swingers to poly folks – it’s quite the learning experience! Whether you are just beginning to explore or are a seasoned vet their interviews are a valuable resource. So, tune into the Normalizing Non-monogamy Podcast for a laugh and maybe you’ll even learn something!

Want to share your story?

Emma & Fin are actively seeking non-monogamous people and couples to interview for their podcast. If you are a swinger, polyamorous, or in another other form of non-monogamous relationship we encourage you to share your story. You can contact Emma & Fin through their website here.

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Holiday Ideas To Spice Up Your Relationship

Spice Up Your Relationship With These Holiday Inspirations All Year Long

Looking for more excuses to spice up your relationship and celebrate with your partner? Of course you are, which is why the Knicker Ladies have some up with some extra fun and flirty holiday ideas to spice up your relationship. Keep these holiday ideas in mind next time you want an excuse for some date night fun!

New Years Eve: A Sexy Holiday To Celebrate Your Relationship

December 31 and January 1
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A New Year means new beginnings – take this day to look at your relationship in a new light. So, pop some champagne on New Year’s and celebrate the upcoming year with your lover. It is tradition to wear red underwear to guarantee passion and love in the New Year, or yellow underwear to help bring money and happiness into your life.  And if you need some special New Year’s undies, we have you covered . . .

Cuddle Up Day: Spice Up Your Relationship With Cuddle Time

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Because it’ll be cold outside, us this as an extra excuse to cozy up to that special someone. Not only does physical touch with your love make you feel warm, physical touch can communicate trust, commitment and reassurance – all vital to a strong relationship.

Spouse’s Day: Spice Up Your Night With Your Sexy Spouse

January 26

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Celebrated by people who are married, this holiday idea can be used to spice up your relationship by encouraging couples to celebrate all the joys marriage has brought them.

Send a Card to a Friend Day: A Holiday Idea to Celebrate Your Platonic Relationships

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At [Enclosed] we urge you to recognize all the relationships in your life – the romantic and non-romantic ones. Friends are the people you choose to have in your life. On this holiday, spice up your friendship by sending a personalized note or gift from you – a little pick-me-up they’ll love that lets them know you’re thinking of them.

 

Valentine’s Day: The Sexiest Holiday to Spice Up Your Relationship

February 14
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This romantic day attributed to St. Valentine has lovers around the world celebrating their relationships. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way or have an intimate experience with your lover, use this holiday to spice up your relationship in a non-traditional way. Skip the chocolates and flowers this year and instead come up with a creative and personal gift to give your valentine instead.

Singles Awareness Day: Spice Up How You Love Yourself

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Practice some self-love and treat yourself to something nice (because you deserve it.), or send something fun to a single friend that needs it on this day. Often celebrated by the unattached singles, spice up your holiday night by getting together with some friends, going out for dinner and drinks and meeting some new people. This day is all about feeling amazing about yourself, regardless of if you are in a relationship or not.

I Want You To Be Happy Day: Selflessness Can Be Sexy Too

March 3
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This day is meant to make someone you cherish in your life to feel special and happy. What’s that one thing she has been asking you to do with her, or that gift she has been hinting at for the longest time? Spice up your relationship and make it more intimate by setting aside your desires and making this day all about granting her wishes.

Steak and BJ Day

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Yes, there’s a day for the gents that is certain to spice things up. One month after Valentine’s Day, is the official date for Steak and BJ Day. Men do not want candy or flowers. There are two things men want: steak and a blowjob. And we would add, their wife in some sexy panties while she gives a mind-blowing blowjob. So be sure to drop hints about this day to her!

Proposal Day: Celebrate The Big Day In A Big Way

March 20
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If you’ve been thinking about tying the knot with her, this day specifically celebrates couples that are ready to get married. Plan it out or have it be spontaneous, get down on one knee and finally pop the question. Keep in mind; she doesn’t have to only wear diamonds on her finger . . .

Lover’s Day: A Romantic Holiday For Your Lover

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If you missed a chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day, let her know just how much she means to you on this holiday by piling on the romance and starting off by sending her some sweet (and maybe some sexy) texts or other gifts throughout the day.

 

No Pants Day: Sexy Daytime Fun To Spice Up Your Relationship

1st Friday of May
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We love this holiday not only because it is silly and completely fun, but because it’s an excuse to show off our sexy knickers. Spend some time home alone with your significant other – wearing no pants. A surefire way to spice up your relationship on date night is to prepare some sexy underthings ahead of time for the both of you to play around in for the rest of the night. If you’re lucky you might just end up without underpants too.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Celebrate your Military Spouse in a Sexy way

Friday Before Mothers Day
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This day celebrates all the Military spouses out there and their  significant contributions, support, and sacrifices they make to the United States Armed Forces. These spouses are the backbone of military families and support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. If you are a member of the military or know someone who is a Military spouse, show your appreciation for all their hard work and dedication.

Mother’s Day: Make Her Feel Sexy After Having Kids

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Celebrate Mother’s Day not for your mama – but instead for the mother of your children. (Yes, she is a MILF, right?) Use this holiday to spice up your relationship in ways you have not done before with your hot mama. Re-create your first date together, spend some quality time with her away from the stresses and worries of everyday life, or get creative and send her on a sexy scavenger hunt with thoughtful, sexy gifts for her to find based on memories you have together. Trust us, she’ll prefer that to the usual candies and chocolates.

National Sex Day: Next Level Moves Sure To Turn Up The Heat

June 9
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On the 9th day of the 6th month. Get it? Celebrate with sex position 69 on this 6/9 with your significant other. Whether you’re into 69ing or not, this is a great opportunity to try new things in the bedroom and add some exhilarating new sex positions to your repertoire that’ll spice up your relationship. This holiday is the perfect time to explore a few of your fantasies and get her to try out some very ultra-risqué clandestine knicker options so the both of you can have some sexy fun.

Red Rose Day: Shower Her With Flowers And Your Relationship Will Blossom

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Because red roses tend to be used as decoration in many cultures at wedding ceremonies, they are are now known to be the symbol of love and romance. On this day, couples present each other with red roses that represent their love. Not a fan of flowers? Instead gift her with something that evokes the same response to the beauty of flowers without the wilting. Regardless, red roses are a romantic way to spice up your relationship this holiday and will surely put a smile on her face.

Father’s Day: Spice Up Daddy’s Day Your Way

3rd Saturday in June
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A day to honor dads and appreciate everything he does. Leading up to every Father’s Day we receive requests from both men and ladies for some unique gift ideas – ones that go beyond the usual ties, socks, and shaving paraphernalia. Instead make sure to spice up your relationship with this holiday date idea and surprise the father of your children with a sensual massage, an intimate night with only you, ultra-sexy lingerie, and tantalizing IOUs and photos..

World Kissing Day: Holiday Idea To Kiss Her From Her Head To Toes

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The objective of this holiday is to enjoy a kiss with your lover. So go ahead, smooch it up all you want today. To make it even more fun and spice up your relationship day-to-day, don’t tell her that it is a holiday and surprise her with cute pecks, meaningful kisses, or full on smooches all throughout the day. We guarantee you, she will love the extra attention.

Girlfriend’s Day: Your Relationship Wouldn’t Be The Same Without Her

August 1
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Whether used to celebrate the special bond of friendship between women, or for couples to celebrate what makes girlfriends so special, this holiday celebrates all the unlimited ways life is better with your girlfriend in it. If you are a boyfriend looking to spoil and pamper your girlfriend on this day, celebrate in a way that makes her happy.

National Underwear Day: Spice Up Your Relationship With Extra-Sexy Skivvies

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We are all about national underwear day, and you should be too. Spice up your relationship this holiday by spending the entire day together wearing nothing but some fun underwear. Everything is more fun when you’ve stripped down to your skivvies – Just make sure you won’t be caught dead wearing ugly panties.

Kiss and Make Up Day: The Make Up Is Always The Best Part

August 25
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What would a relationship be without an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while? This day aims to celebrate the resolution to your argument – and instead focus on coming together and leaving your differences behind. Today is a day to get out of the doghouse, kiss and make up.

Wife Appreciation Day: Happy Wife, Happy Life On This Holiday Idea

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On wife appreciation day, husbands get to make up for missing Mother’s Day when there are no children in the marriage. Traditionally celebrated to show appreciation for everything their wives do to make them happy, husbands present them with gifts of flowers, perfume, jewelry, clothing or lingerie.

Love Note Day: Sexy Love Notes For Your Love

September 26
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Often times is easy to leave feelings left unsaid, but on this holiday idea spice up your relationship a little by writing messages of love to her in the form of a note. Carefully tuck them away in places for her to find for an unexpected surprise.. If you’re not a writer, the Knicker Ladies have plenty of Love Note examples for you to use.

Sweetest Day: Don’t Just Spice It Up, Make Your Relationship Sweeter

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This Sweetest Day holiday idea can spice up your relationship by bringing the two of you closer together. Meant to recognize that sweet and special someone in your life, go on and shower your sweetheart with some sweets. Traditionally men give gifts of candies and chocolates to their sweetie, but as long as the gift is thoughtful and cute, anything goes.

 

Men Make Dinner Day: Use Some Spices To Spice Up Your Relationship

1st Thursday in November
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There’s nothing sexier than a man who knows how to cook . . . and this holiday seeks to encourage men who do not know how to, to learn a few skills. Whether you want to keep dinner simple and comforting or wow her with an extraordinary spread, throw on that apron, commandeer that grill, and use some exotic seasonings to spice up your relationship this holiday.

Giving Tuesday

1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving 
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This International day of giving takes place at the beginning of the Christmas holiday season. On this day people and organizations donate money and resources to charities and nonprofits in an event to counterbalance the commercialization and consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving season. So spread some holiday cheer, and donate to your favorite non-profit on this day! [ENCLOSED] proudly supports many non-profits and encourages everyone to take some time to volunter.

Hanukkah: Eight Days And Nights Of Romance

Celebrated for eight days and nights, and occurs anytime from late November to late December 
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This Jewish eight-day, wintertime holiday of Hanukkah is called the Festival of Lights, and is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Gather friends and family together to partake in this festive and happy holiday. Use these wonderful eight days to let your lover know just how much they mean to you.

Free Shipping Day: Extra Sexy Last-Minute Gifts To Spice Up Your Relationship

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If you hate shopping, and we know most men do, this national day will allow you to get your last minute online shopping in on this day. Most e-retailers will have some free shipping and holiday deals to make sure you get something special and nice for your ladylove in time for Christmas. Spice up your relationship by surprising her with something extra-sexy under the Christmas tree (body massager, invite to a boudoir couples photographer, luxury lingerie – you get the idea.)

Festivus:  A Festivus For The Rest Of Us!

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Festivus is celebrated as a non-secular non-denominational holiday for anyone wishing to celebrate without partaking in Christmas or Hanukkah. So if you don’t celebrate these two holidays but still want to be merry, go ahead and be festive, jovial and lively this Festivus! Spice up your relationship by watching old episodes of Seinfeld, partaking in activities such as dining on Festivus dinner,  “Airing of Grievances and “Feats of Strength” Note, leave the tinsel behind, it gets distracting.

Christmas Eve and Day: Has She Been Naughty Or Nice This Year?

December 24 and 25
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Christmas is a wonderful time of year for family and giving. So spice up your holiday by brewing up some warm cocoa, snuggling up to your love under the mistletoe and enjoying the evening together listening to festive holiday music or watching your favorite Christmas movie. When it comes time to open presents, spread your holiday cheer and whisper in her ear “all I want for Christmas is you . . . naked” and it’ll make for very happy holidays indeed.

National Thank You Note Day: A Spicy Way To Show Your Appreciation

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With Christmas day over and all the presents opened and enjoyed, heartfelt thanks are in order. Receiving gifts can bring so much joy, but saying Thank You can almost feel better. This year, write her a personalized Thank You love note telling her why you are so in love with her and how incredibly sexy you find her. Make the Thank You love note as steamy as you like for a surefire way to spice up your relationship.

 

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Valentine Gift Ideas From Tinder-Date To Total Commitment: Every Stage Of A Relationship

Valentine Gift Ideas For Every Stage Of Your Relationship

Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic holiday of the year. It can also be the most stressful depending on what stage of a relationship you’re in. Many men are puzzled as to what to get their wife or girlfriend. So what makes something a good Valentine’s Day gift idea? You need a gift that lasts a little longer than roses, but you also don’t want to go overboard because let’s face it – you’re not cupid, nor should you pretend to be. Worry no more; we at Enclosed are here to provide some Valentine’s Day gift ideas – whether you’re in a new relationship, or have been married ten years.

Valentine Gift Ideas For The New Relationship: First Tinder Date On Valentine’s Day – A Rose By Any Other Name . . .

You get a match on Tinder and decide to have your first date on Valentine’s Day. You’re probably thinking, “Oh no, what do I do about Valentine’s Day? I barely know the person, and I don’t want to come off too desperate.” The answer is simple – just give her a single rose! It’s not too heavy of a commitment but it shows that you are sweet. You’ll definitely score some points in your new relationship with this Valentine’s Day gift idea!

Valentine Gift Ideas For The New Relationship: Less Than A Month, Sweets for Your Sweetheart

gift idea for girlfriend valentine dayYou’ve gone on a few dates but it’s still a new relationship. Nothing terribly serious yet, but Valentine’s Day looms. You still don’t want to appear too desperate or you might scare her off. Enclosed recommends that you get your new gal something sweet. La Maison Du Chocolat is an elegant, classy Valentine gift idea and far from your usual drugstore chocolates.

Valentine Ideas For The New Relationship: Dating A Few Months, Surprise Her With Sexy Knickers

panty monthly gift packagingSo you’re in this relationship for a few months now but you still need some Valentine gift ideas? We’ve got two approaches to Valentine gift ideas early in the relationship.  If you are already sleeping together, we recommend one month of our luxury lingerie subscription service, Enclosed. It’s sexy but not presumptuous.

candle gift idea valentine day ideaIf you are not yet wrinkling the sheets, then you can’t go wrong with a beautiful, but not cheap, scented candle from Diptyque Paris. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea to set the right mood for a romantic evening, but again, not too far on the sexy-spectrum.

Valentine Gift Ideas For The New Relationship: Six Months, Surprise Her With A Lingerie Subscription Or A Classy Fragrance

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Valentine Gift Idea For The New Relationship: One Year, Make It Easy With Jewelry

You and your lovely one have been in the relationship for one whole year, but you still don’t have a good Valentine’s Day gift idea. A man can never go wrong with a tasteful piece of jewelry. You get to choose how much to spend, and what to get her. It might be expected, but it still is a timeless, tried-and-true way to make you the hero of Valentine’s Day one year into a new relationship.

Valentine Gift Idea For The New Relationship Stage: Newly Engaged, And Engraved Into Your Hearts

It’s your first Valentine’s Day as a newly engaged man and you’re puzzled on a good Valentine’s Day gift idea for this new stage of your relationship. We recommend that you get your fiancée something engraved with their name, the date you got engaged, or even you can go further and get the exact longitude and latitude of the location where you asked her. This Valentine’s gift idea will not only set the stage for this holiday, but also for the special day when you both approach the altar.

Valentine Gift Idea For The New Relationship Stage: Newly Married, But Kinky In The Sheets

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Valentine Gift Idea For The Relationship Stage: Married One Year, Go Literary

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Valentine Gift Idea For The Relationship Stage: Married 3+ Years . . . Cheers To The Both Of You

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Valentine Gift Idea For The Relationship Stage: Trying To Get Pregnant, Perhaps Panties Will Help?

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Valentine Gift Idea For The Relationship Stage: Rocky Marriage, Win Her Back By Making It About Her

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Valentine Gift Idea For The Relationship Stage: She Is Pregnant And Beautiful, Too

Congratulations! You and your wife are expecting a baby, but what you weren’t expecting is that would also have to come up with a good Valentine’s Day gift idea. For both your wife and your bundle of joy, Enclosed recommends that you get her a pregnancy photo shoot to make her feel beautiful. This Valentine’s Day gift idea shows that even when she may not feel her most sexy, you think she could not be more stunning.