written by Annette Furio
This Valentine’s Day, whether you send a card or plan a special weekend with your significant other, family or friends, spread love generously.
Make it a point to tell those you care about how much they really mean to you. Gifts are treasured, experiences are unique, but what matters most is to make sure those you care about know they are loved.
Below we’ve curated some some gift and experiential ideas to make the day extra-special. Enjoy the season of love!
DIY Cake Tasting
Engaged couples (actually, anyone) can use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to taste-test different cakes. Find a baker who offers cake tasting packages for pick-up in your local area, or pick up a slice from a few different bakeries to create your own tasting. We love this Cake Tasting Box from Sweet Crumb Cakery in Orange County, CA.
The Speckled Ring Dish
The Speckled Ring Dish is a beautiful, glazed piece of pottery perfect for holding rings and small jewelry. Each dish is made by hand using speckled clay by Stella NC Works. It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day gift to compliment any other jewelry purchase ... hint hint, wink wink. Shop now.
Haus Rosé Rosé
Haus makes a variety of apéritifs with all-natural ingredients and flavors derived from fruits, herbs, and botanicals. Drink on its own or use my favorite recipe below to enjoy a spin on a traditional glass of Champagne this Valentine’s Day. Shop now.
- 2 parts Haus
- 1 part soda water
- 1 part Prosecco
The Engagement Journal
CK Everyone Eau de Toilette
Aibnb Online Experiences
We love these Airbnb Experiences and classes for an affordable, online activity this Valentine’s Day. If you enjoy cooking, they offer plenty in that category, but there are many others, from Baking to Music to Fitness. Find your thing and try something new together! Explore.
High Quality, Craft Meat
I don’t know about you, but my husband and I love a good steak dinner. This year, we plan to order our own steaks to cook at home together. Porter Road offers 100% pasture-raised, craft beef, pork, lamb and chicken from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee, delivered to your door. Shop now.