Fellas, if you happen to read my blog (hopefully on your own or because your gal says “oh, this? Mrs. Twist told me about it.”) I am sharing some deliciousness to make you look like a King gifting the Queen on Valentine’s Day. Fourteen ideas…
One: Sur la Table Cooking Class. She can pick her own class — maybe for a GNO, or baking, or perhaps she will book a couple’s night out class with you!
Two: A limited edition Le Creuset pink heart shaped Dutch oven. A splurge, but what a way to show her you love her not only on Valentine’s Day, but also when she makes Aunt Helen’s pot roast!
Three: This is an easy one — Trader Joe’s Chocolate heart-shaped cookies. They are a shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. I took one of my Ikea jars (from this post) and filled it with a box of these cookies. Such a pretty, inexpensive gift. Add a gift card to Starbucks and it will be a perfect girlfriend gift.
Four: Hurley House Cupid Corn. Katherine posted this beautiful pic on Instagram today and I knew it would be perfect for my list. “Candy covered popcorn with sprinkles, packaged in a sweet single-served box.” Call (817) 349-8934 to place an order for everyone in your office!
Five: Mix Tape. Kickin’ it old school. If you have no clue what a “mix tape” is you are probably too young to be interested in Mrs. Twist. Popular in the 80s and 90s before you could easily download music, you’d make a mix tape (i.e. the dinosaur cassette tape — or as Mother used to refer as Kay-sette) to give to someone you were crushing on. But, now you could put it on a thumb drive. Load it with classic love songs and you are good as gold.
Six: Fizzing Bath Bombs from Whole Foods. I love to go to their beauty aisle, it smells amazing. Lidded jars full of bath bombs and salts. They come in six amazing scents — my favorites are Rose Petal and Muscle Soak. And you can package them in cute brown paper sacks.
Seven: Microwave Popcorn Maker from Amazon. This little teapot shaped popcorn maker has a port in the top for a pat of butter to melt right onto your corn! Combine with a good bottle of wine and a Redbox movie and you have a fun date night.
Eight: Bird Feeder. It’s that time of year when birds will need access to food because winter has arrived and soon springtime will mean nesting. This adorable birdfeeder how-to video would be a fun project to do with the kids. Don’t want to make one, Wild Bird Center has a wide variety of feeders and seed to get her started with bird watching.
Nine: Diffuser with Essential Oils. I have practically one diffuser for every room in the house and I take one with me when I travel. There are all sorts of oils available out there. I prefer Young Living Essential Oils. They are a bit more expensive, but they are pharmaceutical grade and the company really does set the highest standard possible with their Seed to Seal promise.
My favorite relaxing scents are lavender and jasmine. I love Purification and Thieves, but that doesn’t really say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to me.
Ten: Sees Candy. This “
BigAss Elegant Heart.” I mean I would fly to the moon if Mr. Bee gave me this.
Hello, lover. I can do serious damage to my hips on this one, but I don’t care.
Eleven: Professional Organizer Services. I know this isn’t really romantic, but maybe after you present her with the
BigASS Elegant Heart candy box you could say something heartfelt like “I thought it would be nice for you to have someone help you organize the pantry like you’ve been talking about doing.” Men don’t get how organizing makes a woman’s heart sing. My friend, Elizabeth, gets it done. She’s helped me transform most every room in my nest.
Twelve: Fun house slippers with a pedicure gift card tucked inside. If I could click around the house in these, I might never leave. I mean one can never have too many mink, turquoise lucite slippers.
Thirteen: Farmgirl Flowers. They ship nationwide and only use locally sourced farms, not greenhouses, to create a unique bouquet. Their signature burlap, hand-tied wrapped posies look hand-picked from the garden. Use code SWEETS for 10% off your order.
Fourteen: Jesus Calling. I saved the best for last. Mother had a copy of this book in her room when I was going through her things after she died. Mother attended church all her life, but I honestly didn’t know she was as faithful to God until after her death. It’s something I regret not sharing with her.
This beautiful daily devotional lays out words and scripture that Jesus laid on Sarah Young’s heart. It’s no accident when you read your daily passage, that you will say to yourself, “How did He know I was feeling this way today?” Ask someone who owns a copy of Jesus Calling and they will tell you the same thing. Since Valentine’s Day is a day of love — why not give her a gift that she can use every single day from the person who loves her the most (behind you, of course).
So, there you are. Now, go forth and get it done. You have two weeks and no excuses. Mrs. Twist saves the day.