Valentine's Day - A Simple "Five Senses" Gift-Giving Guide

February 5, 2020

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It's rare February 14th is warm here in the northeast so for us Valentine’s Day traditions are rooted in cozy, warm moments together. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for us to create a memory, set a tradition in place, or just enjoy each other's company. Our celebration is as simple as enjoying a good bottle of wine with a home-made dinner, a few good chocolates afterwards, and watching a movie together! 

 

These gift suggestions appeal to the five senses for a truly memorable Valentine's Day without breaking the bank!

 

Read a Book Together, ALOUD

Most of us were obligated to read the literary classics in high school. Reading them as adults is a whole different thing. Taking time to read a book together is actually really fun. Instead of binge-watching a series we will often choose a book and settle into our library chairs, taking turns reading out loud to each other. One of our all-time favorite books to read was THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Written in the mid 1800s, it remains the romantic, adventurous, ultimate fairy tale. It takes a bit of focus to follow but we absolutely LOVED this book, and I highly recommend it! For us there is still something about touching and turning the pages of a book that we love, and we love collecting classics for our library, though I have included the kindle version below as well!

 

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

 

1) You can't go wrong with this classic Signature edition.

 

 

 

2) Or if you prefer digital, the annotated and Illustrated Kindle Edition.

 

 

3) There are also limited collectible editions available and pre-owned copies.

 

 

 

 

SCENTS

Scents are reminders of time spent together!

 

DIPTYQUE Votive Candle Trio

 

 

DIPTYQUE Violet Candle

 

 

 

2. RAMON MONEGAL Agar Musk 

My favorite perfume, it reminds me of walking in the woods in Vermont!

3. ACQUA DI PARMA  Colonia

 For Phil - fresh and clean smelling, classic not trendy

 

 

 

FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS SPECIAL

 

Flowers for my daughter, Nathalie

 

Flowers for my best friend, Lisa

 

Flowers for moi 

 

 

COOK A GREAT MEAL TOGETHER

 

"MAUI COOKS"

A Favorite Cookbook

Some of our favorites are Chinese Fish, Judy's Spinach Salad, and Carrot Ginger Soup!

 

 

 

 

WINES TO ENJOY WITH DINNER

 

BOURGOGNE SAINT-VÉRAN Chardonnay

 

 

 

 

BOURGOGNE CÔTE CHALONNAISE Chardonnay

 

 

 

 

BORDEAUX CHÁTEAU TAUZINAT  St. Emillion

 

 

 

 

TEQUILA, Patron 

Freeze a couple of shot glasses and start or finish your meal with a shot!

 

 

 

AFTER DINNER SWEETS

 

CHOCOLATES

Living in Zurich made us really particular about our "schoggi"

and chocolate releases the same endorphins in your brain as those when you fall in love! Here are our favorites:


Lindt Sprüngli

 

 

Teuscher of Switzerland

 

 

 

SPECIAL COOKIES

 

Cookies from Hatchville Baking Co

instagram: @hatchvillebakingco

 

 

 

Ladurée Macarons

 

 

 

 

VALENTINE'S PLAYLIST

Phil’s Valentines Day Spotify List (click here to view!)

 

 

WATCH A ROM-COM TOGETHER