In just 15 days, it is Valentine’s Day! Are you excited?
Admittedly, I am not… I’m really, truly not into Valentine’s Day. And I mean it for reals, not like a girl who says that and then gets upset if she doesn’t get something sparkly. It’s probably in large part due to my intense dislike with coming up with gift ideas. I don’t know why but gift giving totally stresses me out. So the idea of having yet another day after birthdays and holidays to come up with another present, no thanks.
But that’s where this great list of gifts comes in. Below are amazing locally prepared treats and gifts that will truly impress that special someone. (Plus, then you won’t seem like a grinch like me…)
Always unique and delicious, Olympic Provisions is offering three and six stem Salami Bouquets. Instead of giving the same old flowers this year, the popular salumeria’s Salami Bouquet includes a mix of Olympic Provisions favorites arranged just like a bunch of flowers. The bouquets are available for purchase in the online store.
This Valentine’s Day, growlers from Migration Brewing are the perfect gift for the craft beer connoisseur in your life. Growlers are available for purchase at $6 and $15 filled. Bring in a favorite growler to fill for $13 Monday-Saturday and $8 every Sunday.
The perfect gift for the home chef or grill master, the Broken Cleaver apron. Created by Chefs Adam and Jackie Sappington, the husband and wife duo behind The Country Cat, the apron is made of 65% cotton, and is light enough for a woman yet sturdy enough for a man. Hand sewn by the Portland Garment Factory, the Broken Cleaver is one-size-fits-all yet they are equipped with an adjustable leather shoulder strap allowing it to fit any baker, cook or butcher. The Broken Cleaver Apron is available for purchase online.
Pick up croissants, breads, and treats perfect for a special breakfast or dessert this Valentine’s Day. Open on February 14th, Little T Baker is offering a holiday menu featuring items such as heart-shaped Paris-brest, custom conversation shortbread hearts, pure chocolate tart for two, classic red velvet cupcakes and double chocolate cupcakes. Please place orders for Valentine’s Day by Tuesday, February 11th.
Valentine’s Day baskets from CruMarket. With all the delicious local products included, it’s the a great way to send a loved one something special and tell them you care. This year’s Valentine’s Day basket includes sweet treats such as Pinkletons salted vanilla caramel corns, Rainshine sweet caramels, Sterling white chocolate lavender shortbread, and Positively Sweet assorted chocolate truffles. Valentine’s Day CruMarket baskets are $50. And who doesn’t love to receive sweets and bubbles for Valentine’s Day? Sparkling wine is available for an extra $35 to make the CruMarket baskets even more romantic. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order or click here to order online.
Locally hand-harvested in Netarts Bay, Oregon, Jacobsen Salt Co. Oregon Pinot Noir salt flakes are ideal gift for the gourmand or to spice up a home-cooked meal this Valentine’s Day. The Oregon Pinot Noir salt flakes pair excellently with steak, pasta, and roasted vegetables. In addition to Oregon Pinot Noir, Jacobsen Salt Co. also creates the original Flake Finishing Sea Salt, Italian White Truffle, Oregon Pinot Blanc, Stumptown Coffee, and Vanilla Bean.
(Disclaimer: details above are courtesy of Little Green Pickle. However I was not paid to promote these businesses and 100% love these gifts and the companies that make them.)