Love is in the air coming to a calendar near you soon - very soon. Don’t drag your heels this year deciding on what to spoil your loved one with for Valentine’s Day, check out our 3 Ideal Gifts for Your Valentine. We’ve all seen the empty shelves on the week before the holiday leaving little option other than a very utilitarian and honestly boring gift card that hopefully they will use. Let’s start looking for gifts that will bring joy, help to celebrate the feelings you have for your loved one, and will not easily be forgotten or tossed aside.
Think of something that they would absolutely love but have not purchased for themselves out of frugality or having convinced themselves that it is unnecessary. If you can present something of that caliber in addition to some quality chocolates, you very well may look forward to Valentine’s Day and this opportunity to offer your loved one something that you give with heart and intention.
3 Ideal Gifts for Your Valentine
Make something that they save only for special occasions as part of this Valentine’s Day celebration. Maybe they have a favorite bottle of wine that you’ve only seen them give to others but never enjoy themselves. Have that ready on ice when they get home with a spray of their favorite flowers. Maybe they have a food that they so enjoy but would never serve themselves at home.
Do so for them, and if that happens to be oysters, be sure that your gift includes a selection from these beautiful oyster plates in the stunning collection at Weston Table. Not only does an oyster plate make serving this succulent shellfish a showstopper, including it as part of their gift gives a subtle hint that there will be further rounds of oysters to come in the future. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this particular indulgence is also thought by many to be an aphrodisiac.
Weston Table offers so many striking pieces that you are sure to find one that either accents their existing dinnerware service or simply one that you feel evokes their personality and captures their favorite colors. Share in this gift of one of their favorite things, and make sure you get enough for a second round.
Now that you’ve committed to presenting them with an oyster plate that will hopefully be used again and again, you need a source for the bivalves themselves. However, a good number of us don’t live near where they are farmed or would even know where to look in our area to score a dozen or so of these briny beauties. Hama Hama Oyster Company has been sustainably farming for over a hundred years, producing oysters of highest quality and flavor - and they deliver.
Not only will they ship your order to your doorstep, their helpful descriptions of each of their oyster varieties will help you decide which would be best for your celebration. Or if deciding on just one is too daunting, their Farm Sampler will allow you to create your own raw bar. Add to that the tools of the trade like an oyster knife and some compound butter to accent your beauties and you will have created a decadent and delicious evening for the two of you.
We seem to have hit upon a theme for your Valentine’s Day giving. Why don’t we complete the evening’s picture by completing the look, as it were. Oysters and their accoutrements are evocative of sandy shores populated with those clad in a laid back yet classy manner captured quintessentially by Vineyard Vines. Founders and brothers, Shep and Ian, started their clothing line with humble ties that, in their words, would remind people of the Good Life. While that term means many different things to many people, Vineyard Vines gives you the collections and palates that allow you to live your own good life while looking sharp and snazzy.
Give your loved one, and yourself, an oyster shucking and slurping outfit evocative of lazy days on the Vineyard. You’ll surely be thanked for such a thoughtful gift, and forgiven for sneaking through their closet to find out their size, as much as you’ll each get compliments from friends and colleagues for how put-together you look. A fresh set of duds can freshen up a whole day, especially a day on which you are celebrating the love you have for each other.
As a bonus for following all these suggestions, you’ll certainly make quite the Instagram-worthy couple in your snappy new duds hunkered around a bountifully filled oyster plate with some very big smiles on your faces. Or heck, even making one of these possibilities come true on Valentine’s Day will surely capture the aforementioned values of giving with heart and intention. Your thoughtful presentation of gifts that you’ve deemed will be meaningful to the recipient will let them know how strongly you care for them and about them.
Hopefully you are now excited to pull this evening together to spend time with the one you love peppered with potent representations of your feelings for them. Have a wonderful time on Valentine’s Day and beyond with the one who makes you want to take the care and time to make them so appreciated and loved.