February 7, 2009

Saving on Gourmet Gifts This Valentine's Day

Happy+Valentines+Day.jpgChocolates, jewelry, wine... the gift list for February 14th goes on and on. It's no wonder that men (and women) can get frazzled when trying to do something nice for the special someone in their life. Commercials bombard with overpriced truffles, diamond necklaces, and skimpy lingerie, but is this really what Valentine's Day is about? The origin of lovers' day comes from Saint Valentine. After being rejected by his mistress, Saint Valentine sacrificed his heart and sent it to her in a dramatic show of undying love. Luckily for you, modern times call for less bloodshed, with a heart-shaped card replacing the body's strongest muscle.

The point of this day is to show loved ones the true feelings that everyday can hide. While dinner at a nice restaurant is one way to celebrate, cooking a meal together can be much more intimate. Sur La Table (4% cash back) offers classes encompassing a world of flavors, including a Valentine themed "Date Night" class. For the cost of a fancy meal for two, both you and your partner can enjoy the satisfaction that comes with preparing your own unique meal taught by world class chefs.

A good bottle of wine is a treat during any occasion. If your loved one is a wine enthusiast, treat them to more than a bottle, treat them to a wine club. Wine.com (3% cash back) offers three very distinct wine clubs all geared toward a different enthusiast. My personal favorite is the Discovery Tour Wine Club. Great for the beginner, this club teaches the basics of varietals and regions. Each month offers a different region, with two bottles for enjoyment. Additional discounts are offered to club members wishing to re-order a wine they couldn't live without. If only the local liquor store offered the same gratitude.


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DIS is call real love,people say's love is in di air
bt 4 me love is not ANY WHERE IT IS IN THE BLOOD.

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