Valentine's Day Gift Trends

And now everyone…let me show you how to spoil all your Valentines this February 14th.

Every year it sneaks up on us after the holidays…and here it is again!

I will take the guess work out of your Valentine’s shopping – for young, for old, for her, for him, for everyone!

Today I have brought all of Chicago’s hottest new products – from all over the city – to make your Valentine’s Day gifts this year…red hot!

Flowers, the favorite gift to give this holiday, and ever so lovely to receive, have specific meanings going back thousands of years.  (this holiday is the busiest of the entire year for florists, so call, email or come in to place your order early!)

Choose wisely, and thoughtfully, as the meaning of a flower that you give as a gift should:
–    symbolize what you want the gift to say (thinking of you, I love you, luck)
–    embrace the favorite colors or flowers of the your sweetheart

GARDENIA: You’re lovely

LILY, WHITE: It’s heavenly to be with you

ORCHID: Rare beauty

PEONY: Happy life, happy marriage

If flowers don’t have the right meaning for your gift giving this holiday, then here are the next best – sweet treats:

Heavenly Chicago made truffles and mini valentine’s 3 tiered cookie cakes painted in pinks from chicagogourmet.com are my favorite gourmet, gorgeou chocolates to give anytime of year.

From younger gourmands…the city’s best cupcakes are from Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique – and adorned with everyone’s favorite valentine’s candy conversation hearts – you can again choose wisely with the perfect message to your petite sweetheart.

A kitchen valentine is easily given with a Red Gourmet Gift set from pamperedchef.com – to include heart shaped red bowls, red windowpane placemats, red kitchen handtowels, and all around the best cooking gadgets in the city.

And my favorite holiday gift to give – perfect for your husband or wife – is having Chef Chris from My Private Chef in your kitchen, cooking a private dinner for two while you pop open the champagne and sample his fabulous hors’douevres as he does all the cooking.  $450 includes shopping, setting the table, preparing and serving the meal, and best of all clean up!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

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