5 YYC Holiday Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day
Well Calgary, Valentines Day is coming up FAST. Whether we want to celebrate it or not, we all know that no matter what stage your relationship is at, there is always some sort of "expectation" around the holiday, silly as it may be, it's true. I know that some elaborate declarations of love can be WAY over the top depending on where you stand but trust me, don't make the mistake of bypassing this holiday boys. Believe me, I KNOW that girls are beyond confusing and tend to say things that they don't necessarily mean so whether or not she"wants" to celebrate Valentines Day... she's testing you. CELEBRATE IT. I know that roses and chocolates have been WAY over done so I thought I would take it upon myself to give you guys 5 YYC gifts worth giving your Valentine this year.
1. PRETTY SWEET
Everybody LOVES a good treat. Pretty Sweet YYC is a boutique bakery serving up sweet treats that look as beautiful as they taste (MUCH appreciated when it comes to food blogging... gotta love a good photogenic treat). Now, if you have made your way around the market scene in Calgary, I'm sure you will have seen these beautiful sweets a time or two before! Fortunately for us, the lovely owner Vicki Manness has now opened a shop just off of Blackfoot Trail and 42 Street that is open every Saturday from 10-3 ( so you better believe she will be stocked up on beautiful heart shaped treats this Saturday)! Wanting some beautiful treats for an event or gift, check out the Pretty Sweet website for ordering details!
2. FILIGREE PASTRIES
From the moment I saw these adorable macarons I KNEW it was love. These Sweet Heart macarons are the perfect treat/gift for Valentine's Day! Whether you are buying them for someone or some event, these macarons will definitely get people Ooooing and awing. What I love about Filigree Pastries is that their macarons are unique and absolutely GORGEOUS. Kent (owner and creator of Filigree Pastries) has really taken macarons to the next level by creating a variety of different themes, everything from footballs to unicorn (depending on the season)! SO where can you get these bad boys? Head on over to Outside the Shape in Inglewood to pick up a box or order them online for delivery on February 13th!
3. COTUKITSCH JEWELLERY
Boys, the ole heart necklace thing is WAY overdone. Why not get her up a beautiful hand crafted jewellery piece from Cotukitsch. I recently picked up one of these GORGEOUS Amethyst Slice necklaces from The Livery Shop in Inglewood and I am obsessed! Designed and created by Calgary local Dorian Kitsch, this jewellery collection is both affordable and unique! Shop the collection here or swing by The Livery to pick up one of these beautiful pieces!
4. DAVID'S TEA
Trust David's Tea to never miss a beat when it comes to the holidays! Featuring a variety of different gift packages, David's Tea is the perfect gift for this Valentines Day! With everything from This Box of Hearts collection to Tea Infused Chocolate Caramel Hearts there are a variety of different gifts for everyone on your list! Not into the whole V-Day themed gifts? David's Tea has a variety of different mugs and tea collections perfect to suit your fancy.
5. MARKET CHOCOLATES
Can we just take a minute to note these absolutely GORGEOUS handmade chocolates? I first stumbled upon these beauties when I was shopping at the Calgary Farmers Market, and OBVIOUSLY could not walk by without taking home a dozen! Having been mesmerized as they delicately decorated these stunning chocolates, I couldn't wait to give them a try. Not only are these chocolates absolutely beautiful, they are insanely DELICIOUS. With flavours like cookie dough, lemon meringue, peanut butter and London Fog, there really is no going wrong! Pick up a box of these bad boys at the Calgary Farmers Market!
Well Dieters, Happy Shopping and cheers to getting YOUR Valentine (or yourself) the perfect gift!
You stay hungry,
And remember, Your diet starts tomorrow!