[1] An ideal small Valentine gift: a can of rosé wine (both photos © Bonterra Vineyards). [2] Think Pink!* on Valentine’s Day.   Like many people, we have always given chocolate as a Valentine’s Day gift. It’s the conventional choice, along with red roses. This year we’re going pink, with gifts of rosé wine. Some […]

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[1] Not for the faint-of-palate: Jelly Bellys made with five different types of hot chile peppers (both photos © Jelly Belly). [2] Take heed: There’a a warning label.   If your Valentine likes food with hot chiles, a package of Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Fiery Five should be part of his/her Valentine’s Day gift. How hot […]

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Many people grow herbs at home. How about peppercorns? If your Valentine has a green thumb, a peppercorn plant is a different kind of gift. You can grow one as a houseplant (photo #1); or if you live in a semi-tropical climate, you can grow it outdoors (here’s what you need to know to grow […]

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[1] Lover’s Leap, a blend of superior black teas with rose and chamomile petals, is available in both loose tea and tea bags (both photos © Steven Smith Teamaker). [2] Lover’s Leap Tea, nicely boxed.   Lover’s Leap Tea is a limited edition for Valentine’s Day, created by our favorite tea emporium, Steven Smith Teamaker. […]

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A great gift for any occasion—and especially for a last-minute holiday gift—is a subscription to a meal delivery service. You can send it anytime, in the sum of your choice. The recipient gets an email with instructions on how to select and order his/her meals. We recently received a gift of a week of prepared […]

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[1] Red wine stains: Out! (Photos © Madame Paulette). [2] Coffee stains: Out! (Plus a dozen or more other stain types: all out!) [3] There are five single-use kits in each order.   If you have friends like us, here’s a welcome holiday gift. Who are “friends like us?” We are the less-coordinated people who […]

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Here’s a luxurious gift for yourself or for a coffee-loving friend or family member. Difference Coffee is a premier delivery program that sells the finest-coffee capsules in the world. The capsules are compatible with Nespresso machines. The company was created after the entrepreneurial founder bought a Nespresso machine. After tasting all the different Nespresso capsules, […]

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[1] Oh so delicious: Jeff’s Famous Maple Brown Sugar Jerky (all photos © Jeff’s Famous Jerky). [2] Prefer hot to sweet? Try Jeff’s Famous Sriracha Black Pepper Jerky. [3] Jeff’s Famous Beef Jerky. [4] For chile heads: Jeff’s Famous Carolina Reaper Jerky. [5] Jeff’s Famous Cranberry Jalapeño Jerky. [6] Jeff’s Famous Black Pepper. Jerky   […]

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