What To Buy For Your Valentine Guy!

 bubbly beeHappy Valentine’s Day from BubblyBEE!

Valentine’s Day is only 37 days, 7 hours, and 20 minutes away! Shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift for my guy is never easy. Finding a gift that is macho + romantic seems almost impossible if I wait until the last minute, which I usually do!  So this year I decided to share my list of “Guy Gifts” ahead of time to hopefully help out my girlfriends in the same predicament.

Here’s my list:

wine sign

Champagne/Wine and Beer!

  1. Gift certificate from his favorite wine and craft beer store.  In Roanoke, Virginia:  Mr. Bills Wine Cellar ~ http://mrbillswinecellar.com/, Barrel Chest ~ http://www.barrelchestwineandbeer.com/,  Tinnell’s Finer Foods ~http://tinnells.com/,and Wine Gourmet ~ http://www.winegourmetva.com/
  2.   Craft beer tour:   http://www.roanokefoodtours.com/
  3. To serve your guy on Valentines’ evening ~BDS wine and beer flights A craft beer flight…flight glass sets available at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia. I always rely on my favorite wine/craft beer store owner to guide me through the maze of craft beer choices when choosing a gift for my guy and he always steers me in the right direction.


Ewing whiskey

Just for fun… J. R. Ewing Bourbon Whiskey ~ I found this in the liquor store while I was researching Valentine gift ideas:

My maiden name was “Ewing” and back in the early 1970’s before the television show “Dallas” debuted, no one could pronounce my last name! So I was intrigued by this J.R. Ewing Bourbon Whiskey. It will go well with my J. R. Ewing beer that I bought years ago!

Loving Local!

local vodka

Blue Ridge Vodka ~ Medium body with nice sweet cornbread, honey and pepper notes!

local gin

Commonwealth Gin ~ a unique blend of 10 botanicals.

local gin 2 Catoctin Creek ~ Watershed Gin ~ spicy, woody and soft

Celebrate with Virginia Sparkling Wine!

Thibaut - Janisson Sparkling WineDelicious and bubblicious Virginia sparkling wine ~ Thibaut-Janisson ~  100% chardonnay with crisp apple and pear notes.

Please see my next post for lots of bubbly rosé champagnes and sparkling wines that will make fabulous gifts for your guy on Valentine’s Day!

Mccallan scotch 12 year oldMccallan scotch 21 year old

If your guy loves single malt scotch ~

12 year old Macallan says “I love you”…21 year old Macallan says “I reeeeeeally love you!”

whiskeyJefferson’s Reserve Very Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey Very Small Batch


Fancy bottle for the vodka fancier. Ketel One Vodka is always a welcome gift for my guy.



Anything bacon!


Plow and Hearth, Valley View Mall, Roanoke, Virginia.  Plow and Hearth also carries over sized cans of all kinds of peanuts and fancy nuts.

All kinds of “novelty” bacon items ~ even bacon toothpaste and bacon dental floss are available at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke:  http://www.blackdogsalvage.com/


Gift certificate to his favorite pizza parlor gracies placepizza

His Car! 

Gift certificate to have his car washed, waxed and detailed.


Anything cashmere…even more for you than him…so soft, warm and cuddly…a red cashmere sweater for Valentine’s Day perhaps?

Morning Coffee!

coffee Gift certificate to his favorite coffee shop for lots of morning java.

Evening Reading!

wine spectatorSubscription to his favorite magazine: Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Whiskey Advocate.

wine books

What to Drink with What you Eat ~ the most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled.

The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine ~ celebrates wine as an all American beverage that’s a key part of our country’s history and culture, and provides an encyclopedic A-to-Z reference , profiling more than 250 different wines by grape, region, weight, intensity, flavors, food pairings, notable producers, and more.


VT pillowFootball accessories representing his favorite team!


valentine chocolate




For the guy with a sweet tooth.


And, of course! Fun and games for Valentine’s Day!


wine text


Happy Valentine’s Day!



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3 thoughts on “What To Buy For Your Valentine Guy!

  1. Rosalee Kaplan January 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Nice post Becky. A lot of great information and lots of good ideas. Thanks for doing all of the leg work.


    • Becky Ellis January 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply

      Thank you Rosalee! Hope you are having a fabulous New Year!


  2. leannelc January 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I can’t even imagine that Valentine’s Day is nearly here already – it seems like it was only Christmas yesterday! Some great ideas here and thanks for sharing at our #Overthemoon link up ~ Leanne 🙂


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