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:
Champagne/Wine and Beer!
- 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/
- Craft beer tour: http://www.roanokefoodtours.com/
- To serve your guy on Valentines’ evening ~ 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.
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!
Blue Ridge Vodka ~ Medium body with nice sweet cornbread, honey and pepper notes!
Commonwealth Gin ~ a unique blend of 10 botanicals.
Celebrate with Virginia Sparkling Wine!
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!
If your guy loves single malt scotch ~
12 year old Macallan says “I love you”…21 year old Macallan says “I reeeeeeally love you!”
Fancy bottle for the vodka fancier. Ketel One Vodka is always a welcome gift for my guy.
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 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?
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.
For the guy with a sweet tooth.
And, of course! Fun and games for Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!