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Three Memory-Making DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 2nd, 2017

Candy HeartsLooking for a way to create a custom-crafted Valentine’s Day experience that go beyond the classic cliches of a dozen red roses and chocolates? Following are three ways that residents of apartments in San Mateo can make the celebration memorable.

A Customized Gift Basket

Shopping for a customized gift basket should be almost as fun as receiving one. Buy a big, gorgeous basket, and fill it with small things that you know your loved one will love. Ideas include lusciously scented soaps, bottles of specialty syrups and liqueurs, books of romantic poetry, tickets to an upcoming concert featuring a favorite performer, jewelry and other personal adornments, and other assorted small items that your Valentine would like. To make it really fun, collect stuff all year round and hide them for when the time comes to put them all together in a customized gift basket.

A Weekend Travel Experience

The gift of a weekend getaway is just what many people need to give them the necessary boost to get past the winter doldrums. Booking a weekend in a lovely romantic spot within driving distance is a great way to have a relaxing mini vacation — as an added bonus, many of the cozy inns and charming bed-and-breakfast establishments in nearby Napa Valley may be offering seasonal discounts during this time of year. If you and your Valentine are nature lovers who relish solitude, February is a great time for a sojourn to California’s Lost Coast — winter has a special stark beauty in this area, and you’ll be far from the maddening crowd. On the flip side, if the two of you are urban environment aficionados, book the best hotel in San Francisco that you can afford and soak up that city life for a couple of days.

A Windowsill Culinary Herb Garden

This is an excellent Valentine’s Day gift for everyone from serious cooks to those who’d rather dine out the majority of the time. Serious cooks know the value of having a supply of fresh culinary herbs on hand. Even those who don’t spend much time in the kitchen will appreciate the visual appeal and delightful aroma provided by a culinary herb garden. They will also appreciate having fresh ingredients on hand for when they do cook or need a fresh sprig of mint for a cocktail of cup of tea.

If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind after all the hectic holidays of 2017, give us a call. We’d love to give you a tour of our community.