Warm your heart in the midst of a cold February this Valentine’s Day! Though generally celebrated as a holiday for lovers, why not take an opportunity this Feb. 14 to celebrate the many kinds of love we all have in our lives, whether it’s romantic or platonic? Small gestures to show we care are one of the best ways to get us through another long, cold winter. Whether you’ve got a valentine, galantine, or palentine, we’ve got some creative ideas in mind for gifts for your loved ones.
Go Ahead, Be Cheesy (or Meaty, or Foodie)
A nourishing gift for the foodie friend or partner in your life is a selection of delicious items from our Deli! Exciting spreads for excellent grilled cheeses or a stunning cheese board can help inspire them. Maybe try a new variety of olives for snacking. Got someone who loves to cook? Grab a box of luxurious flaky Maldon Sea Salt for finishing all of their favorite meals. Don’t mess a-rind with something simple — we think it’s gouda to show you care with something a little fancy like Marieke Truffle Gouda. All puns aside, it is our February Cheese of the Month, and on sale right now!
Gestures of Care with Wellness Gifts
Know someone who loves to luxuriate? Do they think aromatherapy is scent-sational? Treat them to some bath time treats like Roots Essential bath salts or Pacha heart shaped froth bombs for some watery relaxation. Inessance and Pranarom roll on fragrances are a lovely treat for those who enjoy perking up with perfume. Candles from Big Dipper Waxworks are a great option for creating ambiance and delightful aromas. Finally, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a card, and the co-op has you covered with locally made options.
There’s also nothing wrong with keeping it classic! Seward Co-op has many fair trade chocolate bars, and several brands will be on sale. For loved ones with a sweet tooth, don’t miss Bakery specials like chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate-covered strawberries in the Deli cooler, or a vegan chocolate cake with ganache. Making a special dinner? The Meat and Seafood counters at both stores are offering surf n’ turf deals, featuring Blooming Prairie beef. Don’t forget to set the table! Grab a local bouquet for your sweetheart or a friend and enjoy complimentary floral wrapping on Feb. 14 from 3-7 p.m. at both Seward Co-op stores.