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VALENTINES DAY Gifts for Lovers and Loved Ones

VALENTINES DAY Gifts for Lovers and Loved Ones

You don't have to have a significant other to give and receive gifts on Valentine's Day. For our readers who are looking for presents for sweethearts, loved ones, and besties, we have suggestions for wines, sweets, cookbooks and more. Here's a top selection with a variety of price points that will work for one and all.

Langhe Nebbiolo 2015 by Attilio Ghisolfi - This fine wine is produced in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is sure to delight the wine enthusiast in your life with its bright ruby hue and warm, silky taste. It can be paired with your favorite Italian cuisine from hot appetizers to main dishes with white and red meats. Relish this wine with someone you love and enjoy. Imported by Quintessential, visit:

Famiglia Bianchi Chardonnay 2015 by Valentin Bianchi - This is a wonderful, approachable white wine from Argentina that makes a great party sip with its nice hints of tropical fruit and vanilla. Gather your group and open a few bottles to toast the holiday. Imported by Quintessential, visit:

Verduna Pelaverga 2015 by Bel Colle - This well-balanced wine from the Piedmont region of Italy has a rich, fragrant aroma. It is made with 100% Pelaverga Piccolo di Vernuo, at 7 tonnes per hectare. Perfect for Valentine's Day meals, it is a great wine to accompany a meat and cheese platter and with entrees of pasta or fish. Raise a glass and have a dinner to cherish. Imported by Quintessential, visit:

Shari's Berries - The "Perfectly Paired Collection" combines both Shari's Berries and ProFlowers to deliver fresh flowers and sweet treats in one unique gift box to your Valentine. The collection is available on both the Shari's website and the ProFlowers website. Visit

Bang Cookies - You may have heard about this popular cookie company in Jersey City, NJ. They make scrumptious, giant cookies with all organic ingredients. Cookies are available for in-store pick-up at their storefront in Jersey City with free local-on demand delivery in Jersey City and Hoboken when you order 6 cookies or more. They also ship nationwide. Cookies come in two different varieties: Classic and Deluxe. They also have a brand-new line of Stuffed Cookies for Valentine's Day. Visit:

The Newlywed Cookbook Favorite Recipes for Cooking Together - This book by Williams Sonoma is terrific for newly married couples that wish to collaborate in the kitchen and prepare delicious recipes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients. And it's also a book for anyone who wants to enjoy cooking with a loved one. Visit:

America The Great Cookbook - Edited by Joe Yonan, this book is the ultimate celebration of our country's food scene, in all its glorious diversity. Featuring recipes and stories from over 100 top food personalities, the carefully curated cookbook is an opportunity for home cooks to get an intimate glimpse into the lives of their favorite food heroes as they share what they cook for their loved ones. Visit:

William Dean Chocolates - William Dean Chocolates is based in the greater Tampa Area of Belleair Bluffs, Florida. They make handcrafted, artisan, award-winning chocolates and other treats. All their items are made in small batches with no preservatives. They have a stunning variety of confections that are available for purchase at their Florida boutique and online nationwide. Visit:

The Spice Lab - Plan a tea for two with teas from The Spice Lab. Their wide variety that is sure to please includes British, Chai, Flowering, Matcha, and Oolong teas. And be sure to check out their other items that include blends, seasonings & rubs; salts; spices; and gifts. Visit:

Bongiovi Brand Sauces - Our favorite Italian sauce is just what you need to make your Valentine's Day home-cooked meals delicious. Some of our favorites are their Tomato Basil; Marinara; and the Garden State Style. Check out their "Valentine's Day Bundles" with sauces and and merchandise. The Bundles make an impressive culinary gift. Visit:

Jim Beam Vanilla - It's easy to toast Valentine's Day when you have Jim Beam Vanilla. This spirit combines the natural flavor of Madagascar Vanilla Liqueur with fine Kentucky Straight Whiskey. Have it straight, on the rocks or with cola for a delightful drink. Visit:

Junior's Cake and Cheesecake - Their luscious cakes, the Chocolate Covered Heart Cheesecake and the Red Velvet Heart Layercake will make your Valentine's Day dessert an absolute pleasure. Visit:

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