If you’re in a relationship or if you’re single and looking to be in a relationship, you know how important February 14 is! While the history of this day is obscure, people around the world celebrate it as Valentine’s Day each year to let that special someone in their lives know how much they are loved. The day also serves to remind you to send a small gift to friends and relatives you care about.

Here’s a list of our top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts that will make an impression on your loved ones without making a hole in your wallet:

1. Make Your Own Marmalade

This is an easy DIY kit that helps you make approx. three 8oz jars of blood orange marmalade from delicious blood oranges. The recipe is simple and specially developed by Chef Becky (Rebecca Courchesne) and comes with a signed copy of her book, titled “The Art of Preserving.” I am particularly impressed by the custom labels that let you name your final product. You could follow Becky’s recipe to the tee or you may add your signature touch to make the marmalade your own. Think of this as a great at-home date idea or make the marmalade and present it to your sweetie!


It’s reasonably priced at $60. 

2. Chocolate & Sun-dried Sweetness Set

You can never go wrong when you pair two best-sellers together! Chocolate sauce from Narsai David and sulfur-free dried fruit from Frog Hollow Farm — this one needs no more explaining! The ganache is rich and creamy and the dried fruit from Frog Hollow takes you back to the summer of 2013 when apricots, peaches and nectarines ruled our world! Warm the chocolate and dip your dried fruit right in! Perfection achieved!

And it’s priced just right at $38. 

3. Color of Love Trio

If you were a cold-blooded animal, would you bleed blue? Well fortunately, most of us humans aren’t cold-blooded (yes, most) and our heart pumps, on an average, about 6,000 to 7,500 liters of bright red, oxygen-rich blood every day. So what does the color of your blood have to do with Valentine’s Day? Well, if you had taken a look at Frog Hollow Farm’s “Color of Love Trio” you’d have the answer to your question already! This gorgeous gift set includes three amorously colored spreadable fruit jars: blood orange & strawberry marmalade, plum blueberry conserve and nectarine-plum conserve. This is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day — one that requires no effort from you (yeah, some of us can be lazy!).  It works for everyone — from your sweetie to your family and your besties!

It’s only $25, by the way! 

4. Sweetheart’s Breakfast in Bed Collection

This is where things get really fancy! If you’re looking to pop the question to your sweetheart, set the mood right by serving up a gourmet-style breakfast in bed. If you’re past the proposal and have the good fortune of being engaged, married or even living-in with your partner, then surprise your Valentine with a romantic breakfast in bed. There’s plenty on this platter for everyone!  The aroma of freshly baked scones sets the mood for what follows: granola, honey/conserve, organic fresh fruit, sulfur-free dried fruit, coffee and more!

The only reason this gourmet breakfast is at #4 is because it’s priced at $125. 

5. Bacci Di Damas | Traditional Italian Cookies

My love for these cookies goes beyond Valentine’s Day but that’s a blog for later. These are on the list for Valentine’s Day is because individually, each piece nestles delicious chocolate between two individual cookies to give the appearance of a kiss! And we all know what they say about kisses — A kiss that is never tasted is forever. Get these traditional Italian cookies and fall in love all over again come February 14.

The tin they come in makes for an elegant gift! Price: $29 

Author: Pearl Driver

Pearl works at the farm. She's originally from India and heads the marketing team at Frog Hollow. You may write to her at pearl(at)froghollow(dot)com.

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