Close to 100 years ago, in the land of Cleve, long before the Rock N Roll Hall of fame was even a figment in anyone’s imagination (rock n roll didn’t exist yet), 12 savvy businessmen concocted a new holiday. With their incomes tied directly to the greeting card and confection industries, they invented Sweetest Day. Fast forward to October 2013 and Sweetest Day is still alive and kickin’. While some may view a corporate-created faux holiday a waste of time, let’s face the reality, everyone likes to feel loved…or maybe even liked. So let’s jump into some of the local gifty options for your sweetie on Saturday, Oct 19th…
Back To The Basics, With A Modern Twist
Sweetest Day began with candy and cards, so let’s start there. While most Daytonians have fallen in love with the chocolatey goodness inside the magic gold box with the classic red bow, did you know that Esther Price carries other sugary confections, like chocolate covered potato chips? They even have some delicious sugar-free options. Another yummy choice comes from Winan’s . Their dark chocolate meltaways are divine, and let’s not forget about the local favorite, BUCKEYES! No sweet tooth? No problem! Sometimes the greatest gifts one could receive are your handwritten thoughts and feelings. Since most of us have graduated from the intricately folded footballs passed in study hall, why not pick out a unique card? Some of the coolest ones can be found in the Oregon District, at Peace On Fifth. You can ignite your passion with compassion by knowing that the card or other gift you choose is fair-trade.
The Way To A Man’s Heart…
In all fairness, that phrase seems sooooo 1950’s, and really, everyone loves a good meal. While our Dining Guide has all the details for restaurants in every part of the Miami Valley at every price point, we thought we’d throw out a couple of options as a reminder that you may want to pick up the phone and make a reservation.
A sexy Saturday night downtown should probably include a meal at one of our favorites:
If you prefer to keep it casual:
One of the amazing food trucks or popular local breweries
If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a Bow On It
Even the most selfless person can admit, gifts are fun. Thoughtful gifts can be super fun.
For the stressed: a massage gift certificate at your sweeties favorite salon / spa, a round of golf before the weather gets too cold, or a mini staycation at home!
For just about anyone: a nice bottle or gift certificate for Arrow Wine!
For the adventurous: Red Ribbon tickets to Saturday’s MasqueRAGE!
We hope this is helpful, or at least gives you inspiration for your own personalized ideas.