Michaela Cultrara, Hart’s Community Relations Supervisor, was born and raised in Rochester, NY. You’ll see her around the store, offering samples and working with our local partners. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine (or Galentine!), Michaela is here to help. In fact, she has put together a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for us with items you can pick up right here at Hart’s!
1. Dinner for Two: Flour City Pasta with Guglielmo’s Rosa Sauce. Making dinner at home this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be time consuming- and it can be 100% local! Cook up some Flour City Pasta and add Guglielmo’s Rosa sauce for a romantic, pink-themed dish for two! p.s. How about a Cheesy Eddie’s Original Cheesecake for dessert? Yes, please!
2. Breakfast in Bed: Grab one of our gift baskets and fill it with Arrowhead Mills Natural Pancake & Waffle Mix, John McCann Steel Cut Oatmeal and Mendon Maple Farms Maple Syrup. These items create the perfect breakfast in bed combo and the authentic maple syrup adds the right amount of sweetness for you and your valentine.
3. Warming Balsam Fir Mineral Bath. This blend of balsam fir, eucalyptus and juniper berry will give you and your loved one the feeling of being in a warm winter cabin, surrounded by a luxurious green forest, right in the comfort of your own home!
4. Pukka Love & Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea. I choose these two teas because they are good for the heart and romance. Drinking rose tea is said to help the body relax and unwind.
5. Sly Fox Raspberry Reserve & Saison de Lis. If your love is a fan of champagne, Hart’s has some great options for you right in our beer department: Saison de Lis is a Belgian style beer with hints of chamomile flowers giving it a crisp flavor much like champagne, and the Sly Fox Black Raspberry Reserve is pink, bubbly and so delicious!
6. Good old box of chocolates with flowers and a card. Godiva Valentine’s Day message truffles and Dove Chocolates in a heart shaped box- It may sound cliché but when in doubt, chocolates are always a good Valentine’s Day gift. Always. We also have beautiful roses, tulips and flower bouquets as well as cute cards available right here at Hart’s!
7. Crush by Copper Horse Coffee. This coffee has notes of milk chocolate, strawberry, and floral overtones. It’s perfect to warm up with first thing in the morning this Valentine’s Day.
8. Aromatherapy room diffuser with rose essential oil. Sweeten up your home with the smell of roses for a romantic setting.
9. Heart Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On. Open the floodgates of compassion with your love by buying him or her this aromatherapy roll on perfect for compassion and romance.
10. A gift card. If your sweetie is the choosy type, let them choose for themselves with a Hart’s gift card we have plenty in store for them.
Happy Valentine’s Day!