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Recipe: Lemon Zest Spiced Potato Cubes

Courtesy of our friends at Le Creuset, here’s a delightful appetizer to inaugurate your newly remodeled kitchen. These bite-sized fried potato chunks are the perfect tapas recipe, with a decidedly Spanish flair.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Do’s and Don’ts

February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is meant to be filled with romance, candy hearts, and roses, but for the ill-prepared it can be filled with stress, panic, and lots of last minute rushing. Skip the sweating this year.


For Him:
Let’s face it, men can be difficult to buy for period. Throw in lots of pink and cheesy hearts, and it can be very easy to decide to just throw in the towel. Avoid this stereotype pitfall and focus on your man this Valentine’s Day. 

Do keep his interests in mind. Whether those interests are the great outdoors, sports, tunes, movies, or just hanging out with his favorite people, there’s a gift for him. For the audiophile, a new set of headphones are always appreciated. Replace his old pair with updated wireless headphones with superior sound.

For the outdoorsman who’s always in the sun, a new pair of sunglasses are the perfect fashionable and functional gift. Keep him looking good while protecting his eyes from harmful rays.

Don’t assume he’s not into the whole Valentine’s Day thing. Even the manliest of manly men appreciates a romantic gesture now and then. Let him know you appreciate him for who he is.

For Her:
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gift clichés, women bear the brunt of it. Think outside the usual flowers and candy fare with a gift that is specific to your Valentine.

Do show how well you know your Valentine. If she’s all about accessories, give her jewelry that matches her taste, whether that’s a simple pendant necklace, diamond earrings, or a classic tennis bracelet.

If she likes to keep things simple, a home cooked dinner might be the perfect gift. Make her favorite dishes and remove the stress of restaurant reservations. Add a more personal touch by including a Valentine’s colored throw that she’ll love for snuggling with her sweetie. 

Don’t overthink it. Whether you just started dating or can’t remember a time you weren’t together, you can’t go wrong with a gift from the heart. Although, you may want to hold off on the diamonds till at least your one year anniversary.

Pick the perfect gift for your Valentine with a little help from Cupid and DirectBuy. Get started right away and schedule your overview today!  

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