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One of my favorite parts of any holiday is when it involves gift giving. I love to buy unique gifts that remind me of a past memory, a trip taken, or an adventure that's on our list of places to go. One Christmas, on the heels of a trip to Europe, I gave my husband a giant basket of items all from Germany that I found at Cost Plus World Market.
I love to do the same thing with Valentine's Day gifts. This year, I decided to do an "Italian Romance" theme. Italy is renowned for being romantic. Who doesn't conjure up images of cozy gondola rides, shared spaghetti, or cozy fires with a glass of red wine?
I started by thinking of all the things one would need to host a romantic dinner for two, Italian style. We'd start with appetizers, like the classic Italian cheese selection, paired with a selection of wine. We'd continue to the main course, which World Market has made so easy with this Fresh Italian Pasta Dinner selection. After dinner, we'd cozy up with a warm cup of espresso and lots of cookies and chocolates. I've added in some handy helpers like the Italian Tools hostess gift sets, and staples like oil and vinegar.
So which are you? The type who sticks to the classic Valentine's Day Chocolates? or the kind who would do a themed dinner around Italian food?
See all the items in the collection here:
"I Love You and Me" Etched Glassware, Set of 2 - Pilsner by World Market Pilsner
Jute Wine Bag with Chalkboard Label - Natural Fiber by World Market
Fresh Italian Pasta Dinner Selection by World Market
Meat Lovers Antipasti Selection by World Market
Red 6-Cup Stovetop Moka Pot Espresso Maker by World Market
Illy Dark Roast Fine Ground Coffee by World Market
His Mustache Mug: Black/White - Porcelain by World Market
Hers Lipstick Mug: Red/White - Porcelain by World Market
Regioni d'Italia Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil by World Market
World Market® Matured Balsamic Vinegar by World Market
Classic Italian Cheese Selection by World Market
Gourmet Italian Tools Hostess Gift Set 3 Piece by World Market
Coffaro Almond Biscotti by World Market
Perugina Dark Chocolate Limoncello Bar, Set of 2 by World Market
Perugina Dark Chocolate with Almonds Bar, Set of 2 by World Market
Be sure to check out all of Cost Plus World Market's Valentine's Day items!