3 Easy Steps To Sweeten Someones Valentines Day

Dated: 02/03/2015

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A recent survey revealed that most people do have multiple "loves" in their lives. In fact, significant others aren't the only ones who get Valentine's Day gifts these days. This survey, which was commissioned by Rich Products, a leading provider to foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces, showed that Valentine's Day now extends way beyond that one special person. Forty four percent of people said that they purchase gifts for multiple people on Valentine's Day. When asked to identify their "other loves," friends were at the top of the list; and surprisingly, among their favorite gifts were fresh baked goods ranging from cookies, cupcakes and other sweet treats. -

So to sweeten your relationships all year round, small thank you gifts are both welcomed and appreciated. And keep in mind it's not the size of the gift that matters. Survey results show that good things come in small, personalized packages.-

Give the gift of deliciousness-

To get started, remember showing your appreciation doesn't have to be expensive and time consuming. Gifts can be purchased on your weekly (or daily) trip to the local grocery store like Target, Cub Foods, Byerly's, and Whole Foods then personalized and decorated with things that you have around the house. You can stock up on these inexpensive supplies at your local craft store. -

Here are some simple, low-cost steps to show someone you care:

Step 1: Visit the bakery department in your local grocery store for a variety of fresh and delicious options. Personally, my wife and I love the bakery items from Costco! From frosted cookies, to cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and doughnuts, you'll find a treat to please everyone on your list - and there's no baking involved.

Step 2: Personalize each gift by selecting a baked good and using basic art or wrapping supplies (think ribbon spools and tissue paper leftover from Christmas) that you have around the house to dress up your gifts.

Step 3: Attach a personalized, handwritten note on a piece of construction paper or cardstock. Cut the paper to size, punch a hole to thread a ribbon through and tie it to your gift.-

Other ideas for a quick and easy do-it-yourself ways to dress up your gift:

* Homemade gift bags: Cut hearts out of construction paper and glue onto a lunch bag.

* Decorative plates: Find inexpensive, seasonal or colored ceramic plates at your local discount store and wrap with cellophane and a bow.

* Sweet surprise: Grab a small gift box, place some tissue inside, add your selected baked good and tie with a colored bow. Make sure that the baked good is secure in the box. You don't want it to crumble.

For more simple and creative gifting and packaging ideas, visit the Bakery Because Pinterest board at www.pinterest.com/bakerybecause.

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David Nelson

2016 Associate of the Year - RE/MAX Advantage Plus 2016 Platinum Award winner - Individual 2016 Titan Award - Imperial Home Team Twin Cities Real Estate Agent of the Month - December 2016 Member o....

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