Beyond Roses and Chocolates

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the only day to show your love in unique and thoughtful ways. Surprising your loved ones with gifts that tantalize their taste buds, pamper them in comfort, or even add a dash of adventure to their culinary skills just because can be even more meaningful. From the heart of Texas BBQ to kids’ cozy pajamas and from sipping fine bourbon to indulging in healthy treats, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite gift ideas that go beyond the usual options and dates on the calendar.

Davila’s BBQ
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Davila’s BBQ: A Taste of Texas

For the BBQ aficionado in your life, Davila’s BBQ offers a slice of Texas that’s hard to resist. If the love of your life is a grill master, consider gifting a new barbecue cookbook from award-winning restaurateur and cookbook author Adrian Davila. “Cowboy Barbecue: Fire & Smoke from the Original Texas Vaqueros” is an ode to old-school cooking over the fire. The cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes; it’s a journey through the history and culture of Texas BBQ, infused with the Davila family’s passion and expertise. It’s an ideal pick for those who love to grill and cherish authentic flavors.

If you’re in Seguin, Texas, don’t miss the chance to enjoy dinner out at the famed Davila’s BBQ or the latest addition, Davila’s on Wheels, at the Bésame Bar and Food Truck Park in San Antonio. And if you live outside the area and you’re looking to share a taste of Davila’s BBQ with your loved one without breaking out your grill, order online. From smoked hot links to mesquite smoked brisket, you can choose from a selection of Davila’s most popular dishes and have them shipped straight to your home courtesy of Goldbelly. 

Peg Leg Porker Spirits
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Sip Love with Peg Leg Porker Bourbon

Whiskey lovers rejoice! Peg Leg Porker Bourbon presents a unique sipping experience that’s perfect for celebrating your bond. This bourbon, known for its smooth finish and rich flavor profile, is a testament to the craft of whiskey-making. A bottle of Peg Leg Porker is more than just a drink; it’s a gesture that symbolizes the warmth and depth of your relationship. Share a glass and let the refined flavors kindle romance and conversation.

This signature bourbon is from award-winning pitmaster Carey Bringle. With a deep love for bourbon and appreciation for the fact that bourbon and BBQ pair together so well, Carey is the first pitmaster in the United States to start his own bourbon brand with his Peg Leg Porker Spirits. Whether you enjoy it on the rocks or in a classic cocktail, this smooth bourbon is the perfect way to start (or end!) your romantic evening.

Wild Acorn’s Love Bug Pajamas

This gift is for the little ones in your family that you heart the most from Wild Acorn, founded by Sarah Bowmar. Sarah, a Baby-Led Sleep™ & Well-Being Specialist, started Wild Acorn as a passion project to help parents find solutions to promote better sleep for their babies. When she realized her newborn was sleeping best in her bamboo sleeper, it launched her down a new path to learn more about babies’ sleep patterns and habits. 

Check out Wild Acorn’s sleepwear selection, including footies and two-piece pajamas in an adorable heart print, “Love Bug.” They’re the perfect PJs for snuggling with your little ones. They also have other sleep clothing options like foldover mittens, bundlers, and tie gowns. All of these are offered in a wide variety of sizes and affordable prices.

Sarah is also a popular social media presence as a health and wellness guru. She is passionate about health and fitness and loves connecting with women worldwide looking for tips and advice on living healthier lives. Plus, she and her husband, Josh Bowmar, are co-owners of Bowmar Fitness, Bowmar Nutrition, and APEX Protein Snacks. 

Bowmar Nutrition
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Bowmar Nutrition’s Sweet Treats

Bowmar Nutrition redefines indulgence with its Protein Cupcakes, making them the perfect gifts for the health-conscious or fitness enthusiast in your life. These gluten-free treats offer the best of both worlds: the sweet flavors of your favorite desserts with a healthy twist. 

Packed with 14g of protein and made with love. Whether your partner is a gym-goer or simply enjoys a healthier lifestyle, these innovative snacks from Bowmar Nutrition will surely delight you. Best of all, you get six individually wrapped cakes per box for on-the-go snacking. 

Or you could try Bowmar Nutrition’s Peach Cobbler Protein. This high-quality, low-temperature processed protein powder is available in more flavors than your typical chocolate and vanilla. Not only will it help optimize muscle growth and recovery, but it’s also low in lactose, so you won’t have to worry about experiencing indigestion or unwanted bloating.

Every carefully chosen gift has a story — a narrative of love, care, and the desire to make a memorable chapter in your love story. Whether it’s through the shared joy of cooking, the quiet moments of comfort, or the pleasures of taste and aroma, these gifts are designed to celebrate your unique relationship.

So whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day that ends in ‘y,’ step away from the ordinary and explore the extraordinary with our curated selection of gifts. From the smoky flavors of Texas BBQ and the refined taste of bourbon to cozy pajamas and healthy treats, there’s something special for every kind of love. Celebrate your relationship’s unique flavor with these thoughtful and unconventional gifts.