Simple Valetine Gift for the Cook or Foodie

It's no secret, my Valentine is happiest in the kitchen {well, on the golf course too.} The hubby does most {"MOST?" I can hear him now!} ...okay,all of the cooking around here.  He enjoys cooking. I, on the other hand, don't have time for it.  Plus, let's just say I tend to be on the messy side when it comes to preparing meals.  Despite the old saying that "a messy kitchen is a happy kitchen", happiness is not exactly how I would describe the mood when the hubby is scrubbing spaghetti sauce from the ceiling after one of my cooking endeavors. So the other day when I was checking out at our local World Market {I lurve me some World Market!} I saw these mini-graters & right away a simple, little Valentine gift idea for the hubby came to mind!
 Secretly, I think the hubby gets a kick out of the corny lines I use when creating kid's invitations for the shop {for example, "We hope you'll take the bait & celebrate!" adorned across a fish invite.} So I thought adding a little "We're "grate" together" tag to the grater would be cute & cheesy...ha ha...get it? Cheesy? Graters are used for cheese. Oh geez, I crack myself up.

Literally, we are "grate" together because without him I would starve to death & be begging you for donations to my "Feed this Wife" charity. 

Typically, for V-day we just exchange cards & go out for a nice dinner but I thought this would be a nice little gesture to show him how much I appreciate a meal being on the table every night when I get home.
These are perfect little gift ideas for the cooks or foodies in your life too! You can always change the wording to "Have a "grate" Valentine's Day!" if you are giving it to someone other than your significant other. 

Do you and your SO exchange big gifts for Valentine's? Just cards? Or do you not celebrate at all? What's your V-day traditions?




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16 comments

Lindsay said...

This is too fun! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a great week!

Tonia L said...

Cute! We used to do more for Valentine's Day but now it's more simple. I've told my DH not to get me a big container of chocolate because then I want to eat it all! So, sometimes we go out or do take out. We usually give cards and a small gift.

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

HAHAHA you are too funny!! I love the cheesy lines. My hubby is a big cheeseball. lol.

That's a cute thought, but I'm the one who does the cooking in this house. Not that he doesn't help out every now and then, but for the most part, I'm the head chef.

Typically, we do get each other something for Valentine's Day. One of the best surprises was about 4 years ago when I got Joey the iPod classic he'd been wanting. It was really unexpected and he FLIPPED when he opened it. Now we've kind of started a tradition of buying us a big present for V-Day since we don't do much for Christmas and anniversary since we're buying for so many others. Last year it was a new TV. This year, iPhones. It's fun to splurge on each other at this time, since it's about the only time we do. ;)

Oh, boy. Oh, joy! said...

I love stuff like this, so simple ad so clever!

Michelle Paige said...

Love your pun! What a fun valentine idea. Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have your creativity! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Grammy Goodwill said...

My hubby does most of the cooking, too. He's so much neater than I am. He's also "corny" and has made me more so. I might steal that idea from you.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i lurve me some world market too. speaking of you just reminded me that i still have a $10 birthday coupon i need to use there. new jewelry or maybe that cute grater. you are so creative jennifer. i love it!

Elle Sees said...

I did this with a bowl of fruit once, with the sayings.

Jennifer said...

Hehehe...so dang cute!!

Dara Wills said...

That is so cute! We're cards and dinner out people, too. This year I informed the hubbs I wanted a box of See's chocolates instead of the usual flowers, though! I don't know if they have See's where you live, but they are the best :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a "grate" idea! hee hee! Would LOVE for you to share this with our readers at our Uncommonly Yours link party!

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Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ha! This is so incredibly clever!! :) What a great idea!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This turned out great! Great job as always! I think I need to give myself one of these. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

How cute!

Simply Tatum Adelaid said...

Ha! LOVE THIS!!! Found your blog, thanks to Oopsey Daisy. Fabulous. Excited to start following :)

Hank Hendricks said...

Haha!!This would surely make the special person to have a laugh and would also serve the purpose.


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