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The Right Vase for the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers
Ah, Valentines Day! The perfect day to give your sweetheart flowers—and a vase to go along with them. There’s a good chance your best beloved doesn’t own a vase that will properly support the flowers you lovingly purchased at the Quickie-Mart, you thoughtful Casanova. Here at The Sweethome, we’d like to help you spend Valentine’s Day in a warm embrace, not in a sad attempt to stuff twelve long-stem roses into an empty two-liter Mountain Dew bottle from the recycling bin. Here’s how to buy the right vase for your Valentine’s Day flowers.    Read More >
The Best Boxed Chocolates Christopher Elbow Assorted Chocolates (20-piece heart)
If you’re looking for a delicious box of high-quality chocolates to give to your one-and-only this Valentine’s Day (or any other holiday, for that matter), we recommend Christopher Elbow Assorted Chocolates ($40 for a 20-piece heart). In a tasting against ten other filled chocolates, six out of nine blind taste testers placed this collection in their top three. These chocolates are not only fresh and made of high-quality ingredients; they are each a visual work of art, which makes them a perfect gift. Or, if you’re more the bar type, take a look at our guide to the best chocolate bar.    Read More >
Gear to help you dig out–and keep warm–this winter
You’re cold. We’re cold. Everyone you know is cold. Vermont’s a frozen tundra; Atlanta’s one big sheet of ice. And let’s not even talk about Canada this time of year. It’s not over yet, but don’t worry, we’re here to keep you warm, dry, and sane all winter long.   Read More >
Great Gear for Hosting Parties
Whether you’re having a person over for a candlelit dinner or a BYOB, call-the-cops dance party, you’ll probably need a few supplies before, during and after your gathering. Having people over to your house is one of the warmest, most generous gifts you can give your friends and loved ones. If your guests are coming, they’re already primed to have a good time—all you have to do is keep them in the mood.    Read More >