The 2023 Valentine's Day Gift Guide
10 of my Bacchus shop items and 10 by artists from across the world
Before we get into the items I sell, if you’re looking to get some Lebanese wine for someone (or yourself) within the U.S., I can offer my help curating some Lebanese wine from WHWC.
If you’ve got that squared away and you’re looking to throw in some other thoughtful elements or you just want something small and cute to acknowledge an invented day of love, check out the below lists of 10 of my own items and 10 more from other creative people out there (scroll to the next section).
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The Little Love Package, photographed above, includes 1 nice or naughty note of your choice, a 5-pack of anniversary bottle tags, love pencils, a 3-pack of Ferrero Rochers, a Rabbit wine stopper, a bottle of bubbles, and a tiny envelope of Hakeh Hearts - like “conversation” hearts but in Arabic, geddit?
Optional: You can add a voucher for an online wine class.
One of the nice or naughty notes. There are 8.
A box of Hakeh Hearts (more hearts than the one in the Love Package).
Matching beanies in different colors.
Add a bottle of wine to this little card and go stargazing or…
Tape this one to a carton of some-pulp OJ and make a 5-star breakfast.
A voucher for an online History of Lebanese wine class hosted by me!
All non-clothing orders need to be placed before Feb 4th as I’m going out of town and I won’t be able to fulfill orders until I’m back - which is after V-day!
Here are 10 more thoughtful gifts I recommend:
It’s Not Nice For a Girl mini-zine by Christina Atik. When Penny & I moved out 5 years ago, I bought a print of the illustration that says, “it’s not nice for a girl to live alone.” It’s got a cat in it too so it felt perfect.
Also from Maamoul Press is Rawand Issa’s Inside the Giant Fish.
One or two issues of Al Hayya Magazine.
Donation to Animals Lebanon because I hope everyone finds a lucky Penny.
A Quick Aanab No.4 Update
The arak issue is in its final stage and the Patreon has officially been shut down. No one was charged for January 2023. I’m aiming to have the final Bacchus mailers out the door before I leave town for a week in February. If you were a former Patreon subscriber or you have pre-ordered a copy and you have a new address, please let me know ASAP so nothing gets lost on its way to you.
Thank you once again for your support and patience!
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