Day 6 of 14: DIY Valentine’s Gifts for your Sweetheart finds our writers discussing great Home Depot products or projects for gift ideas. In today’s edition, Caroline shows Jae how cooking on a floor tile can impress your sweetie.
Jae: I don’t know what all the fuss is about Valentine’s Day gifts. I say go old school. I say give a little box of those heart-shaped Valentines candies, like the ones you used to get in grade school with the “Be My Valentine” messages on them. You know – cute and kitschy.
Caroline: You’re joking right? Good luck with that.
Jae: Isn’t everyone always saying, “It’s the thought that counts … yadda, yadda”.
Caroline: That is a very important sentiment, but the message you’d be sending with that particular “thought” is, “I completely forgot Valentine’s Day so I got you this candy on my way home from work.”
A much more thoughtful gift would be a homemade dinner with your special someone.
Something easy would be a homemade pizza. Even you could do it, Jae. Think of cooking a pizza as a DIY Valentine’s gift.
You don’t need a recipe, just dough and ingredients, and you can cook the pizza on some unglazed quarry stones, found at The Home Depot. The stone tiles will help make the pizza dough extra crispy and give it a better flavor.
Before you put the stones in the oven, be sure to wash them well, and rub some olive oil on the top. This will help ‘season’ your pizza stone and ensure the dough doesn’t stick to it. Once you’ve covered the pizza stone in oil, arrange them on a rack in a cold oven. Turn the oven on and let the tiles bake until the olive oil has absorbed into the stone.
When you’re ready to cook your pizza, sprinkle the tiles with flour and slide the pizza dough onto the tiles.
There’s nothing more thoughtful and impressive to a woman than a man who cooks, and after the meal, let your Valentine keep the stones as an extra little gift. She’ll remember that meal for a long time.
Jae: A floor tile as a Valentine’s Day gift?
Caroline: It’s the thought that counts.
Editor’s Note: If men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, how can you choose the best Valentine’s Gift for someone on the other planet? Our DIY Valentine’s Gifts series highlights 14 great Home Depot gift ideas for your sweetie.