The Date Night of My Dreams – Meaningful Gifts

April 01, 2015

Amidst the shelves of kantha blankets and dangling bird mobiles over here, I have been entrenched in a project I am very excited about! 

Since dignify began, I've heard a lot  from daughters, moms, sisters, & best friends about how happy they were to find such a “meaningful gift”. As I’ve blogged about shopping “good”, I’ve heard even more on this concept.

There seems to be a real demand in our overstuffed culture for more and less: more of what is thoughtful, meaningful, and lasting; less of what is fleeting, excessive, and wasteful.

Anyhow, more on that fabulous gift guide in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, I am now always on the lookout for products, experiences, and ideas that make for great, meaningful gifts.

Then, I came across this.

Gelato Academy?! Say, wha??!!!??

Now, I may have an unreasonable love for frozen treats (cravings in my 3 pregnancies were primarily popsicles, ice cream, & slurpees, respectively), but as far as experiences go, I feel like this should rank highly on anyone’s wish list:

Join us on a culinary tour of the history and process of gelato as you prepare your very own flavour of gelato or sorbetto using our array of ingredients like sicilian pistachio, dark belgian chocolate, madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, or sorbetto flavours made with fresh local produce. Now that's what we call the sweet life! 

Approx. 2.5 hours, includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, charcuterie & 4 pints of your custom flavour to take home.

I can literally hardly imagine a more perfect night!

Now, my apologies to everyone reading this who does not live in Calgary, which is most of you (!), but innovative businesses like Fiasco are everywhere, creating fabulous experiences & products that make for a memorable date night or a meaningful gift.

Tell me, are there any unique events like this near you? What are they? When can I come? Comment below!

ps - I may not be able to indulge in the gelato academy just yet (the event is $100pp), so I guess I will just have to settle for this [nudge, nudge, wink, wink, husband, friends, family members...]:

pps - no need for disclosure, I received no sponsorship or incentives from Fiasco for this post - I just got sucked in by their instagram feed and now I am obsessed...


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