If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, I’ve found just the thing. Okay, maybe a little late now for Valentine’s Day, but Mother’s Day is coming up and who doesn’t like popcorn? (With 17 billion quarts of popcorn being consumed by Americans every year, I’d say just about everyone.
So, on to the cool unique gift idea I found. Check out this website. They have S’mores popcorn! Now that’s quite the combo. But that’s really not the coolest thing about it. I’m all about re-using. Maybe it’s because my best friend is the queen of recycling? You should see my garage. We have coffee cans piled high on the work bench, filled with screws and nails and bits of garage-y stuff that we just have to keep on hand (okay, yes, Mr. Morrison’s stash of trinkets, but you get the point). I like storage. I hate clutter of any kind.
And when I can repurpose something I’ve already purchased as a solution for something else…big-time bonus. Anyone can buy a tupperware container, but fashioning an Altoids can into sewing kit for my purse and you’d think I’d come up with a new invention. It makes me feel…useful. Creative, even. (Did I mention Mr. Morrison has turned Altoid cans into speakers for his iPhone? Ya, we’re kind of dorky.)
So this popcorn isn’t just your everyday popcorn. The cool collection of tins that the popcorn comes in are so perfect for re-use. Imagine the possibilities! I’m already excited about getting to the bottom of my Valentine’s Day tin so I can dump that 20 pound bag of dog food in it.
Here’s the can I got for Valentine’s Day:
And a peek inside, where I’ve already made quite the dent in the cheese popcorn, buttered popcorn, and caramel corn that came in my Valentine’s Day themed tin. Not only is the tin super cute, but the popcorn is awesome.
The last time I had cheese popcorn was when I was pregnant with my daughter, 26 years ago – and I can tell you, it’s highly addictive, so here’s how I’m monitoring my daily intake.
Happy Valentine’s Day. I think I’ll be picking up a movie from Redbox and opening a bottle of something red. Hmm…now I wonder… does popcorn go with Cabernet?
(If you’re feeling lucky, check out The Popcorn Factory’s Facebook page. They have a weekly drawing for free popcorn.)