Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Saturday of October in the Midwest and some parts of the Northeast. The day is for sharing romantic expressions or deeds. Some may question the underpinnings of Sweetest Day, calling it a “concocted promotion” because it was created by the candy industry to increase sales of sweets. Nevertheless, it’s a great excuse to surprise your loved one, and let them know how much you care.


During the Sweetest Day celebration, people exchange gifts that consist mainly of candies or flowers. The day’s celebration is similar to Valentine’s Day, because of the popular use of heart-shaped boxes and romantic card messages. Other popular gifts include jewelry, gift baskets, and a night out at a fancy restaurant.

Non-traditional Gifts

Who says you have to be traditional, though? Spice things up with a gift that is sweet, useful, and unexpected. Consider an appliance cover from Appliance Art. The covers are easy to apply and transform tired, old appliances into fashion statements.

Here are a couple options:

  • Girlfriends in Paris – This colorful appliance art is for both a side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher. It depicts good friends leisurely riding their bikes around the beautiful city of Paris. The combo is available in magnet or vinyl.
  • Mountain Barn Inspiration – If your loved one feels caged in in the kitchen, this inspirational refrigerator and dishwasher combo set will invoke the beauties of nature. The refrigerator coverings come in either side by side or top and bottom options and have an inspiring biblical quote from 1 Corinthians 10:3: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” The dishwasher combo bears this quote from Lamentations 3:25: “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.”

The covers are easy to apply, far cheaper than new appliances, flexible for different appliance sizes—and, above all, colorful and attractive. Unlike fading mementos like flowers or candy, this gift is a long-term reminder of your affection.