Great gift ideas for Valentine's Day

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by Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com

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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 1 at 1:04 PM

Believe it or not, it is almost Happy Heart Day, so here are some Valentine's Day Gift ideas for all of the peeps on your list.  I like to give my family little love gifts, so I've got ideas for the kids and gal pals, too.   Take a look...

For Him

*Love Coupons ($1.99 at Walgreens) -- I like this coupon book because it includes a few blank pages that enables the receiver to fill in a customized coupon.  Some of the printed pages include fun items like "Coupon Good for Getting Out of the Doghouse" and "King for a Day," plus it comes with 12 coupons, so he or she can redeem one a month for a year.

*Sleep Boxer Shorts with matching Gift Bag ($7.99 at Walgreens) -- Valentines Day boxers are fun to give and this particular red heart pair comes with a matching gift bag, which I will use to hold a gift card to Barnes & Noble, since my hubby loves the bookstore. 

*Emily's Milk Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies ($5.99 at Walgreens) -- Fun to get and fun to eat because every cookie holds a love message.  Plus these fortune cookies are covered in yummy milk chocolate.

*Whitman's I Got Your Babe Singing Heart Box Assorted Chocolates ($7.99 at Walgreens)  -- Who doesn't love the classic Sonny and Cher song, "I've Got You Babe" and who doesn't love receiving a heart box of chocolates?  You can give both with this Whitman's heart box full of yummy chocolates that plays part of the Sonny and Cher song each time the box is opened.  Plus the words to the song's excerpt are printed on the back of the box, so you can sing along.  Fun!

For Her

*Hallmark Blooming Expressions Flower ($14.95 at Walgreens) -- If you don't like the fact that flowers die soon after they are delivered, consider what Hallmark has come up.  Hallmark's Blooming Expressions Flower is a pretty fake rose, that comes in red or pink, that opens up to bloom with a love message inside.  Then press the battery-operated device again and it closes.  It is attractive enough to put out for a simple decor piece, too.

*LUSH Lots of Love ($49.95 for gift set at LUSH store in Scottsdale Fashion Square or at lushusa.com) -- This is my kind of gift because I love bath sets and all of the cosmetics at LUSH are handmade using organic fruits and veggies, fine essential oils and safe synthetics.  This particular set comes in an attractive Valentine's Day hat box that contains the line's most amorous products, like the French Kiss bubble bar, Soft Coeur massage bar and Lust soap for a bit of excitement, all wrapped up in red hearts and a bow.  Box contains 7 items in all.

*LUSH P.S. I Love You Gift Box ($34.95 for gift set at LUSH store in Scottsdale Fashion Square or at lushusa.com) -- This pretty decorative box says I love you with items that include the new Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, which is full of emollient ingredients like argan oil and glycerin, 1000 Kisses Deep perfume, Love Potion, Sweetheart soap, A Million Kisses lip tint and Love Perfume.

*Plush Pals Singing Love Puppy ($14.99 at Walgreens) -- This cute fluffy stuffed brown dog lights up and sings the popular song, "Hey Baby" and it includes the chorus that sings out, "Will you be my girl" making this a fun gift idea.  Plus the ears move and the tail wags with an attached bell that chimes right along.  Another fun gift idea.

*Lolita Hand Painted Wine and Cocktail Glasses (see prices and styles at www.lolitaglasses.com) -- For the wine lover, check out the Lolita line.  Each hand painted wine glass comes with a fun wine recipe on the bottom of the stem.  Plus Lolita has tons of other types of glasses and gift ideas as well, that sport fun designs for every type of personality you can think of.   Pair your glass with a bottle of wine and you've got a winning gift idea.

* Koh Gen Do Valentine’s Day Gift Set ($65 from kohgendocosmetics.com and Barney's New York) -- This line was used on the Footloose movie set because the makeup base held up during the sweaty dance scenes and could be easily reapplied in between takes.  So give her the makeup line that the stars use.  This particular set features some of the newest products that include the Color Base Lavender Pink, Snowy Pink Powder, travel size cleansing water, a big hand mirror and more. 

For Your Gal Pals

*Sweethearts Dazzled Tarts DIVA (found my 1 oz. box at Walgreens) -- This is new for the Sweethearts line this year because each heart contains the perfect phrases for your gal pals like BFF, Love Ya, Rock Star and other fun expressions. 

*Flirty Dancers Dancing & Singing Dalmatian Fire Fighter Dog ($19.99 at Walgreens) -- This fun dancing toy dog sings the song, "Fire Burning" and sports a fire fighter's red trench coat that opens up with the dancing moves to reveal heart boxers underneath.  Hilarious! 

For the Kids and Teens

*Side Steppers Dancing and Singing Sock Monkey ($14.99 at Walgreens) -- Sock monkeys continue to be all the rage and this red one side steps and sings to the popular song, "Dynamite" and kids will love his moves!  Very cute!

*Jordin Sparks Because of you...perfume ($17.95 at K-Mart, Wal-Mart and Sears Stores)-- A sheer and floral fragrance, it opens with a bright burst of citrus and a hint of blond woods. Jordin's peeps tell us that the overall effect is young, stylish, and eminently wearable - a daring edge of spunk and sassiness that captures the essence of Jordin Sparks.  I think your teenage and/or college-aged daughter will love this fragrance.  And I also like it because Jordin is our hometown girl.

*Heart Toe Socks ($3.99 or 3 pairs for $10 at Walgreens) -- I have a niece who loves the toe socks, so if you have a tween, teen or young girl in your life, this pair of heart socks is fun to give.

Do you have any fun Valentine's Day gift ideas?  Share here in the comments section and remember to check my website at managedmoms.com for more gift ideas, recipes, beauty tips, pet pics and more.  Happy Heart Day!
 

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