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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Best Valentine's Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is on the horizon. This is one of my favorite holidays because we get to focus on love and family.  Our family has a tradition of spending Valentine's evening together. I'm sure that I'll miss our Valentine's evenings when my children are grown, so we really make the most of our time together. In today's post, I'll share The Best Valentine's Gift Ideas for Families this Year (2020)!

ASICS is the perfect store to visit if you are planning a heart healthy Valentine's Day date.  Personally, my husband and I try to incorporate healthy habits into our life as much as possible, including Valentine's Day. This is a great time of year to create healthy habits that also help you to bond. Whether you are an avid runner or are considering adding evening walks to your lifestyle and relationship, Valentine's Day is a great time to stock up on athletic shoes and apparel.  For instance, the ASICS GEL NIMBUS-22 shoes are our go-to running shoes.  We've been using this line of shoes for years. It's nice to have our go-to shoes that we know are comfortable and hold up for many miles. Since my husband and I are both fans of this shoe line, I thought that the ASICS GEL NIMBUS-22 LITE-SHOW shoes would be perfect for Valentine's Day. We have less sunlight in the winter, so I really like that our favorite shoes come with the LITE-SHOW feature that helps us to be more visible on early-morning and after-dark runs.  

These shoes have the same iconic GEL technology for extra comfort, cushion, and shock absorption that we've become accustomed to with the GEL-NIMBUS line of running shoes. The FLYTEFOAM technology in the midsole makes a big difference for extra spring in our steps. Of course, the good quality design and materials make a big difference in the life of the shoes too. The addition of the LITE-SHOW reflective details further improve these classic shoes. They are perfect for those of us in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where there are not enough sunny hours in the winter days. 

Teleflora has the most beautiful made-by-hand arrangements for Valentine's Day.  We love this iconic company that has been connecting customers with fantastic florists for 81 years. Teleflora has 12,000+ florists within their North American network and another 20,000 abroad.  They make it easy to send the best floral arrangements to almost anywhere in the country with confidence.  I received the trendy Ooh La Hombre Bouquet below.  It is gorgeous! I love the smell of fresh flowers when I walk into the room. Follow #Teleflora and #LoveOutLoud on social media to view other gorgeous floral arrangements. Visit Teleflora here!

The Eastern Standard Provisions Co. True Love at First Bite Gourmet Pretzel Box is perfect for Valentine's Day.  You may have heard of this brand as they were featured on Oprah's list of favorite things a couple of months ago.  Their gift boxes contain freshly made pretzels with gourmet salts in special flavors such as truffle salt, chili lime salt, rosemary lemon salt, everything spice, and large grain pretzel salt.  These pretzels taste amazing when you pull them out of the oven!  The True Love at First Bite Gourmet Pretzel Box is generously packed with pretzels and several packets of gourmet salt so that you are able to try a variety of options. Visit Eastern Standard Provisions Co. here!

Bake Me a Wish has your decadent Valentine's Day cravings covered.  This New York based company has been around for over a decade and has the sweetest story. The founder had just moved to Manhattan and wanted to send his mother a Tiramisu cake. He searched all over town, but no one provided the service to mail a cake.  After realizing the need to for a hassle-free service to send delicious cakes to family and friends, he got together with friends and created Bake Me a Wish. As you'll notice in the photo below, this company was created by perfectionists who pay careful attention to details as they strive to provide a top quality service for sending cakes and other treats to loved ones. They use premium ingredients, amazing recipes, and neatly package each item so that your recipient feels special.  You'll love their Valentine's Day line up here. You'll find the Black and White Mousse Cake and Valentine's Heart-Shaped Cookies below. The decadent Black and White Mousse Cake is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers on Valentine's Day. I love the combination of soft cake, flavorful mousse, and rich frosting. They even added white chocolate shavings for a special touch that complements the frosting. Of course, the Valentine's Heart-Shaped Cookies are another fantastic option. My entire family loved these cookies, especially my children. Each cookie is moist and decorated by hand. They are amazing!  Visit Bake Me a Wish!   (While you are there, you may also visit here to enter for a chance to win a Bake Me a Wish Valentine's prize!)

LUSH Cosmetics is a brand that we love because their fresh cosmetics are handmade and 100% vegetarian from ethically sourced ingredients. We are excited that a LUSH Cosmetics store opened in Southlake Town Square. If you haven't visited, Valentine's Day is a great reason to visit because you'll be able to stock up on gifts for your family. Their products are truly lush with the best recipes and ingredients. Personally, we are obsessed with their handmade bath bombs. The photo below shows a few examples of their generously sized bath bombs in gorgeous designs with amazing scents. The Peachy Bath Bomb is perfect for southerners as it slowly fizzes, releasing juice grapefruit oil, fresh peach juice, and sweet davana oil. The Rose Butterfly is a soothing bath bomb that contains a soothing blend of rose and Sicilian lemon oils. The Love Boat Bath Bomb is perfect for kids who will love this fizzy yacht with groovy colors and a sweet lemon-orange scent!  The Love Locket is an oversized bath bomb indulgence that has a beautiful fragrance and swirl of color for your relaxing bath. Of course, many moms will appreciate the unicorn themed products, including everything from bath bombs to lip scrubs. The lip scrub was new to me and made me wonder why I didn't know about it sooner! The way that it works is that you scrub your lips with fine castor sugar to soften them up, and after you lick off the refreshing excess, you are left with a protective coating of organic jojoba oil!  Whether you plan to visit the Southlake Town Square location, another location, or order online, we highly recommend splurging on products at LUSH Cosmetics for Valentine's Day! 

Wine Insiders is perfect for Valentine's Day. This trendy company curates amazing wines with great pricing. You've probably heard of this company because they are very popular and have been featured in many outlets. They currently have thousands of positive ratings on Google with a coveted 4.9 out of 5 stars. (How often do you see high ratings like this from thousands of customers?!) The way that Wine Insiders works is that they 
provide expertly curated wines from 40 crowd-pleasing varietals and 15 top wine regions. They source high quality and low priced wines, saving you from typical markups association with marketing, advertising, and store operations. Have you ever visited a grocery store wall of wine and wondered how to choose a bottle of wine with limited information? If you buy something that you dislike, you swallow the cost both literally and figuratively. Wine Insiders understands the dilemma. That's why they employee a team of experts and strive to offer 100% satisfaction.  They also offer a Satisfaction Guarantee that you will love every bottle you try, and if you are not completely satisfied, they promise to make it right.  We recommend Wine Insiders for Valentine's Day. Plus, as a bonus, if you order 6+ bottles at a time, they offer free shipping with the wines delivered to your door or to a convenient pickup location. The photos below show my recent delivery.  It included three fantastic red wines that I paired with different dinners.

The delivery also included three white wines that I paired with dinner and dessert. Each bottle of wine was fantastic and my guests raved about them. If you are looking for excellent wine at reasonable prices from a customer-centric company with high reviews, visit Wine Insiders!

Popcornopolis offers crave-worthy treats for Valentine's Day. They have something for everyone, including everything from savory to sweet varieties of popcorn.  We love the Valentine's 12-Cone Popcorn Gift BasketThis gift basket is perfect for families.  This set is customizable, but we love the default selection that includes: Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon Toast, Cupcake, Jalapeno Cheddar, Kettle Corn, Pecan Caramel, Red Velvet, Strawberries & Cream, White Cheddar, and Zebra Popcorn. Personally, my husband and children each selected their favorite flavors and then we shared the rest with teachers. Everyone raved about the special varieties of popcorn that came in nice cones. They are perfect for Valentine's Day!  Plus, if you are searching for Valentine's treats for your children's classmates, Popcornopolis offers boxes of Valentine Hearts Mini Cones in a variety of quantities.  These are sure to be one of the most popular and memorable treats that pop up in Valentine's boxes this year!  Visit Popcornopolis here!

Universal Yums offers monthly subscription boxes that contain treats from different countries. February's box is perfect for Valentine's Day as the theme centers around French treats.   The France box is one of their most popular boxes of the year which makes sense since the contents are fabulous and the box coincides with Valentine's Day.  It's fun to sample French treats any day of the year, but doing so on Valentine's Day is extra special.  This box should satisfy your cravings for dark chocolate, truffles, savory treats, and more! Personally, I love this box for Valentine's Day because it comes with a nice booklet that shares trivia about the country and information about each item. My family enjoyed reading the booklet together and sampling the treats. My personal favorite was the Jacquot Almond Truffles. They are incredibly decadent and have a sweet almond taste. My husband was obsessed with the Sibell Tube a Grignoter Fromage. These are cheese flavored tube snacks that are designed to whet appetites for meals to come. My children both rave about the Fraisoo Bool. These chewy strawberry candies are delicious. The book that complements the snacks taught us about how King Charles V had 1,200 strawberry plants in his garden and other information about the history of strawberries in France. I won't spoil all of the surprises, but I will say that the curators of this box generously packed this box with delicious treats and set us up for a fun evening. This box is perfect for Valentine's Day -- you won't run out of conversation or delicious treats.  Visit Universal Yums here!

Happy Yummies Gourmet Gummies are a fun Valentine's Day gift that my husband and children love.  The Super Bear assortment is amazing because it includes 14 varieties that are packed with flavor. My children love all of the flavors and practice counting them. This is extra fun for my youngest son who is learning to count. Plus, the trendy gummy bear shaped bags make these an extra memorable Valentine's Day gift.  Visit Happy Yummies Gourmet Gummies here.

The Atari Flashback® X is a video game system that makes it fun to bond over old school video games. The Atari Flashback X is packed with 110 build-in video game favorites and includes an all-new mini console and wired joysticks.  You'll have a blast playing hit games such as Adventure, Asteroids®, Centipede®, Chopper Command™, Frogger, Missile Command®, Pitfall!™, Space Invaders™, Yars’ Revenge®, and so much more! You will also appreciate the high definition 720p video output with scanline filtering, an intuitive menu system, save and resume game functionality, and the ability to rewind a game in progress to recover from a play misstep. This system retails for $59.99 and provides hours of entertainment.

I hope that many of these Valentine's Day Gift ideas resonate with you and your family. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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