For Valentine's Day, all I ever really want is a fancy box of chocolates. Chocolate caramels, preferably. Or even a new puzzle. But every once in a while, I come across an item or two among the myriad of Valentine's Day gift items that I can't help but fall in love with. Like this year's selection of whimsical and fun gift ideas from Hallmark Canada. From cork coasters and colour-block cork journals with a pop of gold wire accents to compact mirrors and trendy cases for your eyeglasses, I mean, I just don't know where to begin. The teacher in me is squealing over the metallic-gold apple paperweight, a classy and practical gift for your child's teacher. It comes in a beautiful box and retails for $24.95.
If you're looking for more playful gift ideas, check out Hallmark's Lightbulb Bottle Stopper that features a miniature lightbulb set, a top on cork with a heart-shaped filament. It retails for $12.95. And for the wine lover, consider a set of Cheers to Us Stemless Wineglasses. These "no-spill" glasses feature fun messages on bubble glass. They retail for $19.95 but you can take advantage of a limited time offer that will save you half the price.
Of course, Hallmark is the place to visit for Valentine's Day cards. They have really cute packs of mini cards, such as the Emoticons Cards above that include 32 cards, stickers and special card for teacher.
Finally, don't forget to pick up a Hallmark Signature gift bag such as the XOXO bag with floating confetti on the front or the beautifully designed marble bag with metal handles. Top them off with love-themed tissue or, my new favourite, spiral tissue! Just pop up, shake and insert in the bag for effortless festive flair.
If you're looking to treat yourself, however, have a look at Hallmark's Marbled Wristlet Purse. This simulated leather accessory is so cute and adds a pop of pink and mint green to your ensemble. Plus, it includes a stylish gold bangle bracelet strap. It retails for $19.95. Or, you could just enter for a chance to win one of your own by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
Disclosure: I was sent product from Hallmark Canada as part of their Hallmark Blogger Panel to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.