Today I bring you good news. I will be continuing on as a member of Hallmark's 2016 Love, Hallmark Blogger Panel, sharing my thoughts on Hallmark Canada's latest products and special offers. Oh, and there may be some prizes in it for you, too! First up, we bring you our top picks for Valentine's Day, such as their Oversized Mugs. These large mugs would make the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. Prefer hot chocolate? Just think how many marshmallows you could fit inside. I use my new mug all the time and love wrapping my hands around a warm cup of java. These mugs retail for $12.95 and there are a number of messages to choose from.
Don't forget to shower the love in your life with words from the heart. Choose from either the "I Love Us" pack containing 100 love notes or the "What I Love About Us" collection which you can personalize with notes of your own. Both retail for $9.95 at Hallmark stores.
One of the things I love about Hallmark is that they carry a little bit of something for everyone. For the fashionista, check out their Wrapped in Love scarves, retailing for $19.95. They feature fun patterns but can be worn any time of year. For young ones in love, the Love U Forever trinket box is a cute yet subtle gift idea. It's perfect for storing special little love notes, jewelry or other small mementos. This little red box retails for $26.95. Welcoming a new bundle of joy? Spread some extra love with a Little Cupid plush rattle, only $8.95!
Hallmark has a large selection of other plush toys as well. For Valentine's Day, you can find these adorable Cuddles to Share Bears that are too cute to resist. I love their oversized heads and xoxo printed paws. If you purchase three Hallmark cards, you can nab these cuties for $7.95 each. Or you could up the ante and try the Love-A-Saurus plush that sings and dances to an MC Hammer inspired dino-tune. Although, it's tough to beat Hallmark's Hug-Lovin' Hippo they released last year.
Finally, we can't forget teachers. I don't usually buy gifts for my kids' teachers and rarely do I receive any gifts other than a Valentine with a chocolate treat. But if you are looking to do something a little extra special for that teacher who has gone the extra mile for your child, Hallmark's Memo Pad Set with Pen would make a lovely and practical gift. It contains two memo pads with 100 sheets each, one smaller memo pad with 50 sheets and a matching pen. And it only costs $12.95.
And wait, we can't forget to show a little love to our humble abode. Our home does so much to make sure we are safe from the elements, providing us with shelter and a place to raise our families. That's why I love Hallmark Canada's Happy Pillow. It's a great home décor gift item that will cheer up the living space. The pillow retails for $34.95 but luckily, you can WIN your very own! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form. Open to Canadian residents only, 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.