Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from HallmarkWednesday, February 11, 2015
This year marks my fourth year as a member of the Hallmark Canada Blogger Panel and I am looking forward to sharing some Hallmark love with all of you. To kick off the year, we will begin with some fun Valentine's Day gift ideas.
First up is Hallmark's super cute Hug-Lovin' Hippo. She dances and sings a parody of one of my favourite '90s songs:
I like big hugs and I cannot lie
Never let a hug pass me by
You can give high fives or cuddles
But please don't lose those hugs
So gentlemen? (Yeah?)
You wanna drive this hippo crazy? (Oh yeah!)
Then get those arms out, pretty please
And just give me a big ol' squeeze
Hippos love hugs!
Hug-Lovin' Hippo is just as adorable as The Hearts A-Hoppin' Frog that came out last year but I love Hippo's song even more. If you buy three Hallmark cards, you can purchase Hug-Lovin' Hippo for $17.95 at participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores (regularly $32.95).
|Doggone Sweet Lady and the Tramp Plush - $24.95; Book - $9.95|
If you're looking for a classic tale of puppy love, Hallmark has a Lady and the Tramp gift book with a matching Doggone Sweet Lady and the Tramp plush toy. Both my kids wanted this one so I took a pair of scissors and separated the two dogs so they could each have one. They really don't need more stuffies but it reminded me of a special movie date for two I had with my son a couple of years back. We are big fans of Lady and the Tramp. Speaking of which, I had uploaded some Lady and the Tramp colouring pages and printable activities if you're looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend.
|Penny Paperheart™ Bake Shop Mini Play Set - $17.95|
One really cute gift idea which I hadn't seen before is the Penny Paperheart Mini Bake Shop Play Set. This paper play set includes Penny and her friend, Patti, story card, paper outfits and accessories, and perforated Hearts of Kindness. Plus, it has a pull-out drawer to hold it all. This is just one of six sets and would be a great starter set in a paper play collection.
|Love Cup with Marker - $12.95; Heart Memo Pad - $9.95|
Of course, Hallmark has a myriad of Valentine's Day themed gift ideas for adults, too. Their Marjolein Bastin Heart-Shaped Memo Pad would make a great teacher gift and their ceramic Love Cup with Marker is great for leaving your special loved one sentimental notes. The best part is that you can erase and repeat day after day! Hallmark also has some really beautiful gift bags to make gift-giving even that much easier.
Finally, if you haven't already bought Valentine's Day cards for your kids' classmates, you still have a few days left to buy them. Hallmark carries all sorts of branded kids' Valentine's Day cards including Star Wars ™, Disney® Princesses, Mickey Mouse Club House and the ever-popular Disney's Frozen.
And just so you know, I totally approve of the Frozen Valentine for teacher. You gotta love Olaf!
Each set comes with 32 Valentines, a set of stickers, and a teacher card. My favourite of the Avengers set is, without a doubt, the Thor card. OMT, how I love Thor! These sets are listed at $2.99 each.
Stay tuned for more fun gift ideas from Hallmark throughout the year!
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.