Even though Valentine's Day is just one day, I always call February "the month of love". Although I would love to have a private (meaning grownups only) dinner alone with my better half but I can make you a list of reasons why that isn't possible. Instead, we take the day to show our love to each other as a family and make it a point to spend some alone time in the evening, even if it's just watching a movie and ordering in. 

I am one who likes to give little tokens of love when I can, I'm a gift giver by nature. If I can give, I will. I don't expect anything in return except for a smile and Valentine's Day is no exception. Don't expect Christmas in February but I like to give a little token of my love to show I am thinking about them on a special day. 

Step aside chocolates and roses (well, maybe just the roses)! This year, Hallmark Canada sent me a preview of what you can find in store for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! 

For the fashionista:

For your mom, your sister, your daughter or your BFF; these cute and trendy gifts will surely warm your hearts!

Pink Eyeglasses Case $16.95
Marbled Wristlet Purse $19.95

Lips Mirror Compact $16.95

For the writer:

Apple Paperweight $24.95

Colour Block Cork Journal $16.95

Cork Coasters $24.95

For the wine lover:

You won't even need the actual wine to put a smile on their face! 

Lightbulb Bottle Stopper $12.95

Cheers to Us Stemless Wineglasses $19.95 - Promo $9.95

For the classroom:

For those with little ones who give out class Valentine's, Hallmark has some cute ones for their special friends and teachers!

Valentine Emoticons Tray $2.99

Gift your love with beautiful wrapping options:

It all starts with the wrapping. Hallmark always has an amazing assortment to make your gift look its best for presentation! 

Love on White tissue $1.99

Red and White Spiral tissue $2.49

Signature Marble medium bag $7.99

Signature xoxo small bag $6.99

Valentine's Day Greetings:

Of course what is a Valentine's gift without a beautiful and meaningful greeting card? Choose from a gorgeous assortment ($3.99-$9.99) in store!

Find these great items and more at Hallmark Canada stores near you! Happy Valentine's Day! 


One lucky AME reader has the chance to win an Apple Paperweight ($24.95 value). Please fill in the entry ballot below! 

Must be Canadian 18+ excluding Quebec to participate. One entry per household. Prize sponsored by Hallmark. For more info on giveaway see our disclosure section. Ends February 20 2017!

Posted in participation with the Hallmark Canada blogger panel. Opinions and comments on this blog are my own. 

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  1. We usually just stay home and enjoy some family time together. If money allows it we will catch a movie in the theater. Thanks!

  2. We usually go out for dinner and have a date night! Victoria Ess

  3. We will be spending Valentine's Day in the hockey arena with both kids.. we will probably go out to dinner this weekend with the family

  4. We usually do heart shaped pizza

  5. This year my husband is spoiling me with a 5 course meal at a beautiful restaurant !

  6. I celebrate by eating as many cinnamon hearts as humanly possible :0

  7. We usually cook a nice dinner at home and watch a movie.

  8. We don't normally celebrate it honestly, we should show the ones we love we care about them more then 1 day a year.. but, we'll do a little Valentine's gift for our daughter.

  9. we have vanentine's treats and hand out cards

  10. We usually have a family dinner at home with the kiddies :)

  11. We don't do much for Valentine's since having kids. Just a nice dinner at home.

  12. We will go out for dinner and a few drinks..nothing fancy, just time together.

  13. Valentines day is usually a quiet one at home with a nice dinner

  14. We celebrate with a dinner at home.
    Florence Cochrane

  15. I celebrate with a nice family dinner either at home or a restaurant.

  16. this year the hubby will not be at home, so i will grab take out, snuggle on couch with doggies.

  17. I don't celebrate, I' m single but looking forward to celebrating next year.

  18. We go out for a nice dinner and have a couple drinks - Marra

  19. My husband and I just go out for a dinner alone.

  20. We usually celebrate valentine's day as a family. We'll do take out and have a movie night with the kids.

  21. We don't really do much to celebrate Valentine's Day. We put up a few decorations for the kids, write Valentine's cards with (and for) the kids, and buy some sweet treats to share.

  22. we don't really celebrate Valentine's day - but I adore all the decorations I see, and of course the chocolate - maybe I will have to buy a bit of chocolate !

  23. We just have a nice meal for dinner, I make cupcakes and we exchage cards and chocolate.

  24. We have a nice dinner at home, that's it.

  25. We celebrated Valentine's day with a nice dinner at home.

  26. Hubby and I always do dinner and a movie

  27. We went out to dinner for Valentine's Day.

  28. We usually order food and eat at home, then we snuggle and watch movies all night.


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