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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with everyone you love
Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers
anymore. While we naturally want to
show our signifi cant others how much
we love them on the sweetest holiday of
the year, Valentine’s Day has become a
wonderful day to celebrate everyone we
care about, from your BFF to your furry,
feathered and four-legged friends. In fact,
last year the National Retail Federation
reported that approximately 20 percent
of Americans plan to buy Valentine’s Day
gift s for their pets.
Here are some ways to share the love
with everyone who is important to
you this Valentine’s Day:
For him: For the special man
in your life, put him in charge
of capturing your special
with the nostalgic
Fuijifi lm Instax
Mini Camera. Or
for the gamer
in your life,
why not spend
you’ll even let
for a memorable
evening together. Celebrate
Valentine’s night with the help of a handmade
Soy Wax Candle
with natural essential oils like lavender,
orange, lemon and cedarwood. Th en pour
a glass of her favorite wine for both of you
into All Purpose Wine Glasses and shower
her with aff ection.
For your BFFs: Sometimes on
Valentine’s Day, all you want
to do is hang with your girls.
Have your BFFs over for
the perfect Galentine’s
Day brunch. Get in the
party mood with some
great decor like a Glitter
Galentine’s Day Banner
and the perfect playlist
from Prime Music, then
prepare a waffl e feast
fi t for the queens you
are with a Heart Maker
Waffl e Iron. End the day
by watching an awesome
girl-power movie like
“Miss Congeniality” or
“Lady Bird” on Prime
For your kids:
Valentine’s Day is a
great time for a festive
family party with your
kids. Decorate the house
for your event together with
a Light-Up Love Easel Sign
and Valentine’s Day Paper-Kit
Party Decorations. Share some
sweet treats and favorite games
as a family, followed by a fun
creative activity using an easy-tomake
Plush Craft Heart Pillow Kit.
For your furry friend: More pet owners
than ever are showing their appreciation
for their animal companions by giving
them special gift s on Valentine’s Day.
No matter what size your dog is, you can
fi nd a comfy sweat suit to fi t them from
Scheppend Adidog Pet Clothes, which
come in 12 diff erent sizes and 9 cute colors.
Spoil your pooch while also watching
their health with snacks from the
Petco Treat Bar while you indulge yourself
with some yummy Chocolate Covered
Strawberries by Golden State Fruit.
It’s easy and fast to fi nd the perfect gift s
to share with all of the special humans
- and animals - in your life on amazon.
com/valentinesday, which has easyto
search categories, as well as gift s for
any budget. Curated gift choices include
everything from chocolates and fl owers
to jewelry, apparel, electronics and more.
Th ere are even ideas to plan the perfect
Date Night In. From risotto delivered
through Amazon Restaurants to dancing
to “your song” on Prime Music, it’s easy
to plan the perfect evening in.
Waited until the last minute? Don’t
panic. With Amazon Prime, a majority of
Prime members in the U.S. have access to
Free One-Day Shipping (or faster) on millions
of items, as well as access to unlimited
Free Two-Day Shipping on more than
100 million items. Prime Now even off ers
free two-hour delivery windows, reserved
exclusively for Prime members in eligible
areas, so you can still surprise your
Valentine with jewelry, fl owers or dinner.
Five easy ways to say 'I love you'
If gift -giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions
like Valentine’s Day are likely to
bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating
will only serve to elevate your
Follow these steps to simplify your
shopping, and while you may not come
to love the task of fi nding the perfect gift ,
your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate
your eff ort.
1. Browse for ideas online. Many retailers
off er special promotions and gift idea
sections on their websites, so fi nding
inspiration can be as easy as visiting the
sites of your loved one’s favorite stores.
Th ere are also dozens of articles online to
help get the ideas fl owing. Searches such
as “gift s for horse lovers” or “Valentine’s
gift s for a new boyfriend” will reveal a
long list of ideas to peruse.
2. Keep it simple. Although the advertising
industry works hard to convince
consumers otherwise, Valentine’s Day isn’t
really all about the bling. Sure, a pretty
bauble is a welcome gift , but there are
plenty of ways to show your aff ection that
don’t require spending a month’s salary.
A heartfelt card paired with a
memento of a meaningful event
or place in your relationship
sends the same loving sentiment.
3. Make it a (diff erent)
date. For many couples,
demands of work, kids
and life make spending
time together a luxury.
Instead of fi ghting
crowds at busy restaurants
on the offi cial date,
celebrate your love on a
day of your own choosing,
when you can relax
and enjoy the time together
without the pressure to rush
through dessert so your table can
be fl ipped for the next waiting couple.
4. Give blooms a boost. A dozen longstem
red roses is a beautiful gesture, but
unless your intended rose receiver is a
strictly traditional type, try adding a
little spice to your floral arrangement.
Go for a bouquet in her
favorite color, or have the flowers
arranged in a practical vessel
she can reuse to remember
the occasion, such as a
cocktail shaker or a watering
5. Go ahead, gift yourself.
It may seem counter-intuitive,
but fi nding a gift you’ll
enjoy may inspire an idea
for your loved one. Th e trick
is fi nding something you can
share together, whether it’s
tickets to a show or his and hers
mugs for enjoying your favorite
brew. Just be sure the item is something
your intended will share your
enthusiasm for, or you may as well go
buy a blender.
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