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We are back again with our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Every year we fill our gift guide with our favorite gift ideas. Many of the gift ideas featured in our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide we have personally owned for years and years. Some gifts I have been given the opportunity to try out and review. All of the gifts are awesome!
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Gift Ideas for Children & Teens
See where your ideas grow with our all-new Clicformers Flower 21-piece Set! The set contains 21 building blocks and 1 opening tool along with an idea booklet. Click, Stack, Fold and see what you can build with Clicformers. Clicformers construction toys are ideal for the development of eye-hand-coordination of children aged 4-12. Once you’re done following along with the enclosed idea booklet you can work to build your own ideas! Clicformers sets are compatible with each other and let you build with endless possibilities! Clicformers is perfect for STEM education and when playtime is over, use the clicking mechanism to simply stack and store. Ages 4+Learn More
Writing is cooler in cursive, and Creative Adventures in Cursive gives kids ideas for practicing writing skills, then guides them into cursive creativity. As many educators will attest, writing in cursive provides cognitive benefits in spelling, memory, reading comprehension, language skills, and overall academic confidence. Practicing cursive carries similar benefits when drawing; once you learn the basic shapes, you can play with it by creating your own personal style. In Creative Adventures in Cursive, noted author Rachelle Doorley, the creative force behind Tinkerlab, shows twenty-two fun and colorful ways to use script to make posters, present school projects, design monograms, create greeting cards, decorate book bags and t-shirts, ice cookies and cakes — writing in script with everything, including fabric markers, pastry tubes, string and yarn, and of course brushes, pens, and crayons.Learn More
Double Spot is equal parts connect game, match game, and strategy game, all combined in one fun and colorful set. Found on The Grommet, Double Spot is a smartened-up twist on a classic game that has you working simultaneously with your opponent as you each try to make and spot the winning patterns. Each disc is double-sided with different colors, so while you’re piecing together a pattern from the game cards in play, your rival is doing the same thing on the other side. You’ll need to keep your eyes on the board (plus the luck of a dice roll) to make a match and claim a card first. The game moves quickly and who’s winning can change quickly, too, as each card is claimed and a new pattern card is revealed. Win five cards and win the game. It might seem easy at first glance, but trust us, it takes some on-your-toes strategic thinking to be a Double Spot champion—and that’s all part of the fun.Learn More
Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike! In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast flipping fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick when you play, or you’ll get the spray! The first player to score 5 times wins. Will you win or get wet? For 2 players, ages 7 and up.Learn More
In the Thames & Kosmos I Dig It! Rocks – Real Minerals Excavation Kit, your child will learn how geologists dig up minerals and gemstones and where you can find them in nature. Dig five different minerals out of the plaster block. Learn about the mineral specimens in the manual, including their names and properties, where they came from, and how to preserve and display them. The kit includes specimens of quartz, aventurine, rose quartz, red jasper, and amethyst, and the tools to excavate them from the plaster block.Learn More
My son is so excited to give these Valentines to his classmates! Ka-pow! What’s your super power? This Kid Power! Super Fun Valentine Pack includes 3 different designs with a bracelet and coordinating card. The pack includes three unique designs with 28 specialty cards and 28 slap bracelets.Learn More
Whip up recipes with your favorite Disney Princess pals in Make Your Own Disney Princess Lip Balm. This do-it-yourself kit gives kids the chance to make their very own custom lip balms. It’s the perfect activity for birthdays, sleepovers, or anytime fun! This kit includes soft beeswax, a silicon mold, and six lip balm pods. The pods reflect the bright colors of iconic Disney princesses like Snow White and Cinderella! A fully-illustrated 64-page book contains step-by-step instructions and recipes. Kids discover the origin of beeswax and ingredients like olive oil while experimenting to create their favorite flavors!Learn More
Creative young princes and princesses-in-training learn how to make their own soaps featuring Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and more. Make Your Own Disney Princess Soaps has twelve original recipes perfect for family-friendly fun. This kit includes melt-and-pour soap base, soap dyes, character mold trays, and even glitter add-ins! With full-color photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and fun sudsy facts, this kit has everything you need to bring these enchanting princesses to life.Learn More
Introduce latch hooking to a new generation with this charming and contemporary design made from soft, plush 100% USA-made wool. The beginner-friendly Nested Hearts Latch Hook Kit contains 3,750 strands of pre-cut, 2-ply wool yarn, a canvas backing printed with easy-to-follow grid lines, a design stencil, a wooden-handled latch hook tool, instructions and a handy zippered carrying case to hold in-process projects and supplies. Display your vibrant finished 12″-square rug on the wall, or use it as stunning panel on a tote or pillow.Learn More
Explore the bizarre properties of hydrophobic (water-hating) sand, which never gets wet and forms fascinating structures underwater. Ooze Labs are fun and simple science experiments in big chunky plastic test tubes! Each Ooze Labs 3: Magic Sand tube contains a simple science experiment to create a safe material that is both fun to play with and chemically interesting.Learn More
Make a statement that shows how much you care with high-quality porcelain letters you paint with your own creative touch! A beautiful sentiment any time of the year, this Paint Your Own Expressions: Love set is also the perfect give for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The accent porcelain heart provides a large space to paint an extra special picture, name or phrase. Each porcelain piece measures 5 inches tall and the complete kit includes 12 paints and 2 brushes – one wide brush for quick coverage and one thin brush for creating details. The instructions are filled with design tips and painting tricks for guaranteed beautiful results. For a more lasting finish, bake the porcelain in the oven as the final step. Note, even after baking, design is not permanent. Dust with a dry cloth to clean.Learn More
This all-weather Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Heart is ready to paint right out of the box, letting you skip messy cement-mixing and get right to the fun part: decorating and personalizing! A dozen vibrant paints allow for endless creativity—mix, blend and add custom color accents. Once painted, bake the stone in your oven for a long-lasting, weather-resistant finish. Display one stepping stone or make a whole pathway to transform your garden, backyard or patio! Kit includes a 10″ x 9″ cement stepping stone, 12 paints, a paint brush and instructions including a color planning template.Learn More
Project Genius is all about finding creative games for kids (and grown-ups, too) that spark puzzle-solving fun in a beautifully made package. Chroma Cube fits the colorful bill. Found on The Grommet, Chroma Cube is a wooden puzzle-game hybrid that is great to look at and fun to play with, which is a parent and kid win-win. The game helps hone early reasoning and logic skills and is made with a timeless, meant-to-be-seen approach that won’t feel outdated as kids grow. Kids follow the clues in the card pack and try to arrange the cubes accordingly. Stumped? The solution is on the back of each card. When little ones are done playing, Chroma Cube is an artful addition to a coffee table or bookshelf.Learn More
With more than 50 million units sold, Rummikub is one of the world’s best-selling and most-played games. It has all the elements that make a great game. It’s easy to learn and fast moving. The “board” changes all the time as players adjust the tiles on the table. It combines luck and strategy and it changes quickly so every player has a chance to win until the very end. Players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs (consecutive numbers of the same color, like 2, 3, 4 in red) and groups (three or more of the same number in different colors, like a red 9, a blue 9 and a black 9), rummy style. The Joker tiles add to the fun; they can be any color or number. The object is to be the first to play every tile on your rack.
Rummikub is ideal for people of different ages to play together, and it’s great for a game night too. When kids play, it reinforces STEM and STEAM concepts such as sequencing, pattern recognition and planning skills. It’s got lots of exciting moments, but it’s also designed to bring people together, with plenty of opportunities for talking, chatting, and sharing with family and friends. For 2 or more players, ages 8 and up.Learn More
In the Thames & Kosmos Exit games, players must solve riddles and puzzles and crack codes to escape from an imaginary room or environment. But the clock is ticking! In The Mysterious Museum Game, you are on a trip to the Florence Natural History Museum, intent on visiting the sunken treasure of the Santa Maria. However, your relaxing day at the museum is quickly derailed by an incredible adventure! Can you solve the mysteries of the museum and find a way out? Difficulty Level: 2 of 5. This game can be played only one time because you must markup, fold, and tear the game materials to solve the riddles and escape.Learn More
There is new emphasis in education to introduce STEM and STEAM to children earlier in life, often in elementary school. Just take a look atschools’ shifting curricula, the explosion of maker spaces around the country, and demand by parents to have their children engaged with STEAM acitivities. The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook gives parents and kids ages 6 to 10 a selection of 18 engaging projects to build together. And when they’re finished, they’ll have personalized creations that fly, race, and blast off! Make an automaton, a pneumatic machine, a suspension bridge, a flexible hand, a crash-test car, a (working) vacuum cleaner, and a dozen more ingenious, kid-tested projects.Learn More
The classic triangular domino game! Score points by matching numbers on the three-sided pieces. Tri-Ominos Deluxe playing pieces are crystalline with brass spinners. Keep everything together in triangular box. Score points based on the numbered tiles you are able to play and score big with bridges and hexagons! Be the first player to score 400 points to win. For 2-4 players, ages 8 and upLearn More
UGEARS founders Denys and Gennady share a fascination with the inner workings of machines and both are enamored with gears and levers. They realized we rarely get to see these parts in action anymore. To remedy that, they created model kits that we can purchase on The Grommet. These kits come with movable parts that are engaging from start to finish. What begins as flat pieces of laser-cut plywood transforms into a model motorcycle, train, treasure box and more designs that all have parts that move in some way—like pistons, wheels, and gears. There are no tools or glue needed here and there are models suited to different ability levels. You can paint or finish your model once it’s built.Learn More
I couldn’t wait to give my kids this Valentine’s Day present so they got their present early this year! Uncle Milton Butterfly Farm Live Habitat will allow your children to watch the amazing transformation that turns caterpillars into real butterflies! With this kit your children can build and decorate their butterfly house then watch the caterpillars’ incredible metamorphosis in action in the TransformationLearn More
Chamber. Soon real butterflies will be flying in the habitat, ready to release into the world! The kit includes everything needed to create a beautiful butterfly habitat, plus a magnifying lens for observation, and a STEM learning poster that teaches about the four stages of metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, and adult!
Engage your senses with Wild Republic Lil Scents Plush stuffed animals. They look precious, smells delicious, and are extra soft! 4″ scented plush clips easily attach to backpacks, rear-view mirrors, strollers and much more!Learn More
Gift Ideas for Ladies & Men
The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frother with a special hot chocolate function that can accommodate chocolate chips and chunks to create frothy hot chocolate and more. It offers more versatility, with one-button operation and illuminated controls. There are four settings to choose from: cold froth, hot froth, hot milk or hot chocolate. There is no other countertop frother on the market that offers more versatility. It comes with two frothing disks and one heating disk, which store securely in the bottom of the base. By using different disks with different settings, the user can control and vary milk texture for trendy flat whites, cappuccinos, lattes, hot cocoa and more. The removable see-through pitcher with stay-cool handle has a large capacity, accommodating 10 ounces for frothing or 14 ounces for heating. It is BPA free and dishwasher safe for everyday convenience.Learn More
Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Toothpaste is an extra strength toothpaste that will protect your teeth from all the chocolates and treats making your teeth bright and healthy this Valentine’s Day. Right now at Sam’s Club we can get a 5 pack of Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Toothpaste! Right now this toothpaste is $2.00 off through February 24th using the coupon found online and in-store with the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Book. This makes the 5 pack $11.98 making each tube of toothpaste only $2.39!Learn More
We love our Ellia diffusers. We have one in every bedroom and in our kitchen! We use our diffuser in the kitchen to clean the air after cooking with fish or broccoli or onions. We use our bedroom diffusers to boost our immunity, speed up the healing of colds and coughs and to purify the air. Complement almost any décor with the beautiful, basket-weave design on the Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser. The Gather diffuser is consciously crafted from ceramic and wood. It will fill your space with the pure, natural scent of essential oils. For your convenience, it comes with a remote and delivers up to 10 hours of continuous runtime. It also features a color-changing light, a library of relaxing and uplifting sounds, and an Ellia Essential Oil Starter Kit, complete with three samples.Learn More
It’s not how many friends we have, but how well we know them! Friend or Faux inspires players to get personal, share stories, recall memories and make you laugh until it hurts. Points are earned and unexpected connections are made through five rounds of increasingly revealing questions that players answer about each other. At times risqué and often surprising, Friend or Faux is a light-hearted way to enjoy some real-life interactions with new friends, old friends, and faux friends. For 2 or more players.Learn More
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift now that the weather is so cold outside! Feeling cozy under a blanket is one of life’s great pleasures. The next time you’re ready to snuggle up on the couch, make it an even better experience with the HoMedics® Cordless Throw & Cape with Soothing Heat & Vibrating Massage. The throw’s versatile design means it can be used as a traditional throw, or converted into a cape to drape over your shoulders — perfect for that outdoor sporting event or concert. Vibration massage relaxes tense neck, shoulder, and back muscles, and add heat for a soothing experience. It features a rechargeable battery for total convenience and portability, while Integrated controls make getting your perfect massage perfectly simple.Learn More
Test your code-cracking prowess with Mastermind, the challenging game of logic and deduction. Can you crack the code in 10 moves or less? Can you create a code that can’t be cracked? With more than 55 million units sold, Mastermind is a great strategy game…and one of the world’s most popular games ever. It’s easy to learn and fast to play and with thousands of code possibilities, it’s different every time. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker tries to match the code using logic, deduction and maybe a little bit of luck. After each move, the Codemaker gives clues to the Codebreaker. Make the code even more devious by using multiple pegs of the same color or by leaving one or more peg holes empty. With so many possible code combinations, every game is guaranteed to be a brainteaser. All of these game components can be stored in the game board! The winner will be a true Mastermind! For 2 players, ages 8 and up.Learn More
The Phiaton CURVE BT 120 Noise Cancelling Earbuds are premium active noise cancelling earphones with fast charge and excellent sound quality. These earbuds will give you 1 hour of use from 5 just minutes of charging. The earbuds feature a sleek and portable neckband design that is ready to go wherever life takes you. The Phiaton CURVE BT 120 Noise Cancelling Earbuds feature generation Bluetooth 4.2 which is backwards compatible and blocks out distraction with up to 95% of ambient noise cancellation!Learn More
I am giving this watch to my husband for Valentine’s Day. He is training to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and this watch will help him monitor his training to ensure he is training to the best of his ability! The Polar: Vantage M Watch is an all-in-one multi-sport watch with advanced heart rate for goal-oriented athletes. It features proprietary Precision Prime™ wrist-based heart rate fusion technology. It is waterproof, GPS-enabled and features an always-on color touch screen display, the most accurate data across 130+ sport profiles and an ultra-long battery life with up to 30 hours of continuous training. The watch has Polar Precision Prime™ which is Polar’s proprietary, wrist-based heart rate technology that delivers a faster response time, more sensitivity for readings and higher accuracy and reliability for wrist-based heart rate. This watch’s Training Load Pro™ guides athletes to reach the ideal amount of training to perform at their very best, monitoring training load from each training session and helping athletes recognize personal limits by informing them when they’re overtraining, undertraining or training just right. The watch even comes with Polar Flow for Coach which is a free online service that allows coaches to develop robust training plans that sync with an athlete’s Polar Flow account and Vantage M. Athletes can follow daily and seasonal trainings on their watch, and coaches can view data, compare actual training sessions to original plans and adjust.Learn More
Each Riboli Sweet Wine Club box will consist of three hand-selected bottles and will be delivered to the recipient’s door step, ensuring their home is prepared for any celebration! With the option of an annual membership or simply a one off for the occasion, and priced under $50, this is an affordable gift idea! Riboli Sweet Wine Club shipments include an array of specialty Californian and Italian wines, such as America’s #1 imported Italian wine, Stella Rosa and Riboli’s other offerings such as Maddalena, San Antonio Winery Specialty, La Quinta and more. Each Sweet Wine Club box is filled with additional goodies such as food pairings recipes, chocolate covered strawberries and fun gifts – and of course, shipping is always FREE. The Riboli Family want to give everyone a taste of the sweet life this Valentine’s Day!Learn More
Calling all sparkling water addicts! Remembering to stay hydrated can easily be forgotten. The Fizzi One Touch has you covered so you can juggle holiday shopping and decorating while increasing healthy hydration — just at the touch of a button. With three levels of automatic carbonation, you can perfectly customize your sparkling water and there’s no worry of accidentally fizzing all over yourself. The Fizzi One Touch Starter Kit comes with One Touch Sparkling Water Maker, a Carbonating Cylinder and a Stainless Steel Bottle.Learn More
This Valentine’s Day gift idea is great for the whole family. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is Disney’s reimagining of The Nutcracker. In this movie, a mysterious gift from Clara’s mother launches her on a journey to four secret realms–where she discovers her greatest strength could change the world.Learn More
Valentine’s Day Entertaining Gift Ideas
Flower Republic Shop has been growing flowers in Ecuador for over 20 years. Recently, they launched an e-commerce to sell directly to consumers across America. They deliver flowers in only 4 days to any address in the US. They also offer much better prices than their competitors since there are no intermediaries! This bunch of 25 Lavender Roses from Flower Republic Shop is the perfect gift for a loved one. They have roses to choose from in all different colors!Learn More
These exploration-ready wines depicting our National Parks are an invitation to make the next date a romantic outdoor adventure, with Bandit in-tow. The makers of Bandit Wines love wine and love to explore beautiful landscapes. Bandit honors both wine and the outdoors! Their light-weight containers are adventure-ready and keep the wine fresh and delicious while using natural resources responsibly. From dinner around the campfire to back-packing on the Pacific Crest Trail, Bandit is ready for wherever the spirit of adventure leads you. Live well and go explore!Learn More
This is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day entertaining and for year-round entertaining. this Cilio Chocolate Fondue Maker will give you and your guests a hands on dessert opportunity to make desserts. Make chocolate covered strawberries and cherries to cookies, pretzels and marshmallows. This fondue maker holds 2 cups of melted chocolate. The set comes complete with tea light and base, fondue bowl, and four color-coded forks. It is dishwasher safe.Learn More
Libération de Paris is a range of fine French wines developed by Liberation Wines LLC, a joint-venture between passionate winemakers and marketers, BCI and Badet & Clement, a French family-owned company dedicated to wine and terroirs for the past 20 years. The wines carefully and skillfully blended for Liberation de Paris are representative of the diversity of grapes variety nurtured throughout France and a tribute to the commitment of the United States in World War II. Liberation de Paris 2016 Chardonnay is a rich and well balanced French Chardonnay with hints of apricot and white flowers with a vanilla and buttery finish. It is best served chilled at 12°C and enjoyed as an aperitif and with seafood and charcuterie.Learn More
Pomelo wines are perfect for enjoying the night-of. Crisp, refreshing wines, Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé are the perfect preludes to kick off Valentine’s Day! It takes just the right amount of sunlight and cooling breezes to create the fresh, alluring flavors in Pomelo wines. Pomelo founders Randy and Megan Mason have always understood California’s inherent gifts: sun-drenched vineyards, coastal air and remarkable soil. Since 2004, they have crafted bright, expressive wines that faithfully convey their varietal character and embody the mix of sun and soil that makes California’s vineyards like no other.Learn More
This is a fun beverage to use while entertaining on Valentine’s Day. Seagram’s Sweet Peach Vodka has a refreshing, ripe and juicy Peach flavor with a smooth finish. Seagram’s Ginger Peach is a fun recipe to make using this vodka! All you need is ginger ale and a lemon wedge!
1 ¼ parts Seagram’s Sweet Peach Flavored Vodka
4 parts Ginger Ale
Garnish with Lemon wedge
In a tall glass, add Seagram’s Peach Flavored Vodka, fill with ice, and add Ginger Ale. Garnish with Lemon wedge.
The epitome of romance, this breathtaking Teleflora’s Sterling Love Bouquet of red roses and pink lilies reaches a new level of luxury thanks to its elegant blown glass vase with shimmering sterling silver mirrored finish and sleek swirling lines. This bouquet comes with red roses, dark red spray roses, dark pink asiatic lilies, red alstroemeria, and burgundy stock are arranged with lemon leaf, huckleberry, and pitta negra. This bouquet will be delivered in Teleflora’s Sterling Love Vase.Learn More