Gift Guides, Valentines 2017

Teddy Bear & Chocolates Valentine’s Day Gift Basket

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My son is 8 and loves the holidays-any holiday. He will bounce in from school with MLK facts in January and Easter projects in April. He knows Valentine’s Day is next week and he loves to hand out Valentine’s cards to his classmates. When he gets home they are all over the floor as he sorts through them. I also leave a treat on the breakfast table for him to wake up to from us. I did the same with his older brothers too.

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Gourmet Gift Baskets has The Teddy Bear & Chocolate Valentine’s Day Gift Basket is such a fun gift to send to that special child on Valentine’s Day-or any occasion.

  • Teddy Bear – Assorted Colors – This soft and cuddly teddy bear is made from plush fabric and adorned with a silk bow.
  • (2) Lindt Truffles – Assorted Flavors – The ultimate smooth melting chocolate delight with a crisp shell and creamy, gooey center in a variety of flavors.
  • (2) Ghiradelli Squares – Assorted Flavors – Intense, slow-melting chocolate wrapped around a selection of incredible fillings.
  • Chocolate Wafer Petites by Dolcetto – .7 oz – Elegant pillow-shaped mini-wafer cookies stuffed with a rich 100% cocoa cream.
  • Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet – .9 oz. – Light, crispy, and absolutely decadent thin cookies rolled around sweet and soft milk chocolate.
  • Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels by Sanders – .5 oz. – These delectable milk chocolate covered caramels are the perfect treat.
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries by Annalie’s Chocolates – 4 oz. – Sweet and tangy cherries smothered in a creamy milk chocolate coating.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Delightful mini-chocolate chip cookies that are perfect for sharing.
  • Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Dolcetto – 4.4 oz. – Delicately rolled European-style wafers that are generously filled with creamy chocolate.
  • Double Dipped Peanuts by Old Dominion Peanut Company – 3 oz. – Delicious crunchy peanuts gently dipped in a chocolaty coating.
  • Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Almonds by Endangered Species – .7 oz. – Dark chocolate surrounds premium crunchy almonds.

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Gourmet Gift Baskets has gifts for everyone from chocolates, wine, beer, candy, fruit and more. Kids will love the baskets of teddy bears, cookies, candy. You can browse by occasion and even browse the Free Shipping selections.

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These make such fantastic gifts and are so easy to send as they are already packaged to gift. Visit Gourmet Gift Baskets to see all of the products.

Valentines 2017

Valentine’s Book for Kids – Groggle’s Monster Valentine

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Groggle’s Monster Valentine

by: Diana Murray & Bats Langley

It is always a lot of fun finding a special gift for the kids to wake up to on Valentine’s Day. Better yet, a gift like a Valentine’s book can become a tradition to read each year. Because it is available on Amazon Prime you can have it in 2 days and ready for a special surprise on Valentine’s morning.

In Groggle’s Monster Valentine, his impulses get in the way of creating the perfect Valentine for his best monster friend, Snarlina. Like a child who can’t finish baking cookies because they devour the icing and candies before the final project is done, Groggle can’t complete his card for her because he devours it at the end. It is a fun story as your child watches Groggle make several cards. Will he finally complete one he can gift to her?

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About the Authors

Diana Murray is a poet and picture book author whose other books include City Shapes, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, and Ned the Knitting Pirate. Diana’s award-winning children’s poems have appeared in many magazines, such as Highlights and Spider. She lives in New York City with her husband, two very messy children, and a motley crew of lizards, snails, and fish.

Bats Langley grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has been shown in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Hangzhou, China, and has even been displayed in the United States Capitol building. Mr. Langley has also been a regular contributor to Ladybug and Spider magazines. This is his first picture book. He resides in New York, New York.

This title is one of many titles that are part of the Sky Pony Press books for children.

Books Reviews, Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Valentines 2017

Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books #Giveaway

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Happy Valentine’s to your entire family! It is always fun to pick the perfect spouse card, candies and flowers, but what about the kids? They are loves of our lives too. The ones we raise to live a life of love and this is such a fun holiday for them as well. I always have something special waiting on the breakfast table for the boys on Valentine’s Day. Here is an idea- Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books.

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I created this book for my nephew as his birthday is coming up soon. He will be 3 and that is such a fun age to recognize your name in a story to stay engaged in the book. This book is called, Disney’s Pooh Loves You!

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The story includes Elliott in play and fun. In the end, Pooh has a special poem for Elliott reminding him how much he is loved by the lovable bear. On page 1 is a photo I uploaded when I ordered and a special note from us to him to keep so he always knows where his special book came from.

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These are such fantastic gifts to give. My son has several from when he was young. As many books have floated through this house and then donated away when done, we always keep his personalized books to cherish. Put me In The Story has so many titles for all ages and occasions. Personalizing them is so simple. It took me only minutes to complete.

Get started now! What Valentine’s Day title do you like best for a child in your life?

Put Me In The Story has an active giveaway that ends on 1/30/2017. 

3 prizes – 1 prize per winner:

  • 1 personalized Elmo Loves You book + plush gift set
  • 1 personalized YOU! Book + plush gift set
  • 1 personalized I Love You More + plush gift set

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Kids, Parenting, Recipes, Valentines 2017

Pokemon Valentine’s Day Card Pokeball and Card

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Hello Pokefans! My 8 year old son was on the hunt for Pokemon cards so we took a peek as we were out and about last weekend. We found a lot of fun cards but no Pokemon. So I told him we may need to make our own. So for 2 days my brain turned until I came up with this idea.

All you need is red, white and black construction paper (you can get 2 cards from one sheet of each color), scissors and a glue gun. We actually found pokemon cards at the dollar store but you get 3 to a pack for a dollar so you can buy several there or purchase pokemon cards at a bulk price and save in the end.

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I found a small planting pot that became the perfect size for the card. You want the card to end up at almost double the width of a pokemon card that will slide in the pocket you create.

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I cut enough red circles out at the full size (we need 26 cards for his class). I then cut 13 white circles then cut each circle in half to be the bottom of the pokeball.

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I measured out a good width of black papers in the correct length using the red balls I cut as a size guide. Then cut 26 black circles (I actually used the lid of an Excedrin bottle for center black circle-hey! it worked). Then cut my own smaller 26 white circles. Now I have all I need to start glueing.

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I simply lined the inner curved edge of the white half-circle with hot glue in thin line, leaving the straight edge free of glue (this is your pocket for the pokemon card). I then glued the black strip to the white paper of the pokeball by lining lower edge only so that the top edge is free with the pocket. Then I glued the black circle in the center and smaller white circle on top in layers so you get what is pictured.

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Stuff a Pokemon card in the open pocket between large red circle and white half circle and you have a Pokemon Pokeball Valentine card that is sure to be a hit. We wrote ‘I CHOOSE YOU’ with a fine tip sharpie, but you can get creative there. He added his ‘From:…’ on the back of the card.