Seven Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Ok, so you procrastinated until the last minute for that special Valentine’s Day gift. No worries! You aren’t alone. It seems that many of us do the same.

What to do about it now? You’ve got work, school, kids’s activities, and a plethora of other things to do today. When are you going to find the time to pick up something? Have no fear, we’re here to rescue your gift giving dilemna.

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How? Check out these very last minute ideas to make it a sweet day:

1. Express your love with Rattlebox.com: Don’t just say your love: express it in your own unique style with a whimsical or goofy video e-card from Rattlebox. Rattlebox provides 1000’s of free, unique and fun video card choices, or be creative and produce your own!

2. Feed your love with Restaurant.com: No reservations for the big night? That’s ok. Gift your loved one with a Restaurant.com gift card and let them pick the day to celebrate your love. Use coupon code “SWEETIE” and spend only $2 for a $25 gift card. That is a fantastic deal! Hurry: this coupon code expires on Valentine’s Day. But wait: buy through Mr. Rebates and receive a giant 30% cash back. Now that’s a sweet deal of a meal!

Restaurant.com

3. Wrap up your love with Giftly.com: Need a gift for a far-away sweetheart? Send them a Giftly gift card. Does your sweetheart have a cell phone? Have Giftly “deliver” your gift right to their phone with a special text message and a link to your Giftly gift. Surprise your sweetie when you can’t be there yourself.

Giftly.com

4. Send your love in a Hallmark e-Card: Don’t have time to get to your local Hallmark store? Show how much you care with a Hallmark Valentine’s Day e-card. A great last minute option to “heart” your loved one.

Hallmark

5. Be Hip with love notes from Hipster e-Card: Let Hipster help you say your special Valentine’s Day message. Their “out of the box” card styles may be just the ticket to showcase your quirkiness!

Hipster.com

6. Be Stellar with Groupon’s Star Naming Gift Set: Give an “out of this world” gift with the Name-A-Star offer and let them know they are your special twinkling star. A real rocket ship even launches the name and dedication message into Earth’s orbit to mark the celestial occasion. Buy your Groupon gift through Mr. Rebates and receive 8% cash back. How cool is that!

Groupon.com

7. Sweeten your love with chocolate: Your special sweet tooth gotta have chocolate? Then give a chocolate of the month club membership and they will be sweet on you each time a new box arrives. Here’s two chocolate-yummy choices to consider:

Lake Champlain Chocoloates

Bonus idea! Are you an Amazon Prime member? Don’t forget that you can still pick out a gift today and have it delivered by tomorrow. You will need to choose “Next Day” shipment at a small shipping fee, but hey, your loved one’s worth it! Check out these ideas at Amazon Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Show your sweetie how sweet it is this Valentine’s Day!

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Ten Days and counting to Valentine’s Day. Have you found your perfect gift yet? If not, there’s still plenty of time to shop. And to help you on your way, here’s more heart-felt gift ideas that are sure to please everyone this Valentine’s Day.

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Set the mood for love with Gilt. Let Gilt’s Gift Giving Guide find gifts for everyone on your list. Just make sure to look for the heart near the “Add to Cart” button to ensure delivery by February 14th. Jumpstart your search with these three heart pumping ideas:

Gilt.com

Bling her out with jewelry deals from Groupon and BlueNile:

  • These Sterling Silver Swarovski Earrings will sparkle her day! $19 at Groupon, originally $70. Shop through Mr.Rebates for another 8% cash back.
  • This Double Heart Pendant might be your ticket to a heart-stopping gift. $247 at BlueNile, originally $380. Click through Mr.Rebates and earn 4% cash back. Free shipping too!

BlueNile.com

Dazzle your man with these cool gift ideas at Etsy and Shari’s Berries:

Lurgasmic at Etsy

Lend Cupid a hand with Personalization Mall. Save as much as 25% off too! Get free shipping on orders of $65 or more with code VALSHIP12. Use Mr.Rebates and get a whopping 15% cash back. Most orders can be customized and ready to ship in 1-2 days, and if placed by Feb. 8, your gift should arrive in time. Get personal this Valentine’s Day with these gifts:

PersonalizationMall.com

Give a sweet gift from Red Envelope. You gotta love the savings with up to 50% off and an additional 20% off with Promo Code SGIFTS20. Make your purchase through Mr.Rebates, add another 7% cash back. Now that’s a sweetheart of a deal! Your loved one’s going to “heart” these gifts for sure:

  • Express your love with this Personalized Love Wall Art. Originally $79.95, now only $39.99. Subtract 20% for a final price of $32.
  • The Inspiration Quote Bangle will remind her every day of your love for her. Originally $99.95, now $74.99. Subtract 20% for a final price of $60.
  • A Murano Heart Bracelet is bound to show how much you “heart” someone. Originally$49.95, now $39.99. Subtract 20% for a final price of $32
  • The Year of Love Candles is sure to melt her heart. Originally $69.95, now $49.99. Subtract 20% for a final price of $40.

RedEnvelope.com

Shop heart-healthy savings at the Macy’s Go Red for Women Sale. Use the promo code RED when shopping online for 20% off your purchase. Don’t forget the Mr.Rebates click-through for another 4% cash back. Shopping in-store? Be sure to wear RED to get an extra 20% off your purchase. Save an additional 10% off select sale jewelry purchase; use promo code EXTRA for online purchases.

  • The Macy’s Jewelry sale is chock-ful of savings. And with jewelry in every price range, you are sure to steal her heart on Valentine’s Day.
  • Want something else? The Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Guide can guide you. Pick your price range, find your gift, share your love, Macy’s style!

Macy's

While at Macy’s, why not also purchase a $2 Red Dress Pin and support the American Heart Association? Now that’s a heart-healthy deal!

Want to learn more about Mr. Rebates? Read Save More With Mr. Rebates.

So what are you giving this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the Comments Section below.

Are You A Groupon Groupie?

Are you looking for a great deal to a new restaurant? Would you love a day at a spa, but you don’t want to pay “spa-pricing? What about Aunt Flo in Florida? Need to send her “something special” for the Holidays?

You might just find what you are looking for at Groupon.

What is Groupon? Groupon is a “deal of the day” website that provides its members the opportunity to purchase discounted gift certificates to a wide variety of  local, national and worldwide businesses. Through Groupon, you can find daily deals on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in as many as 45 different countries. Bet you can find that “something special” on Groupon, and at a great price! What’s not to love about that?

How does Groupon save you money? Because with Groupon, you can purchase items you want at a discounted price! Today’s deal might be a gift certificate worth $20 at a local ice cream store that you buy for $10. Tomorrow the deal might be half off a Swedish massage at a local spa. Next week, you might pay $25 for a gift certificate worth $50 at that new restaurant downtown. Groupon brings you the deal, saving you money, and time too.

Why would you consider joining Groupon? Because you can’t lose! There is no fee to join Groupon’s deal of the day e-mailer. Let Groupon help you decide where to go next weekend. Simply follow their daily posts for your local area, and open your eyes to a wide variety of savings available only to Groupon members. Be sure to also check out each category of available deals:

  • Featured Deal: Lists today’s Daily Deal specific for your local area.
  • All Deals: From Local to Getaway to Grouponicus to Goods deals, all in a one-page easy to find format.
  • Getaway Travel Specials: Find great priced travel options ranging from a weekend in the city to a 10-day safari in Africa.
  • Goods: Lists Groupon’s latest online deals for specialty items in electronics, home goods, and more, all at a sweet price.

What kinds of gift certificates and special deals can you purchase through Groupon? Groupon’s deals and offers are current, not last year’s left-overs. Here is a sample of Groupon offers right now:

  • For $18, get four fitness classes (up to a $60 value) at a local fitness club.
  • For $49, get $100 worth of fresh lobster, seafood, steaks, and more at GetMaineLobster.com.
  • For $179, get one night at the Bentley Hotel in New York City: $106 off the standard rate of $285.
  • For $385, a three-night stay for two at a beach front resort in Costa Rica, with $250 dining credit. Street value: $787
  • For $19, get a $50 iLuv webcam.

How else can you use Groupon? There are so many ways you can use Groupon. Here are several exampls of how you can further expand your Groupon experience:

  • Planning a trip to Anchorage? Then check out the Anchorage daily deals. You might find a great deal on an activity you plan to do on your trip.
  • Need to buy a friend a gift, but just don’t know what to get her? Send her a Groupon gift card and let her pick her own special gift!
  • Remember Aunt Flo in Florida? Surprise her with a Groupon gift certificate to a restaurant in her hometown.
  • Looking for vacation ideas? Be sure to follow Groupon’s travel deals.

Groupon helps make gift-giving easy. By using Groupon’s broad range of locations and offerings, you can find gifts for nearly everyone on your list. And gift-giving with Groupon can save you the hassles and expenses of gift-wrapping and shipping.

What is “Grouponicus?” Grouponicus is Groupon’s annual wintertime celebration, bringing you even more special deals perfect for holiday gift giving. Let Grouponicus help you score great holiday gifts at great prices. Or perhaps something special for yourself! Sign up for Groupinicus e-mails to receive Groupincus deals several times a week. But don’t delay: Grouponicus is only around until the end of the year.

Link to Grouponicus

Do you follow Twitter? Then consider following Grouponicus at @groupothebird to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest Grouponicus deals. Right now, GroupoTheBird is giving away $100 Groupon bucks every day as he tweets about his favorite holiday lore and Gouponicus deals.

Refer-A-Friend Program: Want a quick way to earn $10 in Groupon Bucks? Invite your friends and family to join Groupon, and when they make their first Groupon purchase, you get $10 in Groupon Bucks deposited into your account. There is no limit so you can invite as many friends and family you want. Want an invite? Let me know in the comments section below and I will send you a Groupon invite. Help me earn $10, then begin inviting your friends and family to earn your $10 Groupon Bucks.

Have an iPhone or Android phone? Then consider the Groupon App. You can purchase, manage and redeem your Groupon deals right from your mobile device. The app is a great way to keep on top of your Groupon offerings anywhere, anytime. Link to Groupon Mobile App

What if you don’t use the gift certificate before it expires? No problem. Many retailers might still honor it at full value if you ask. But even if they don’t honor the full value, they should honor the amount you paid for it.

So what’s your favorite Groupon deal? And if you are not yet a Groupon “groupie”, don’t forget to ask me for an invitation to Groupon so you can begin saving more too!

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