Valentine Extravaganza Gift Basket Giveaway {US Only}

Happy Valentine's Day

The Valentine Extravaganza Basket is overflowing with Godiva dark chocolate truffles, vanilla sea salt caramels, Ghirardelli dark chocolate and double chocolate hot cocoa, six different types of cookies, Popcornopolis kettle corn, caramel corn, Truffettes chocolate truffles, peanut butter malted milk balls, Italian milk chocolate hazelnut pralines and additional items too numerous to mention.


One lucky reader will receive a Valentine Extravaganza Gift Basket.

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  1. Corina says

    My memories of Valentines is doing arts and crafts with my daughter. ^-^ We’d make decor for the house, bake treats, customize cars for loved ones and of course master our Valentines outfits along with a beautiful hairstyle! Such fun! I miss it.. -_-

  2. Tiffany Greene Elliott says

    2 yrs ago my husband gave me a key heart necklace and grilled me a steak with vegetables for Valentine’s Day!! I know restaurants are extremely busy on Valentine’s Day so I told him I would be happy to spend it at home since I am mother to 7! Plus my oldest girls making me a homemade Valentine’s Day card! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!

  3. Tamara B. says

    Making Valentine’s Day boxes for the children for their school parties and making cupcakes for the their parties

  4. Mary Jo Barnette says

    I am a mother of 5 daughters and just making valentines with them for school and decorating are my greatest valentine memories.

  5. Monica Lavoie says

    When I was 12 years old my friends little brother came over to my house with a heart shaped box of chocolates for me. I answered the door took the chocolates and we never talked about it again… I still remember that. I think he was 9. :)

  6. Joanne Vanderheite says

    When we were kids waiting for Papa to get home from work on Valentines day he would bring us all a big chocolate heart…!

  7. sprbrat says

    One year my husband went to where we worked (different departments and hours) the evening before and left a rose and a box of chocolates on my desk for me to find the next morning.

  8. Michelle B says

    I was 17, and I was sick and fell asleep on the couch. My mom let my boyfriend (now husband) in the house. He put my favorite chocolate and flowers next to me and sat until I woke up. It was the sweetest thing to me.

  9. Samantha Daleo says

    I remember making Valentine cards and crafts with my daughter for her Valentine Parties at school. That was so much fun. Also, having her show me all of the Valentines that she got afterwards. That only lasted a few years before she got too old and school didn’t do that anymore, but they provided some sweet memories while they did last.

  10. Andrea Troutman says

    One memory is getting home from work on Valentine’s Day and my husband and our kids had flowers, Chinese takeout & chocolates for me :)

  11. Kyarstin Lasiter says

    My best valentine memory is filling a room with balloons and notes for my now husband years ago! It was so fun!

  12. Denise McLain says

    My Memory is a sad one the loss of my little sister so I wont elaborate .and being older really was never able to go out or but or get gifts for each other so Yah. But I dont let that ruin my LOVE <3 for life… This would be awesome for someone to receive. Happy Valentines Day Everyone <3

  13. Sweta Sonulkar says

    My valentine’s day with You is the best this year because I started giveaways with your blog for valentine’s week as there are so many good and wonderful products reviews and follow all giveaways so that i can spend lovely and memorable valentine with my family.

  14. says

    When I was on bed rest during my second pregnancy, my oldest made me a card that had a picture of him cooking and a drawing of the microwave. It said I love to help my mom cook my supper. That just made me cry so bad, because he was existing on microwave crap, as I couldn’t get up. (His Dad was deployed and we were stationed in Germany at the time). Sweetest card ever.

  15. Tina says

    My best Valentine’s Day was the year my daughter was born. She was premature and very sick. I didn’t get to hold her for the first few days of her life because she was on a ventilator. But, she came off the vent and I got to hold her for the first time on Valentine’s Day! Best Valentine’s Day gift ever!

  16. Marti Smith says

    My favorite Valentine’s memory is when we were growing up my Dad would always make it a point to get us a big box of Chocolates each year and I would collect the boxes and us them to put my jewelry in for years!

  17. Brianne says

    My husband and I always have fun dressing up and going to a fancy restaurant for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Date night isn’t something we often have time/money for so it is always a special treat.

  18. says

    So glad you asked! One of my favorite Valentine’s is the Valentine’s Day my Sweetheart of soon-to-be 35 years proposed. Oh my, we were so young! Looking back, we thought we were so mature, lol. But I can still remember the magic, the excitement in our voices, the plans, the dreams…we only had ONE BIG DREAM…we wanted to be in ministry and now 35 years later we are still doing just that. We have been youth leaders, pastors, missionaries to Eastern Europe and now we are traveling in the States sharing a blueprint for Revival in a church growth seminar. Raised My Three Sons and finally got the little girl I always wanted when my son married my DIL. God is so GOOD. I love Valentine’s Day! ♥

  19. Alina says

    A memory that stands out is when I was little and would make all my teachers and my parents valentine’s day cards.

  20. Stacy says

    I had mentioned to my husband when we were first dating that I thought Valentine’s Day was a lame holiday, not romantic at all, and that we should buy into the how corporate the holiday had become. I must have thrown him for a loop, because he waited until the day AFTER Valentine’s Day to propose to me. I was caught so off guard, it was pouring rain and he knelt in a puddle, but of course I said yes and here we are 11 years later!

  21. Kris Garvey says

    Last Valentine’s Day I made a poster I found on Pinterest. It’s the “LOVE” statue, but the O is my son’s handprint and the V is made up from his footprints :-)

  22. susan wiener says

    My best Val. memory was my then boyfriend Howie proposing to me with a gorgeous engagement ring. I was in heaven and he seemed very happy himself.

  23. Carmen Santoro says

    When my son was younger, I made up a valentines day game. I would cut out hearts from red construction paper and ask my son, my hubby and I would write a little note to the other. We did this until we ran out of hearts. On our Saturday pizza night we would all take turns picking a heart from an empty heart shaped box and read the notes out loud. It was fun. Really nice memories.

  24. Alexandra Pitcher says

    Last Valentine’s Day my husband made me dinner, we watched a movie with our son, and enjoyed each others company; it was just nice to be at home and get the night off!!

  25. Diane S. says

    One of my favorite memories is the first year we had our daughter. My husband set up a whole treasure hunt for me to go on, with a mug and flower at the bottom of the stairs, til I found every present. He was good! It was hard to find each and every one! I have the sweetest husband and family. I’m a lucky woman!

  26. Brittney Lopanec says

    Valentines day has always been celebrating another year of my fathers life. He’s a love baby so I love to make all kinds of treats and enjoy the day with him.

  27. Jacquie Evans says

    I got a tattoo with my ex-boyfriends name on my chest for Valentines day. Two weeks later we broke up for good after being together for 14 years.

  28. Joanne Rezek Mann says

    Unlike most peoples Valentine’s, mine most memorable one, the day I lost my best friend. Feb. 14, 2010. Instead of looking at in a sad or negative way, I choose to remember to be thankful everyday my tootsies hit that floor! RIP Jay..<3

  29. says

    I remember the year my son was in first grade. He had made a beautiful, big Valentine’s card for me at school. Unfortunately the card got crushed beyond repair when a classmate stepped on it on the bus floor. He was so devastated, crying and heartbroken. We put that card on the fridge anyway. I still have it over 20 years later.

  30. krista grandstaff says

    Spending the day with my family… receiving the handmade cards that my 4 kiddos have made for me… it doesn’t get better than that :)

  31. says

    Last year my boyfriend and I got really sick just before Valentine’s Day so I hadn’t seen him in a while and wasn’t sure if I’d get to see him on Valentine’s Day. To make sure my day was special he sent me flowers to my house in his stead because he wasn’t sure if he was well enough to visit me. But he surprised me anyway by showing up later that day.

  32. Doorsie Morrison says

    I got surprise flowers last yr… the deliverer got lost & had to call the sender for directions who lives 3,000 miles away!! She asked which side of the road I was on & the reply was “Depends on which way you are facing!!” LOL

  33. Holly E says

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory is when my hubby brought home our new little pug puppy. She was so tiny and adorable. It was a total surprise; a great surprise. My pug, Nibbles, is 10 years old this year and she has brought us so much enjoyment.

  34. Betsy Barnes says

    My husband and I had our first date on Valentine’s Day, 27 years ago. We went hiking, had a picnic and it was the best day ever. I didn’t tell anyone that I would be going, so, when I got back home, my roommate said my dad was looking for me the entire day. I called him and found out my mom kicked him out, threw all his clothes in the driveway. It didn’t sway me, we’ve been married 26 years, longer than my parents, lol.

  35. Melissa says

    My favorite Valentine’s day memory is from 3 years ago. A couple of my single girl friends and I went out to a nice diner and then had a sleepover at my one friends house involving cheesy movies, wine and cookies!

  36. Debbie says

    Most memorable would have to be when my girls were little and making Valentine cards for their grandparents and school friends. Special times! :)

  37. Lynn C says

    I remember tricking out cardboard boxes to serve as slotted mailboxes for Valentines from classmates in elementary school. A little foil, some heart shaped paper doilies, some cupid construction paper cutouts and we thought we’d made a masterpiece. Considering that the memories still hold, I guess we did at that. <3

  38. Angela Benedict says

    Last Valentines my Honey took me out to eat at my favorite Mediterranean Restaurant where we enjoyed Kabobs and belly-dancing by the owner. Pharrah!

  39. Stephanie Phelps says

    My biggest memory is of when my oldest went to pre k he was so excited to have made me the coolest Valentines and surprised me with it. He was so cute!

  40. beth clark says

    I remember giving valentines out in school and hoping that I would get that special one from the boy I liked. The basket looks lovely.

  41. Laura Lanza says

    Romantic evening at home with my boyfriend. Just talking about all the fun things we have done over the years and how much we love each other.

  42. Karen says

    When I was a teenager, my mom used to make sure we had a nice treat for us when we got home from school on Valentine’s Day. That was a nice little thing to have after watching all the couples in school exchange flowers, candy, stuffed animals, etc.

  43. Debbie says

    My best Valentine’s Day memories involve helping my boys get their cards ready fo swapping at school. It was so sweet as they got a little older noticing which girl they wanted to pick just the right valentine for.

  44. Lisa Kerr says

    A Valentines Day memory I have is when my son was a baby and his dad bought me the sweetest card and some beautiful flowers and watched him so I could spend the day getting my hair and nails done! It was a great day!

  45. Terra W says

    The biggest thing for me is my dad sending flowers to me and the kids every year. He started it when I was a teenager and has kept up w/it every since and started including the kids when I had them.

  46. Toneria M says

    I remember last year’s Valentines Day weekend. My other half surprised me with a day of pampering and in the evening we went on a private boat cruise dinner….do romantic! I wonder what he has up his sleeve this year.

  47. Mia Dentice Carey says

    One that comes to mind is when I was in college and a bunch of us girls got together and went out to Quincy’s Steakhouse…it was such a nice evening….

  48. Jessica D says

    Our first Valentine’s day we decided we were going to have a nice dinner at home. I thought I would cook it. Well I had never cooked fish before and I almost burnt it but my boyfriend stepped in at the right moment and helped. He saved dinner!

  49. says

    Every year my kids get giant Hershey’s Kisses. Last year I didn’t get to the store early so there were none left. They got other candy but they were all so disappointed. I did not realize how important it was to them to get this but I now feel that this is our Valentine’s day tradition

  50. Amy Adams says

    Having the fire alarm go off at the hotel at the worst time imaginable during our 15th February Valentine’s celebration ten years ago. Went outside in our robes and sat in the car for an hour till we got the all clear from the fire department!

  51. Courtney T says

    I remember the first Valentine’s my husband and I had when we moved into our new place. It was a cool sushi place right down the block. We had never been there before, but it was a nice intimate dinner with yummy food. We are simple, doesn’t take a lot to make us happy. Mostly just time together is enough for us

  52. Tabitha c says

    My favorite memory from valentines day was when my daddy used to get me a stuffed animal each year! Now I am going to do that for my LO! :)

  53. kristin h says

    My Valentine memory would be when my husband and I started dating and our first V-dayb together he bought me this pretty necklace attached to a teddy bear – it was a adorable – every V-day after that I received nothing so that is one I am sure to remember!

  54. Jessica Cox says

    My first Valentine’s day with my know husband,he made dinner for me the entire meal was charred except the chicken and it was raw.We ended up ordering pizza.

  55. Linda Montes says

    Memories of when we lived on military base and my father would bring each of us the small heart shaped box of chocolates. We rarely were given chocolates or candy except on special occasions.

  56. Melissa Smith says

    When my oldest was in daycare, they taught the kids a valentine. “I have a little Valentine, I made it just for you. I hope it’s not too sticky, because I’m stuck on you!”. I recorded it & sent it to everyone I knew!

  57. Ariana B. says

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory would be in elementary school. We would make our own little boxes for people to put cards and candy in. I was sad when we got to middle school and we stopped doing it.

  58. Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time says

    My valentine’s days usually suck, lol. My birthday is 2 days before and I usually get a nice birthday present for both – combined – with maybe flowers or chocolates on valentines. My anniversary falls right before Christmas…..cheated out of two special occasions every year….doomed :)

  59. Debbie Frick says

    My favorite memory was when my boyfriend bought me a black onyx ring for Valentines Day. That was 24 years ago that we got married.

  60. thia Beniash says

    Valentines day was my favorite for years until my mom passed away on February 13th. I couldn’t celebrate, it was too painful. After 13 years, and two children later, I decided I had to celebrate, for the kids. While it still has sad moments, valentines day is rebuilding good memories by way of the smiles on my children’s faces during our celebrating with all that is pink and red….and sweet and chocolate :)

  61. tammy cordery says

    we are going to make a wonderful dinner with the kids then for dessert chocolate covered strawberrys that my daughter is going to make me. she is so excited.

  62. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    My favorite Valentine’s memory is of making heart-shaped sugar cookies for my kids to decorate. Everyone was happy and the cookies were delicious!

  63. Shanna Beam says

    I was dating this guy when I was about 24 who got me a 30th birthday card for Valentine’s Day (my bday is in July), and he thought it was hilarious. It really broke my heart because I was crazy about it. Needless to say, we didn’t stay together much longer….

  64. Rebecca says

    For our first Valentine’s day when we were dating, my now fiance sent me three carnations with three notes: {I} {love} {you!}.

  65. kathleen schriber says

    on my way to work on 2nd shift, i stopped to buy me a soda at the convenient store. when i got to my car, there was a doz roses sitting in my seat and no one around. looking all over, i thought it was a mistake, and peeking around the corner of the store was my fiance’. it was sooo cool. but i was embarrased by carrying them into work with me. i couldn’t leave them in the car, and needed to find a vase with water to put the flowers in.

  66. Dottie Hubbard says

    I remember one valentine’s day before my husband passed away, that he gave me a mum plant, boy was I upset because it was yellow and not red and the thought who gives his wife a mum plant on VD. That memory still sticks with me after all these years.

  67. Heather Poindexter says

    Its my brothers Birthday and I was 16 he was 6. I got a dozen roses. He thought they were his. I haven’t celebrated VD since. It a birthday.

  68. says

    2 years ago I didn’t have a ‘significant other’ to spend my valentines day with so I went over board on the heart shaped boxed chocolates for my 4 year old. When I surprised her with three boxes of chocolates (to share) and a sparkly card a necklace and a teddy bear her face lit up and she asked me what is valentines day? I said its pretty much a day for couples to show how much they mean to eachother.
    My daughter said I mean the world to you don’t I?
    But OFCOURSE you mean more to me then anyone I said.
    She asked if we could spend our valentines day together forever. SO even though I now have a significant other. SHE will always be my one and only valentine! And the fact that she is easily impressed and very appreciative makes it soo much more worth it. :)

  69. E. Diane Macauley says

    My favorite was the Valentines’s day right after we got engaged. I put together a basket for my husband (champagne, the flutes we used at our wedding toast, appetizer plates with hearts, etc.). It totally shocked him and we had a fantastic evening. … he still mentions that Valentine’s 8 years later. :-)

  70. Jacinda Dady says

    On Valentine’s Day I came out to my tiny little car completely stuffed with so many fresh flowers that I couldn’t fit my purse in it if I tried. I had to take several into my office just be able to get in to drive home. Several ladies at the office got to take home bouquets too!

    My car smelled like a flower shop for a week…BONUS :)

    Great post “Mommy to Bed by 8″, enjoying everyone’s stories.

    I hope everyone has a magical Valentine’s Day this year (however extravagant or simple that may be)!

  71. Cheryl Chervitz says

    My now ex hubby went out to eat at a steak house, we had reservations, but had to wait forever. By the time we got done with everything the restaurant ending up buying the dinner for us.

  72. tracey andino says

    My son’s made me a collage of their artwork and cards from the past years. It was the greatest gift ever!

  73. Wes Hovorka says

    Last year for valentines day I hid post-it notes throughout the house saying how much I love my wife. She still hasn’t found all of them 😉 I also got her some flowers and chocolate dipped strawberries.

  74. Ashley trail says

    I wish I had a great memory from past Valentines Day but sadly nothing… I’ve been either with douche bags who don’t think beyond themselves or single….. It’s all good though :)

  75. Terri S. says

    My favorite memory of Valentine’s Day is when my husband took our then 5 year old son shopping so he could buy me a special gift. He came home and proudly declared he bought this gift with his own money. It was a teeny CZ diamond inside a little lucite rectangle that was on a chain. He was so proud and asked me if I liked the “diamond” necklace he bought for me. I said it was the most beautiful necklace that I’ve ever seen and it was too.

  76. Laura Brewer says

    My favorite valentines day was when I gave my darling daughter a diamond ring, (Bought at pawnshop) Told her, that Boys were not the issue till she is 17. That I would do everything for her that Icould as a mother, and that I would make mistakes! But that I loved her so much! She loved it! She is 14 now and she knows no boyfriend till 17, but she thinks they are still cute….

  77. Jennifer Hedden says

    My favorite memory of Valentine’s Day is the first Valentine’s Day I spent with my fiance. I came home from work and he had candles lit and flowers, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. It was so romantic.

  78. says

    I have a negative memory, and it was the beginning of the end. I was married, and my husband decided we didn’t need to celebrate VD. It was hard, and I tried to make it through. Now I get to give my daughter gifts on VD!

  79. Jacqueline Weiskopff says

    My children bringing home a Valentine’s Day Card they made for me in school. I still have most of them saved.

  80. Suzanne T. says

    The memories that pop into my head are of the Valentine’s parties in grade school. Use to love making my little Valentine mailbox and then delivering the valentines. After school I would run home and look through everything and eat all the candy.

  81. Bonnie C. says

    I’ve never had a “significant other”, so I don’t really have any Valentine’s Day memories like that, but I do remember as kids that my mother always made the day special for us, by giving us little gifts and some candy. :-) Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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