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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching

The problem with Valentine’s day is that its become a horrible holiday – it is forced down peoples throats as the one day a year you should show your romantic partner that you care.  Really?! why isnt this everyday – ok ok how about twice a week and on your birthdays?

No huh… we gotta do this — we gotta do this holiday — so lets get it right.

1) yes you need a card or two – and you totally need a card from the kids


2) the gift – this could be optional depending on who your wife is or what the situation is… my wife always you dont have to get me anything – and if I dont get her anything I might as well buy myself ear plugs because I’ll hear about it for the next 3 months about how I didn’t get her anything – so I guess my advice just get something…. ok maybe just something – because then you’ll get yelled at about who picked this out — so you might need to spending 3 minutes maybe 6 minutes thinking what does she use or need?

–Quick suggestions:

Spa treatments — my wife doesnt go for the massages but she loves facials.

Jewelry — my wife is super picky so I’m avoiding this one from now on… has never worked out for me.

Clothing — my wife loves fashion but my tastes have a lot that is to be desired…. so you can go and ask for help just make sure you know the right size.

TIP: check the dirty clothing for her current size.

Technology — my wife loves her iphone, ipad, camera & lens but I’m not sure that screams valentine’s day to her but yours might love a new iPad.

Candy — my wife loves chocolate and thats about it.

Liquor — my wife loves champagne picking up one of those fancy bottles is always great.

Travel — who’s wife wouldnt love a night away (with you or without you :P)  maybe even if its a local city for a one night hotel or a trip to a remote island.

Gift Cards — my wife likes this as much as having a screaming toddler keeping her up all night. avoid these unless its your last choice.



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Some other suggestions from 1-800-Flowers

Love Potion: http://www.1800flowers.com/love-potion-100279
Fields of Europe Romance: http://www.1800flowers.com/fields-of-europe-romance-90950
Modern Embrace Red Rose and Lily Cube: http://www.1800flowers.com/rose-and-lily-cube-bouquet-90973
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Timeless Tulips: http://www.1800flowers.com/timeless-tulips-91317
Sentimental Surprise: http://www.1800flowers.com/sentimental-surprise-91354
Sweet Heart Bamboo: http://www.1800flowers.com/sweet-heart-bamboo-18999

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How to win it… Contest ends 4:59pm EST. February 11th, 2013.
Leave a comment below with your wife’s favorite color of long stem roses white or pinkand please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @1800flowers @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/Xp4kYz and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: 1800flowers is supplying the floowers for this contest and it is limited to the USA.

Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas, Suggestions, Cards and of course a giveaway

Congrats its less then 48 hours till valentine’s day and what do you have to to show for it? Maybe you picked up a card? hopefully right? cause if your card stores are anything like mine there is nothing left starting tomorrow.  So for you last minute people we’ve got printable cards from Pocoyo [Elly, Pato, Loula, and Pocoyo]. There you go great for kids and ok for your significant others.

Now need those last minute treats? Starters Candy – my wife certainly has a sweet tooth for dark chocolate and I’m sure many others out there do too… she’s not a fancy $40 box of chocolate type of girl, which is good cause I’m sooooo not a spending $40 on chocolate type of guy.  She loves a good old fashion russell stover, willy wonka, hershey’s type of girl (WIN!). For me I’m totally a red licorice dude, and if you’re taking notes I love australian red licorice and dried strawberries.

How about physical gifts that’ll last? Well there is always photos and photo albums with tons of 1 hour labs its a fairly easy task.  Next idea you can pick up a nail or hair gift card, geez have you looked at the prices of those things?! so picking up the tab is a super gift.

For those techies out there you can always walk into any Verizon store and pickup a new bluetooth headset… I’ve always been a big fan of Jabra so the Jabra WAVE in red headset features the most comfortable and stable wearing-style.  Featuring innovative new wind-noise reduction technology and Voice Guidance, the Jabra WAVE is available in three designs exclusively at Verizon Wireless. The WAVE offers even greater comfort than behind-the-ear legacy products, but with a thinner, sleeker design.  The WAVE is available in black and red – and has a corded version in black. $59.99

Which leads us to the giveaway… Yes, its going to end after valentine’s day so you better not count this as the gift.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. February 22nd, 2011.

You get 1 entry for placing a comment what your gift idea or desire is and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Jabra on twitter – twitter.com/Jabra_US

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@Jabra_US @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/hCAsxL  and you must also leave a comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win a @Jabra_US Wave in RED from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/hCAsxL

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You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Jabra is providing these devices for the raffle.

Valentine’s Day: Prep Day 2 – Candy is a must

I’m not sure about you but Candy is a must have on Valentine’s day. Seriously, If my wife doesn’t get an unhealthy amount of chocolate someone is going to get it (and by that I mean death and by someone I mean me).

The historical chocolate in the heart can be found at any drug store in America.  Yes, its lame in a kind of cheesy way its so over done way.

You could step it up and go with a gourmet Chocolatier such as…

  • Max Brenner [Link] My Mother-in-Law considers this her crack (she loves it!)
  • Payard [Link]
  • Christopher Norman Chocolates [Link]
  • MarieBelle New York [Link]
  • Tribeca Treats [Link]

You could go the mall route with a premium chocolate maker such as…

  • Godiva Chocolate [Link]
  • See’s Candies [Link]
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company [Link]
  • Lindt & Sprüngli [Link]
  • NOKA Chocolate [Link]
  • Ethel’s Chocolate [Link]

And if you’re really feeling special Hersey’s M&M’s that you could personalize (with images) [Link]

If you’re not a coconuts for coco (get it?!) then you could head to your local bakeshop for the latest trendy dessert (this month its still cupcakes).

You can also fall back to Candy Hearts which I think where made 100 years ago (along with the United States supply of Halloween Candy Corn).