Spread the love.

I love Valentine’s Day.  To be honest, I love any event that involves candy, but who doesn’t have affection for a day that celebrates love?

Several years ago, NECCO candy company closed, and with it went the iconic Sweethearts candy hearts with a saying on each one. Fortunately, the Spangler Candy Company brought back Sweethearts in 2020.   Amazon has Sweethearts in many different quantities.  6 oz. for $10.99.

Brach’s has also come out with conversation hearts this Valentine’s Day and a special edition of sayings from the “Friends” sit-com. This special edition has introduced new flavors of the hearts like watermelon, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, cherry, and orange. $9.53 for a 6 oz bag.


Valentine’s Day is an excellent excuse to consume chocolate or give it as a gift.

Design your own wrapper for this large 6.35 oz chocolate bar or start with one of theirs and add an image and/or text.  Price starts at $6.50.  For custom labels click here.


This heart-shaped gift box from M&Ms can be personalized to say whatever you wish.  The box is 5” L x 5.5” W x 1” H. $24.99.


Or choose a non-chocolate item:Loop Quiet Ear Plugs for noise reduction are very soft, reusable and made from flexible silicone for sleep.  They come in 8 colors and four sizes.  They are $24.95.


I adore this Jellycat Rosario stuffed flamingo.  He or she measures 10.75” x 6” x 19”.  Recommended for ages 12 months and up.  $40.00.


This is a pop-up Valentine’s Day card with 3D roses.  The card is 5” x 7” and appears flat when folded. It includes an envelope and a removable note tag.  There are other types of flowers to choose from.  $9.99.

There are also 10″ x 14″ pop-up flower cards for $16.99.


ASE reader Frannie B. put me onto these new Lego kits for adults.  Their flower sets are amazingly beautiful. This set is 756 pieces and 15 stems and will sit beautifully in a stable vase.  The bouquet will be 14” tall when completed. $47.99.