Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2012 (#Giveaway)

Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for a loved one?  Here are our top picks for 2012! (And don't forget to enter to win at the end of our guide.)

Pure Ice Crackle Nail Polish Duo
The trends in nail polish this year are astounding. As if one color isn’t enough, there are now creative ways to bring more texture and design to your nail pallet.  The convenient and ingenious Crackle and Pure Ice gift set is one example of an easy option for maximum wow factor. This gift set includes both the Pure Ice nail color and the Crackle coat, plus a stylish and portable matching nail file.  Created by Bari Cosmetics, and available at Walmart stores nationwide, this long-lasting gift is priced perfectly!  (Check out Bari Cosmetics on Facebook for additional seasonal offers!)

I See Me Personalized Children’s Books
I am a big fan of personalized gifts, especially for children. When my son turned five years old last month, it was the perfect time to review one of the I See Me Personalized Children’s Books; he was the only one of my sons not to have a book especially made for him, and I was thrilled to watch him open it!  The concept of the book we chose (My Very Own Name) was that his name was very special and uniquely given to him; each page featured an animal providing a letter for both his first and last name and emphasized the importance that his name symbolized.  (Since my son was born under extraordinary circumstances, this is undoubtedly true. It was hard not to tear up as we read through the pages.)  My bashful son didn’t say much during the reading of the book, but I could tell that it meant a lot to him.  A gift as special as this is well worth the cost of customization and would make the perfect present for any milestone in a child’s life.

Find out more about the entire line of customizable books at  Save with code "special" at checkout and get 15% off through 2/29!  Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 Olay Luscious Embrace Massaging Bar

If bath and body stuff is on your sweetheart's wish list, but money is an issue, you'll love the Olay Luscious Embrace Massaging Bath Bar!  This stuff is currently the only thing I use in the shower for a body wash, and it smells amazing!  With the essence of jojoba butter and crushed orchid extract, it looks beautiful, too.  There are even bumps on one side of the bar to help you massage away tension from your longest days.  Available at Amazon and your favorite local pharmacy, you'll find this to be an affordable treat for the holiday and everyday!

One Hope Wine
I found out about this charity-minded wine company from a Klout perk, and it was delicious!  If you are looking to give a gift that gives again, I highly recommend this wine; proceeds from the sale of each wine goes to a different charity -- and they ship to your door.  You can choose your wine by type or by charity; I chose the California Zinfandel, because it looked yummy an supports our troops (as well as allows me to support another charity of my choice)!  Prices vary on this wine, but I was impressed with the flavor and wouldn't hesitate to order again.  Find out what selection is available for the holidays at their website!

Wanna Win?  We are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a book from I See Me ($ARV $32.95)!  Watch the video below for additional info on this fabulous gift:

To be entered to win, just tell us why you would enjoy giving a gift like this to a child in your life!  You have until February 15th to get your entries in! You may enter every day and we will pick one winner at random from all eligible entries. (Please answer the question for the first entry. Each entry after that can be "enter me.") Open to U.S. residents 18+.

Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!

*Samples of some items were received for review.  Opinions are 100% my own.