Although Presidents’ Day is celebrated on Feb. 16, now is the time to start shopping for unique Valentine’s Day gifts at bargain prices. Whether you’re looking for something for your significant other, your mom, or even your dog, Bob the Boxer, knowing ahead of time which stores belong on your must-check list can save you time and money, reports Kiplinger.
Best Buy, Sears, and Walmart have started their sales now. Combine those sales with discounts designed for Valentine’s Day shoppers, and you can find everything from reduced robes in the apparel section to that coveted iPad.
Don’t hesitate to negotiate for a better deal, advise shopping experts. That’s especially true of items such as furniture, because retailers want to sell 2014 inventory. Kmart and IKEA may be helpful for items such as a new bookcase for your book-loving lover.
When it comes to unique Valentine’s Day gifts, consider a charm bracelet with individually chosen charms targeted to your loved one’s special interests. Sales on jewelry start this week, and online retailers ranging from Blue Nile to Amazon may have the best deals.
What else to consider? Combining champagne, wine glasses, and chocolate-covered strawberries offers another way to be tasteful for Valentine’s Day, reports Hollywood Life.
For your mother, consider a coffee mug that will warm her heart each morning. Or for a techie parent, a cell phone accessory with bling might be the way to go.
But for something truly unique, consider rescuing a pet and giving it as a furry present with real heart to an animal lover, notes ABC News.
Best Friends Animal Society has unveiled a nationwide pet adoption program. You can adopt a cat or dog for only $10 in “The One” pet adoption program.
“Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about finding two-legged love,” declared Eric Rayvid, director of communications at Best Friends Animal Society. “There’s a lot of four-legged love out there too.”
The Best Friends Animal Society is providing the $10 adoptions from Feb. 13 to 16. Although it is available only at adoption centers in Utah, New York, and Los Angeles, the group also is helping boost adoptions by participating in the No More Homeless Pets Network partners at 1,100 shelters across the nation through Feb. 28.
“There is a huge, wide range of animals available” said Rayvid. “From seniors to puppies, kittens to adult cats, it’s a wide swath that cuts across all ages and genders that need homes…. So we’re hoping that people will consider that when thinking about Valentine’s Day this year.”
The concept of the holiday-themed pet adoption program is similar to the “Santa Paws” pet adoptions held during Christmas, as reported by the Inquisitr. Those events also offered reduced prices in hopes of finding forever homes for dogs and cats.
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