what to give for Valentine's Day

Travel, Chocolate, Wine and Kids…Yes, they all can go together, especially this week with Valentine’s Day upon us.

UPDATE 2/15/16:  Our Valentine’s Day raffle is closed and we are pleased to announce the two winners of the $75 American Express Gift Cards.  Big congratulations go to Courtnie and Erica who found us through Instagram and Twitter!  Enjoy your cards…

This month, I have found myself on the road a bit, both away from my honey and with him.  The twins are away at school and at work, so I needed to find some creative ways to bring it all together for Valentine’s Day.

A friend brought to my attention a wonderful, wonderful #ASweetPairing of Josh Cellar Wines and Ghirardelli Chocolates and I jumped on board.  I am so excited to share that our sponsors are offering TWO (2) $75 American Express Gift Cards to MomsGoodEats readers.

So how  do travel, chocolate, wine, and kids all come together for Valentine’s Day?  It’s easy with #ASweetPairing that makes it a snap for me to take care of all my loved ones in a special way.

The Travel

This month has been nuts; on and off of planes and in and out of hotels.  While I have spent most of the month on the road and I’m heading out again next week, I needed a creative way to work in Valentine’s Day.  I wanted to make sure I had some sweet surprises for my hubby and I just had to share with you.

I LOVE Ghirardelli Chocolates, because they are easy to pack and take with you.  I packed up a variety of the squares and placed them in all the different hotel rooms, so when hubby arrived we had sweet treats. We believe in celebrating holidays and birthdays during the whole month, not just one day.
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The Chocolate

For years, I have given Ghirardelli Chocolates as gifts, because I love how they are packaged.  You can give the entire bag as a gift or you can buy different types and mix them up in your care packages and gift baskets.  They are also beautiful in a bowl or as part of a table decoration.  I love that not only do they taste wonderful, but for Valentine’s Day, you can pick up their special Impressions chocolates complete with sweet sayings.  The variety of offerings allows you to pair them perfectly with wines as well.

The Wine

We are huge wine drinkers.  When I told my husband I was working with Josh Cellar Wines, he immediately went to our wine cellar (I told you we were huge wine drinkers!) and pulled out a bottle to which he said, “Someone gave us this as a gift.  Let’s try it”.  Well, we did and we paired our bottle of Josh Cellar Cabarnet Sauvignon with all the different Ghirardelli Chocolates.  Then we compared favorites. My hubby liked the pairing with the Dark Truffles and I found the Milk Squares with Caramel rocked with wine.
wine and chocolate for valentine's day
The Kids

I am so, THAT mom, and every month, the twins get care packages.  This month was all about Valentine’s Day, which meant chocolate.  I love sending Ghirardelli Chocolates.  Since they are wrapped individually, making them easy to add to the packages, I can mix up the different flavors and personalize the care package for each twin.

The Giveaway

I am so excited to have joined with Josh Cellar Wines and Ghirardelli Chocolates to give MomsGoodEats readers TWO! chances to win a $75 American Express Gift Card.  All you have to do is enter below!  Then, you can use your prize to buy your own #SweetPairing of Josh Cellar Wines and Ghirardelli Chocolates.  SWEET…

Disclosure:   Thank you to the sponsors for giving me this opportunity and while this is a sponsored post, all thoughts expressed are my own.

NOW FOR THE DETAILS:  If you would like to win one of these American Express Gift Cards, simply click the rafflecopter below and follow the directions.  Multiple entries available.  There will be one winner chosen for each prize.  Each person may only win one gift.  Winners will be drawn on February 15th at 12:00 AM CST.  Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  If the winner does not respond, a second name will be drawn via raffle copter.  Thank you and good luck!

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