When Roses Are Overrated | BabbleBoxx

With Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day only 5 short days away, some might feel the pressure to give the perfect gift that isn’t over the top but hits the thoughtfulness and cleverness standards we ladies judge most of our gifts by.

As much as I LOVE receiving flowers, roses can be overrated in terms of a Valentine’s Day gift, frankly because you’re not the only one receiving them in the world this very day. Sometimes we want something a little more unique than the standard gift of red roses.

This month’s BabbleBoxx delivery inspired me to share a selection of fun & fresh products that might satisfy your hunt for that “something special” which you have less than 5 days to get. Take a peek at what’s inside – there’s something for every budget!


Whether you want to say “I Love You,” “Happy Valentine’s Day,” or even “Just Because” to your spouse, significant other, mother, daughter or even best friend, you can’t go wrong with fresh fruit and gourmet chocolate!

This bouquet created specially for the holiday occasion consisted of chocolate covered strawberries, grapes, and pineapple slices along with a big chocolate heart piece to complete this heavenly situation.

You can add extra indulgence to your gift with the New Edible® Signature Chocolate Box. Featuring recipes designed by master chocolatier Jacques Torres, these premium melt-in-your-mouth chocolates are available in 6 incredible flavors: hazelnut crunch (this one was my fave!), caramel, raspberry, orange, pineapple and passion fruit.

Although you shouldn’t wait until the last minute and place your order ASAP, Edible Arrangements does offer “same day delivery” for those of you that enjoy the thrill of procrastination’s aftermath. And right now, you can get $10 off when you spend $39+ through 2/11/17  Use code SAVE3966 at checkout!


Perfumania is the one-stop destination for fragrance. Hundreds of brands ranging from classic designer fragrances, to the newest trends, there’s a scent for everyone. Its team of fragrance experts will help you discover your next signature scent. And personally, I’m LOVING this Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana scent that’s ideal for late winter and into the spring season ahead.

Dolce is a floral, feminine mix that blends the freshness of Neroli with the opulence of White Amaryllis for a flirty, yet sophisticated scent. There are notes of Neroli, Water Lilly, Narcissus, Papaya Flower, and White Amaryllis in this seductive scent.

If you’re not sure if this scent will match the desires of who you’re giving it to, then play it safe and efficient with a Perfumania $50 gift card to shop online or at any store location. Plus, you can get 25% OFF + Free Shipping from 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 using code TBB25 at checkout!


Back in the day I used to be very “arty” and even still, I find the long lost art of letter writing to be incredibly satisfying. I also handwrite all of my “to do lists” because it not only helps me to remember what needs to be done, but I also love the feeling of putting a pen to paper. Call me old fashioned.

Faber-Castell has a long history of 256 years of creating the highest quality products. Its expansive assortment of art products for Professional Artists, Hobby Artists, Crafters, Students and Children makes it a Companion for Life and a great gift option for creative types for Valentine’s Day.

The Castell 9000® graphite pencil quality and finely graduated degrees of hardness have made it a firm favorite with artists and illustrators. Its lead is fully bonded with the wood, making it break-resistant. These pencils have an environmentally safe water-based coating and are available in 16 degrees of hardness for writing, drawing and sketching.

PITT® Artist Pens offer odorless, permanent, waterproof, lightfast inks in 60 vibrant colors and a variety of nibs. Contains the highest quality India ink for unsurpassed lightfastness that also will not bleed through most paper, including Bible pages. Great for everything from Professional Artists to coloring books!

Gelatos® are super pigmented, acid-free sticks of color that can be used in your Mixed Media art projects. They glide on smooth for vibrant color and blend easily with or without water and can be used on any porous surface. Available in 68 colors including NEW Iridescents and Highlighter colors!


I’ve always admired a watch on anyone’s wrist.  When you can rely on one that’s tough, sporty yet stylish, and embraces advanced technology, there’s no better timepiece match.

Casio’s G-SHOCK S Series timepieces are created for the influential, fashion-forward woman that seeks a sportswear-inspired toughness to add to her modern style. The Casio G-SHOCK S Series GMA-S110CM-2A is the ideal gift for that special someone on your Valentine’s Day list that values advanced technology and precision time-keeping in a versatile fashion accessory.

This Casio S Series GMA-S110CM-2A Watch is only $130 & features:

  • 1/1000th Second Stopwatch
  • 200m Water Resistant
  • Magnetic Resistant
  • Shock Resistant
  • 4 Daily Alarm
  • Auto LED Light


Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with gifting the indulgence of dark chocolate – especially in a healthy manner! Sweet and delicious decadence of dark chocolate paired with scrumptious, bite-size pieces of Amaz!n Prunes, PlumSweets are creamy on the outside and chewy on the inside – made with real fruit and no high fructose corn syrup!

Studies have shown that eating prunes supports bone health, especially in postmenopausal women, and just 5-6 prunes per day was proven to help to prevent bone loss. Prunes are a source of potassium – a mineral associated with a decreased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis – which helps to increase bone mineral density while reducing bone breakdown.

Prunes also contain magnesium, which is important for bone structure, and vitamin K, which plays an important role in bone mineralization One serving of Dark Chocolate PlumSweets (40 g) contains 150 calories. So go ahead, treat yourself & that lucky someone who’ll be receiving these tasty treats!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.