NEW YORK, Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Love is in the air, but as Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us are scrambling to plan a romantic evening for our loved ones. Whether you are in a long-term relationship, just starting out, or embracing the single life, figuring out how to spend your Valentine’s Day is no easy endeavor. To help the cause, Dana Holmes, Executive Editor of Gift Advisor, teamed up with YourUpdateTV and D S Simon Media, to discuss some helpful tips for planning the perfect ‘romantic night in.’

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Not Your Typical Love Note

While we all love receiving flowers or teddy bears (traditional gifts are tradition for a reason!), oftentimes the Valentine’s Day card can be the most meaningful gesture. Instead of a generic, run-of-the-mill, store-bought card, we’re letting our creativity flourish and trying something new.

With the Bamboo Folio, you can create amazing hand-written love notes that can be converted digitally and sent directly to your phone or tablet. All you need to do is write naturally with the smart pen on any paper, and with one click of the button, your note is turned into a digital file you can send via text, email or even upload onto social media. It combines the simplicity of pen and paper with the full power of digital technology.

This is a great gift idea for business professionals, creatives, or anyone who doesn’t want to forget a good idea again!

The Perfect Movie for Everyone

Valentine’s Day and watching movies have always gone hand in hand, and this year, it’s all about finding a movie that everyone will enjoy watching.

Allied is the seductive thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as two of the world’s deadliest spies who fall in love while undercover on a top-secret mission.

With the perfect blend of action and romance, this is an ideal movie for everyone. The guys will definitely enjoy all of the action, intrigue and history, while the ladies will be transfixed by the romance and amazing costumes – which are nominated for an Academy Award®!

The movie will be available on Digital HD at iTunes on February 14th. Just in time for your romantic night in!

What’s Valentine’s Day Without Chocolate?

You can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without rich, indulgent chocolate.

This year, merci Chocolates will be a very popular pick! merci is recognized as Europe’s famous gift-giving chocolate. It’s a thoughtful and heartfelt way to show your appreciation to someone you care about.

Each stylish box comes with eight unique flavors of chocolate, so there is a little something for everyone. And merci’s special Valentine’s Day box even opens in the shape of a heart!

While most of us are thinking of our significant others on Valentine’s Day, it’s important to remember all the special people in your life. Whether they are friends, neighbors, babysitters, teachers, or mailcarriers, you can be sure that everyone will appreciate a box of these chocolates!

For more information, please visit GiftAdvisor.com

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Michael O’Donnell
D S Simon Media
212-736-2727
modonnell@dssimon.com