From lovebirds to cupid cynics, Amazon.ca helps Canadians get through
the most romantic day of the year
SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Whether giddy in love or grumbling about being
single, there are many ways for all to enjoy Valentine's Day this year. As
boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers fly off the shelves, Amazon.ca
(www.amazon.ca) offers up its suggestions for romantic must-haves to give your
sweetheart this Valentine's Day.
For the Lovers at Heart
- For those who just can't find the words to express their love,
there's "Four Letter Word," a new short fiction in the form of love
letters by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, and M.G.
Vassanji. Step the romance up a notch by tucking your own love
- For anyone who has ever loved a puppy, try "Snog" by Rachael Hale.
An accompanying adorable puppy is optional, but extreme caution is
advised unless he/she has explicitly expressed a desire for said
canine on more than one occasion.
- If ambiance is the secret ingredient, set the mood with a little
music. Choose from "It's Time" by Michael Bublé, "Taking Chances" by
Celine Dion and "Awake" by Josh Grobin.
- How about a ticket for two to snuggle up on the couch for the
evening? Mix one pack of microwave popcorn with "The Notebook,"
"Pride & Prejudice" or "Hitch" for the perfect night in.
For the unattached, swinging single, Amazon.ca also has a few items to
help to help alleviate the blues on this red and pink infatuated holiday.
For the Bachelor/Bachelorette
- For the guy or gal who shouldn't have to suffer through one more
pointless evening with a dud, there's Judy McGuire's must-read "How
Not to Date."
- For heartbroken men who could use a little commiseration - and a
good laugh - check out "Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped
Me" by Ben Karlin, former executive producer of "The Daily Show."
- For the girl who needs a little confirmation that flying solo can be
so much better than a marriage of convenience, try "Better Single
Than Sorry" by Jen Schefft.
- Music can cleanse the heart and soul. What better way to wash away
the blues than with "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" by Maroon 5,
"Back in Black" by Amy Winehouse or "O" by Damien Rice.
- Or how about a movie marathon for the less romantically inclined?
Choose from "Closer," "Fatal Attraction" and "Dial 'M' for Murder."
For more Valentine's Day or anti-Valentine's Day gift ideas, visit
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that have become known for great prices, selection and convenience. Amazon.ca
customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, CDs,
videos and DVDs, as well as a vast array of software, video games and
consoles--all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca also offers FREE Super Saver
Shipping, available on orders of $39 or more delivered to a single Canadian
address. Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and
distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content.
Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product
recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them
among the site's broad selection. Through Amazon Marketplace, Amazon.ca
customers can conveniently buy and sell used, new and collectible merchandise
on the same pages where Amazon.ca sells those items new.
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Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal
companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within
Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies.
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