Wal-Mart brings customers Valentine's Day gifts that won't break the bank or the heart

    With great gifts under $50 there's no need to go in the red to prevent
    sweethearts from seeing red

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - With economic worries on the minds of
many Canadians, Wal-Mart Canada is bringing its value-seeking customers
Valentine's Day gift ideas that won't break the bank or the heart. The company
has affordable gifts under $50 that are sure to please any gal or guy on
cupid's list.
    "Wal-Mart's bringing customers Valentine's Day gifts that won't put them
in the red or have their sweethearts seeing red," said Gail Galea, vice
president of general merchandise at Wal-Mart Canada. "Many Canadians continue
to watch their budgets, but that doesn't mean they can't get great gifts for
great prices."
    Valentine's Day is traditionally one of the busiest holidays for gift
giving among couples. Top gifts exchanged include confections, flowers,
jewellery and lingerie. This Valentine's Day, Wal-Mart Canada estimates it
will sell over 12,500 pounds of solid chocolate hearts; 51,000 pounds of
cinnamon hearts; almost 4,000 cut roses; and over 1000 football field lengths
of lingerie.

    The following are some of the affordable Valentine's Day gifts for women
and men:


    - Twelve cut roses (assorted colours available), from $22.93(*)
    - David and Victoria Beckham Intimately for her fragrance (30 ml), $24.96
    - Garnet or diamond accent sterling silver pendants, $18.88 each
    - Sterling silver two-tone heart charm bracelet, $29.97
    - George black and pink polka dot baby doll and underwear set, $15.00
    - George red and pink lace cami and underwear (sold separately), $14.42
    - White and red heart plush slippers, $9.97
    - Pot of Gold Valentine Hearts chocolate (158 g), $6.47


    - Pink 1G iPod Nano, $49.83
    - George men's satin boxer shorts (two-pack, solid black and black with
       red hearts), $7
    - Nautica White Sail fragrance for men (50 ml), $25.97
    - Stainless steel men's bracelet, $19.97
    - Sterling silver Figaro men's bracelet, $34.97
    - RetailPlus 1GB heart flash drive, $9.96
    - RetailPlus heart-shaped optical mouse, $9.96
    - Lindor Valentine Hearts chocolate (108 g), $9.47

    (*)Prices may vary depending on region

    "With our everyday low prices and Rollbacks on great Valentine's Day
gifts, there's no reason to go broke just to prevent a broken heart," added
    In addition to gifts, Wal-Mart Canada has affordable décor, food and
apparel to celebrate Valentine's Day. Also available in all stores is the
company's Valentine's Day-themed gift card.

    About Wal-Mart Canada

    Wal-Mart Canada operates 318 outlets nationwide serving more than one
million Canadians each day. With more than 77,000 associates, the company is
the nation's fourth largest employer.

    High resolution images are available upon request.

For further information:

For further information: Karin Campbell, Wal-Mart Canada, (905) 821-2111

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