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By Sandy Soule and Marti Mayne

Right about now, men are faced with the classic quandary: what gift will delight the special woman in my life this Valentine’s Day? Closets and drawers, shelves and storage bins are already overflowing. Stuff she’s got, but time, not. She needs time to kick back and relax. Women struggle to balance full-time jobs with an endless list of household and child-rearing chores, plus non-stop email, Facebook, Twitter, and cell phones. It’s no surprise that there’s never a moment for romance. This year the answer is simple for every guy seeking the ideal Valentine’s Day gift – a ticket to pamper-land in the form of a gift card for an enchanting bed-and-breakfast getaway, sure to be her favorite Valentine’s Day gift.

More than 3600 travelers surveyed report that a B&B getaway tops the list for Valentine’s Day gifts, according to a January, 2010 survey distributed by, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.. More than one in three (the largest percentage) respondents answered they’d like a B&B getaway when asked what they wanted for Valentine’s Day, trumping flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners. So men, remember that your lady wants a romantic getaway with you this year more than anything else.

Guys, gift cards are the easiest way to give luxurious indulgence with the least amount of effort. For the women on your list – including wives/girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and daughters -- who have everything but time to relax, the gift of getaway is a pampering gift card from your favorite getaway location.

For the gift of a relaxing B&B escape, one idea is The Getaway Gift Card™ from, welcome at more than 4,000 B&Bs across the United States and Canada. Consumers love that there are no fees, no taxes, no expiration or blackout dates, and that free shipping is always available. Instant online buying means that shoppers can give a no-strings gift that offers complete flexibility. Stuck on ideas for the perfect present? Wrap your gift of getaway in a new travel cosmetic case, enclosed handsome carry-on suitcase, and you have a gift that’s sure to thrill. Another idea – pick up a wicker basket, and fill it with a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, two champagne flutes, a small box of fine chocolates, and a gift card, setting a romantic mood before you even leave home.

If you’d rather do your shopping online, just go to where you can buy and instantly print a customized B&B gift card, complete with your personalized message and choice of design. You can even upload a photo of you and your lucky lady right onto your gift card. The Getaway Gift Card from is one of the only travel gift cards that offers free photo customization. Best of all, offers ways to save on the gift Valentines want most with three attractive offers including savings on gift cards, discounts on getaways booked on, and the chance to win a $2500 B&B getaway. For complete details click here or go to

Shipping on the Getaway Gift Card is always free, including free FedEx shipping on orders over $100. Order from your own computer and in less than five minutes you have a gift that’s sure to bring a smile and a kiss or maybe even two. For an elegant (but free) touch, call 800-GO-B-AND-B, and gift cards will be sent from in foil-lined envelopes with a free 64-page directory, a $5.95 value. And guess what? She won’t be the only lucky one. She’ll surely want to take you along, so you get to enjoy your gift together!

An ‘indulge-me’ gift card will be the hottest Valentine’s gift this holiday season. While you’re at it, couldn’t you use some pampering too? Buy the gift of getaway for her and get a little extra luxury for you too.


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