Creative Valentine's Day gift ideas

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It’s time to show your love. No pressure. These 17 Valentine's day gift finds top out at $50 and are sure to wow the special guy or gal in your life.

Personalized Classic Books

Gifts For Her:

Personalized Classic Books

Cast her as the lead in one of her all-time favorite classics. You guessed it, that means you'll get a major role, too. Oh, Romeo...

To buy: $30, uncommongoods.com.




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Hand in Hand Bangle

Kate Spade Hand in Hand Bangle

What makes this bangle different from the other 14-karat gold accessories she already owns? For starters, the words engraved on both the inside and outside of the bracelet. Plus, 25 percent of the total sales from this accessory will be donated to Women for Women International.

To buy: $48, katespade.com.

 

Blooming Bobbies Hair Pins

Blooming Bobbies Hair Pins

These floral hair pins are budding with tulle and taffeta and will stick around all season long. Available in three colors.

To buy: $32 for three, anthropologie.com.

 

Best of Sephora
Fragrance Sampler





Best of Sephora Fragrance Deluxe Sampler

Euphoria, Romance, Flower, just to name a few beautiful scents included in this set of ten. She'll also get a voucher for a full-sized bottle of the one she finally calls her own.

To buy: $50, sephora.com.

 

Imagine Foaming Bubble Bath

Imagine Foaming Bubble Bath

Bubble bath as fragrant as a freshly cut bouquet with delicate looks to match in this pretty glass decanter.

To buy: $49, lollia.com.





All the Better to Kiss You Lip Balm

 

All the Better to Kiss You With Kiss Pack

Lip balms bursting with exotic, good-for-you flavors–pomegranate, chai, peppermint–packaged in recyclable tins. Quite the trio for a woman who likes to change things up.

To buy: $18, spiritbeautylounge.com.

 

Silver Sweet Heart

Silver Sweet Heart

For years you relied on someone else writing the words. Now's your chance to express yourself on this charming, sterling silver-plated conversation heart. Just as sweet as the old days with a little extra staying power.

To buy: $30, cgets.com.


Sneaker Customization Kit

Sneaker Customization Kit

Maybe your lady will be hanging with shoe designers like Louboutin, Choo, and Blahnik in shoe departments around the world. Start her off on the right foot with this kit, which comes with everything your soon-to-be shoe designer needs, including five jars of waterproof leather paint.

To buy: $42, urbanoutfitters.com.



Archie Grand Notebook

Archie Grand Notebook

A notebook built for holding her important lists, quips, and doodles for the category that resonates with your lady. The options (as you can see) are endless. Bound to be a best-seller.

To buy: $11 each, jasperandblack.com.





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Dogeared Love Petite
Heart Necklace

Dogeared Love Petite Heart Necklace

What's more powerful than promising to make one of her wishes come true? Give her this gold-dipped heart on a red string and ask her to make one wish. Once her necklace wears off–poof–her wish will be granted.

To buy: $30, dogeared.com.

 

Gifts For Him:

Bad Boy Bag

Bad Boy Bag

Chances are he's got a few stories worth telling about the loot in this bag. Just don’t complain if that whoopee cushion ends up on your chair. There are just some habits he'll never outgrow.

To buy: $15, spitfiregirl.com.





Chicago Whales Clubhouse Shirt

Chicago Whales Clubhouse Shirt

Take him back to when the Chicago Whales clinched the 1915 pennant. Then prepare for your baseball fanatic to be sporting this 100 percent cotton shirt all year long. Choose your favorite team.

To buy: $39, ebbets.com.

 

XOXO Boxers

XOXO Boxers

Boxers or briefs? It's pretty obvious where we're seeing the love.

To buy: $18.50, jcrew.com.







Roadtrip Map Poster

Roadtrip Map Poster

Hearts mark the spots. Put your adventures as a traveling duo on display by customizing your own 17” x 11” print.

To buy: $26, januaryjonesprints.etsy.com.




World’s Smallest Walkie Talkie

World’s Smallest Walkie Talkie

An excellent accessory for the private eye roaming your halls. And, admit it, you've always wanted to say over and out.

To buy: $15, urbanoutfitters.com.


Wooden Postcard

Personalized Wooden Postcard

You just scored a card and a gift in one. Carve a message, your initials, or a poem (go ahead, load on the cheese) into this wooden card. Amateur chiseling skills are all that are required.

To buy: $9, amazon.com.



Dave’s Gourmet Sauces

Dave’s Gourmet Sauces “Ultimate Insanity” Collection

Too hot to handle? Let him be the judge. If it isn't evident enough by their names–Hurtin Habanero, Crazy Caribbean, Total Insanity–you can count on this set of six sauces to spice things up.

To buy: $43 for six, gourmetmikes.com.

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