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10 Valentine's Day gifts to buy online

Author: Canadian Living

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10 Valentine's Day gifts to buy online

Another Valentine's Day, another dozen overpriced roses – right? Well, not this time. Save the roses for another day and pick up one of these Valentine's Day gifts instead. There are some for her, some for him and some for either one of you.

All are available online to leave you more time for primping and prepping for the most romantic day of the year.



1. Mother-of-pearl heart necklace

Made of silver and mother-of-pearl, this stylish necklace is handcrafted by artisans in Peru and imported by Ten Thousand Villages, a company committed to paying fair wages for goods that they buy – which makes it a gift for more than one person. Matching earrings ($22) are also available.

Where: Ten Thousand Villages
Price: $68

2. Lima Alpaca Throw

If you're looking for a little more cuddle time this Valentine's Day, consider this cosy, handmade throw made from premium baby alpaca wool. Combine with an invitation to curl up on the couch with a bottle of wine and your favourite CD playing, and your romantic evening is made.

Where: Crate and Barrel
Price:US$169.00

3. 18-piece chocolate gift box

Sure, it's a cliché, but really, who would turn down a box of chocolate? Make it something a little more special by purchasing this organic, fair-trade assortment of creams, caramels and other chocolates. For an extra US$3.95, you can have it wrapped in recycled gift packaging.

Where: Global Exchange
Price: US$18.50

4. Photo album

This customizable paper photo album is the perfect place to store your romantic memories. Choose your preferred size, cover and paper colour, and Rag & Bone will have a custom-made gift (decorative gift box included) ready to ship in about a week. Each 40-page album is hand-sewn with satin ribbons, and the spine expands when the album is filled with photos and other mementoes.

Where: Rag & Bone
Price: From US$78

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5. Satin pajamas
It may be too chilly this time of year for something skimpy, but that's no reason to go straight for the flannel. She'll be cozy and stylish in this sleepwear set, available in red, black or grey.

Where: La Senza
Price: $39.50 6. Massage kit
Consider this a gift you can share. The kit includes two Community Trade products, a nongreasy body oil containing soya oil and a handmade wooden massager.

Where: The Body Shop
Price: $20 7. Decanter and stemless wineglass set
Make your romantic Valentine's dinner extra special with this stylish decanter and accompanying stemless wineglasses, excellent for making the most of a Merlot or Cabernet. They'll look smashing on the dinner table, and just as good on the coffee table as you're cuddling under your new blanket (see 2, above).

Where: Plum
Price: $79.95 8. Strip Chocolate game
To top off your Valentine's Day dinner, skip dessert and move right to playtime with this sensual board game for two, which includes a jar each of cherry and chocolate body frosting and two brushes as well as the game pieces. Roll the dice and pick cards to see who has to strip and who gets painted. And for once, no one will be complaining about cleaning up.

Where: Uncommon Goods
Price: US$25 9. Juice Beauty Green Apple Body Brilliance Kit
Give your special someone the gift of a spa at home with these deliciously scented products, ideally suited for winter-roughened skin. The set contains a three-step treatment program -- body cleanser, body peel and body moisturizer -- plus a bamboo body buffer.

Where: Sephora, www.sephora.com
Price: US$59 10. Heart-shaped waffle maker
Add some romance to breakfast in bed (or breakfast for dinner) with this nonstick Chef's Choice waffle iron. It's got fast or deep bake settings and an indicator that tells you when to add batter and when your waffles are done, making it perfect for even the most budding of chefs. Note: This gift will be best received when accompanied by promises to make breakfast.

Where: Amazon.com
Price: US$49.99

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