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What to Get Your Valentine?

With Valentine’s Day in the imminent future, “What do I get’ is a question likely to have you pulling your hair out.  It may be a relief for guys to know there are options out there that are creative, thoughtful and romantic and don’t have to be worth a whole semester’s tuition. For example, amazon.com offers stacks of what you may think of as “chick flicks” and your girl thinks of as “greatest movies of all time.” Some come in romantic comedy packs of four and start at $12.49.

Sweets are a bit cliché, but if you ask most women, chocolates are always a sweet gesture! There’s a Godiva at the Smith Haven Mall or you can order online at godiva.com.  Both have a great assortment of special Valentine’s Day chocolate starting around $10.00. If you want to be a little more original, Crumbs Bake Shop makes specialized cupcakes for every occasion ranging from $20.00 to $30.00 and can be ordered for delivery on crumbs.com.

If you’re looking for something inventive, there are a lot of creative romantic gifts online. Boldloft.com sells illustrated pillowcases depicting love cartoons and other ideas that will have her squealing, “How cute!” and have you sighing in relief.  Prices range from about$25.00 to $40.00

If you want to take good care of your girlfriend this year, the massaging bedrest sit up pillow with armrests from Brookstone, a built-in massager and reading lamp is perfect for when you’re not there to hold her; priced at $99.95.

Now, I don’t know who is harder to shop for generally, but on Valentine’s Days I feel it’s definitely men. Regardless, if you get imaginative, there are some things out there this year for you that make gifting your guy a whole lot easier like New York Jets M&Ms. NFL My Team M&Ms start at $10.99, come in every team and are available at mymms.com.

For your movie buff sweetheart you could pick up “Inception,” the “Die Hard” Collection, or the “Social Network” which are all available at FYE at Smith Haven Mall.  Hint: for a good deal try amazon.com. For the guys who love their games, Black Ops received a 9.0 rating on gamespot.com, as did FIFA Soccer 11, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. These games are all available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii and range from $49.99 to $59.95.

If your guy has the iPhone, Urban Outfitters and uncommongoods.com have an iPhone case that doubles as a bottle opener, priced as low as $14.99, or you can create your own GelaSkin – removable art prints that are pictures of you or anything for $14.95. They also offer GelaSkins for the Blackberry Curve, iPods and pretty much any other technology your man has.

So, go get creative, and don’t forget to have fun.  Valentine’s Day is all about love.  If you don’t have a valentine, there’s no reason you can’t buy any of these great items for yourself!

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