The Valentine's Day Gift Guide

. February 4, 2014.
Humorous illustration of blind cupid

Message Beans By DuneCraft: Imagine getting a potted bean plant with a magical "I Love You" message that appears right on the actual bean when it sprouts and on its first set of leaves! These magical bean plants can also say things like, “Be Mine” or “Forever Yours” or there’s even a “Kissing Bean” plant that sprouts the words "Kiss Me”! Here you will also find luscious lips engraved on the beans and first set of leaves too. What could be more special or unique than magical plants that grow messages on them? These plants are sure to be items your loved ones won’t soon forget. DuneCraft Message Beans make the ultimate gift for significant others, parents, kids, grandparents, teachers, etc and retail for only $4.

Retail Price: $4.99

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Lisa Leonard Designs: Those who have our deepest affections hold the strings that are forever bound to our hearts. Lisa Leonard Designs “heartstrings” necklace is a simple, organic expression of deep feeling. This beautiful pewter disc is customized with either two, three or four heartstrings and strung on a sterling silver-filled link chain. Around the edge can be hand-stamp names, words, or a date of your choice. This gift is so unique and absolutely filled with meaning. It retails for $45.

Retail Price: $45

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FamilyTree DNA: First Lady Michelle Obama, Snooki and Whoopi Goldberg are just several  big names who have done DNA testing this year to find out more about their heritage. So why not give that someone you love a gift that will unlock mysteries from their past by allowing them to trace their ancestral roots? With a simple test that arrives in the mail people can learn incredible new details about unique ethnic origins and so much more. We guarantee this will be a one-of-a-kind gift your loved one won’t ever forget. Ancestry tracing kits start at only $99.

Retail Price: Starts at only $99

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BirdAve Poster: Looking for something to give to the hard-to-shop-for guy in your life? BirdAve has custom prints designed with your favorite saying, cityscape…even stadiums! These modern prints are great, affordable pieces of art that will remind your loved one of you every day! Prints start at $20.

Retail Price: Starts at 20

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Ronco EZ-Store Rotisserie: Killing two birds with one stone gift. Forgo the long wait times at restaurants this V-Day. There is nothing more romantic than a quiet, private dinner at home with that special someone. Spend less time waiting for a table and more time with the object of your affection this year by preparing a delicious meal using the Ronco EZ-Store Rotisserie. This rotisserie makes even the clumsiest person in the kitchen, a gourmet chef because it literally does all the work for you. Then you can also give it as a gift to that someone special in your life! Retails for $120.

Retail Price: Starts at 120

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Monkeez: And let’s not forget your little Valentine this year. Give them adorable, cuddly sock monkey style animals (lions, gators, cows, etc.) These make a great stuffed animal friend and also teach your Valentine about LOVE, charity and giving back. With each plush pet, comes a special code for kids to redeem online. The code lets them select a charity and Monkeez and Friends will donate a portion of what you paid for the pet to the charity of your child’s choosing!

Retail Price: Starts at 7.99

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