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The loot of love
Love’s labour needn’t be lost if you take inspiration from our Valentine’s gift ideas. Words: Maureen Ellis
arely has that last thoughtless
Christmas gift token been transacted
and another present-buying milestone is upon us again: Valentine’s Day. Love it or loathe it. it's the one time of year that romantic gushing is encouraged to manifest itself in scruffy teddies. loving sentiment- strewn cards and bunches of wilting blooms. Seemingly. Instead of plumping for the card shop's cliched merchandise. why not invest a little more thought and reddies in some Q romantic gems. For the big spender we’ve the limited edition gadgets. in obligatory red and pink. of course. For the more risqué buyer there's the darling ceramic condom-storing prophopots (just where did they live before‘?), and oodles of romantic trinkets that are more off the wall than off the shelf. Just remember. they don’t call it Birthdays for nowt.
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(1) Lalique heart pendants. £59. stockists 0207 499 8228. (2) Jelly Handcuffs. £4.99. Ann Summers, www.ann summers.co.uk
(3) Joanna Wood heart keyring. £34.50, www.joannawood.com
(4) Rugged red CD player. £299, www.wheredidyoubuythat.com
(5) CATGee DNA canvas artwork. from £79.95, www.CATGee.com
(8) Casio Exilim. £329.99. stockists 0208 450 9131.
(7) Red roses line lights. £25. John Lewis.
(8) hearts soap on a rope. £4.50. Marks and Spencer.
(9) Lover's Tee T-shirt. £19.95, www.whitestu11.com, stockists 0131 824 2424.
(10) Dior pink watch. £675. www.dior.com
(1 1) Ouch! Kiss it Better plasters, £3.95. www.mtail)unky.com
(12) Sweetheart Duckies, £4.95. www.mtailjunky.com (13) Red Hot Lover pants. £7.99, Woolworths. stockists 01708 882789.
(14) Sonata Chaise sofa. £1999. www.wheredidyoubuythat.com
(15) Ruinart Rose. half bottle, £15.99; bottle, £29.99; magnum, £59.99. stockists 0207 418 0592.
(16) Flame Gameboy Advance. £90. www.nintendo- europe.com
(17) Ceramic Prophopot, £19.95, www.thedesignerbox.co.uk (18) 50 Wonderfully Romantic Ways to Say I Love You. £5. Boots.
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