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10 Valentine's Day Gifts and Gadgets to Score With

The pressure's not on just yet. But, this Valentine's Day, we'd all probably do well to avoid the last minute gifts. Because, if we're being honest, those don't fool anybody.
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The pressure's not on just yet. But, this Valentine's Day, we'd all probably do well to avoid the last minute gifts. Because, if we're being honest, those don't fool anybody.

Of course, starting earlier doesn't make shopping for the perfect gift for your favorite person any easier. There are tons of gifts out there to choose from, and you have to deal with the fear that you missed out on a hint or two that they've dropped in the past couple of weeks. It's a dilemma millions are well acquainted with. Fortunately, we're here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, and get right down to the great gifts that are sure to get smiles (and maybe a little something else) this Valentine's Day.


Teleflora Flowers

Hey, no need to overthink things. Sometimes, a bouquet of flowers really is all you need to make Valentine's Day go off without a hitch. Some people are into the classic, traditional gestures, and nothing is more classic or traditional than a dozen fresh roses. Teleflora has a whole host of bouquets and arrangements prepared just for Valentine's Day, and you can have them hand-delivered to your sweetheart.


LEGO Be Mine Watch

All right, now we're getting into the good stuff. Many a lovebird will swoon over the LEGO Be Mine watch, which features a LEGO brick-style heart in the middle of the face and multi-colored, interchangeable links. In the 21st century, nothing says love like LEGO.


Red Diamond 2011 Wine Collection

Few things say Valentine's Day like a good bottle of wine. The Red Diamond 2011 Pinot Noir and Merlot are just that -- rich bottles of red wine with a fruit-forward profile that should easily loosen up you and your lover this Valentine's Day. Best of all, the wine comes in a slick black and red bottle that will perfectly set the mood for the big day.


Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

Want to put hearts in the eyes of your music lover? Give them the Boom, from Ultimate Ears -- this 360 degree portable Bluetooth speaker delivers massive sound that puts it near the top of the market. It gets even better -- as of January 30th, a new voice greeting feature has become available on the UE BOOM -- so you can give that special someone a customized, one-of-a-kind UE BOOM this Valentine's Day. You can tailor the UE BOOM with a personalized message (up to 10 seconds) for your loved one to hear every time they turn on the speaker. Not only that, but you can get it in a nice, Valentine's Day friendly shade of red.


Fannie May Chocolates

If you're going to go the chocolate route, there's nothing wrong with that. Just know that you should go all out if you do -- don't get the run-of-the-mill box of chocolates when you can bring her delicious artisanal chocolates. It'll be a sweet feast that will perfectly kick off the 2014-2015 relationship year.


Couples Chemistry

Go the mysterious route with Couples Chemistry, the ultimate Valentine's Day grab bag. You and your partner take a short quiz exploring your desires, and Couples Chemistry sends you two little deviants a Love Kit, chock full of things to spice up your relationship. And, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get -- not until the Love Kit shows up at your doorstop.


Romeo and Juliet iPhone 5/5S Case

Would an iPhone case by another name look as sweet? Not if your significant other is a big Shakespeare fan -- celebrate Valentine's Day with a tribute to the most famous pair of star-crossed lovers. The Romeo and Juliet iPhone 5/5S Case is a hard shell case with a matte finish, and will hopefully do a better job of keeping your sweetheart's iPhone alive than Romeo and Juliet did for each other.


Bella 12-Piece Rocket Blender

For the guy or girl who makes the kitchen their kingdom, this 12 piece Rocket Blender from Bella is going to be a dream come true. The fact that it's a 12-piece blender should pretty much seal the deal straightaway -- there's enough here to perfectly serve any kind of mixed drink, along with tools for food prep. Combine that with a deep red base, and you have the makings of a Valentine's Day winner.


Kiss Me Socks

Last I checked, Valentine's Day was still in winter. That means it's still probably freezing outside, unless you're in California right now. So, yes, your significant other will absolutely love it if they get a warm new pair of socks for Valentine's Day, especially when they have "Kiss Me" stitched on the soles. Plus, they're well-cushioned, and cushy socks are just the best.


Jam Jar Wines

Sweet wine for your sweetheart. Jam Jar Wines make Sweet White and Sweet Shiraz, a white wine and a red wine infused with sweet, fruity flavors that should add the perfect finishing touch to whatever grand dinner plans you have laid out for the 14th.