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Spread the love with these Valentine's Day picks

Published February 6, 2013 7:46 pm

From chocolates to paper flowers, goodies can be romantic and practical.
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This Valentine's Day, one way to show your loved ones you care is with a gift pick from Good Housekeeping. And while you're treating everyone on your list — don't forget to treat yourself, too.

Choco-luxe: Who says indulgence has to have a huge price tag? Max Brenner offers a box of nine yummy, almost-too-pretty-to-eat chocolates at an affordable price (shop.maxbrenner.com) — $13.

Get cozy: Curl up under the reversible Vilmie Rund throw, woven of soft, yarn-dyed cotton; both sides have equally fab patterns from which to choose, making it almost feel like a two-for-one deal (IKEA stores) — $15

Shadow play: This sheer-to-smoky color pallette helps you send a romantic message, quick as a wink. The pocket-sized L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad Brazen Bolds (available at drugstores) collection is easy to apply and is sure to leave a lasting impression for every occasion — $8.

Now ear this: Each reminiscent of a bird's egg tucked into a nest, these Nested Stone earrings marry faceted celadon-hued stones and lacy metalwork. They're a prefect way to dress up an outfit with a touch of delicate elegance (shopsosie.com) — $14.

Take note: Say "thanks" or something more with flowers on these Rifle Paper Co. sweetly patterned blank note cards (riflepaperco.com), with envelopes included — $18 for eight.

Red hots: Don't sacrifice warmth for chic. Lizden for QVC's washable suede gloves are ruffle-edged and cozily lined. Plus, they come in winter-blahs-beating vivid tones — $22.50

We can't resist: Deconstructed Metal Flower Arrangers display paper blossoms (westelm.com). Enjoy the beauty of a flower bouquet without the fear of forgetting to wet them after leaving for a long weekend — $14 to $19, plus $3 and up per stem.

Golden deal: Next time you entertain, break out these golden cards and add some glamour to your card game. We don't know if Idea International's metallic deck (shophorne.com) will improve your luck, but it'll add some glitz to your next card party — $15.

Hit refresh: You can spritz Sabon Fabric Mist (sabonnyc.com), in a soothing lavender scent, all through the house for a fresh and welcoming smell —but it may work best between the sheets — $21 for 24.6 ounces.

It's a wrap: The perfect all-natural solution to aches and pains, the flaxseed-filled wraps (heated or chilled) by Home Grown Pillows (etsy.com) help chase away stress and soreness — $12 to $16.

Roll with it, baby: Bake with the ease of a pro with this pastry-making, friendly rolling pin. With a removable disc at each end to help you control the dough's thickness, the Adjustable Rolling Pin (josephjoseph.com) makes baking easier, beyond measure — $20.






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