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Five last-minute gift ideas for your valentine

If there’s one occasion that doesn’t require overthinking, it’s Valentine’s Day. A candle-lit dinner, a bottle of bubbly and one of these amorously themed gifts selections are guaranteed to inspire real affection

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In the bag
Only the stoniest hearts will be able to resist the plea on these candy-coloured clutches. $30 at ALDO (www.aldoshoes.com).

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Arm candy
Cinnamon-heart stripes on Swatch’s Sweet Valentine timepiece make a toothsome statement. $80 at stores across Canada (visit www.swatch.com for retailers).

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Brief Encounter
Living up to its name, Cheek Frills underwear is cut from Italian cotton and trimmed with flirty lace. $65 for a set of four at Linea Intima (www.lineaintima.com).

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Hot stuff
For the gastronome squeeze who’s also hungry for love: Staub’s vibrantly on-theme Dutch oven. $176.90 through www.ebay.ca.

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Necking wear
A charming heart-print bow tie for your very own Prince Charming. $13.30 through www.ebay.ca.

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