Beyond candy and flowers
By MARY JANE PARK
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 7, 2002
With Valentine's Day an entire week away, there's time for gifts more imaginative than last-minute chocolates and flowers. Delight a sweetie with these romantic, sometimes amusing playthings.
||Scarlet silk pillow embellished with beads for sitting room or boudoir. Beaded heart-shaped pillow. $14.99. TJ Maxx.
Pet lovers probably indulge themselves more than their furry ones with these 3-inch-deep heart-shaped feeding dishes, but dogs and cats are sure to appreciate the kibble. In hot pink and electric blue plastic; top-rack dishwasher safe. Love Bowls by CraZy Pet. $3.50 each. Toll-free, 1-800-433-7387; www.crazypet.com
A sparkling reproduction for lapel or scarf. The original, by Salvador Dali, is on display in Figueres, Spain. Ruby Lips pin. Austrian crystals and faux white pearls. $70. Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg; (727) 823-3767; www.salvadordalimuseum.org
Prelude to a kiss? Three shades of pink (Hug Me, Kiss Me, Love Me) are packaged in a compact with heart-shaped windows. Sweet Hearts lip gloss palette. $19.50. Department, specialty stores; www.lancome.com
||Glittering night light gives a warm glow to chilly evenings. Lips night light. $5.99. Target.
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