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Lovelist: Valentine’s Day wrap up by Real Simple

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Forego the standard rose bouquet and chocolate heart this year with Real Simple Magazine’s annual Valentine’s Day gift guide, where their editors have carefully curated an array of items to suit her every fancy.

If she is a woman who loves to pamper herself or unwind after a long day (and who doesn’t?), try a box of gourmet ‘chocolate’ bath bombs. Or, if she errs on the more practical side, a journal or a colorful umbrella will surely appeal to her sensibilities.

For those who appreciate a sentimental gesture, they’ve got you covered in that department, too – like a book set of love poems by literary greats that are sure to tug at her heartstrings. Here’s what we’re loving from Real Simple’s ultimate Valentine’s Day roundup.

Diptyque Roses Scented Candle

Instead of the classic bouquet of a dozen roses, why not gift her something that will last more than a few days? This scented candle is almost like the real thing since it smells like a fresh arrangement of roses. When she lights the candle, the room will smell like it’s covered in bouquets of the romantic flower. If you’re feeling extra generous, there’s also a 6.5-ounce version that burns for up to 60 hours.

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Love Poems

It’s okay if you don’t really have a way with words—leave it to the experts to show her how you really feel. And by experts, we mean the likes of the most romantic writers in history: John Donne, Christina Rossetti, E.E. Cumming, William Shakespeare, and W.B. Yeats to name a few. The books themselves are packaged beautifully with a pink book band—it’s definitely a collectors’ set and a special gift.

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Heart Umbrella

Whether your sweetheart is a resident of the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest or just wants to protect her immaculately styled hair from occasional drizzles, this cheerful heart-shaped umbrella is sure to brighten even the dreariest of days.

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La Vie en Rose Pocket Notebook + Clever Pencils

If she tends to the see the world through “rose-colored glasses,” then this will be a hit. The red pocket notebook has a lizard-embossed front and back cover, with gold gilded edges, and unlined cream papers, it also comes with 10 pencils—all with clever phrases, from “The Boss” to “Evil Genius.” Here’s hoping that this gift set will stir up a lot of creative ideas and inspiration for her.

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Royal Roses Gummies

If she has a sweet spot for candy, skip the long stems this year and try an edible version of the favored Valentine’s Day bloom instead. These gummy roses—in a mixture of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and black currant—come packaged in a pretty acrylic box ready for gifting. Choose from three different sizes: taster packet for $2.50 (one serving), small cube for $7.50 (three servings), or 2.5 pounds for $40 (28.5 servings).

 

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Cocoa Butter Bathtub Truffles

The only thing better than a box of chocolate truffles is one with plenty of indulgence and no nutritional setbacks. This box of six—bathtub truffles, that is—contains an eclectic assortment of aromatic scents including rose petal, grapefruit eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary mint, citrus spice, and café mocha. One way to enhance the gesture even more? Crumble one under running water and light a candle on the bathroom vanity before she arrives home to create an unexpected oasis.

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Amethyst Crystal Air Plant

For the woman who loves the idea of having fresh foliage in the house but hasn’t honed her gardening skills, try one of these air plants nestled in a crystal base. The amethyst lends a glamorous touch to her décor, while the hardy greenery (an actual living plant!) is fairly self-sufficient. A kraft gift box and a matching card inscribed with your own personal message accompanies each purchase. Available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

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Long Distance Relationship Mugs

Find yourself and your significant other sharing a long distance romance? This set of two 15-ounce mugs thoughtfully link your current states with a swirl and heart design. Each mug is crafted with permanent paint to ensure they last a lifetime. Custom designs are available upon request, should you want to include something a bit more personal on your duo of coffee cups.

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