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Valentine's Day gifts that are off the beaten path

January 26, 2009 | 11:52 am

Valentine’s Day grosses me out. All the red hearts, stuffed animals and waxy chocolate in the shape of 1bacon Cupid … I’ve ignored Valentine’s Day for at least 10 years, until this morning when I found a website called

1evlove_intimates Some of the gifts it recommends for V-day: A membership to a Bacon-of-the-month club and a "Casablanca" collector’s edition box with the movie, a photo book and luggage tags. Bacon and Bogart -- now that’s my idea of romantic.

Gift Genius has a well-curated list of Valentine’s gift ideas that far surpass the typical Hallmark fare. Design your own lingerie or get the Lanvin bag you’ve been drooling over -- it's got a lot of good stuff and the funny illustrations and eclectic mix of something for everyone makes it fun to shop. Even for Valentine’s Day.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Images: Bacon of the month club and design your own lingerie. Credit: