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Valentine's Day gift ideas for your sweetheart

Find the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for her and for him, including romantic, unique and sexy gifts that are sure to please.

 (Photograph: Courtesy Cast of Vices)
Photograph: Courtesy Cast of Vices

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Cast of Vices' Handcuff Bracelet
$250. Available at A+R.

Why leave the handcuffs in the bedroom? Take hold of your honey with this provocative yet delicate cuff bracelet to wear as a reminder of the last time you played cops and robbers—under the sheets.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy The Pleasure Chest)
Photograph: Courtesy The Pleasure Chest

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex

$25. Available at the Pleasure Chest.

Required reading for your sexy sex partner: The ultimate guide to getting your rocks off, erogenating your zones and satisfying even the most insatiable of lovers, written by Daily Show vets Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist.

Use the code TIMEOUT13 for a 15% discount on your entire order through Feb 14.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Poketo)
Photograph: Courtesy Poketo

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Forget Me Knot ring
$50. Available at Poketo.

Slip this ring on your sweetheart's finger. It may not be a blinged-out band, but the dainty sterling silver love knot symbolizes two people bound together as one, and is sure to pull at her heart strings.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy PostalPix)
Photograph: Courtesy PostalPix

Valentine's Day gifts: Aluminum print photos by PostalPix
$15-$25. Available at postalpix.com.

Is your honey obsessed with Instagram? Memorialize his filter-heavy photos on 1mm-thick aircraft-grade aluminum. Download the free app on your iPhone or Android and order 4x4-, 5x7-, 8x8- and 8x10-size prints. The unique prints are created using a sublimation process that gas-infuses the photo directly to the surface of the aluminum—resulting in a glossy, scratch-resistant image that'll bring his most "liked" smartphone pics to life.

Enter code TIMEOUT at checkout for a 15% discount on all orders through Feb 14.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Kiki De Montparnasse)
Photograph: Courtesy Kiki De Montparnasse

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: 24K gold vibrator

$550. Available at Kiki de Montparnasse.

For the lady who likes to class it up and still have fun, this 24K gold vibrator doubles as a chain. Discreet enough to fit in your pocket—it's the size of a tube of lipstick—the cigar-shaped pendant is also waterproof and temperature-sensitive.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy The Giving Keys)
Photograph: Courtesy The Giving Keys

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: The Giving Keys
$35-$60. Available at thegivingkeys.com.

Give your beloved do-gooder a recycled-key pendant with a positive message and a charitable backstory. Individuals who are transitioning out of homelessness are employed by the company to engrave each key with a powerful word such as Hope, Dream, Believe, Love and Strength. When you receive your unique piece you are supposed to keep it until you find someone else who needs the one-word message on the key more than you, then give it away and share your story on the website. Keys come in unisex necklaces and bracelets.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy PSC)
Photograph: Courtesy PSC

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Pocket Square Clothing tie

$45-$55. Available online at pocketsquareclothing.com.

Dress up your dude with one of PSC's smart, stylish ties (or bow ties, or pocket squares if he's feeling extra dapper). Each piece is handcrafted in Los Angeles, and there are enough colors, fabrics and prints to please any palate.

Use the code TIMEOUTLA at checkout for a 15% discount through Feb 14.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Strange Invisible Perfumes)
Photograph: Courtesy Strange Invisible Perfumes

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Aquarian Roses eau de parfum
1.7 oz. $385. Available at Strange Invisible Perfumes.

Forget next week's wilted blooms. Give the gift of (parfum) roses that keeps on giving. Handmade in Venice.

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 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Chocolates from José Andrés
8-piece bon bon box, 6 chocolate chip cookies, 6 double-chocolate-pecan cookies, chocolate Pop Rocks, 4 rice-crispy bon bons; $50. Available at the Patisserie at the Bazaar by José Andrés.

Not your usual box of chocolates, José Andrés gets sweet (and playful) with this pink-boxed delight of chocolate Pop Rocks, rice-crispy bon bons and mini chocolate cookies.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Wacko/Soap Plant)
Photograph: Courtesy Wacko/Soap Plant

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Lip Flask
$14. Available at Wacko/Soap Plant.

For the femme fatale in your life, this incognito Lip Flask let's you travel light with booze in hand. Pour your poison out of a red lipstick-shaped flask that stands 5-inches tall—perfect for a little tipple to spice up date night.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Taschen)
Photograph: Courtesy Taschen

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Nobuyoshi Araki: Bondage, Collector's Edition
$1000. Available at Taschen.

The notorious photographer archives the erotic art of Japanese bondage. The Collector's Edition features three hand—dare we say—bound volumes chronicling Nobuyoshi Araki's greatest works. Each book is numbered, signed and packaged in a wooden box—the perfect discreet piece for your coffee (or bedside) table.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Prospector Co.)
Photograph: Courtesy Prospector Co.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Prospector Co. Burroughs Beard Oil, 1oz.

$28. Available at Rudy's Barbershop.

Scratchy beard derailing your makeout sessions? Lube up your man (no, not in that way) with this woodsy-scented beard oil. It's made with soothing sandalwood, cedar and argan oils, doubles as cologne and has a moisturizing effect that will have your kissing back on track in no time.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Brew Shop)
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Brew Shop

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit and 80-page book
$45. Available at Sunset Beer Company.

The perfect DIY project for your beer-loving boo, this kit comes with everything needed to make a tasty elixir in the style of your choosing. May we suggest Grapefruit Honey Ale (for your honey); Chocolate Maple Porter (for its aphrodisiac effects); or Jalapeño Saison (to spice things up).

Mention Time Out at checkout for a 15% discount through Feb 14.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Gentleman's Breakfast)
Photograph: Courtesy Gentleman's Breakfast

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Vintage West German Aviators
$295. Available at Gentlemen's Breakfast.

Help your partner protect his peepers in style with a pair of vintage shades from Gentlemen's Breakfast. Find old '60s prison frames (made of soft, comfy plastic to avoid any shiv repurposing) or fancy, designer driving glasses from the '40s, all while sharing a nip of Scotch with the shop's knowledgeable, friendly owner—and resident optician—Van.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Sugar Paper)
Photograph: Courtesy Sugar Paper

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Letterpress card
Eyes for you card, $6. Available at Sugar Paper.

Tell him how you feel in a letterpress card, folded in a polka-dot lined envelope. Swoon.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Santa Maria Novella)
Photograph: Courtesy Santa Maria Novella

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Massage candle
$70. Available at Santa Maria Novella.

Function meets erotica in Santa Maria Novella's massage candle. Made with shea butter and avocado and coconut oils, the pretty-smelling votive can also be used as body oil that your partner can light and pour (complete with spout). 

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Getty Store)
Photograph: Courtesy Getty Store

Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Degas silk shawl
100% silk, woven in Nepal, 21” x 72”; $125. Available online at the Getty Store

For the artsy gal in your life. The bands of color on this smart hand-loomed silk shawl are inspired by the colorful ribbons on a milliner's table in Degas’ famous oil painting The Milliners, a piece in the Getty Center’s collection.

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Valentine’s Days gift ideas: Solid & Striped swim trunks
Monogrammed classic swim trunks; $130-$160. Available online at solidandstriped.com 

Show him you care with personalized gear. Order the classic swim trunks for your sweetheart to wear poolside on a staycation, hanging out at one of the best beaches in LA, or in true Cali-style, at a casual V-Day brunch.

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Kellygreen)
Photograph: Courtesy Kellygreen

Valentine's Day gift ideas: Regenerated throw blanket
$160. Available at Kellygreen.

Snuggle up with your sweetie under soft, supple blankets made from post-industrial T-shirt scraps that are saved from landfills, sorted by color and rewoven by family mills here in the U.S. Good for your love life, good for the planet.
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Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Nik Stone Nailed It ring
$92 (originally $115). Available at nikstone.com

Love hurts and so does this sexy yet potentially painful ring—representing the four letter "L" word that V-Day is all about.
Enter code TIMEOUT at checkout for a 20% discount on all orders through Feb 17.

Chocolates and roses are so passé! This year, shop for fun Valentine's Day gift ideas from some of the best gift shops in LA. Find pretty, racy underthings (hello, lingerie stores!) and delicate gifts from the heart for her. For him, make his Instagram photos come to life (in print) or win him over through personalized gear. From tight budgets to money's-no-object tastes, we've got your best Valentine's Day gift ideas. Whether you're spending V-Day at a romantic restaurant or staying in and cuddling up with a romantic movie, you're sure to "wow" with these unique gift ideas.

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Cat K

ahah, those german sunglasses! I'm so in love, and I found best gift to my bf! We're living in Australia, but he's from Germany, so he should be really happy! Actually i was also wondering, if star from heaven is good idea? He's going back to germany in 3 months, so I wanted to buy him a star from Kingdom of universe as a sign, that "one heaven above us". what you think?