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Creativepool's 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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If someone’s got you looking so crazy in love right now, then you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re wanting to spoil that ‘special someone’ or just need an excuse to treat yourself, we’ve compiled a list of lovely goods just for you.

Kiss from a rose

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Forgot to nip to the petrol station for some oil-slicked roses on your way home? Don’t worry, Urban Outfitters have got your back with this 'Grow your own' approach to flowers. Watch them bloom as your relationship blossoms… (yuck).

We could be lifted

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Ok ok, you remembered the flowers. Well done. But you’re going to need some place to put them, right? How about this stunning, handmade glass and wood 'Elevated' vase by Muuto.

I'm sticking with you

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Whether you think love will keep us together or tear us apart, you can now mull it over in matching t-shirts courtesy of Darylstudio.

Sweet dreams are made of this

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Everyone likes a sweetie, but they’ll like them even better inside a beautiful bit of pottery. Bag this rather sheepish looking BonBon Drop for your beau, from Danish designers Studio Arhoj. (If you’re feeling extra generous you could even fill it with precious things).

It's a love/hate relationship

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My personal favourite comes from Mr Bingo. A little bit of personalised Hate Mail goes a long way to cementing a long-lasting, loving relationship (believe me, I once received a copy from my better half). So why not flip V-Day on its head and send your loved one some choice words, beautifully illustrated.

Domestic bliss

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Let your significant other know how happy they make you feel with this Domestic Art Tea Towel by Scottish artist David Shrigley. If you’re lucky, they might even do the washing up after that romantic dinner you just cooked.

Then I go and spoil it all

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If you fancy being a bit cheeky (and saving yourself a few quid), then this tongue-in-cheek choccopop might be the gift for you. Forget saccharine sentimentality and go all in for the sweet, sweet taste of sarcasm from West Yorkshire’s Bagstock & Bumble.

The look of love

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Nothing says 'I love you' better than a big picture of your face, to be kept in view at all times. I give you the Mushion - a cushion with your mush on - from Firebox. This one might be better for the closet egomaniacs, although it should also work with a picture of your partner’s favourite cat/dog/parrot/hamster/B-list celeb (delete as appropriate).

Show me your teeth

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Sick of sticking your toothbrush in your 'overnight bag'? Make things a little more permanent with this charming toothbrush holder by UK-based ceramicist Jode Pankhurst.

One way or another

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And finally, if you’re fed up of dating in the digital age, why not try and swipe your way to success with this dating book for grown ups. Full of great, practical tips I’m sure...

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