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January 09, 2006

From your Valentine

According to legend, while imprisoned and awaiting death for continuing to perform marriages between young lovers, Saint Valentine sent the first 'valentine' greeting to the object of his affection. Marking it 'From your Valentine,' an expression and holiday was born -- and every February 14th (said to be the anniversary of Valentine's demise) we open our wallets and hearts to Sweetheart_bowl_nambecelebrate our love.

But from where did the tired tradition of flowers, stuffed bears and chocolate in cardboard heart-shaped boxes originate? This Valentine's say it with something new, and modernize your love.

Nambe offers a cost-friendly alternative to the red heart with a line of love inspired bowls, platters and vases ranging in price from $48 - $325. [pictured: Heart Bowl]

Salt_pepper_3Looking for something less obvious -- for under $60 you can show your affection with the quirky Twist & Shout salt and pepper shakers from Michael Lambert .

If you crave the warmth and romanticism of the red rose, may we suggest the Rose Chair by Masanori Umeda --bigger, better and longer lasting then the fare from a florist. Rose_chair_3

Continue shopping for Valentine's Day gifts .

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