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Top 10 Romantic Gifts

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage by Viktor & Rolf, with matching upside-down ice bucket and Champagne flute

LIFE OF THE PARTY
Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage by Viktor & Rolf

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Viktor & Rolf turn Champagne upside down, literally, with their topsy-turvy twist on the classic bubbly bottle. The limited-edition creation houses an equally untraditional blend of red wine and Cuvée Brut. It's a streak of rebellion wrapped up in glamour.

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SWEET SATISFACTION
Deep Dark Chocolate
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Show the resident chef in your life some love with this cookbook devoted to a sweet aphrodisiac: chocolate. The main ingredient in most of the recipes is bitter- or semi-sweet chocolate; and since the dark kind is rich in health-benefiting flavonoid, it's less guilt and more pleasure.

Deep Dark Chocolate, Decadent Recipes for the Serious Chocolate Lover cookbook

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A scene from The Man Who Loved Women, one of our Top 10 Sexy Movies

CINEMA LOVER
Top 10 Sexy Movies
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Make it an R-rated night with one of these steamy films, guaranteed to incite racy thoughts. From the lasciviously delicious Barbarella to Bertolucci's sublime Last Tango in Paris, these films have stood the test of time and still remain a strong and steady seduction, not just a hot flash in the pan.

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TABLE FOR TWO
Valentines Restaurants

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As the expression goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Luckily, in this enlightened age, we know that women are just as fond of gastronomic wooing. From Atlanta to Washington, DC, here are the best places to bewitch your special someone with the perfect candlelit dinner.

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Valentine One Radar Detector

LOVE IN THE FAST LANE
Valentine One Radar Detector

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Admit it, you find his caution-to-the-wind, speed-racer ways irresistible. Be an accomplice in his mission to dodge speeding tickets by giving him this high performance radar detector. Front and rear antennas detect signals in both directions, making it easier to slide under the radar, so to speak.

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PUCKER UP
Korres Lip Butter
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Give the gift of smooch-able lips with Korres's Lip Butter. The scented balm goes on like, well, butter and adds a pretty, dewy tint with a choice of five shades. Natural ingredients like shea butter and rice wax moisturize lips, leaving them in optimal condition for some serious kissing.

Korres Lip Butter in quince

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The Star Suite at the Ivy Hotel in San Diego features an in-room stripper pole, among other sexy amenities

DO NOT DISTURB
Sexy Hotels
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Here's a way to ignite sparks in any relationship: a sexy stay at a hotel designed for seduction. These sultry hotspots are at the forefront in the latest trend to hit first-class hostelries, which are devoting whole suites and creative overnight packages to the art of love.

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COFFEE, TEA OR ME?
TASSIMO Hot Beverage System
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Fumbling with loose grinds and filters is no way to start the day. The TASSIMO beverage system from Bosch makes it easy with "T Discs" that contain pre-measured amounts of coffee, tea or milk, leaving you with more, ahem, quality time to spend in bed.

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Valentine’s Blend tea from Harney & Sons

ROMANCE IS BREWING
Valentine's Blend

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For the old-fashioned romantic, a subtler expression of affection is in order. This delicate blend of chocolate and rosebuds from Harney & Sons is Valentine's Day in a tea bag. Brew a pot and exchange endearing words in between ladylike and gentlemanly sips. Sigh, how very Merchant-Ivory.
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BEACH BABE
Agent Provocateur Swimwear

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This line of retro-chic swimsuits has all the sex appeal of the brand's lingerie collection, adored by Hollywood starlets. Your sweetie will appreciate the novelty of a sexy bikini, and it just may open the door to an exploration of Agent Provocateur's naughtier unmentionables.

A bikini from Agent Provocateur Swimwear

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