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updated 1/28/2005 2:47:41 PM ET 2005-01-28T19:47:41

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one and don’t have the time to go to the stores? Well, look no further. Robyn Spizman is author of “The GIFTionary,” and she shares some gift ideas you can get by mail on “Today.” Here are her suggestions:

Finding a gift for a loved one can be difficult, but the perfect present could be a phone call or a computer order away. The real secret to being a gift giver on Valentine’s Day is to add a personal touch to every gift. And don’t forget to place your order early in order to get it to that special someone by February 14th.

The Gifts

Just dating:
Elenis.com:  Love letter cookies and cookie hearts
18 hand-iced sugar cookies with nine different love letters and matching envelopes. Flowers and hearts also available along with other creative cookies. $55.00 plus shipping & handling.  (Elenis.com or 212-255-7990)

Personalcreations.com: You Complete Me Personalized Puzzle
Let your Valentine "piece together" how you feel! The Game of Love Puzzle, a 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" jigsaw puzzle, is personalized with your Valentine's name (up to 20 characters) plus You Complete Me, or personalized with your name and sentiment (up to 20 characters). The 30 puzzle pieces are shipped unassembled in an envelope, sealed with a red heart. The Game Of Love Puzzle, item 10078, $14.95.

Sensationalbaskets.com: Prisoner Of Love Basket
It's more than just bread and water in this gift. This red enameled container is brimming with a miniature Prisoner of Love Teddy Bear, a Delicious Sugar Cookie Decorated for Valentine's Day, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, Love & Kisses Snack Mix, Chocolate Rolled Sweet Sticks, Book of Romance Coupons and a Chocolate Rose. Wrapped in Valentine's cellophane with a bow, $50.00 plus s&h. (sensationalbaskets.com or 1-800-396-2260)

Sensationalbaskets.com: Fondue For Two
Serve your sweetheart dessert — an adorable just-for-two fondue set complete with fondue stand, fondue pot, candle, two fondue forks and scrumptious dark chocolate, tied with a sheer ribbon.  $22.50 plus s&h (sensationalbaskets.com or 1-800-396-2260)

Chipofthemonth.com: Chip Of The Month Club
Send a box filled with six bags of chips of all types for your favorite chip off the ole' block. One box with six bags ($27.50 includes shipping) or three months worth is ($74.20 including shipping) 6 months ($146.40) and a year ($292.80). 1-800-313-2332.

Brookstone.com: FOM's Fabulous Valentine's Red Pillow
Exclusively Brookstone features the red FOM pillow — so soft you can't resist these stress-relieving pillows. $39 plus s&h.

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Married:
Lovestack.com: Love Stack - 1-214-443-0600. $95.00
Personalized Birch Tree Stumps: nostalgic and romantic! The perfect gift for Valentine's Day for your significant other or Mom. The stump is hand-carved with your choice of initials inside a heart. Fill the birch with fresh Holland-grown cymbidium orchid blooms amid shades of silk hydrangea. Makes a wonderful keepsake! Your choice of Next Day ($30) or Second Day ($20) shipping for Valentine's week.

Redenvelope.com: Champion Lover Trophy - $55 plus s&h
For outstanding performance, the winner is... up to you! Our lover's prize is modeled after a traditional two-handled, cut-style trophy and features an optional plaque that may be engraved on the front up to 15 characters per line (two-line maximum). Silver-plated cast brass on a wooden base. Measures 8" x 5 1/2" x 11" high.  1-877-733-3683.

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Redenvelope.com: Chocolate Sins In A Tin - $36.00 plus S&H
Handmade in San Francisco by Charlotte's Confections, three sins from Racy Rocky Road to Slow Tease Turtles and Naughty Knotty Pretzels. 1-877-733-3683.

Torridromance.com: Personalized Romance Novel - $45.00 plus s&h
Order by Feb. 9th for Valentine's delivery. Customized paperback romance novel starring you and your partner. Features 180 to 200 pages. Choose tame or torrid — your choice. 1-877-822-3185.

Uncommongoods.com: Love Tokens
You can surprise your new sweetie or rekindle a romance with these pewter tokens of affection: "good for one hug," "kiss token," and "good for one roll in the hay." Each set contains four tokens of each design in an attractive pouch. $15 plus s&h. 1-888-365-0056.

Woodstockcandy.com: Retro Candy (sugar and sugar-free available)
$29.95 plus s&h with a variety of sizes for all budgets. Give a blast from the past! 1-877-383-4311.

Uncommongoods.com: Strip Chocolate
The sensual way to enjoy your dessert: Two "players" roll the dice and draw cards to determine who strips and who gets painted with frosting. Includes Chocoholics Body Frosting, game board, game pieces, cards and two brushes. $25 plus s&h. 1-888-365-0056.

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Kids, teens and others:
Byrdcookiecompany.com: Conversation Cookies
You write your message on the cookies with edible ink! Includes a confectionery pen for writing Valentine Wishes. $11.95 plus s&h.

Customglamgirl.com: Gift Certificate
Give a shopping spree gift certificate ($20, $40, $50, $75 & $100) to customglamgirl.com for Customized t's & clothing with hearts & messages like Trucker's Hats — custom fashions that say "Ooh, La La.." your initials, phrases, etc. Something for every budget. 1-800-796-8731. Six-week delivery and not guaranteed for Valentine's Day.

Ustandup.com: 1-800-971-1298
This company takes your non-copyrighted photo or your own digital pictures and creates life-sized stand-ups.
Starting at $99 for anything under four feet tall plus s&h. Great for Grandparents or anyone who is miles apart from you on Valentines Day!

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Ex-boyfriends, etc.:
Gourmetchocolate.com: Chocolate Voodoo Doll
Get Sweet Revenge with this chocolate molded voodoodoll. $6.95 plus shipping & handling. Chocoholics customers should order by Thursday Feb.12th to receive it in time for Valentine's Day. Your Chocolate Voodoo Doll comes with instructions for casting spells and exotic recipes.

Pajamagram.com: Ex-Boyfriend Pajamas
Send a pajamagram for the friend with an ex-boyfriend! -800-GIVE-PJS.
These humorous pajamas make "moving on" all the more fun. $49.95 plus shipping. Included with pajamas: organza hatbox, lavender bath tea, a "Do Not Disturb" sign for the door, and a personalized gift card. PajamaGram features more than 100 styles of pajamas, from fun to classic and feminine to sexy.

Just a reminder: You'll need to order most items by February 9th to get them by Valentine's Day.

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