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Video: Bobby's Buzz: Valentine's Day gifts

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updated 2/10/2011 5:38:26 PM ET 2011-02-10T22:38:26

Debating what to get your valentine this year? TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shares fun and unique gifts for your loved ones:

Vaseful  flowers
A beautiful bouquet of flowers has been the classic go-to Valentine’s Day gift for decades. So this year, why not support an organization that gives back to the community when placing your order? Vaseful is a unique floral business that not only boasts a great selection of fresh, hand-arranged flowers, but is also the only nonprofit flower shop in the country that employs people with disabilities, offering them a portable lifelong skill set. The New Jersey-based shop has nationwide delivery options for any occasion — because sending flowers never goes out of style, no matter what the reason ($25 and up; Vaseful.com).

Booty Parlor treats
For yourself or a friend, Booty Parlor’s new “Mojo Makeover” book may be the perfect present to get you back in action! The adult luxury brand’s website also offers bath and body treasures such as their Naughty Bubbles, Flirty Little Secret Body Butter, Skin Honey, Don’t Stop Massage candles and more ($10-$32; BootyParlor.com).

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MiPET speakers
Figuring out what to get him may be the hardest part of this female-friendly holiday. However, when in doubt, the way to his heart may be through his funny bone. And while a stuffed animal may not first come to mind, a Dancing Pet Speaker takes things to a whole new level ($40 regular, $19.99 sale; UrbanOutfitters.com).

Hoops and Yoyo audio cards
For the fun-loving couples out there, Hallmark’s Hoops and YoYo will make you smile. The adorable duo have their own line of greeting cards, complete with sound, as well as e-cards, apps and various feel-good knickknacks that express hilarious romantic sentiments with their trademark tongue-in-cheek bickering. New for this Valentine’s Day, their cards feature “bonus sounds” that continue the joke for a few seconds after you close them — guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face ($4.99 & up; Hallmark.com).

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Photos: Seeing red: Stars in scarlet style

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  1. Heart Truth Red Dress runway show

    Red-hot celebrities strut down a catwalk on Feb. 9, 2011, at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection show, where the stars wore red gowns by top designers to raises awareness for women and heart disease. The annual event comes on the eve of New York Fashion Week.

    Left: Suzanne Somers, the actress who starred in the TV show "Step by Step," steps down the catwalk in a creation by Ina Soltani. The pinup's minidress included a jeweled band around her waist. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Linda Gray

    Actress Linda Gray wore a Pamella Roland dress. February is officially American Heart Month. The Women's Heart Foundation reports that 8.6 million people worldwide die from heart disease each year — a third of all deaths in women. The red dress has become a symbol for the struggle against the disease. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Julianne Hough

    Dancer and actress Julianne Hough struts in a floor-length scarlet Swarovski dress that according to People.com took 150 hours to make and includes 10,000 crystals. She said it was the first time she'd ever walked on a catwalk for a runway show. "I’m a little nervous but I think I can do it," she said before the show. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Laila Ali

    Laila Ali presents a creation by A Pea in the Pod. She told Parade.com that she was "excited" to be the only pregnant woman walking down the catwalk -- and that she would be wearing Spanx. "I'm very happy to be a part of this event and help spread awareness," she said. Ali is due to give birth in April 2011 to her second child with husband Curtis Conway. (Eric Thayer / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Camila Alves

    Brazilian model Camila Alves wore a dress by Kaufman Franco. She was cheered on by her boyfriend Matthew McConaughey, who was spotted himself wearing red on Tuesday during a morning jog in Malibu. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Katrina Bowden

    Katrina Bowden of "30 Rock" presents a creation by Oscar de la Renta. Red must be one of her favorite colors — she also wore a red evening gown at the 2011 Golden Globes. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Dita Von Teese

    Dita Von Teese, known as the "Queen of Burlesque," wears a red satin dress designed by Zac Posen that shows off her hourglass shape. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Denise Richards

    "Wild Things" actress Denise Richards lets her wild side loose on the catwalk in a Matthew Williamson dress. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Dania Ramirez

    Actress Dania Ramirez was outfitted in a Malandrino dress. Ramirez's career is about to become red-hot — she was recently cast as an angel in the pilot of the reboot of "Charlie's Angels." (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Gayle King

    Oprah's best friend Gayle King, wearing a Donna Karan dress, also joined the 22 stars in support of improving heart health. More than 8 million people in America are currently living with heart disease, according the Women's Heart Foundation. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Cat Deeley

    "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley shimmied down the catwalk in a dress designed by Alberta Ferretti. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Natasha Bedingfield

    Singer Natasha Bedingfield, in Nicole Miller, performs on the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Eva Amurri

    Actress Eva Amurri, wearing a Chris Benz dress, walks the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Ann Curry

    TODAY's Ann Curry presents a Carmen Marc Valvo gown while walking the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Eve

    Singer Eve presents a creation by David Meister during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Archie Panjabi

    Actress Archie Panjabi, in a flowy J. Mendel dress, walks the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Feb. 9, 2011 in New York City. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Patti LaBelle

    Singer Patti LaBelle, in a Zang Toi dress, walks the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Alison Sweeney

    Alison Sweeney of "The Biggest Loser," in a Tadashi Shoji dress, shows off her muscles during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Garcelle Beauvais

    Actress Garcelle Beauvais walks the runway in a decadent Monique Lhuillier creation at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Audrina Patridge

    Reality-TV star Audrina Patridge, in a Badgley Mischka gown, poses for the crowd at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Taraji P. Henson

    Actress Taraji P. Henson, in Naeem Khan, gives a come-hither look while walking the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Giuliana Rancic

    E! TV personality Giuliana Rancic, decked out in a dress from Notte by Marchesa, walks the runway during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show. According to The Wall Street Journal, husband and "Apprentice" star Bill Rancic cheered her on from the front row. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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