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/ Source: TODAY
By Lisa Flam

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to show your love how much you care, but don't worry; You don't have to spend a pretty penny on a present and you're not limited to the traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers.

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez brought her red-heart Valentine’s Day edition of “Luxe for Less” to TODAY Wednesday, with affordable and creative gifts for sweethearts and friends alike.

Tunes for Two Heart Headphone Splitter, $11.99,

“You can listen to tunes or watch your iPad with your sweetie,” she said.

Secret Message Collar Stays, $39.99,

“If you want to give a fun personalized gift, these are collar stays that are engraved with really sweet messages,” she said.


Mould Your Own Dream Boyfriend, $9,

“If you don’t have a boyfriend, you can buy one for $9 and build him out of clay,” Vazquez said.

Phone Case $20, XO stickers, $7,

“This is a fun gift for your daughter or best friend,” she said. “These are iPhone cases and you can customize them with plushie stickers.” Spell out "XO" or add a special someone's initials.

Pajamas are another great option.

“I think that’s always such a fun Valentine’s Day gift,” Vazquez said. “You can give it to your girlfriend.”

Boxer Pajamas, $45,

“They’re sexy but not too racy,” she said.

Personalized Boxers, $18.35,

Personalized Cami set: Camisole, $15.95; Bottoms, $15.15,

And from the romance department, try these:

Aphrodisiac/Aromatherapy Oils, $14.95,

Massage Oil Candle, $29,

Truth or Dare Kit, $19, contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter: @lisaflam