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Some people love Valentine's Day and others hate it, but if you can see the holiday as an opportunity to connect with yourself, your home, and maybe even someone you love, it's not so bad. Give yourself or someone else the gift of time (click here for free gift ideas), or you can take the material route. Click below for modern valentines:


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Top: Verner Panton's 1960 stacking chair is still sexy, especially in red. $245 at Design Within Reach. Also available in a Junior Size for $120.

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Our Adventure Is About to Begin (left) and other prints are available at Rob Ryan's Etsy Shop for $300 - $500. If you'd like to spend a little less than a limited-edition print, you can pick up Ryan's book, This Is For You (right) for $14 on Amazon.

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These guys are easy to love, and functional too! Hug Salt and Pepper Shakers, $24 at the MCA Store.

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Lamps can be sexy...remember the leg lamp in A Christmas Story? We wouldn't mind a pair of these Script Desk Lamps from CB2, $59.95 each.

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Bike love. This Hybrid-Home Limited Edition Print is $40 at Design Public. Measures 20 x 16 inches.