On The Early Show Saturday Edition, Meredith Barnett, co-founder of StoreAdore.com, put a fresh spin on celebrating the day with creative gift ideas that won't break the bank.
StoreAdore.com is a Web-based guide to the best shopping around the country and online. It has a searchable store finder of boutiques in cities across the country and online, shopping maps, and loads of exclusive deals and discounts.
Barnett told viewers about some of her favorite online sources for really clever Valentine's Day gifts that enable them to show their love AND save money! She highlighted amazing deals she found on traditional gifts, such as flowers and chocolates, then got into more exciting and clever ideas she discovered, such as Fondue for Two!
The items were all $50 and under, some as low as $8 -- but look a lot more expensive!
The product descriptions come fro the sources:
PINK ROSE BOUQUET $40 (REDCARPETGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM)
Soft pink roses appear to "float" among a bouquet of pink Peruvian lilies in our Pink Rose Bouquet. Six medium stem roses are accented by long lasting, full stemmed Peruvian lilies. Each lily stem has 3 to 5 blossoms, and is shipped in the budding stage, ready to open.
CHOCOLATE HEARTS $20 (REDCARPETGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM)
Smooth caramel hearts covered in creamy milk chocolate; rich raspberry truffle filling drenched in dark chocolate. With more than 18 delicious chocolate hearts all wrapped up in a festively decorated heart-shaped box.
JEWELRY FOR MEN:
PHOTO CUFFLINKS $30 (REDCARPETGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM)
Reinvent your favorite suit with these one of a kind Personalized Photo Cuff Links. With their classic form and magnetic closure, these silver-plated cuff links will look traditional but feel completely modern. Can hold two petite photos of the people closest to you!
The Personalized Photo Cuff Links can be presented in the included silver gift tin.
Personalized Photo Cuff Links may be engraved with up to three block initials.
WALKING ALARM CLOCK $50 (REDCARPETGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM)
The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time.
Set your snooze time, 0-9 minutes. Snooze once before he runs away. Choose zero and he runs right away. Can jump from up to 3 feet.
HEART BOTTLE STOPPER $8 (REDCARPETGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM)
The Heart Bottle Stopper features a fashionably sleek heart-shaped top. Its 5" stopper is housed in an elegant, velvet-lined box with clear top and matte-black bottom. Made of solid chrome-with a notable weight and lasting quality.
UNLOCK MY HEART NECKLACE $36
This retro classic heart necklace has a 14kt goldplated charm that is nearly 2" across and also comes with matching key at the clasp that you can remove & give to your fave guy. 20" brass chain.
MY ALBUM LOCKET $16
This precious lil' locket that resembles a miniature photo album can hold two photos of whoever you hold precious. 16" chain w/ 1" charm
"BETTER TOGETHER" SMITTENS $35 (UNCOMMONGOODS.COM)
Now you can love the earth and your sweetie with Smittens made from recycled fleece. Invented by knitwear designer Wendy Feller, who came up with the idea for Smittens while on a romantic but chilly walk with her husband, a set of Smittens comes with a set of two regular mittens plus a third over sized one for a couple to share between them. Handmade in Seattle. Set includes one medium mitten, one large mitten, and one smitten to share.
BEATING HEART PILLOWS $35-$50 (UNCOMMONGOODS.COM)
You won't believe how calm you feel after just a few seconds with the My Beating Heart pillow. This innovative and super-soft pillow recreates the rhythmic pulse of a beating heart, feeling much like a purring pet or a hug from a loved one. You'll slowly feel yourself focusing on the beat and your heart will begin to sync with the calm pulse of the pillow.
With the help of a sophisticated micro-computer, this innovative pillow creates a unique heartbeat every time you turn it on. Using the latest technology and computer science, coupled with the practice of meditation and yoga, this calming pillow's heartbeat is based on the heart when it's in its most peaceful and meditative state. Sure to help you relax, make you more aware of your surroundings and more in tune with your own beating heart.
Available in pink or green colors and small and large sizes.
FONDUE FOR TWO $20 (UNCOMMONGOODS.COM)
Whether you're having a romantic night for two or catching up with a good girlfriend, chocolate just makes everything better. This petite fondue set for two is a unique and easy way to enjoy a treat and another person's company. Set includes dark Belgian chocolate chips for melting, ceramic fondue pot, warming candle, two fondue sticks.