This ring is as genuine as a fingerprint (courtesy of Brent & Jess)

The fingerprint ring (courtesy of Brent & Jess)

Aside from making a donation to an LGBT charity for the loved ones in your life (gay marriage, anyone?), we’ve compiled a list of some thoughtful, fun and downright snazzy gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Personalize it with a custom fingerprint ring or pendant from Brent & Jess. The rings, which are available in pairs and as a stand-alone, make your commitment that much more personalized. You can even add a message or combine prints on rings, necklaces and jewelry sets to really make a unique statement.

Clip it (courtesy of Paul Smith)

Clip it (courtesy of Paul Smith)

Rock it gothic-style with a Paul Smith tie clip featuring a polished skull ($150). It’ll add a little whimsy to any everyday business suit.

Pay homage to the famous pink triangle with large gold triangle stud earrings by Wendy Nicol ($200). These brushed gold beauties are new to Barney’s Co-Op this season.

Say cheese (courtesy of Urban Outfitters)

Say cheese (courtesy of Urban Outfitters)

Or show some love – Philly style – with a silver LOVE logo necklace from Verde ($56), one of our favorite gift shops on 13th Street.

Capture your special someone with the Mini Diana Love Letter Lomography Camera ($110). The retro-inspired camera comes with a tripod mount and colored gel fash filters, as well as a “Shoot Forever” look book that provides a little artistic inspiration. Pair it with The Man Behind the Wall ($28), the story of graffiti artist Banksy, out Feb. 12. The art book, written by Will Ellsworth-Jones, chronicles the mysterious life of the artist. Make a truly artsy day of it on the Love Letter Train Tour from the Mural Arts Project.

Animal magnetism (courtesy of John Bartlett)

Animal magnetism (courtesy of John Bartlett)

say cheers with the “I Fucking Love You” flask ($18) that will keep anyone warm (and buzzed) this month. The stainless steal flask holds more than a few shots of your favorite elixir. Take it up a notch by pairing it with signature spirits, like Voli, a low-cal vodka from Fergie.

Love bites (courtesy of Williams-Sonoma)

Love bites (courtesy of Williams-Sonoma)

There’s still time to place your order online for a fashionable John Bartlett T-shirt for a great cause. Dating an animal lover? Opt for the Adopt or Rescue tee ($40) with a bold graphic of man’s best friend. Prefer something sparkly? The macho silver pendant – also from the Tiny Tim Collection – is a limited-edition handmade piece that’ll look handsome around anyone’s neck. Plus: 10 percent of all proceeds are donated to the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund.

Bake something special – like a rainbow assortment of cupcakes – with these adorable toppers from Williams-Sonoma ($12). Don’t exactly know your way around the kitchen? Treat him or her to Blissful Brownie bites in a retro-inspired red heart-shaped box that’ll really sweeten up the day – or night.


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