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Local buys can be combined for unique, practical gift

Consider a basket of gifts to make a splash with your sweetheart

A variety of heart shaped necklaces can add sparkle to the holiday.

A variety of heart shaped necklaces can add sparkle to the holiday.

To delight the senses, HWFC carries a variety of body products, many organic, so you’re bound to find one that will be pleasing to your sweetheart.

“We have a number of body products on the website from Raven Crest Botanicals and from Lady Liberty Farm. They have all kinds of moisturizers, bath products, body sprays, herbal remedies and more,” Gordon-Avery said.

Any gift will likely be a success if it includes an item from a jeweler like Joyelles Exquisite Jewelry & Gifts on at 318 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.

Joyelles is a full service jeweler with the ability to redesign or design jewelry from a customer’s idea. If you’re not up for designing, you can opt for heart-themed necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings or pick from the many types of jewelry available.

A wrapped gift box in the front of a gift basket with a nice piece of jewelry inside is sure to warm any heart. Prices at Joyelles range from $20 for one piece to sets (necklace and earrings) for $40.

Items can be placed in a gift basket for a professional presentation, and they’re available for as little as $3 at craft stores. The largest items should go to the back of the basket and a bit of bunched up paper or decorative wrap can serve to secure and nestle the items on the bottom so that gifts remain intact during transport.

Think of adding favorite magazines, newspapers, or puzzle books (great for kids) toward the back with those larger items, too. Work towards the front of the basket with the smallest items in the front.

The cost of creating an attractive and varied gift can be as low as $15 with a few items, or much more expensive, and serve as much more than the common Valentine’s Day present.

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