Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2010


valentinesgifts2010Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shower your loved one with gifts. Probably not because you want to, but because you know you have to. An upgrade from your standard flowers, candy, and jewelry are these adorable Valentine’s Day gifts for the techie goddess or guy in your life.


For the Facebook addict or picture sharing fanatic who has everything, there’s the HP DreamScreen. Kind of like a hybrid between a TV, digital frame, and computer, this “smart screen” is designed to connect to your PC via wired or wireless network and provide viewers with an all-in-one Internet experience focused on social networking, video, and pictures. Once synced with your computer, you can view all your Facebook updates, the weather, share pictures or video with friends, and even listen to Internet radio like Pandora. Such an upgrade from your standard framed picture or even digital frame, the 10.2 or 13.3 ($199-$249) smart screens provides extra flair to any room in your home.
image001 Thinking about making a scrap book to remember all the fun times you’ve had together? Why not upgrade to a Samsung Mini Portable Hard Drives to really preserve those memories in case your computer (or relationship) gets a virus. Samsung’s S1 Mini comes in Valentine’s Day candy colors like Sweet Pink, Wine Red, and Ocean Blue and is about the size of a credit card. The pink version is even decorated with tiny little hearts – how Valentine’s Day fantastic! The S2 Portable holds a staggering 142,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 songs, and 220 hours of DVD-quality movies so you can be sure to keep track of all your favorite pics, movies, and your special songs together because even if your computer doesn’t last, your memories should. Pricing ranges from $75 – $110.
Heartbeats_by_Lady_Gaga_4ac6bcc2e6166 Probably the sexiest headphones ever, the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, $119.95, are the perfect alternative to buying your lady earrings. The geometric style headphones are designed in the shape of a triangle to represent the three things Gaga would die without: love, fashion, and writing. Available in sexy Valentine’s Day red, black, or gun metal grey, these in-ear headphones are the perfection combination of fashion and technology.
img10063117363 For the extra sweet lady in your life, there’s the Meiji Chocolate Bar Compact Mirror, $7.10. Designed to look like a chocolate bar, the compact opens to reveal a mirror that can be easily thrown in a purse of backpack. Even though she’s probably already sweet enough.
becb_plush_beating_heart_gift Give her your heart this Valentine’s Day…literally. And when it comes to true romance, we all know that nothing says “I Love You” like a gift from the heart. Now you can express your feelings of affection with this anatomically correct plush beating heart, $14.99. Simply shake the Spawn of Teddy Bear Autopsy Heart and it starts beating and pulsating in your hand. It’s just like the real thing… but without all that messy blood.
chinavasion-CVGZ-G162-1 The Electric Blue Plasma Heart with Touch and Music Response is a heart shaped plasma ball of love right out of a science fiction movie. The plasma heart, $25.00, is one of those cool electric plasma balls that responds to your touch and lights up any room. What makes it even cooler? It’s heart shaped to turn up the romance factor. Like the plasma balls you’ve seen as a kid, this heart shaped version features an orb in the middle that sends out waves of electricity that responds to touch. With two modes, constant static and audio mode that pulsates to the beat of your favorite couple’s song.
tokidoki_press_adios_ciaociao_1 These adorable Mimobot USB flash drives from Tokidoki are the perfect couple’s gift because the mimobot flash drives are a couple themselves. Available in a male and female version, the two USB keys are as unique as their personalities: Adios is clad in black, while his hotsy totsy girlfriend Ciao Ciao is dressed in very appropriate Valentine’s Day pink. Starting at $24.99 for 2GB and ranging up to 16Gb, these USB keys are a wonderful couple’s gift.
Sonyereader1 The Sony Reader Valentine’s Special Bundle, $329.99, is the perfect gift for your favorite bibliophile or Sony Reader fanatic. The bundle includes a red leather cover to hold your Sony eReader and comes with a free eBook download of The Heart Speaks by Mimi Guarneri. Even if you’re Valentine-less this holiday, this could be the perfect gift to yourself to celebrate the holiday without the candy, flowers, or jewelry.
velvet mouse Show her how much you care for her with the Velvet Heart Optical Mouse, $31.50. Compatible with Mac and PC, this velvety mouse will replace that boring standard mouse and remind her how much you care with every click.
legovalentinesday1 For the lady that has everything, show her your care with her very own customized Lego set! Lego’s Valentine’s byME will surprise any Lego lover because you choose the pieces, size, shape, colors, and even the design of the box your gift comes in. A gift you know she’s never seen, you’ll have a blast building the custom gift together this Valentine’s Day. Download the free Lego Digital Designer for Mac or PC and get started designing your very own custom Valentine’s Day gift (prices vary depending on design).
paulfrank1 Probably the most adorable hunk of a Valentine’s date ever, Julius is back with the Paul Frank Colored Hearts Julius Case for iPhone 3GSand Paul Frank Be My Valentine Silicone Casefor iPhone. The cases are designed in shades of pink and red with the adorable Julius smack dab in the center showered with hearts. Available at the Apple Store, these $34.95 cases are durable, compatible with the iPhone, and probably the cutest gift you’ll ever get your love or better yet, yourself!
heart speaker Why not play “your song” on this adorable Heart Speaker, $14. Compatible with most MP3 players and audio devices with a jack, you can take the battery powered speakers on a picnic or trip to the park so you will have romantic mood music no matter where you go.