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Sunday , February 14 , 2010
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If you have just spent a sleepless night trying to narrow down the perfect gift at practically the last minute, check out Swarovski’s Valentine’s Day collection. You can choose from a range of heart-shaped pendants in red, pink and yellow that come strung on brown cords (Rs 6,000 each). You can also express yourself with a range of heart-shaped coin-purses and key-rings that cost upwards of Rs 5,000. Swarovski’s crystal bear figurines are particularly endearing (Rs 5,700 per bear). The range is available at Forum Mall.       

Signs of love

Hidesign too offers solutions to all your gifting worries. The brand’s Valentine’s Day line of leather bags and clutches come in different shades of red. You can choose from tote bags, multi-pocketed day-bags or even smart clutches in vegetable tanned leather for that special night out. If you want something that’s high on bling, you can pick up a clutch in shiny leather with three front-zip pockets. So, you can safely side-step the chocolates and flowers routine this year and buy a bag instead (tagged between Rs 900 and Rs 5,000). The range is available in Calcutta at Forum Mall, South City Mall and City Centre Mall.      


Time for love

Swatch too has something special up its sleeve for today. The brand has tied up with New York-based graphic artist and designer Matthew Langille to put together two special products — Love Seconds and Sweet Embrace. Love Seconds is a watch with a red heart in the centre and a black silicon strap with red and white love-notes (priced at Rs 2,850). The watch is accompanied by a pencil and a black-and-white diary. Sweet Embrace is a crystal-studded, heart-shaped pendant strung on a fine stainless steel chain (priced at Rs 2,275). Pick them up at any Swatch outlet across the country.                     

Writing on the wall

But if you want something very exclusive for your lady love, why not go for a Montblanc pen? The Montblanc Marlene Dietrich Commemoration Edition fountain pen (price on request) is a tribute to the actress it has been named after. The pen is available at Exclusive Lines on Camac Street and Prime Watch World on Rashbehari Avenue.       

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