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The Hot List: Feel the love with our pick of Valentine's gifts

This Valentine's Day, buy your significant other something that they can display all-year-round. And if you're not celebrating with someone special, see it as the perfect excuse to treat yourself.

Letter for you art work. Courtesy S*uce Gifts
Letter for you art work. Courtesy S*uce Gifts

This Valentine's Day, buy your significant other something that they can display all-year-round. And if you're not celebrating with someone special, see it as the perfect excuse to treat yourself

Penmanship

There's no better way to make your feelings known than to hang them on the wall for all to see. Heart-warming and genuine, this piece of art reminds us of an oversized, carefully-penned love letter.

Letter for You, Dh4,030, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai

Pretty porcelain

If you prefer to steer clear of the traditional Valentine's Day palette of red, white and black, the Dusty Diamonds collection by designer Anna Elzer Oscarson could be just the ticket. The delicate, multi-faceted porcelain pieces are handmade, with a beautiful relief pattern and a matte finish.

Dusty Diamonds collection, starting from Dh199, D Tales, DIFC and www.design-tales.com

Support system

This excellently priced cushion from Homes R Us is a practical gift that'll last well beyond Valentine's Day. It's pretty but not too soppy and will look great propped against any neutral-coloured sofa. Group three or four together for maximum effect.

Butterfly cushion, Dh49, Homes R Us stores nationwide

Think local

If you're looking for a gift with a sprinkling of humour and a touch of local flavour, check out the Arabic Marriage tray from O'de Rose. We love the charming, almost childlike illustrations.

Arabic Marriage tray, Dh780 for the large size, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai

Talk scents

Introduce a touch of romance into your home with the help of Hervé Gambs - the Paris-based designer of contemporary floral arrangements, scents and home accessories. We're coveting this classic combination of red roses in a white, glass cube. It'll make for a stunning centrepiece - and the hand-painted fabric flowers will have a much longer shelf life than your average bunch of blooms.

D395, Bloomingdale's Home, The Dubai Mall

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