Under pounds 25

Valentine's day top ten
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1. Heart-shaped hot water bottle, pounds 18.50, from Barclay and Bodie, 7 Blenheim Terrace, London NW8 (0171-372 5705). If the temperature drops, keep the bed warm with the help of a little rubber friend.

2. Rosebud bra, pounds 12.99, and matching knickers, pounds 5.99, both from Knickerbox, 28 Sloane Square, London SW1 and branches nationwide (0171-284 1744). Traditionally the most popular gift on Valentine's Day and never fails to please, so for an ultra-safe bet, go for sexy undies.

3. Plaster heart, pounds 15, from Stephen Einhorn, 210 Upper Street, London N1 (0171-359 4977). Hearts are often broken but this one will bring a pleasant surprise. Buy your heart with a silver gift and watch your loved one melt.

4. Delightfully dippy fondue set, pounds 14.50, from Habitat, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London W1 and branches nationwide (0645 334433). For a savoury dip, go for Gruyere cheese; for your sweet tooth, marshmallow in melted chocolate.

5. For a sensuous massage, use perfume oil "Amour", pounds 15, by Aveda, from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 and department stores nationwide (0171- 636 7911). After a steamy bath, get your lover to smooth out all the creases of your stressful day.

6. Rich red velvet rose hair slide, pounds 16.95, by Johnnie Loves Rosie, from Harvey Nichols, London SW3; Fenwicks, New Bond Street, London W1 (0171-435 0089). Flowers never fail to please and every girl must have of this season's accessories to put in their hair.

7. Perfumed heart-shaped soap, pounds 18, by Moschino, from major department stores (01273 400085). Smell as sweet as dessert and see if he can resist you through dinner.

8. Wooden bird house, with heart-shaped doors and windows, pounds 19.95, from Shaker, 322 King's Road, London SW3 (0171-352 3918). Fill your garden with love and feed some birds at the same time.

9. Silver heart-shaped earrings, pounds 25, from Agent Provocateur, 6 Broadwick Street, London W1 (0171-439 0229). The perfect gift for anyone with pierced ears.

10. All under a fiver, choose from a fantastic selection at Tesco, from a chocolate heart-shaped cake for two, an "I Love You" toast cutter, a lovers' basket full of exotic fruit, and blind dates, complete with mini blindfolds. From stores nationwide (01992 644742)

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