10 unexpected, sweet-but-not-saccharine Valentine’s Day gifts under $20 (home accessory edition)

Heart Shaped Soaps, $10.40 each-
Gorgeous tissue-wrapped soaps laced with honey and aloe. Where to buy: giannarose.com
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:45 PM EDT
While red roses and chocolate bonbons are perfectly serviceable (if not cliché), this Valentine's Day we decided to up the ante by combing the home design market for the most surprising heart-themed items we could find. We set the bar high, focusing on cute-without-cloying gifts that serve some practical purpose, last long after the holiday, and don't cost more than $20. Here, our top ten picks for unpredictable, inexpensive ways to say I Love You.

1. Heart Shaped Soaps

2. Heart Bamboo Spoon

3. Personalized I Heart Mug

4. Heart Measuring Cups

5. Heart Bowls

6. Le Creuset Heart Ramekin

7. Mesh Tea Infuser

8. Heart Kitchen Towel

9. Heart Luggage Tag

10. Heart Cookie Pan