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Keep her by the Dozen 

Delight your Valentine with these gift ideas.

Photos by Romney Photography

Coming Up Roses
For those who prefer the uncut beauty of their own rose bushes, consider this Valentine's Day gift: washable leather gardening gloves, $30.56; a hand shovel, $10.51; and a bag of premium rose fertilizer, $5.65; all from Green Parrot Nursery (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 894-1100).

Oranges Are Red

Shower her with luxurious bath products from Red Flower: Italian blood-orange body wash and body lotion, $22 each. Enjoy the same scent -- a bright blend of the citrus-sweet flower, tangy juice and sharp rosy rind -- in a petal-topped candle, $34, and a tiny candle, $12, that will burn for 15 hours, from Bamboo Apothecary (4112 Magazine St., 895-1664).

Thoughtful and Thorn-Free
For about the same price as a dozen roses, give a Phalaenopsis orchid in a decorative planter -- starting at $60 -- which has a much greater life expectancy of two months or longer, from Harkins the Florist (1601 Magazine St.; 529-1638;

Wouldn't It Be Loverly?
Woo your lover with intimate indulgences cleverly concealed inside KamaSutra's Bedside Box, $51 -- the Original Oil of Love, Sweet Honeysuckle Honey Dust with feather tickler, French Vanilla Créme Body SoufflŽ and Love Liquid Sensual Lubricant. Also pictured, Strawberries & Champagne Oil of Love, $15.75, all from Belladonna (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393;

Indonesian Beauty
With active botanicals in a fusion of Indonesian herbal treatments and modern science, Juara skin care offers products like Rice Facial Cleanser, $25; Avocado Banana Moisture Mask, $35; and Sweet Black Tea & Rice Moisturizer, $42; all from Duke Morgan (3607 Magazine St., 309-9394).

Soft Hearted
From day one, this thermal-sleeve T-shirt by Yogi, $65, is as comfy as her longtime favorites that are always at the top of the drawer. Find it at Priorities (8128 Hampson St., 861-8780).

Playing Footsies
Shelf the stilettos. Let her to slip into something a little more comfortable, like this pair of "Lady in Red" ballet skimmers by Icon, $295, at Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025;

Body and Shine
A lamé body suit, $30, starts the night as a sexy metallic halter top and ends the evening as magnetic lingerie, from American Apparel (3310 Magazine St., 895-4970;

Heart of Gold -- or Silver
From Mignon Faget's new Ironworks collection, this sterling silver heart pendant, $85, was inspired by the intricate details of historic ironwork found throughout the city. (Also available in 14-karat gold, $370.) Chains sold separately at Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244;

True Love, Rich Color
Add some serious sparkle to her hand with an oval ruby or sapphire handmade platinum ring with more than 70 diamonds and an 18-karat yellow gold fleur de lis gallery motif exclusive to Aucoin Hart (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999; Prices vary according to size and cut of gem stone.

Diamond Girl
You will be thanked handsomely when you give your lady love this estate chandelier necklace, a stunner in 18-karat white and pink gold with 1.5 carats of diamonds, $2,800 from Symmetry (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925;

Chocolate in bloom
From D'Allesandro of Sulmona, Italy, each hand-wrapped, candy-coated petal has a rich, dark-chocolate or almond-and-chocolate center and stays fresh for up to a year. Buy them by the stem, $3-$6, or in a bouquet like this one, $25, at Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 269-5707;

A fresh spin on polka dots
Be subtly sexy and just a little bit sweet in a red-and-white "Swirl Girl" Chemise with lace-accented neckline by Eberjey, $70, from Basics Underneath (5513 Magazine St., 894-1000;


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