Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

When it comes to Valentine's Day, all you need is love—though amazing presents can't hurt, either. Here are a few not-so-traditional, but just as thoughtful, ideas that will shake up that gift-giving list for your special someone...even if that someone is you.

Handheld with Heart

Handheld with Heart

In a world gone mobile, a Web-enabled handheld device—like the Galaxy Note® 4 or the Galaxy Tab® S—can be a sweetheart of a gift. Smartphones and tablets are essentially miniature computers, so either will wow that special person. It's also the kind of gift you know will be used. For a more personalized touch, load the gadget up with content, like a silly photo for the wallpaper or a favorite MP3 as a ring tone.

Wearable Woo

Wearable Woo

The new Samsung Gear S™ makes for a polished and practical gift, especially if the recipient is a fitness nut. Packing plenty of tech punch, this network-connected wearable makes and answers phone calls—even when your phone isn't around—plus it integrates with a variety of apps, fetches email, streams music and sends text messages. After all, who said all wearable gifts have to be shiny?

Tender Tunes

Tender Tunes

For a no-fuss gift option that's sure to set the mood, opt for a wireless speaker like Samsung's Level Box, which streams audio from any Bluetooth device—like a smartphone or tablet. For a little more oomph, opt for the Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio Speaker, a wireless audio system that works just as well as a single speaker as for a whole-home multi-room setup. You can even control any of the speakers from your smartphone or tablet—because yes, there's an app for that.

Amorous Accessories

Amorous Accessories

Accessories make the outfit, whether it's in a fashion sense or a technological one. Dress up your sweetheart's smartphone or tablet with one of Samsung's protective cases. Ditch the drain with a spare charger or an extra battery. Give the gift of extra storage space with a memory card. Sure, it's not the most romantic gift in the world, but it's the gift that keeps on giving...regardless of whether the recipient is tech-savvy or not.

Smart Sweetheart

Smart Sweetheart

For the ultimate in high-tech gift-giving, Samsung's UHD 4K TVs take the cake. They make TV watching a fully immersive experience, providing the viewer with a phenomenally life-like picture that displays four times the resolution of regular HD and up-scales standard content to new levels. A slew of native apps—like Facebook, Netflix and Pandora—plus built-in wireless streaming, Bluetooth and mobile app integration take the TV from a passive experience to a highly interactive, rich multimedia powerhouse.

It's a Wrap

It's a Wrap

For an extra special touch, think outside the (gift) box when it comes to wrapping your Valentine's present. This book hideaway, for example, serves as a camouflage and makes for a fun and unexpected presentation to your sweetheart:

Step One: Find a book that is slightly larger than the gift. Old dictionaries, text books and encyclopedias make good choices, and are often available cheap at thrift stores or garage sales.

Step Two: Open the front cover and place the gift on top of the first page. Use a pencil to trace around the package.

Step Three: With a craft razor and a straight-edge ruler, cut along the traced line. Continue making slices around the hole until you've cut it at a depth that will allow you to place the gift within and close the cover of the book without any noticeable gaps.

Step Four: Lift the front cover, hold the remaining pages together and brush the edges with glue. Allow to dry.

Step Five: Insert the gift into the hole and close the cover. Wrap the book with wrapping paper or place it in a gift bag.

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