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The thing about Valentine’s Day is that it can get a little predictable. Candy. Cologne. A lacy bit for the boudoir. Nice, but meh. This year, think outside the heart-shaped box. Visit a stylish local boutique and find something different, unusual, something your valentine will remember. Because your special someone is just that – special. Let them know it.

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“The Cardigan, Caribou” wool sweater $356.50 at Ball & Buck, 144 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776, www.ballandbuck.com

ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming, $ at Carmelo Clothing Company, 606 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. (handout)
ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming, $ at Carmelo Clothing Company, 606 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. (handout)handout/handout

“Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming

$33 at Carmelo Clothing Company, 606 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-942-8127, www.carmeloclothing.com

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“Super Surfer” vintage skateboard

$148 at www.covetandlou.com

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Slate wine topper by SPARQ Home

$12 at Greentail Table, 343 Watertown St., Newton, 617-244-3510, www.greentailtable.com

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“Escape” bag by Forestbound

$99 at Loyal Supply Co., 21A Union Square, Somerville, 617-996-6930, www.loyalsupplyco.com

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“Spun Gold” handmade bowl

starting at $55 from Anna Kasabian Porcelain, 978-578-4689, www.annakasabianporcelain.com

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ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Caterpillar” bud vase, $17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. (handout)
ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Caterpillar” bud vase, $17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. (handout)handout

“Caterpillar” bud vase

$17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, 781-259-8692, www.decordova.org

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Dark chocolate topped vanilla mallows by Apotheker’s Kitchen

$9/bag of 10 at Magpie, 416 Highland Ave.,Somerville, 617-623-3330, www.magpie-store.com

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“Shooting Arrow” ear jackets by Pamela Love

$230 at M. Flynn, 40 Waltham St., Boston, 617-292-0079, www.mflynnjewelry.com

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“PENG No. 10” leather bag

$1,550 at PENG BAGS, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617-521-8660, www.pengbags.com