Creative boutique gifts for Valentine’s Day

Shop local -- and original -- this Valentine’s Day with creative gifts from Boston boutiques.

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As with many atheletes, the Carolina Panthers quarterback’s mesmerizing fashion choices are anything but subtle.

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Cellphones and computers have shrunk with time -- and so are some houses.

5 things

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/fireB.jpg Building a fire . . . in the fireplace

If mobile fire pits aren’t your thing and you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, you may need a refresher course.

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Patrick Sporleder (@patricksporleder) was just 18 when he moved to Boston from Indiana six years ago.

obsession

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Most of us don’t get out to lavish dinners all that often. But sometimes, like Feb. 14, the calendar mandates a grand gesture.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/pier1maskA.jpg Carnival atmosphere

Set the scene for a sophisticated Mardi Gras celebration with colorful tableware.

The One Thing

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/02-07-16AlicesFlowersA.jpg Don’t just buy the flowers, arrange them

In the age of Instagram, a fully designed tablescape is practically mandatory.

Home

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day, sweetly.

By introducing bright colors, different textiles, and a sectional sofa, interior designer Ana Donohue transformed the living room of a Newton Victorian into a space for the owners to formally entertain and casually hang out with family.

Michael J. Lee

What makes this living room twice as nice

The living room of this Newton Victorian has to do double duty.

There’s an app for that

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Flowstate is a new writing app that deletes your work — unless you keep working.

hot ticket

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ryan_lions3_met.jpg Vote for your (furry) favorite

Head to Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo for a far more adorable election during school vacation week.

Cars

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/tesla-5d2008f6-c91e-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993fA.jpg What it feels like to drive a Tesla on autopilot

I was in the driver’s seat of the Tesla Model S, but I wasn’t really driving. My hands weren’t on the steering wheel.

Television

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/130208180404-2012-si-swimsuit-kate-upton-single-image-cut(1).jpg Why the SI Swimsuit issue is getting its own TV special

Women in bikinis. For TV programmers, and quite a few other people, they are magic words.

Beth Teitell

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BARBIE2.jpg What about ‘Bad Hair Barbie’ and ‘Transfat Barbie’?

Sorry Mattel, but your allegedly more realistic Barbies don’t go far enough.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ICAUmbraA.jpg Hosting a Super Bowl party? Take a dip

Super Bowl refreshments get serious with dedicated serving solutions.

Stylish Bostonians

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From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

Weddings

The Weddings Issue

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p21_sparklers--90x90.jpg Harvard med students’ city-chic wedding at The Sinclair

The doctors-in-training made their vows in a Harvard Square ceremony.

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