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Valentine's Day Gifts That Are Not Lame, According to Some Very Cool Sources

I asked a bunch of my favorite guys and girls what they think constitutes a not-at-all cheesy gift to give someone for the cheesiest holiday ever.

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"I would really like to receive a loft in Tribeca or excuse slip from 2011 taxes this year for Valentine's Day."—Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

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"FO' REAL JEWELRY.  OR COLD HARD CASH."—Mark McNairy, Designer

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"Oooo, Julie Le's cake balls. She makes them in blue, too! Blue balls."—Jenny Kang, Fashion Editor, New York Magazine

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"Candles. Get me candles. Take my masculinity—y'all can have it. My apartment smells better than yours."—Sean Hotchkiss, GQ

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"Health insurance cause it shows you care about them and you're rich."—Jonny Sollis, creater of Girl Hattan

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"The best Valentine's Day surprise I've ever sprung was to fly a close friend in from another city. It's what I really wanted, and so much better than chocolates, flowers or crowded restaurant reservations on the 14. Relationships are usually fleeting, but friends and family are true loves forever."—Gina Carney, creator of RGB cosmetics

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"Slightly burnt homemade brownies (trying to launch my own - brand name: "oopsies") or a polka dot scarf ala Rick Ross or a video of you singing "Sunshine of Your Love" in yr undies...."—Elliot Aronow, EIC, Our Show Magazine

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"I like to eat. So a gift certificate to a good restaurant is the ultimate gift for me. For him...I usually buy tix for the both of us to see the Mets play in the spring."—Rajni Jacques, Fashion Features Editor at Glamour

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"Ok, so I know this is not so terribly romantic, but I have a really hard time not buying my boyfriend Thomas clothes—not because he needs the style help but because he looks so damn cute in them. I've been eyeballing these 8.15 August Fifteenth cords from Hickoree's for him and finally pulled the trigger. The line is named for what is, it turns out, a very important date (almost as significant as February 14): The day WWII ended in 1945, and the day Woodstock began 1969. So, you know, love and peace—a good V-day message."—Erica Cerulo, Ofakind

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"If you could present me with something I'm currently watching on eBay, I'd be yours forever. If you're stumped, either a Cartier Tank Basculante or first edition copy of James Lavers' Costumes of the Western World are equally safe wagers."—Matt Jacobs, Digital Media Specialist, PR Consulting

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"The impressive size, the dark green glass casing (not pink or red) and the brand's classic gold seal make this a beautiful and elegant focal point, especially for a coffee table. The "Ernesto" scent is my personal favorite—it's very rich and musky‚—but also kind of exotic and sexy, perfect for setting the mood on valentine's day without any trace of cheesiness. Cire Trudon as a brand also has a really great history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious wax candlemakers in the world. Their candles are definitely worth the splurge!"—Reece Solomon, Designer

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