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Surprise your sweetie with one of these local finds for Valentine’s Day

Surprise your sweetie with one of these local finds for Valentine’s Day

1. A bachelor’s bar would be an ideal place to display this bent metal wine/liquor bottle holder with its witty stylized snail shape. $84, Studio Arts & Glass, 7495 Strauss Ave. NW, Jackson Township. (330) 494-9779. www.StudioArtsandGlass.com

2. No doubt Dorothy happily would have traded her ruby slippers for this stunning oval-cut, three-ruby ring wreathed in a half carat of round diamonds and accented with 18-karat yellow and white gold. $6,300. Jülz by Alan Rodriguez, 220 Market Ave. N, Canton. (330) 455-5555. http://julzbyalan.com

3. A high-gloss, candy apple red vase is elegant as an objet d’art. But fill it with a dozen roses and the message “I love you” is telegraphed. $13.95, Just Imagine Gift Shop, MRDD Whipple Dale Centre, 2950 Whipple Ave. NW, Plain Township. (330) 479-3836. www.theworkshopsinc.com

4. This sweet heart is a sweetheart, 8 inches tall and handblown by Massachusetts artist Luke Adams. Pink and gold dichromic glass adds whimsy to the clear glass base. $49, Studio Arts & Glass, 7495 Strauss Ave. NW, Jackson Township. (330) 494-9779. www.StudioArtsandGlass.com

5. Poured, glazed, fired and painted by local artisans, the whiskey jug ($15.95) and high-low mixing bowl ($16.95) feature dragonfly embellishments, adding fun to function. Just Imagine Gift Shop, MRDD Whipple Dale Centre, 2950 Whipple Ave. NW, Plain Township. (330) 479-3836. www.theworkshopsinc.com

6. Declare your loyalty by sporting a Tshirt or golf shirt touting the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I Love Football” declares the woman’s T ($24.99), while the collared red golf shirt ($74.99) will show off nicely at any Stark County country club or public golf course. Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum Shop, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton. (330) 456-8207. www.Profootballhof.com

7. Surprise the man who has everything with something he’s never seen. These sterling silver cufflinks were designed and crafted locally from vintage watch movements dating to the 1950s. $180, Jülz by Alan Rodriguez, 220 Market Ave. N, Canton. (330) 455-5555. http://julzby alan.com

8. Why stick favorite quotes or cards in a file drawer when you can save them between the metallic pages of this handmade paper journal adorned with a sophisticated rust silk flower backdropped by leaves? $39.99, Paper Allure, 5562 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Township. (330) 499-3350. www.ideas@paperallure.com

9. Boasting 16 perfect gemstones from the personal cache of a discerning collector, this one-of-a-kind bracelet will have her talking with her hands to show off the diamonds and 18-karat white and yellow gold that command viewing. $19,000. Jülz by Alan Rodriguez, 220 Market Ave. N, Canton. (330) 455-5555. http://julzbyalan.com

10. This little piggy is not going to market. But you can bet he would be happy being the keeper of spare change on a bedroom chest of drawers. His quizzical face fairly begs for a donation. $12.95, Just Imagine Gift Shop, MRDD Whipple Dale Centre, 2950 Whipple Ave. NW, Plain Township. (330) 479-3836. www.theworkshopsinc.com

11. Not only will he have the time, but every glance will remind him of the Hall of Fame City when he wears this sturdy, silver-finish Fossil watch. $99.99, Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum Shop, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton. (330) 456-8207. www.Profootballhof.com

12. Roses need not be real to steal a woman’s heart. Celebrity and designer Marie Osmond studded an ultra-feminine, black satin evening bag wristlet with tiny red roses ($42.99) that complement a matching necklace and earring set ($52.99). Ms. E’s Place, 5558 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Township. (330)497-8806. www.msesplace.com

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass