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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