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Greenwich Offers Red Hot Gifts For Valentine's Day

An assortment of Valentine's items at The Bruce Museum. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Kitchen towels from The Bruce Museum Gift Shop. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Teddy bears are always a Valentine's Day winner. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Brooklyn-made pillow from Back 40 Mercantile in Old Greenwich. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Back 40 Mercantile is all about one-of-a-kind items. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Hit her (or him!) with Cupid's arrow, from Back 40 Mercantile in Old Greenwich. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Fun socks and notepads from Wishlist in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

GREENWICH, Conn. -- It's an annual mystery -- what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day? We've rounded up a list beyond the usual chocolate and flowers. Even better -- especially with the never-ending who-knows-if-it-will-snow-or-not forecast -- our list keeps you close to home in Greenwich.

  • The Bruce Museum Gift Shop: Who knew this treasure trove of gifts was here? Choose from among Valentine's Day towels (for the cook), pink cat pens (for the animal-lover), teddy bears, soaps and heart-shaped containers and canvas bags. Love it: 1 Museum Drive, 203-869-0376,
  • Petticoat LanePink pj's in both adult and kid's sizes can be found at this lingerie shop, where there's also Longchamp bags, swimwear and shapewear. Love it: 347 Greenwich Ave., 203-863-0045,
  • Michaelangelo of Greenwich: Heart-shaped plates in a variety of sizes are part of the store's repertoire, making a nice gift for those who need a place for all their Valentine chocolates. Love it: 353 Greenwich Ave., 203-661-8540,
  • Wishlist: Colorful candy-designed socks paired with sweet love notes are an easy way to a girl's heart. Another item that's a sure-fire winner? A gift certificate. Love it: 350 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-4600,
  • Back 40 Mercantile, Old Greenwich: This upscale home store is full of one-of-a-kind items, among them a "Let's Make Out" pillow handmade in Brooklyn from plastic bottles as well as a tic-tac-toe set. The store also has wood arrows --  similar to Cupid's perhaps? -- as well as canvas XOXO bags and hand-sewn heart necklaces. Love it: 264 Sound Beach Ave.,  203-637-0240,

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