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Eco-friendly Valentine's gifts

By: Gerri Miller on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

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Think outside the (heart-shaped) box

Cut down on consumerism — and packaging — with the gift of an experience, such as tickets to a sporting or entertainment event (maybe something you can enjoy together), cooking, yoga or Pilates classes, surfing, golf or skiing lessons, or for the truly adventurous, skydiving. If your love loves animals, a pet adopted from a shelter or rescue organization is a great gift — and literally a life-saver.