Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Patricia Wersinger

This is the holiday of love where a cute, well-chosen token of your affection will go a long way. If you’re looking for alternatives to chocolate and teddy bears, here are some sweet, inexpensive possibilities for a memorable gift.

These spun glass hearts from Italy, strung on sturdy faux suede laces, are elegant, and cool and impart a contemporary vibe to any outfit that your daughter will love. Hearts come in burgundy, amber, blue and lime — and laces in black, pink or brown. You can custom design your order for a more youthful or more dramatic look. They’re $25 per necklace, with shipping included until February 28th; find them at

Mod Dots fitted duffle set by Modella includes a bag and a pouch in bright soft material with bright girly color dots to carry your daughter’s basic care items for a play date or a sleep over. It makes an adorable gift for a little girl who appreciates style and convenience. The first five girls to contact ( will receive a complementary set from Modella, so email right away! Available at Wal-Mart Stores nationwide, or

An assortment of pink, red and purple comfy ankle socks makes a fun and always-appreciated gift on Valentine’s Day. Girls ages 10 years and older will go mad for the softness, coziness and versatility of these anklets with Valentine’s hearts. One size fits all; available at

With their numerous shades and off beat names such as Giddy, Laughter, Crush, Toasted Coconut and Lilac Shimmer, your budding fashionista will have fun with the new Wet and Wild mega color lipstick collection -and they’re so affordable, she can buy more than one. Also look for Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shines a collection of two-ended sticks with a glossy neutral gloss on one end and a tinted juicy color on the other, which contain energizing ingredients such as Akai Berry and Guarana. These are great to slip in a Valentine’s Day Greetings Card for your tween or teen; available at drugstores nation wide.

The Goody Midnight Glamour Collection of hair accessories evokes romance with an edgy twist that will appeal to your sophisticated Diva. Let her dream her way through this line of dramatic laced headbands, glitzy bobby slides, silk ribbons, black feathered clips, Petal noir barrettes and Soirée satin combs that will conjure old world romantic exoticism at prices you will love.

Sold exclusively at Target Stores until the end of February 2010

Originally published February 2010
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