Valentine's Day Gifts for Wired Women
Whether she owns an iPhone or iPod nano, bring a little bling to her favorite player with a protective iSkin case (from $14.98). Stay with the holiday and select a red case, or show her your love and go with her favorite color. Keep the theme going and pick up a pair of heart-shaped ear buds studded with rhinestones like these Ear Drops Tiara ($54.99 at Gizmine.com, pictured), which will make the grade for Valentine's day and make her feel special all year. If the heart goes just a little too far, you can opt for diamond studs with these Maxell Crystal Jewelry Earphones in Pink ($49.99 at Gizmine.com).
Even a techie diva likes to get jewelry on Valentine's Day, but if your gadget-loving gal is more into her keyboard than her nail appointments, she probably won't expect you to make a trip to the jewelers. Instead, her style may incorporate some silicon and circuitry. The Fuze Necklace ($24.99 at ThinkGeek.com) is a real quartz crystal with some LED enhancements. Powered by a small battery, the crystal glows in colors of the spectrum shifting from green, to blue, to red. For a more subtle look, we suggest these Green Circuitry Earrings ($19.99 at Computer Gear, pictured) made from, you guessed it, real circuit boards. This guarantees that each pair is one-of-a-kind.
USB gear can be a fun novelty and let's face it, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give novelty gifts. For a unique way to say "I love you," this USB Plasma Heart ($17 at Brando.com) will react to human touch with bolts of hot pink electrical energy. If you'd prefer to appease her sense of smell rather than sight, try a USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner ($5.99 at ThinkGeek.com, pictured). It may look like an ordinary flash drive, but it has an area where you can apply scented oil. Once plugged into her computer, it heats up and spreads its scent. Don't forget to pick up a bottle or two of essential oils. Recommended oils for romance: ylang ylang, jasmine, or sandalwood.
Give her memories she can look back on with this Westinghouse 7" Widescreen Digital Photo Frame ($39.99 at Buy.com, pictured). It has 128MB of internal memory, plus support for several media card options such as CompactFlash, Secure Digital, and Memory Stick. For a jewelry-sized digital picture frame, consider the Nextar 1.5" LCD Heart Shaped Keychain Digital Photo Frame ($9.99 at Buy.com).
— Enid Burns