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Valentine's Day Gifts: Cheap, Last-Minute Ideas That Are Green(ish)

02/13/2012 12:05 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2012

Lost your calendar with "Valentine's Day" circled in red sharpie? Forgot that February 14 signifies more than just the middle marker of a really short, cold month?

It's that time of year again, and the day is upon us that makes single people cringe and couples sweat. If you're one of the latter, have no fear. There's still time to get a meaningful, inexpensive, and relatively eco-friendly Valentine's Day gift for that special someone.

An estimated one billion Valentine's Day cards will be purchased this year -- which means that just under the estimated one billion will ultimately wind up in the trash. Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold along with over a hundred million roses. It's time to cut down on the waste and the cost of Valentine's Day.

We've got some old tips from years past, some new tips, some borrowed tips ... but nothing that'll make your loved one feel blue, because these are all green(ish).

Green(ish) Valentine's Day Gifts
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