The Funny Valentine Gift Guide: Pillow Pet

West Elm's fuzzy bedfellow not for PETA enthusiasts

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Want to put luxury in the lap of your snuggle bunny?

The Mongolian lamb pillow cover at West Elm is an ideal gift for the chic and sleepy, unless he or she already shares a bed with a Labradoodle. A gesture of this, er, nature needs a particularly smooth delivery, so as not to freak anyone out.

1. Find a plump pillow on which to present the cover. A look at the assembled product is a surprise in itself: it's a shock when the thing doesn't move on contact, like the first impression might suggest.

2. To offset any inital anxiety, dress it up with a curly bow and treat it as a teddy bear substitute, placed alongside the neutral, modern Rough and Tough arrangement by Dr. Delphinium to provide a balance of texture.

3. Make sure your hairstyle is smooth, free of any flyaways.

(If you're planning on proposing, this pillow is the perfect place to hide a ring. Just make sure to keep the ring inside the box, or it might disappear.)

Avoid Asian restaurants in general for your dinner preceding the gift exchange.

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