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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: MP3 Players for Valentine’s Day

A budget MP3 player can cost less than a bunch of flowers -- and lasts longer!

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Instead of saying it with flowers and seeing the love slowly die in a week, why not say it with an MP3 player? You can always load it up with love songs (see our Top Valentine's Day Music Albums guide) too for that extra surprise that is sure to impress. Buying an MP3 player for that special person in your life can actually cost less than the typical gifts that are associated with Valentine's Day. The recipient will also be able to enjoy their gift long after this romantic day has past. Happy Valentine’s Day!

1. SanDisk Sansa Clip 2GB (Red)

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For Her:
The SanDisk Sansa Clip is a super-small MP3 player with attitude. Although it comes in various colors, the red Sansa Clip is probably the most suitable color for Valentine’s Day. It sports a handy clip that can be used to safely attach the unit almost anywhere. The audio quality is surprising considering its tiny size and price. It comes with added features such as an FM radio and microphone for recording your voice (or love message). Read the Sansa Clip 1GB (black) review for more information.

2. Sandisk Sansa Clip 2GB (Black)

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For Him:
With the same specification as the red Sansa Clip, this black colored version is an ideal gift for a man on Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to record your love message to make it even more romantic!

3. SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4GB (Indigo)

Sansa Clip+ 4GB Indigo
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Universal:
The Sansa Clip+ MP3 player from SanDisk is the newer version of the original Sansa Clip. It sports 4GB of storage in this color, however you can choose other capacities and colors too. It features an FM radio and can also be used as a voice recorder using the built-in microphone. This new version of the Sansa Clip also accepts slotRadio cards that come with approximately 1,000 songs pre-loaded onto them. There are several slotRadio cards currently available that cover various genres and when purchased with the Sansa Clip+ makes for an ideal gift combo for Valentine's Day.

4. Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation 2GB (Various Colors)

iPod Shuffle - 4th Generation
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Universal:
The 4th generation Apple iPod Shuffle is an incredibly small portable player which comes in a range of vibrant colors. With a storage capacity of 2GB, Apple's iPod Shuffle also features VoiceOver technology which enables the unit to talk to you -- song names for example are spoken. The sound quality is very impressive and with seamless integration with the iTunes Store, makes a great low-cost gift for Valentine's Day. As an added bonus for the love of your life, why not consider purchasing a music gift card for use on the iTunes store to compliment your Valentine's Day gift.

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