No cellophane-wrapped hearts from the drugstore. Promise.
Yeah, he really is from Mars. To-the-point messages on The Woo Me Pak ($20) from Mo Ganey Cards eradicate communication breakdowns.
His tattered high school lacrosse jersey? Not exactly retro. Book a consultation at Briar Vintage ($30 and up); they’ll show him how to incorporate secondhand style into his look.
Sometimes TiVo marathons with your bestie are better than any boyfriend. Abbey Christine’s finger puppet depictions ($16-$19) of Martha Stewart, Steve Zissou, and Liz Lemon make her equally as happy (available at Art Star).
Flavor of Love
Nix the chocolate massage oils this year (your sheets will thank you). A ten-course aphrodisiac dinner at Isabella is the better approach (February 10-14, $40 per person).
Easy Does It
Take your laid-back dude to the Four Seasons’s Swann Lounge for a pint of its Dock Street Brewing Co. Truffled Old Ale and chef Rafael Gonzalez’s deluxe cheeseburger.
Mom saw beauty through your brace-face; show her how much you appreciate the unconditional love with Sullivan Owen’s sophisticated bouquets (from $60). Order at 215-964-9790 by Wednesday for free delivery.
Here’s the Rub
Whether he admits it, chances are he thinks lounging around a spa in a plush robe is a touch emasculating. Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa’s Papito foot and leg massage ($30) is bliss minus the priss.
Forgot to pay the heat bill again? Keep his hands warm and his Yuengling cold with a crocheted beer cozy ($18) from Nice Things Handmade. If he’s on the wagon, it works for coffee, too.
Isn’t that lovely?
Read on for more Valentine’s Day ideas that make us weak in the knees.
Photos: Courtesy of Mo Ganey Cards; Abbey Christine / Courtesy of Art Star; Lorraine Daley / Courtesy of Sullivan Owen