Chocolates and diamonds are played out, people. It's 2015, which means that you're no longer allowed to fall back on your boring laurels. It's easy to go to whatever grocery store is closest to you and pick up an only semi-wilted bouquet of flowers, but your main squeeze would probably prefer a little bit more sentiment than a last-minute trip to Kroger can offer.
You don't have to be extravagant on Valentine's Day, but you should at least be thoughtful, especially if you're still in that weird phase of a new relationship where you're trying to convince them that you're not too damaged to date. Even if you've got your sweetheart completely locked down, Valentine's Day gifts from these off-beat boutiques and shops will make them forget about all of your annoying habits and personality quirks. You've still got two weeks, so there's no excuse for a candy-and-flowers rush job this year.More »