Don't send flowers, chocolate, and Hallmark cards.
I have said this to my Husband since the beginning. If something has to be done, then make it last; a climbing rose or a rare peony bulb. Something which will live on and not cause weight gain. And not a card: Just write me a note. The commercial conquest that is Valentine's Day has always left me feeling taken advantage of by retailers.
But I realize there are relationships where, if a Valentine's Day were marked with a hand-written note and a dusty flower bulb, there might be open warfare. So, what makes us different, makes us beautiful, no?
Some assistance for the gentlemen in avoiding a war of the roses, then.
Bell' INVITO, Letterpress Valentine's
Leontine Linens, Trapunto Lingerie Cases
Gump's, Cranberry silk dupioni rose photo album
Gump's, Pink Croc alarm clock
Bernard Maiser at NYBG, Engraved butterfly notecards
Botanica Magnifica, Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants
by Jonathan Singer, W. John Kress, and Marc Hachadourian