Five Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Yeah, yeah, we know. "Valentine's Day is stupid! A manufactured holiday designed to sell stuff! If you love someone you should show them every day!" Blah, blah, blah! Celebrate, or don't, but for those who do--and who are scrambling for gift ideas--we have some suggestions.
For starters, if your S.O. isn't into flowers or candy, skip the flowers and candy--they're too generic for someone who doesn't really like either. We looked around Houston and found a few better options than a box of Whitman's and a bouquet of gas station flowers.
It Looks Good on Paper
How about a journal, with a love poem in your hand inscribed on inside cover or front page? PH Design Shop over in Rice Village has lots of super-cute, unique paper gifts (it might be a little late for bespoke stationary)--and one of the owners' last names is Valentine. So, that's kind of perfect.
Open World Dance Foundation presents CINDERELLA
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Jersey Boys (Touring)
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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest
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Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour
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Love Takes Root
Cut flowers aren't everyone's cup of tea, especially if they love actual, live, growing things. So why not try a potted plant or flower that will grow and bloom throughout the year? Orchids are a beautiful choice, and they have a bad reputation for being tough to grow. Check out this slideshow of ten, easy-to-grow orchids.
There are a lot of fabulous hotels in Houston, so if you can't manage an extended vacation a weekend at right here in the city--Hotel Zaza, Hotel Sorella, or The St. Regis, to name a few--might just hit the spot. Throw in dinner and a spa treatment or two to round out the romance factor.
Bring Forth New ... Food
Time together is, in and of itself, a gift. Cooking classes are fun, and they are offered all over the city at restaurants and markets (think Haven, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Central Market). Not a culinary couple? How about a class or lecture at MFAH?
Beautiful Music, Together
Tickets to a show you're both dying to see makes for one of the most perfect gifts for Valentine's Day--or any occasion, really. Check out the music calendars at Fitzgerald's, House of Blues, or McGonigal's Mucky Duck for cool shows to help you woo your lover.
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