Ready-Made Valentine’s Day Cards and More Problem-Solvers
Rose Stem Cleaner
Use this handy tool to effortlessly (and painlessly!) strip stubborn thorns from stems, so you can present a flawless red rose to your sweetheart.
To buy: $13.50, spoonsisters.com.
Featured February 2012
Love Hearts Stamper
If you can’t find the right words, leave it to these self-inking stamps—with messages like “love you” and “smile”—to leave a lasting impression on stationery and envelopes.
To buy: $10, paper-source.com.
Valentine Cupcake Papers
Make homemade treats extra sweet by wrapping them in festive red-and-white baking papers.
To buy: $5 for 50, crateandbarrel.com.
Ice Cream Spoons
Planning a quiet at-home dinner this Valentine’s Day? End the meal by sharing an extra-special dessert served with these lovable ice cream spoons.
To buy: $8 for 20, shopsweetlulu.com.
Need a last-minute gift idea? Transform the typical bottle of Pinot into a festive gift for someone you not so secretly admire.
To buy: $10, williams-sonoma.com.
For the hopeless romantic who can’t seem to pen the perfect love letter, this app will guide you through example poems, brainstorming activities, step-by-step writing instructions, and tips for revisions.
To buy: $1, itunes.com.
Chocolate Scratch and Sniff Cards
Strawberry Scratch and Sniff Cards
To buy: $13 for 28, amazon.com.
Big Dig! Valentines
To buy: $5 for 20, amazon.com.
Glow in the Dark Valentines
Cootie Catcher Valentines
To buy: $12 for 20, potterybarnkids.com.