February means Valentine’s Day. The stress over what to give and how to celebrate can cause sleepless nights, procrastination and ill-conceived drugstore gifts. And don’t totally lose it, but did we mention it’s on a Saturday?

We’re here with cliché-free Valentine’s Day ideas that are just right for you two lovebirds. Here’s the second in our three part How to Valentine series. We’re planning for two adventurous couples today – Epicureans and Travelers.


The Epicurean Couple

Who: When it comes to dining beyond your own restaurant-style kitchen, it’s gourmet or the highway.

How: An afternoon of wine tasting might leave you two food-lovers inclined to hit up a cooking class or relax with several courses at your favorite gourmet hotspot.

Your perfect bouquet: Be Still My Heart, with its red roses and carnations.

How to Valentine: The Epicureans

Cook up romance with these Valentine date options:

Kitchen chemistry.

Bond over new knife skills or finally perfecting your soufflé by taking a cooking class together.

Vin de love.

Whether it’s a vineyard visit or a carpet picnic, wine tasting makes for a very romantic afternoon.

Meal appeal.

Explore the tempting world of aphrodisiacs. Try oysters, artichokes, strawberries and, of course, chocolate.

Perfect pair.

You’ve met your perfect match. Help your cheese do the same with a lesson in wine pairing.



The Traveler Couple

Who: Wanderlust lovers who always keep their bags packed for their next travel adventure.

How: Whisk her away in dramatic fashion for an exciting long weekend in the city.

Your perfect bouquet: Deluxe Valentine’s Day Flowers

How to Valentine: The Travelers

We love these ideas for a jet set weekend:

Cuddle class.

No matter how you’re traveling, be ready to cuddle at a moments notice and keep warm with a cozy (cashmere, perhaps) travel blanket and pillow.

Suite service.

Surprise her at the hotel by having an over the top bouquet delivered to your room before you arrive.

Amore adventure.

Plan a romantic walk through the city with stops at destinations picked just for her.

Post love.

Handwritten love notes are a sweet surprise, especially when they arrive by mail. Secretly, send her a love note on a postcard from your destination.


Craving more date and gift ideas? Check out part one of our How to Valentine series.

Give your flowers extra TLC this Valentine’s Day. Click over to our You Tube channel for easy to follow floral care tips.