By Jasmin Martin\r\n\r\nI love Valentine\u2019s Day, but that\u2019s no surprise because I\u2019m a woman and this \u201choliday\u201d was created for me (and probably conceptualized by one of my own). As a female, I get the joy of knowing\u00a0 that every year retailers go crazy for red and pink heart shaped everything in preparation for Valentine\u2019s Day. I\u2019m also aware that every year on the morning of February 14th, confused guys are standing in a card aisle, trembling,\u00a0 trying to pick the best way to say\u00a0 \u201cI love you\u201d off a shelf. Not okay to wait until the last minute to do your VDay shopping, fellas.\r\n\r\nI understand the amount of pressure placed on men to deliver on Valentine\u2019s Day can be\u00a0 crippling. I know the thought of Cupid leaves some men terrified of even waking up the morning of February 14th. Unfortunately, you can\u2019t sleep away Valentine\u2019s Day and the longer you wait to get your gift(s)\u00a0 together, the worse your options are.\r\n\r\nThis year, I\u2019m here to help cure your Valentine\u2019s Day anxiety with some gift ideas that won\u2019t just woo your lady, but will make her think you\u2019ve spent all year planning. And who knows, if you follow my suggestions she might even let you do that thing you\u2019ve been asking her for (and it\u2019s not your birthday or Christmas)...\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFlowers\r\n\r\n\r\nAbove: 25 Red Roses by Flora Queen\r\n\r\nThe same way you say \u201cI\u2019m sorry\u201d is also how you can say \u201cI love you\u201d, and the good folks over at 1800 Flowers and FloraQueen want to help you know the difference. A dozen long stemmed red roses is nice, but it\u2019s so typical. Why not switch it up this year? Break your VDay routine and check out their selection of unique floral arrangements including orchids, bamboo plants and\u00a0 hydrangeas and show off your spontaneous side.\r\n\r\nPro tip: If you\u2019re not feeling the orchid idea and you\u2019re still into tradition, stick with roses\u2026but go BIG. Instead of a dozen roses, go for 2 dozen. Bigger is always better (I know you\u2019ve heard that before).\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSweet Like Chocolate\r\n\r\nAbove: The Sleekster Valentine Selection by Hotel Chocolat\r\n\r\nThe way to a man\u2019s heart is through his stomach and the way to a woman\u2019s heart has to have something to do with chocolate. From the sweetest of white chocolate to the most bitter of dark chocolate, we don\u2019t care what\u2019s in the box as long as it is chocolate. British cocoa connaisseur, Hotel Chocolat has made it easy for you to charm your admirer with a variety of chocolate sets. Alcohol infused, vegan, gluten free, or packed with nuts (watch it)\u00a0 they will have it boxed and ready for you to help you seal the deal.\r\n\r\nPro tip: When it comes to chocolate, you can never have too much. Of course do the boxed chocolate thing, but if you want to add a little pizzazz to your present, add some chocolate covered fruit like strawberries.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRomantic Getaway\r\n\r\nAbove: 70 Park Avenue, New York\r\n\r\nAahh, the hotel stay; the go-to romantic gesture for Valentine\u2019s Day right after flowers and chocolate. Instead of just dragging her to the bed like a caveman, the guys over at Superbreak have a better idea to help romanticize the occasion and make her feel like royalty. Browse their fabulous hotels online and whisk her away to her own personal (miniature) version of a castle. With tons of fabulous, big brand hotels available at discount, you\u2019re sure to get a lot of bang for your buck and find the best option to help fulfill your lady\u2019s fantasies. All hail the queen!\r\n\r\nPro tip: when you book your hotel, make an event of out the evening and arrange for dinner to be served in your room instead of in the in hotel restaurant. That way, you have all the quality of fine dining with all the perks of private dining.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDIY Valentine\u2019s Day Gift (Editor\u2019s Pick)\r\n\r\nNothing brings people together quite like creating something cool. With that in mind, get ready to create something cool and get close...real close. The Love Is Art kit is an intimate paint kit that allows you and your partner to create a beautiful work of art using the best masterpiece known to man - the human body. Dress yourselves up in non-toxic body paint and get down and dirty while crafting a one-of-a-kind abstract painting. Roll around or walk about, there\u2019s no wrong way to customize your artwork. Have fun and express your love by putting it on canvas to be viewed later as a lasting reminder of a wild time.\r\n\r\nPro Tip: typically DIY inferes a few parts. a few pieces and a whole lotta mess! The Love Is Art paint kit comes with a painter\u2019s tarp, disposable slippers, and even a body scrubber to help get paint out of your unmentionables. How thoughtful!\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSomething Sexy\r\n\r\nAbove: Boobie, bra, suspender and brief\u00a0by Agent Provocateur\u00a0\r\n\r\nCorsets, and balconettes and boy shorts, oh my! Finally, a Valentines Day gift that can actually benefit men. Treat your lady (and consequently, yourself) to the finest of luxury lingerie with options from Agent Provocateur. Select from a myriad of barely there or not there at all undies that will bring out her inner seductress. Help her to feel sexy as she gets in character, while you sit back and enjoy the show. Bravo! Fingers crossed for an encore...\r\n\r\nPro Tip: typically men avoid going clothes shopping in fear of having the \u201cthis doesn\u2019t fit me, you obviously think I\u2019m fat\u201d conversation. To avoid being shamed for not knowing the difference between a B and a Double D, sneak into her drawer and check for her sizes before you make a purchase.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHit the Stores\r\n\r\nAbove: Viktor & Rolf 'Flowerbomb' Set\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ve decided to back away from the computer and actually shop for your darling in a department store - good for you! Nordstrom, a fan favorite with women everywhere, lays it all out for you with only the best of VDay presents. Go section by section and check out all the designer offerings to complete your Valentine\u2019s Day goody bag.\r\n\r\nPro tip: if you\u2019re going to go department store shopping,\u00a0 you gotta have a game plan. Know what you\u2019re looking for or you\u2019ll be wandering in circles for hours. Keep it classy and gift your girl with perfume, treat her feet with shoes or bedazzle your babe with jewelry (remember diamonds are a girl\u2019s best friend!). If that\u2019s too tall of an order for you, just give her a gift card. Nothing says, \u201c I tried, but not that hard\u201d like a gift card.