It might be hard to figure out which is more impressive: that you knew about this new designer shop in Pac Heights or that you were cool with giving her diamonds. Said diamonds are arranged to resemble the symbol for “play.” Just so nobody’s confused.
Present Tense Give Her One of These and Thank Us Later
If it were up to you, Thursday would be any ordinary day before a long weekend. But it’s not, and... it’s not. Have no fear: we’ve got your back, with five gifts to save your Valentine’s Day. Thank us later.
A few things make this Clare Vivier clutch... clutch. One: it’s made here in California. Two: the leather’s genuine Italian. If you’re keeping it light and polite, go for the trendy-ish green one, but if you want something with staying power, opt for the timeless caramel. She doesn’t need to know the thought process.
A Personal Scent. Very Personal.
Meet Yosh. She’s going to ask your date’s interests, favorite color, yada yada... then package together the perfect set of fragrances for her. (We’ll assume you know the answers.) If you’re gifting for 2014, you could also look into having Yosh create a custom scent. Also, you’re planning too far ahead.
Couples Massage at Remède Spa
This is the kind of gift where everyone’s a winner. It’s an all-day affair that includes: a massage, champagne, truffles and a dip in the infinity pool with views of San Francisco—with the bonus option of a hotel suite and room service. Not necessarily in that order.
If you really want to catch her off guard, go with this. Inside a red-camouflage-wrapped box are four treats (shortbread, praline bar, cacao-nib marmalade and strawberry-hibiscus fruit jellies) designed for the morning after. Add a customizable love note, and you might need an afternoon-after box...
My, How You’ve Changed, Joseph Phelps
A SoMa Taproom Built for Hanging Out Forever
To the Marina to Float in a Saltwater Pod
These Pools Would Like You to Be in Them
Starmont’s Patio and Tasting Room Are Nice
Ziplines, Ropes Courses and Tubing in Tahoe