Valentine’s Day is on Saturday. We repeat: Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. Although the city is full of reminders, let’s face it: The romantic holiday is mistakably easy to forget—unless you’re single and purposely force yourself to not G.A.F.
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It may be too late to place an order for heart shaped candies and long-stem roses at NYC’s best chocolate stores and flower shops, but these same-day delivery services have got your back. Whether you place your order tomorrow or the day of, give your date the gift that shows how much you care—with very minimal effort attached. P.S. your date doesn’t need to know the latter part.
Get your lingerie within the hour
Looking to surprise your date with some sexy lingerie on V-Day? Postmates has teamed up with ThirdLove, the online lingerie brand that uses an app to find your measurements down to a half-cup size, in order to rush over lacey underthings to New Yorkers in under an hour. The promotion will work through Saturday, but the super-fast delivery is only available between 11am and 8pm. The delivery fee is only $5 extra, so if you’re in the mood to spice things up, click here.
Get ‘em what they really want before sunset
If you want to surprise the love of your life with a luxurious gift (i.e. a handbag, heels, a watch, briefcase, etc.), Fancy.com lists all the products near you that are available for same-day delivery. Place your order by noon and your package will arrive before 5pm.
But if you have a more specific time in mind, Ebay Now offers the same kind of deal—but you choose the delivery time. Place your order and one of Ebay’s messengers will hand-deliver your loot for a $5 fee. The downside: The promotion only works for a handful of stores, but since L’Occitane, Gem Stone King and Best Buy made the list, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something for your sweetheart.
Extravagant late-night bite for two
If flowers and chocolates don’t say, “I love you,” an expensive caviar gift set might do the trick. Petrossian Caviar features a Caviar Showcase for Two, which includes a custom designed gift box filled with a 25g tin of whatever caviar you fancy (starting at $290). The set also comes with two-mother-of-pearl and blue inlay spoons and Petrossian vodka flutes, for a romantic toast. Place your order before noon to receive a special same-day delivery fee ($35, originally $50) as Petrossian's V-Day gift to you. And yes, this gift is extravagant (and brutal for your wallet), but it’s all in the name of love, right?
Same-day flower deliveries
When in doubt, flowers always work. You can still order a beautiful bouquet of roses from a few of NYC's best flower shops like Starbright Floral Design ($25 delivery fee), Flowers by Richard ($100 bouquet, $15 delivery fee) or Posies (delivery fee varies by location) on Valentine's Day—but it's probably best to place your order like, A.S.A.P.