Whether you’re a lover or a fighter, February 14 can be a fairly stressful day. No idea what to buy your new paramour/old flame? We’ve got gifts under $100 to impress every guy and gal, plus bouquets from the top florists in town. Big spenders may want to wine and dine the object of their affection—though we’ve got plenty of cheap date suggestions for a more low-key evening. If all of this sounds like a total nightmare, take a look through our anti-Valentine’s Day ideas. There’s bound to be something you’ll love-hate.
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Valentine’s Day ideas for him under $100
If there’s one thing years of scanning gift guides has taught us, it’s that recommendations for men are often absurd. It’s not that we think guys won’t appreciate decorative baseball bats, diamond-studded money clips and fashionable axes. It’s that we know they won’t. Before rolling your eyes at another over-the-top list, have a look at our far more reasonable selection of stellar Valentine’s Day ideas for him. Round out the night with dinner at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants and a glass (or bottle) at one of the city's best wine bars. RECOMMENDED: Valentine’s Day ideas for San Francisco
Valentine’s Day ideas for her under $100
Win her over with thoughtful twists on the (often overplayed) classics: Think saltine toffee in place of chocolate, tabletop diamonds and other inspired gifts. And if you can't completely let go of tradition, call on the city’s best florists or reserve a table at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants. RECOMMENDED: Valentine’s Day ideas for San Francisco