Right up there with forgetting an anniversary, arriving empty-handed on Valentine's Day is the biggest no-no in the book. No one wants to be a last-minute Lothario, gunning it on Feb. 13 for the nearest box of chocolates. But here's a head start on the shopping game if you've got a food lover for a significant other.
A special dinner at your neighborhood joint or that spot you've been dying to try will always impress (here's our Valentine's Day dining guide), but why not step it up with saucy kitchen necessities like a set of crimson cups? And nothing says "I love you" like a personalized bottle of tequila. Champagne more your style? Put it in a red-handled, Italian designer ice bucket -- hot. If you are going for chocolates, do the trendy thing by gifting your beau a rouge-wrapped artisanal bar sprinkled with some serious coffee beans. Didn't you know Stumptown is an aphrodisiac?