Apps for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is almost here; for the procrastinators among us there’s still a little time left to pick the perfect gift for that special someone. Here are a few of the apps that can help you select just the right thing for this most romantic of holidays.

Birchbox (developed by Two Toasters) offers a curated selection of goodies to pamper your sweetheart, helpful articles to discover new products, and — best of all — gift box subscriptions with personalized beauty, grooming, or lifestyle samples delivered every month. It’s a great option for the hard-to-please person in your life.

Tasty treats, especially those covered in chocolate, are always a favorite. Shari’s Berries offers fresh-dipped fruits and delights for any occasion, but really shines during Valentine’s Day. The Conversation Heart Brownie Pops and Oreo® Cookies are just a few of their special holiday goodies, or users can go with the tried-and-true chocolate dipped strawberries. There are also no-sugar-added options for calorie counters. As a bonus, users can enjoy cash-back bonuses when shopping at Shari’s Berries through the eBates app (another Two Toasters project).

If a digital expression of your affection is more your speed, Paperless Post provides elegant customized greeting cards with thousands of designs specific to the occasion. You can reflect your own style using your own photos, and customize cards with a wide variety of color and font choices. It’s great for parties and other events as well; users can not only create and send invitations, but also track responses and send additional messages to guests.

Looking for a last-minute romantic getaway? The Stayful app (designed by Two Toasters) is a great choice. Stayful helps users find and stay at independent, boutique hotels in popular travel destinations including San Francisco and New York. Users can select hotels by city, price range and type (e.g., hip, charming, chic). The app then searches for the best price and offers a personalized selection of recommendations.

For a more traditional gift option, the 1–800 Flowers app is perfect for sending bouquets of gorgeous flowers or charming potted plants. Users can opt to have gifts shipped or delivered from a local florist. The app also has a “call now” button if there are any questions about the delivery or you want to talk to a real person before ordering.

Whatever your flavor of gifting this Valentine’s Day, mobile apps can help you dial up the perfect romantic gesture.