Blowtique Magnificent Mile, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-494-3389
Show your love by giving her a gift she simply can't refuse. Surprise her on V-Day by sending her to get a blowout at Blowtique’s new Magnificent Mile location. As a bonus, she’ll get her makeup done courtesy of Burberry if the appointment falls between 1 and 5 p.m.
Piecha de Plata Rain Harvest 2014, To'ak Chocolate ($260). Lush Wine & Spirits, 1412 W. Chicago Ave., 312-666-6900
To’ak makes chocolate that comes the closest to resembling Willy Wonka's bars laced with a golden ticket; only 574 of these dark, Ecuador-sourced chocolate bars were made. The exclusivity—not to mention the rich taste of organically grown chocolate—makes this a sweet gift trumping all others.
Scrap the idea of sifting through the underwhelming greeting card selection at the drugstore. This year, get personal with a card from illustrator Emily McDowell. This pick perfectly sums up your love for the visual learner.
Unleash your inner playfulness with a date night at WhirlyBall—everyone's favorite place for bumper cars, lacrosse, hockey, and basketball—which moved into a sleek new space in Bucktown this winter. He’ll drill into his competitive side on the WhirlyBall court or in the bowling lane, and you'll be sipping a craft beer as the No. 1 gift-giver.
Victorian Jewelry Box ($82). P.O.S.H Chicago, 613 N. State St., 312-280-1602
You’ve given her jewelry plenty of times for Valentine’s Day, so this year, give her growing collection an elegant home. The beveled glass and silver details make it a sophisticated addition to her vanity.
7" White Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cheesecake, Eli's Cheesecake ($27). 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 800-354-2253
With a rich, creamy white chocolate raspberry cheesecake in an appropriate heart shape, what’s not to love? The seven-inch dessert serves 10 to ensure there’ll be plenty of room for seconds for you and your date.