How to Sweeten Your Valentine's Day!

From the most romantic ways to wine and dine to the heartfelt ways of saying "Be Mine," see how to turn up the sweet

01 of 07

HEARTS OF DARKNESS

HEARTS OF DARKNESS
Courtesy Armani Dolci

Life should be like a box of chocolates – if those delectable melt-your-heart sweets are filled with soft passion fruit cream and wrapped in lacquer red paper, topped with grosgrain ribbon, courtesy of Armani/Dolci.

Buy It Now!: Armani/Dolci Valentine's Day Gift Box 16 Pralines, $35, armanidolci.com

02 of 07

JUST WRITE FOR ROMANCE

JUST WRITE FOR ROMANCE
Courtesy Paper Culture

Call us old-fashioned but receiving a Valentine's card on The Day still gives us butterflies. Paper Culture's 100% post-consumer recycled stationary delivers all the key sentiments with an eye-catching selection that, for us, was love at first sight.

Buy It Now!: Paper Culture, $$2.59 per card, paperculture.com

03 of 07

THREE OF HEARTS

THREE OF HEARTS
Julia Wang

If chocolates don't hit the spot, Downtown Cookie Co.'s Valentine's trio of mini heart cookies, heart-studded shortbread and red funfetti cookies (sold separately or in a dozen box) is the sweet finish to any date-night meal.

Buy It Now!: Downtown Cookie Co. Valentine's Dozen Box, $24, downtowncookieco.com

04 of 07

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL
Courtesy Sur La Table

Turn the tables on the standard Valentine's Day dinner – and make a delectable three-course meal from scratch with your sweetie. And put aside those fears of burning the steak or deflating the chocolate soufflé if you and your plus-one sign up for one of Sur La Table's Valentine's-themed classes nationwide.

Buy It Now!" Sur La Table Date Night: Valentine's Dinner, $79 per person, surlatable.com

05 of 07

YOU COMPLETE ME

YOU COMPLETE ME
Courtesy MJ Be Mine puzzle

Your relationship status shouldn't be a head scratcher – so shout it from the rooftops or get the message across with Marc Jacobs's adorable Be Mine heart puzzle, which will make just as memorable of an impression.

Buy It Now!: Marc Jacobs Heart Puzzle, $20, marcjacobs.com

06 of 07

BONBON APPéTIT!

BONBON APPéTIT!
Courtesy Macaron Cafe

If a romantic trip to Paris isn't in the cards this year, the next best thing is to sweeten the day with French bonbons – the kind that look tailor-made for Valentine's, like Macaron Cafe's customizable box of 24 wafer-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth confections in extravagant flavors like lychee rose, passion fruit and chocolate raspberry.

Buy It Now!: Macaron Cafe Large Valentine's Day Box, $55, macaroncafe.com

07 of 07

CHEERS, SWEET TART!

CHEERS, SWEET TART!
Courtesy Cointreau

Inspired by burlesque star Dita Von Teese (and to be served at her variety show, Strip, Strip, Hooray!, over V-Day weekend in L.A.), this blush-colored bubbly, cheekily called Red Stockings, has all the ingredients for romance: Champagne, Cointreau and, for a splash of tartness, cranberry.

Red Stockings
1.5 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. cranberry juice
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
Top with chilled Champagne
Shake all ingredients with ice, except for the Champagne. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with cranberries.

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