Shannon found tips on Match.com:
#1.) Stereotypical gifts like flowers and chocolate are just 'okay.' But it can also look like you put no thought into the gift. Instead, aim for something a little more personal, like tickets to see her favorite band.
#2.) Guys, even if your wife or girlfriend says she doesn't want anything for Valentine's Day...GET HER SOMETHING.
#3.) Make the right plans for your relationship stage. If you just started dating, it can be tempting to go overboard, but you're better off making plans based on how long you've been together. We posted a guideline on KS95.com to let you know at what stage in your relationship to give what kind of gift.
#4.) Make plans even if you're single. Valentine's Day can suck if you're single, but instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself, do something that makes you feel good.
Get your single friends together for wine and horror movies, splurge on a new gift for yourself.
This chart is a guide to gift-giving based on how long you have been together:
LOVE IS IN THE AIR - Relationship Status: 3-6 Months of Dating
• Cooking class together
• Wine tasting/making class together
• Dancing lessons- something exotic!
• Live music in a relaxed lounge-type environment
WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING - Relationship Status: 1 Year of Dating
• A hike with a picnic lunch waiting at the top
• Scavenger hunt around town with sentimental
• Plant a garden to cultivate and watch grow as your relationship blossoms - so do the fruits, flowers, and veggies!
• Book a cool boutique hotel in town for a one-night stay-cation
BE MY VALENTINE (FOREVER!) - Relationship Status: 1.5-2+ Years of Dating
• Ski trip- book a room with a fireplace
• Spa weekend with in-room couples massage
• "I-Owe-You" coupon book with things you can do together
• Go to a concert together at a smaller, intimate venue