Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which is either delightful or vexing depending on your point of view. I'm wishy washy on the subject, being someone who loves chocolate and pretty tchotkes but thinks that you should be celebrating all the love in your life year-round.
Anyway, if you haven't managed to procure any VD goodies but will be forlorn without 'em, I have some last-minute ideas for you. First and foremost: STALL. Say "you know, Valentine's Day is so special, I really think we should wait and do something really opulent next weekend…" Perhaps your valentine will be duped, perhaps not, but it does give you a few extra days to plot and scheme. Otherwise, you might try overnight delivery on an online item or from a local business. If you're going to resort to showy flowers delivered to the workplace, at least try to use a local florist instead of a big box chain. And seriously, a handwritten note trumps a bunch of wilty roses from the grocery store. Trust me on that.
I'll be posting some of my favorite Valentine gifts for procrastinators today and tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled and your wallet out.