Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day by clinking champagne flutes with that special someone or hosting a one-person dance party in your apartment, we have some ideas as to how to make February 14 a day you'll love.

For Him

Say It with Beef

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It's true: Shopping for guys is hard. Does he really need or even want that new gadget/sweater/shaving accessory? Probably not. Instead, mix humor with snacks for a perfectly romantic treat (assuming he's not a vegetarian). Your go-to here is the beef jerkey bouquet from Say It with Beef. You can get it in the style of roses or daisies, and as for the "vase" you have a choice between a pint glass and a beer stein. Flavor-wise the options are original, peppered, teriyaki and mixed. That’ll be one dozen edible flowers and one hell of a V-Day story. Take that, Instagram pictures of balloons and teddy bears.
 
 

For Her

Etched Reflections

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There’s a photo of the two of you that your partner loves. You know the one. Rather than blow it up on canvas to hang over the mantel (a bit showy for your taste, tbqh), create a custom engraved pendant she’ll never forget. Choose from a circle, flower, heart, oval, rectangle, teardrop or wing. And since mid-February tends to be a trying time for your wallet, we’ve teamed up with Stamp the Moment to offer Savoteur readers 65 percent off any Etched Reflection purchase and free shipping with promo code REFLECTIONS

 
 

For Your V-Day Night Out

Not sure where to book that special reservation? Here’s your cheat sheet. Don't delay.
 

Sons & Daughters

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This quintessential date-night spot is adding a decadent chocolate dessert for two to the prix fixe menu. It’s hard to pass up anything from chef Teague Moriarty, especially when chocolate is involved.
 
708 Bush St., Russain Hill, San Francisco. 415-391-8311; sonsanddaughterssf.com
 

Calavera

The five-course tasting menu at this Upper Oakland Mexican restaurant is themed around Like Water for Chocolate — think dragon fruit, rose petals and Oaxacan chocolate. Not to mention some similarly inspired cocktails from the agave bar.
 
2337 Broadway, Uptown, Oakland. 510-338-3273; calaveraoakland.com
 

Torc

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If you really want to set the mood, drive to downtown Napa, where chef Sean O’Toole is offering his sumptuous four-course prix fixe menu. It includes three options per course with a focus on regional food.
 
1140 Main St., Napa. 707-252-3292; torcnapa.com
 

Drake’s Dealership

Drake's, as you might expect or at least won't be surprised by, is pairing Valentine’s Day with SF Beer Week by offering a beer-and-cheese pairing called Uptown Funk. The restaurant partnered with Liza Kaplansky of Laura Chenel's Chevre and Marin French Cheese to prove that wine isn’t the only drink to pair with cheese. It goes down from 6 to 8 p.m.; get your tickets here
 
2235 Broadway, Uptown, Oakland. 510-568-2739 ext. 40; drinkdrakes.com

 

For All the Single Lads and Ladies

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Ice Cream Bar
Because every holiday is really about you, we want to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Sweats and a movie? Don't think so. Treat your taste buds at Ice Cream Bar. The sugary delights range from the Orange-sicle soda to a classic banana split. (There's booze, too.)
 
815 Cole St., Cole Valley, San Francisco. 415-742-4932; theicecreambarsf.com
 

Lungomare

As an honorable mention, we have to bring up Lungomare in Jack London Square. While they aren’t sure why, staffers have noticed that every Valentine’s Day their place tends to be the singles' hangout spot. This year they’re mixing things up with a special a la carte menu with sharable items ... in case you meet a new friend. 
 
1 Broadway St., Jack London Square, Oakland. 510-444-7171; lungomareoakland.com
 

By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.