We’ve all been there: you forget an important holiday, birthday, or anniversary, and you are scrambling to make up for lost time. Good news! There are now plenty of apps that can help make sure you don’t forget Valentine’s Day and even help you when you do. From daily countdown reminders to one-touch hotel and restaurant reservations, use these tools to make your Valentine’s Day run smoothly this year.
The first thought of many a Valentine is to purchase flowers. Though there are many sites and online apps that offer same-day flower delivery, we recommend thinking outside of the box. Try something a little different by creating custom cards on Ink Cards for a gift that is personalized to your relationship. JustWink also has cute cards for every occasion. For gifts, try Etsy for one of a kind finds. Or—if you’re in a real hurry—try SwiftGift. In this app, you can send actual gifts instantly, even if you don’t know the recipient’s address. Shari’s Berries is also a good bet for fresh, thoughtful gifts.
Sometimes the experience can be the best gift, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. If you are looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day options, you should check events or activities apps such as Groupon or Eventbrite. Need restaurant reservations for a night out? Check OpenTable for reservations in your area categorized by food type, price, and distance. If you want to get out of the house for the night, try HotelTonight for last-minute hotel rooms at a discount.
The best tools are those that inspire you to do better this year. What better way to remind you of all of the love in your life than Daily Love Quotes? This app provides you with the words to express how you feel about your significant other, and it can win you major points for being romantic. Another romantic gesture is including love poetry in your daily life and especially in your interactions on Valentine’s Day. With POETRY from The Poetry Foundation, you can search poetry by themes, categories, or authors, so you can make sure you know your significant other’s favorite lines.
While these apps are great to have on your phone for Valentine’s Day, many are just as convenient at other times as well. Hotel Tonight, for example, can help you find hotels on the road at a discount. Keep your love alive all year round with these great gift and experience finders. You might even find yourself more prepared when Valentine’s Day rolls around this time next year.