Gift Ideas

Danger: V-Day Approaching

Proceed with caution—and armed with gift ideas.

By Laura Dannen February 3, 2010

Ah, young love. The Taylors (Swift and Lautner) lock lips in the new movie Valentine’s Day, out February 12.

I’ve been told by my loved one that I should be more “romantic.” This edict came shortly after I yawned during “Some Enchanted Evening” in South Pacific. (It’s a three-hour play! I was tired!) So I’m making an effort to find legitimate Valentine’s Day options for you to choose from.

How about two tickets to:

PNB’s The Sleeping Beauty on February 13 or 14. There’s a kiss and a prince and fairies, it’s nice.

Romeo and Juliet: A Valentine’s Day Concert, featuring a medley of R&J scores performed by the Seattle Symphony on February 14.

—The Dessert Wine Tasting and Chocolate Truffle Workshop hosted by Blue Ribbon Cooking on February 13.

—My personal choice, Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company, February 11 from 6-9pm. Sample more than two dozen kinds of chocolate paired with over 20 beers, barley wines, meads, and spirits. Sigh.

—A screening of Valentine’s Day at the Big Picture. Be forewarned: Love Actually it’s not (the reviews are pretty mediocre), but if you want to have a midafternoon cocktail and zone out for two hours, grab your girlfriends and go.

A Hootenanny for Haiti benefit concert on February 28, with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and GNR’s Duff McKagan co-headlining. (I think rock concerts that help other people are romantic.)

Or enjoy a champagne cocktail at any of these hand-picked amorous spots, courtesy of Sauced editor Jessica Voelker.

Think it’s too late to make a V-Day dinner reservation? Think again.

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