Valentine's Day can often be stressful for guys who want to spoil the woman in their lives a little. A good surprise shows your lady just how well you know her. But if you're looking for a little inspiration, Valet. asked some of our favorite female shop owners how they could be swept off their feet this year.
"I'd love it if my sweetie swept me off my feet on a getaway to Terlingua, Texas. I know Marfa is the hotspot right now, but just a little bit further south, right on the Mexican border is Terlingua—a hidden desert oasis with artists, hippies and big west Texas skies. And of course a stay at La Posada Milagro."
La Posada Milagro, from $185 a night
"My husband and I are more about getting each other experiences over objects, so I would love to receive horseback riding lessons. I used to ride when I was younger and there's an amazing equestrian center in Griffith Park. That said, if he wants to get me a Cartier tank watch, or anything else from Cartier for that matter, I won't kick and scream."
Cartier Tank watch, $3,875
"A sweet and thoughtful note. It's nice to know that your lover is thinking of you. Or, a romantic dinner at home. There's nothing sexier than a guy who can cook."
All-Clad starter set, $320
"Although the idea of a blood inspired fragrance can sound a bit odd, this fragrance is beautiful and wearable by anyone. The heart is a symbol of love; it pumps blood through our bodies. B contains notes of red apple, black cherry, Artemisia, pepper, pomegranate, black tea, patchouli, teak wood and metallic notes; need I say more?"
Blood Concept B-Spray perfume, $155