It happens every year, and yet it always seems to sneak up out of nowhere. February 14th looms, and you haven’t prepared your annual sacrifice of a stuffed bear with a box of candy to prove your love. It’s too late to get a reservation anywhere “nice”. A bouquet of roses is a classic idea, but flowers die in a week and the markup is astronomical for the month of February. If you want to surprise your Valentine, you might just have to think outside of the heart-shaped box.