A Syosset Valentine's Marathon

Did you completely forget the most romantic day of the year?


We've all had one of those series of unfortunate events. Whether you were sick the day before, you've been busy at work, or every time you sat down to plan, you were interrupted by a barking dog, you may have been distracted.

And then it hits you: Tuesday is Valentine's Day and you have a dizzying facepalm because you forgot. Before you start breathing into a paper bag, relax. Everything you need is in town. In fact, they're all in the same parking lot and you can get it done in 30 minutes.


Head to for the basics. Find a thoughtful card (not the first one you spot).


Put a nice spin on the old box of chocolates and grab a pre-made gift from . Gifts ranging from bags of cookies ($6.50) to chocolate boxes filled with truffles (starting at $10) to gigantic chocolate strawberries ($15 per pound).


will host a between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. If you don't know their favorite wine, try the Godiva and bring a bottle home.


Run across the parking lot form the to  to hand-pick your flowers before you get home. They're open until 6 p.m.

has same day delivery, even on Valentine's Day, so it's okay if you call from the train on the way to work.


When all else fails, a fancy candlelit dinner where you gaze into each other's eyes instead of at the prices on the menu is a perfect way to woo. Let your neighbors help you with this one. See what they .

Do you have any last minute tips or stories for Valentine's Day? Share them in the comments!


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