Valentine's Day Ideas

February 11, 2008 9:49:37 AM PST
Debi Lilly, of A Perfect Event, shares some Valentine's Day gift ideas. Valentine's Day is just days away and if you're still unsure what to get that special someone, we have some help from Oprah's party planner Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event.

Debi shares Chicago's hottest new products to make your Valentine's Day gifts this year red hot!

Flowers, the favorite gift to give this holiday, and ever so lovely to receive, have specific meanings going back thousands of years. (this holiday is the busiest of the entire year for florists, so call, email or come in to place your order early!)

Choose wisely, and thoughtfully, as the meaning of a flower that you give as a gift should:

  • symbolize what you want the gift to say (thinking of you, I love you, luck)
  • embrace the favorite colors or flowers of the your sweetheart
  • GARDENIA: You're lovely

    LILY, WHITE: It's heavenly to be with you

    ORCHID: Rare beauty

    PEONY: Happy life, happy marriage

    If flowers don't have the right meaning for your gift giving this holiday, then here are the next best - sweet treats:

    Heavenly Chicago made truffles and mini valentine's cakes from

    The city's best cupcakes from Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique - with everyone's favorite valentine's candy conversation hearts - you can again choose wisely with the perfect message to your sweetheart

    Red Gourmet Gift set from with heart shaped red bowls, red placemats, towels, and the best cooking gadgets in the city

    And my favorite holiday gift to give - perfect for your husband or wife - is having Chef Chris from My Private Chef in your kitchen, cooking a private dinner for two while you pop open the champagne and sample his fabulous hors'douevres as he does all the cooking. $450 includes shopping, setting the table, preparing and serving the meal, and best of all clean up!

    A Perfect Event, Inc.

    3050 N. Lincoln Avenue