It’s that time of year again; you have to reserve a table, buy flowers and pick out a nice card to show your partner how much you care. Today is the big day! If you are one of the millions of Americans scrambling to throw together a last-minute date night, don’t worry, there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several. Here are five must-have apps to help you pull off Valentine’s Day.
Open Table exists to make reserving a table easy. You can search through hundreds of restaurants near you and find which ones have reservations available. Even last-minute reservations are possible with Open Table. You’ll also be able to view menus, photos, and reviews. So you’ll know that you’ve picked the right place for your date.
Every time you use Open Table, you’ll earn points as part of their Dining Rewards program. You can redeem these for dining rewards, and travel deals with Kayak.com. With that in mind, you might want to use Open Table year-round. If you are traveling for Valentine’s Day, you can still use the app wherever you are. They list over 52,000 restaurants around the world.
1-800 Flowers has been helping customers send flowers and chocolates to their loved ones for over 30 years, and now their app makes it easier than ever. They offer a stunning selection of floral gifts, everything from traditional bouquets to bonsai trees. No matter what kind of flora your partner likes, you are sure to find it, and you can send chocolates and teddy bears as well.
Their same-day delivery service is perfect for the last-minute shopper. Your gift will look like you’ve been planning it for months, but will only take moments to order. If you and your love are spending Valentine’s Day in different places this year, you can also send flowers internationally. To get delivery today, make sure to place your order by 2:30 pm in the recipient’s time zone.
If you are really in a pickle and need to put your night together fast, then look no further than Postmates. The Postmates app lets you browse local stores and restaurants on your phone, then delivers your gift or meal within an hour. That’s right; you can get food delivery and find a gift for your partner all in one place. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Do you just have no idea what to do for Valentine’s Day? Maybe you want something other than dinner and a movie but don’t know what other options you have. Or maybe you’re stuck in the “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” circle. If this sounds like you, then check out Gravy. This oddly named app is designed to help you find events in your area. You can narrow your search in several ways, including by mood. So if you’re looking for something “romantic” or “adventurous,” Gravy can help you find it.
We’ve all done it, you have a first date, and you don’t know how it will go, so you tell your friend to call you at 8. If the date’s going well, you can blow them off, but if it’s not, you can use the call as an excuse to leave. Well, Date Escape lets you do that without having to drag your friends into it. If you have a first date or, worse yet, a blind date, this Valentine’s Day, then make sure to download Date Escape. Hopefully, you will have a lovely evening, but if not, Date Escape will send you a fake phone call or text so you can escape gracefully.