5 ways to send your e-love this Valentine’s Day

Ben FreelandProduct news and reviews

Love is in the air once again with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For many couples, coming up with new and original ways to show their love to one another can be stressful. Thankfully there are more apps than ever that can help you tell your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, or brand new crush how you feel about them in surprising ways that will catch them off guard.

Send Love

Why wait until Valentine’s Day to send the love of your life a sweet little notes with romantic quotes. Let’s face it, we’re all hard up for the right words much of the time, which is why this app, which features over 400 different good morning messages, thinking of you quotes, and romantic goodnight notes, is such a welcome addition to your app collection. It’s also a great reminder to tell your special someone how you feel, even when it’s NOT February 14!

Chocomap

Yes, it’s an app purely dedicated to the food of the gods, chocolate. Not only will Chocomap help you track down the nearest gourmet chocolate shop in your neighbourhood, but it also enables you to send the love of your life a chocolate e-card. Complete with a chocolate-related quote from the likes of Lucy from Peanuts (“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”) or Deanna Troi from Star Trek TNG (“I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.”). The app also provides a wide range of chocolate recipes so that you can prepare your special someone something truly divine.

1-800-FLOWERS

For many, flowers are the language of love. This app allows you to surprise your sweetheart with a same-day delivery of roses, carnations, tulips, sunflowers, orchids, lilies, daisies, or whatever their favourite bloom is. You can send to 195 countries, including Canada. Want to bring flowers home from the office but are worried about getting them banged up en route? Get them delivered from your phone to your doorstep with freshness guaranteed.

GiftRocket

Let’s face it: we all love getting gift cards to our favourite stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. Especially when it shows that the sender really knows us. With GiftRocket, you can not only send your sweetheart a customized gift card, but you can also include a custom-made note. GiftRocket was one of the first apps of this kind to come online. And it’s still the leader of the pack, having been profiled on Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Poems By Heart

Is poetry your thing? Are you a brooding Cyranno de Bergerac in your heart and want to memorize a love poem to read to your Roxanne? This app, designed by Penguin Classics, is available on iOS and will help you memorize that special poem.

Babbel

Are you dating someone from a foreign land and you want to impress them on Valentine’s Day by declaring your love for them in their language? Why say “I love you” when you can say “Te amo,” “Je t’aime,” or “Ich liebe dich”? Babbel is the world’s top grossing language learning app, with in-depth expert-developed curriculum for 14 different languages.