There is already too much pressure for holidays like Valentine’s, but if you haven’t lined something up yet, the pressure might start feeling like a heart attack with the holiday less than a day away.  But we are here to help not add to the stress with the best answers for your last minute Valentine’s Day gift dash from the standards to some that will give you cover that you planned this weeks ago.

Flowers: This is not the place for the Trader Joe’s flower department that we all rep on the regular.  If you didn’t preorder, here are a couple folks doing incredible walk-in arrangements:

x Farmer’s Daughter, North Side; but we’d get there early as you know their limited premade bouquets will go fast

x PG&H, Downtown or Redhawk, Oakland: Match a vase from a local producer and flowers from Wild Flower Child for an extra special combo.  Or if you are in Oakland, scoop one of Wild Flower Child’s bouquets at Redhawk Coffee

x Gold Dust Floral, Lawrenceville; this new pretty in pink space is opening their studio for a two-day pop up on chocolates & arrangements

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Late Dinner Seatings: Yes, all the 7:30 seatings are gone but it’s a Thursday night so might as well take your time.  Grab a cocktail somewhere fun before heading to a 9/9:30p dinner.  Here’s a rundown of our favorites who still have seating for two open: Whitfield, Legume, Soba, Acorn, Union Standard, Fl. 2, Fish Nor Fowl, Kaya.

Last Minute Gift Stops:You procrastinated – now you can’t waste time driving all over, so here is where you can scoop a great last minute gifts for him or her:

x Schoolhouse Electric, East Liberty; fun kitchenwares, local ceramics, candles, pretty office-y things, prints and more

x Steel City, Downtown; for the yinzer in your life that still likes their PGH pride to have some style

x Wildcard, Lawrenceville; cards, crafty cute things and more

Something Fun, Sexy, Out of the Ordinary or All of the Above: 

x Trim, East Liberty; cause your man should have some sexy underwear too! Plus he knows he’s got a cute butt!

x Millie’s Ice Cream & a Room Downtown; throw them off the scent with plans to try Millie’s Valentine collaboration flavors from folks like Chantel’s Cheese Shop and then (with your packed bag in the car) check in to the Fairmont or Hotel Monaco and have a bottle of champ sent up for your arrival.

The Great Gatsby; Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre; you can dress up, get drinks and snacks before, hold hands during the show and  humble brag to your friends about how culturally rounded you are on the back end.