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These Four Apps Will Do All Your V-Day Heavylifting

Send flowers, chocolates, lingerie, and a blowout from your phone


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Valentine's Day is only a couple days away. But don't panic. Even if you've yet to lift a finger to prepare, all you have to do is just that to absolutely kill it on Saturday. Thanks to apps like BloomThat, Postmates, WunWun, and Madison Reed, you can order all the V-Day standards without ever having to battle the city's limited parking scene or to stand in line yourself (gasp, the horror). But act now because quantities and availability are limited. And when it's this easy, you don't want to completely mess up and miss out on the fun that comes after all the presents arrive.


This year, BloomThat has arranged one specific Valentine's bouquet—in fact, it's the only one you can order during this time—for $65. It's comprised of roses in reds and pinks and comes neatly wrapped in burlap. Deliveries are still available throughout the day on Saturday so the trickiest part will be trying to figure out when your sweetheart will be home to receive the blooms.


Nothing accompanies flowers better than chocolate. Go the extra mile by getting a couple of San Francisco's best cocoa delights—especially since you're not the one waiting in line for them. WunWun delivers anything for free (well, depending on time and location) to (most of) the western half of the city. Task the app with securing you a few bars of Dandelion Chocolate's single origin, small batch chocolate and a couple Craftsman and Wolves cakes (like the new black sesame, mandarin, and chocolate one pictured above). Your biggest challenge will be to not dig in before your date arrives.


Speaking of dates (and after-hours fun), you'll be surprised how quickly you can have her undress with a gift of lacy underthings. ThirdLove has partnered with Postmates to deliver bras and panties in under an hour and for a flat rate of $4.95. Finding the right style may feel daunting, but you really can't go wrong with the Lace Balconet for (nearly) all cup sizes.


And finally, to make her night truly special (or to treat yourself to fresh color for a big night out), order an in-home color and blowout treatment from Madison Reed. Even if color isn't in the cards, a beauty technician can add a gloss for extra shine before blowdrying a sexy look. The full color package ($99, 90 minutes) also makes a nice gift for her to use another day. But a little pampering on Valentine's Day always makes the big love day more memorable.