- Chocolates -- including Old Bay chocolate crabs -- at Sweet Cascades in Ellicott City.
- Pistachio nougat at Caezar's International Market in Elkridge
- Valentine's cookies at Touche Touchet in Columbia.
- Cupcakes at Touche Touchet or at Oh, What a Cake in Columbia.
- Thick-cut bacon (that you can cook in a heart shape) at Beiler's, Laurel Meat Market or JW Treuth
And, of course, you could always plan dinner at one of Howard County's best restaurants. Anything else come to mind?