But where would you have gone to get all those special treats in Sunderland in years gone by?
How about jewellery from Wittens or the latest outfit from Graftons. What about a cocktail at Windmills or a chance to dance the night away at the Seaburn Centre.
Take a look at our suggestions and see if where are anywhere near perfection.
And if we are not, tell us what your perfect Valentine’s Day experience would have been for you.
1. The latest fashions at Graftons
Graftons would be the perfect stopping point for a new fashion item. Here it is in 1962.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
2. Newmans was another great choice
How about something to wear from Newmans which is seen here in 1963.
3. Summerside in 1967
You could buy a card from Summerside in Fulwell in 1967.
4. Buying the latest chart hit
Why not treat your loved one to the latest chart hit from The Spinning Disk which was in the picture in Olive Street.