The tech-lovers guide to winning her heart on Valentine's Day

Don't let another Valentine's Day pass you by. From Wi-Fi-connected light bulbs that set the mood, to an easy DIY gift that'll have her beaming, Sharon Vaknin's got the tips to make February 14 a day your significant other will never forget.

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It's so easy to denounce Valentine's Day as a pointless "Hallmark holiday" that places undue stress on those in relationships (and even those dating around.)

I get it -- why spend all this time and money just because some dude named Geoffrey Chaucer said so?

Because, guys, the ladies love it. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be flowers, chocolate, and Tiffany jewelry. In fact, if you can come up with a romantic day that involves anything but those items, your significant other will appreciate it even more.

But where do you start? That's where our tech-savvy advice comes in. From Wi-Fi-connected light bulbs that set the mood, to an easy DIY gift that'll have her beaming, we've got the step-by-step guide to creating the perfect Valentine's Day, morning to night.

And, for the occasion, we put together a very special video to walk you through it. Watch as Don treats Amy to a romantic day, sans flowers and cliches. Will tech win her heart? Watch to find out.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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