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.

Sharon Profis Vice President of Content, CNET Studios
As the Vice President of CNET Studios, Sharon leads the video, social, editorial design, and branded content teams. Before this role, Sharon led content development and launched new verticals for CNET, including Wellness, Money, and How To. A tech expert herself, she's reviewed and covered countless products, hosted hundreds of videos, and appeared on shows like Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, and the Today Show. An industry expert, Sharon is a recurring Best of Beauty Awards judge for Allure. Sharon is an avid chef and hosts the cooking segment 'Farm to Fork' on PBS nationwide. She's developed and published hundreds of recipes.
  • Webby Award ("How To, Explainer, and DIY Video"); Folio Changemaker Award, 2020
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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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