They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but isn’t that true for everyone? From hand-painted chocolates to boozy ice cream to boxes full of booze, you won’t find anything basic on this Valentine’s Day gift guide. So get the idea of bodega flowers and drugstore chocolates out of your head and splurge on the best of the best.
Spruce up your date night with Argaux‘s Blind Tasting Kit ($100-$150). The subscription wine delivery service has been churning out their blind tasting kit since early on during the pandemic, giving people a fun and different way to spend time together. And Valentine’s Day is no different. Better yet, turn it into a game and see whose guess is the best!
Valentine’s Day just got a little more spirited with On The House Gifts‘ Valentines Romance package ($169). Open up a box filled with an array of beverages sure to keep your spirits high, along with a full bar tools set to mix up any cocktail you desire. Included you will find a bottle of chocolate liqueur, Disaronno Amaretto, D’Usse Cognac, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, rose champagne and Cointreau Liqueur.
Beloved boozy ice cream brand Tipsy Scoopis bringing the sweets this holiday with their Valentine’s Day Pack ($48), which features four boozy pints of ice cream along with a custom message for your lover. Each flavor contains up to 5% ABV, so make sure you pace yourself on these pints. Flavors include dark chocolate whiskey salted caramel, cake batter vodka martini, raspberry limoncello sorbet and strawberry white sangria sorbet.
Any chocolate, caramel, or beer lover in your life will fall in love with you all over again once they try Hilliards Chocolates‘ Craft Beer Caramels ($9.95). Flavored with Shovel Town Brewery’s Double IPA beer, dipped in dark chocolate and topped with hops from Langwater Farm and pretzel-infused sea salt, these aren’t your ordinary caramels. You might just have to get a box for yourself, as well.
This midwestern boutique chocolate shop offers up hand-crafted artisanal chocolates that are sure to wow your honey this Valentine’s Day. Chocolate Abeille‘s Caramels & Cordials Collection ($40) comes with an assortment of dark chocolates filled with cordials and caramels. Some of the tastes you can look forward to are prickly pear caramels, violet cordials, pink peppercorn caramels, gin cordials and more.
Alcohol is prettiest in pink, just like Valentine’s Day. Salcombe GinRosé Sainte Marie ($39.99) is an all-natural pink gin inspired by the Mediterranean. Provencal herbs and fresh lemon peel mix well with other natural flavors like red fruit, orange blossom and a hint of pepper.
You already know that no one does Valentine’s like Godiva. Their Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts Tower ($59.95) will certainly impress your sweetheart on the big day. Three gold boxes filled with an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolates will melt in your mouth. Flavors include Milk Chocolate Creme Brûlée, Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, White Chocolate Strawberry Creme and more.
For your dairy-loving partner, order up something creamy from Saxelby Cheesemongers. If you’re spending the night in, The New Yorker ($90) collection is sure to satisfy. Comprised of three of New York’s finest cheeses — Harpersfield Muddy River, Nancy’s Camembert, and McCadam Cheddar — crackers, and honey, it has all you need to have a fun night in!
Bridgerton fans can keep the love coming with La Rue 1680‘s Bridgerton Curated Valentine’s Box ($69). Inside, you will receive two large bags of tea, including India Street Vanilla Chai, along with a tea of your choosing, a sweet treat, a Valentine’s Day mug and a sweet V-day message of your choice. Even the queen would approve.
Absolut Elyx Boutiquehas a stunning copper bar tool collection and if you’re boo is into the home bar situation; we highly recommend checking it out. Their Deluxe Martini Gift Set (on sale for $195.30) contains everything you need, including a jigger, julep strainer, mixing glass, bar spoon, shaker, hawthorn strainer, and two cocktail coupes. Plus, it comes with a martini recipe guide.
By now we all know that Martha knows what she’s talking about. Follow her lead and order up Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies 6 Flavor Samplers ($69.99), which come in a heart-shaped box just for the occasion. Flavors like rhubarb, black raspberry, and passionfruit are inspired by her garden, and will finally give you a good reason to snack on gummies.
The gluten-free and guilt-free bakery, Elisa’s Love Bites, is serving up steam with their Make Love at Home gift basket ($30). Inside, you will find all of the ingredients to make their most romantic treats, including two black heart chocolate cakes, a dozen ready-to-bake bangin’ chocolate chip cookies, and two servings of chagaccino.
Yes Way Rosé and Williamsburg Pizza have teamed up for a limited-edition Valentine’s Day duo. On February 14th, you can order a heart-shaped pizza, a bottle of Yes Way Rosé Bubbles, along with a limited-edition wine tote for just $40, while supplies last. What could be better?
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