10 Unique Valentine's Day Treats (Beyond a Box of Chocolates)
1. Drop a Love Bomb
A BlissBomb donut box makes a great surprise any day of the year, but for their Valentine's Day Pack ($58 including shipping), these little guys have found their soulmate in a custom blend from Brooklyn-based Coffee Mob. The beautiful box of 6 mini donuts (two Red Velvets with dark chocolate, two Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, a Brooklyn Blackout, and a Black Forest) and 12 oz bag of coffee beans arrive with a cool card and a personalized message from you.
2. Go Ahead, Be Cheesy
Spoil your chedda half with a box of award-winning Wisconsin Cheese. Each of these carefully curated gift baskets are a present and a date night wrapped into one. The Sweetheart's Gift Collection Valentine's Day Edition Box ($64.95 + shipping) is a cheese-lover's all-access pass, including three 6 oz blocks of Dill Havarti, Gouda and Honey Sriracha Gouda, Sugarwood caramels, and a jar of artisanal cherry lavender jam—all Wisconsin-made. We're also loving the Sweetheart's Cheese Bouquet ($29.95) and the Spicy Cheese Lover's Pack ($49.95). Is cheese officially a love language yet?
3. Say It With Nuggets
Sweets and flowers aren't for everyone; sometimes the best way to say "I love you" is with a bunch of chicken nuggets. Tyson's limited-edition heart-shaped Nuggets of Love are a memorable and Insta-worthy surprise; but you're going to have to put in a little effort. The only way to get a bag is by entering their Chicken Nugget Bouquet contest. From now through February 17th, DIY your own nugget bouquet and share a photo on social (tag us at #rrmagfan so we can see too!) for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 in staycation money and year's supply of nuggets. 150 runners-up will get a bag of the heart-shaped Nuggets of Love. It's a win every step of the way!
4. Love Potion
Whether you're planning a virtual Galentine's Day celebration or just craving a night in, the Best-Tea Valentines Tea and Tincture Bundles ($61 + shipping) from the by-women, for-women Ami Wellness are perfect for gifting your bestie a little moment of pause and self-care. Show some love to your Valentine (or yourself!) with sets that include a choice of one of Ami's four core tinctures (Dream, Calm, Soothe, Daily), a cute and cozy mug, and organic, fair trade tea sachets.
5. Heart-Shaped Cheerios
Classic Cheerios get a heart-shaped twist this February to raise awareness for National Heart Health Month. For the cereal lover in your life (or just lover of all things limited-edition), these happy-heart Cheerios($4.99) come in Honey Nut and original yellow-box flavors, plus Blueberry, Chocolate and Cinnamon.
6. Go the Bacon Bouquet Route
Ah, the classic roses-or-cured-meats debate. For that special someone in your life who would prefer a bouquet of bacon over your traditional flowers, the rose-shaped, long-stemmed Original Bacon Bouquet ($65.99) from Texas-based Bacon Bouquets are hand-crafted, wrapped in gold tissue, and sealed with a red ribbon. Need some variety? Try Olympia Provision's Salami Bouquet, ($85) Carnivore Club's Jerky Bouquet ($44.99), or DIY it with the Nathan's Hot Dog Bouquet tutorial.
7. Mindful Decadence
Score big with the gluten-free baked goods lover in your life. Ethel's Baking Company, which specializes in Certified Gluten Free, non-GMO, no-artificial-ingredients, cravings-worthy baked goods, has you covered with the Chocolate Lover's Gift Pack ($45.00 + shipping). Your loved one will swoon over the 2 packs of Brownies and 2 packs of the original Turtle Dandy Bars—Ethel's famously buttery, gooey, toasted-pecan-layered chocolate piled onto real buttery shortbread. With treats this delicious, non-GF folks will find them just as indulgent.
8. Breakfast In Bed (In A Box)
Serve up breakfast in bed without having to step out the door— even for groceries! The Breakfast In Bed Box ($49.99 + shipping) from Chic Chef Co.gives you all the provisions necessary to pamper your partner and make cozy Sunday morning memories. With gourmet pancake or waffle mix, Canadian bourbon maple syrup, olive oil or vegan butter, and four brunchy-smelling candles (mimosa, anyone?), you won't be missing your restaurant reservation this year.
9. Everlasting Flowers
Roses are red, violets are blue, and stunning Italian crepe paper flower arrangements ($85 + shipping) from Unwilted are on-trend and always in season. These handcrafted, artistically-thoughtful botanical arrangements will last longer than your traditional Valentine's Day bouquet, and are a beautiful way to keep a smile on your sweetheart's face through the coming winter weeks. From simple, delicate arrangements like the Peony for your Thoughts, to the show-stopping Love Note, these floral designs are oh-so lovely.