Love is in the air which means it is time to gift your sweetheart something special for Valentine’s Day. Although you cannot put a price on love, everyone has their limits and it is important to be mindful of what is in your budget.
Most people expect some type of chocolate on this love-themed day and you should make sure you do not disappoint. Whether you are trying to splurge, keep it moderate or spend as little as possible, there is a gift out there that you can give to someone special.
Check out these Valentine’s Day chocolate gift ideas for every budget.
Chocolate 5 Layer Cake
This Chocolate 5 Layer Cake is available at Mastro’s Restaurant in New York City. Photo: Mastro’s Restaurants
If you are in New York City, treat that special someone to a night out at Mastro’s Steakhouse. While you will definitely enjoy the dinner menu, the dessert will be the real reason why you are there. The luxurious eatery offers a tasty cake that is layered with rich chocolate mousse and brushed with citron vodka and Frangelico. The edges are encrusted with cake drums and the dessert is served on top of caramel and chocolate sauces topped with fresh raspberries and fresh mint.
Those hoping to enjoy a night in with their loved one can call ahead to pick up their order and have a cozy meal at home, ending the night with a decadent dessert.
The chocolatier known for their rich chocolate offers an array of gifts that can suit any price range. Those looking to spend less can consider purchasing the Collector’s Edition Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Tin which comes with 12 pieces of chocolate for $15.
Those who are feeling a bit more generous can spend anywhere from $100 purchasing a 37 piece Valentine's Day Satin Embroidered Heart Chocolate Gift Box or $315 on a 7-Tier Ultimate Chocolate Gift Tower.
Edible Arrangements is offering online customers $10 off their purchases of $39 or more. Photo: Edible Arragements
Interested in gifting your sweetheart with something even sweeter? You may want to invest in an edible arrangement. The chocolate covered fruit serves as both a bouquet and a tasty treat. The company’s Valentine’s Day Bouquet will run you $75 and consists of a gourmet Belgian Chocolate Pop, fresh strawberries, grapes, pineapple heart slices and gourmet semisweet chocolate dipped strawberries.
Early birds who get their online orders in before Feb. 13 can save money and receive a gift. Customers whose order totals $39 or more will receive $10 off their purchase. Customers whose order totals $75 or more than will receive $10 off their purchase and two free movie tickets.
Jacques Torres Chocolate 34 Piece Bon Bon Box
A Jacques Torres Chocolate 34 Piece Bon Bon Box is available to purchase for $50. Photo: Jacques Torres Chocolate Gift your loved ones with these decadent bonbons that come in a variety of flavors including exotic tea and spice infusions, nutty pralines, ganaches, buttery caramels, fruit and wine blended chocolate and a surprise mystery flavor. This 34 piece box set is $50.
Do it yourself
If you are feeling creative or just want to try out a homemade project consider heading to Pinterest to look at all the creative ideas. Make your own edible arrangement or try melting chocolate for a unique spin on gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. The sky is the limit and the options are endless from chocolate covered cake pops to chocolate covered pretzels. There is no doubt that you will find something you’ll feel confident creating and serving to that special someone.
Drug Store Chocolate
It may not sound appetizing but it sounds cheap, doesn’t it? By heading into your local pharmacy, you are bound to find anything from Dove to Hershey’s to Russell Stover’s chocolates on sale or at least at a decent price with some chocolate being as little as $1. Whether your drug store is Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS or any other small business, you will more than likely find some chocolate within your price range.
Chocolate is one of the most popular gift giving traditions during Valentine's Day. Pictured are Valentine's Day chocolate treats displayed at the Le Chocolatier fine chocolate store on Feb. 12, 2014 in North Miami, Florida. Photo: Getty Images
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