Of course you want to gift your loved one something special this Valentine’s Day, but there’s no need to depart from the time-honored, perfectly wonderful tradition of a delicious treat for two. Just make a big, heart-felt gesture. We’ve found 8 edible — shippable! — over-the-top gifts to take your holiday exchange to the next level.
Legal Sea Foods Lobster
Instead of waiting until dessert to show your person how special they are, start with the main course. Order a pair of live lobsters from Legal Sea Foods — the OG lobster experts — and dine on decadent, hard shell crustaceans directly from the Atlantic.
Jacques Torres Chocolate Share the Love Treasure Box
More is more when it comes to this stack of pretty pink boxes packed full of Jacques Torres’ signature treats, from truffles to chocolate-covered marshmallows to “I Love You” tic-tac-toe.
Last Crumb Luxury Cookie Box
These are the Instagram-famous cookies that will literally change how you feel about the entire food category. The gift arrives in a huge, posh box and each of the 12 enormous cookies with flavors like Florida Man (key lime) and Queen of Sheba (pistachio and dark chocolate) is eye-rollingly delicious and decadent. Don’t forget to do an unboxing video.
Li-Lac Chocolates Giant Valentine Heart
210 pieces of light and dark chocolate fill this 2-foot-tall heart-shaped box. Piped with creams, caramels, mochas and mousses this candy box on steroids will make a huge impression. Li-Lac candies are extremely high quality and made in Brooklyn.
Harry & David Seven Days of Love Advent Calendar
Why are advent calendars just a holiday thing? Your love flows seven days a week, just like this Valentine’s Day advent calendar, which is packed with treats like shortbread cookies, sweet corn, and gummy hearts.
Gold Belly Martha Stewart’s Strawberry Ombre Cake
Martha does not do anything halfway. And that includes her Valentine’s Day strawberry ombre cake, where each layer is another perfect shade of pink. It is a jaw-dropping finale that tastes as good as it looks.
Molly J The Berry Big Box
These 24 gumdrops come in flavors like pink champagne, hibiscus acai, and watermelon mint, and include either 25mg or 50mg of CBD which means you are virtually guaranteed a lovely, mellow evening. Even better, part of the proceeds from box purchases at this women-owned company go to reproductive rights organizations.
Montilio’s Baking Company JFK’s Wedding Cake
Your love story is one for the history books. Prove it by commissioning Montilio’s Bakery Company in Boston to recreate the exact cake that JFK and Jackie O. ate at their wedding. If that’s not enough cake cred for you, this exact same white cake and raspberry preserve confection was also served at Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush’s inaugural balls.
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