Ah, chocolates. Out of all the ways you can show your affection for someone on Valentine’s Day, we’ve found that the act of gifting chocolates is one of the most convenient because of its sentimental value and provides comfort—whether it’s for your significant other, your friends or family.
We’re not one to mess with classic gift ideas, but we’ve found ways to turn a sweet box of treats into something a little more meaningful for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking to give sweet gifts to the ones you love (or yourself, we don’t judge), here are a few ideas to keep in mind:
For families and significant others who deserve everything
Theo and Philo
Flowers and chocolates are easy, go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day, but how can you change it up? Theo and Philo have the answer. For Valentine’s day, the brand is offering keepsake boxes with dark hot chocolate, three chocolate bars of your choice and dried flowers from Dear Posie.
If you’re looking to satisfy your significant other’s sweet cravings, consider Bizu’s love boxes. The Extraordinary gift box contains Valentine cake pops, a strawberry shortcake trifle, chocolate-dipped strawberries, truffle pyramids, a box of Valentin Macaron de Paris and a Moet and Chandon Rose Champagne.
What’s better than waking up to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee? Waking up to coffee with a side of Auro Chocolate. For the month of love, the local chocolate brand paired up with soy candle brand Micandle to produce a special gift set. Each Auro x Micandle set includes a Heritage Collection box paired with a coffee-scented soy candle.
For friends who are going through heartbreak on Valentine’s Day
Known as the first chocolate piñata cake makers in the country, Tsokoñata prides itself in carefully handcrafting its cakes using imported white, dark, and milk chocolate. You can also customize the cake to include your preferred sweets or a personalized message—you can even change the way your cake looks!
Teacakes by Chef Alli
Getting your loved ones a box of chocolates and a letter is cute, but you know what’ll be better than that? A cake they can crack open to reveal their favorite chocolates AND a love letter inside—courtesy of Teacakes by Chef Alli. If letters aren’t your thing, the brand can also sneak in money bills, a ring box, or your favorite photo together with 25 pieces of chocolates.
Smash Eat PH
Can’t decide between roses or a piñata cake? Smash Eat PH says you can have both, thanks to its Valentine’s Day-themed cakes. The brand also accepts customized cakes for events outside of Valentine’s Day—all you have to do is let them know which designs you want and choose between white, milk and dark chocolate shells.
For yourself, someone who needs special treatment this month
In case you’re looking for a snack that’s perfect for the late nights, consider chocolate-covered strawberries. Online stores like Sapory sell six- and 12-piece boxes of strawberries covered with white, dark and milk Belgian chocolate—and for Valentine’s Day, you can choose the packaging and wax-sealed dedications.
After sending gifts to your loved ones, treat yourself to a box of chocolates AND a bouquet, too. CMV Txokolat’s limited edition bundles combine vegan chocolate truffles (made with dark chocolate, almond milk and locally-sourced bananas!) with hand-tied chrysanthemum bouquets from The Flower Farm.