Think outside the corner drug store for Valentine’s Day treats for your loved ones this year. From tequila-infused chocolates, to mini bubbly bottles, to sriracha popcorn for those looking to spice things up, we’ve got you covered.
Jose Cuervo infused MarieBelle chocolates
($ 55 for a 16-piece box at MarieBelle, 484 Broome St., and mariebelle.com)
Why choose between drinks and dessert? This collaboration between tequila company Jose Cuervo and chocolatier MarieBelle incorporates extra añejo tequila into dark and milk ganache chocolates.
Welch’s Fruit Snacks Valentine’s Day pouches
($ 4.99 for box of 28 pouches at Walmart and Target)
Little ones will love these heart-shaped versions of Welch’s Fruit Snacks, whose ingredients include some real fruit, in their lunch box. Send extras for classmates.
Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé minis
($ 14.99 at Philippe Liquors, 312 W. 23rd St.)
Perfect for Galentine’s Day gatherings, this shareable four-pack offers the Italian sparkling wine in hand-held 187-milliliter mini bottles.
Max Brenner’s Bursting Heart Chocolate Box
($ 11.90 at Max Brenner, 841 Broadway; add $ 9.99 shipping for Amazon.com orders)
This little heart-shaped tin is reusable once you’ve devoured the 2.8 ounces of milk chocolate cubes filled with hazelnut praline and roasted coconut bits.
“You’re Beary Cute” Valentine’s Day Filled Red Gummy Bear
($ 22 at Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave.; and 33 Union Square West)
A coin slot in the back of this plastic bear makes it useful as a piggy bank long after the gummies are gone.
Jacques Torres “Loves me, Loves me Not” box
($ 24 online and at various Jacques Torres locations around NYC, see mrchocolate.com)
Your sweetheart can indulge in various chocolatey flavors with this themed box bursting with a dozen delectable pieces.
Heart Shaped Tin with loose leaf teas
($ 6 at DAVIDsTEA, both in stores and online at davidstea.com)
Make tea time romantic with these tiny tins stuffed with your love’s favorite flavor, whether it’s Forever Nuts (almonds, apples and cinnamon mix), Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, or Sweet Tart.
X’s & O’s Cookie Tin
($ 68 for a tin of 16 cookies at deandeluca.com)
Give hugs and kisses in sugar cookie form with this tin packed with Xs, Os, and lip-shaped glazed treats.
You Make My Heart POP! Popcorn
($ 35.99 for seven flavors at stewleonardsgifts.com)
Those who like a little savory with their sweets will love this collection of different gourmet popcorns. Flavors include Valentine’s POP (pink watermelon and red strawberry), White & Dark Chocolate Swirl, Sriracha, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Buttered and Sea Salt Kettle Corn.
Baked by Melissa’s Valentine’s Day gift boxes
($ 9 for a 6-pack, $ 32 for a 25-pack, and $ 60 for a 50-pack in stores and at bakedbymelissa.com)
The mini cupcake company is offering holiday packages in several sizes with flavors like Chocolate Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Chocolate Red Velvet, Cookies & Milk, Red Velvet, and White Chocolate Pretzel.