Feb 03, 2019
18 Treats Under $50 for Your Sweets-Loving Valentine
On the unofficial International Day of Sugar (or Valentine's Day), all it takes to show someone how much you love them is an assortment of chocolate or selection of gummies. So your day of sugary shopping can be a piece of cake, we've rounded up the best looking Valentine's chocolates, candies, and specialty goods from major stores. These wow-worthy gifts will all impress your Valentine for $50 or less.
Peeps Vanilla Creme Marshmallow Hearts ($1): These fluffy marshmallow hearts, decorated with edible red glitter, are a quick and easy present for the Peeps fan in your life.
Hershey's Valentine's Day Molten Lava Kisses ($4): You should definitely attach the recipe for Hershey's Kisses lava cake to this bag of these erupt-in-your-mouth candies.
Happy Farms Preferred Valentine's Day Cheese Assortment ($4): If your sweetie doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, give them this trio of cheeses from Aldi. The bargain assortment includes cheddar, creamy cinnamon cheese with raisins and diced apple, and two Wensleydales: one with raspberries and white chocolate and another with cranberries.
Sugarfina Pink Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Bears ($23): Just when you thought Sugarfina's signature rosé bears couldn't get any better, they coated them with Parisian white chocolate.
Ghirardelli Dark & Raspberry Chocolate Squares ($4): Your Valentine will love these squares' crisp dark chocolate coating, which gives way to a tart and silky raspberry filling.
Harry & David Donut Bouquet ($50): Your donut-loving Valentine will go nuts over this edible bouquet, filled with 10 festively decorated pastries.
Williams Sonoma Marshmallow Hearts ($10): Gift these pastel marshmallows with a bag of hot chocolate mix for a Valentine's twist on the cold-weather beverage.
Dove Pink Champagne & Milk Chocolate Swirl Hearts ($4): These chocolate hearts are individually wrapped, making them the ideal pick-me-up for your office's candy bowl or your best friend's purse.
Aldi Specially Selected Heart Brioche with Chocolate Chips ($5): Your favorite carb lover will be elated to receive this pillowy, chocolate-studded loaf.
Lindt Lindor Strawberries and Cream White Chocolate Truffles ($5): If love were a truffle, it would be this strawberry-studded white chocolate morsel, surrounding a luscious strawberries and cream filling. Don't miss Lindt's other limited-edition truffles like Red Velvet White Chocolate and Milk and White Milk Chocolate.
World Market Black Forest Cherry Dark Chocolate ($6/2): Head to Cost Plus World Market to find out-of-the-ordinary chocolate bars, like Bacon Milk Chocolate, Strawberry & Champagne, and this blend of dark chocolate and cherry pie pieces, for your foodie friend.
See's Candies Happy Valentine's Day Lollypops ($14/6): See's chocolate and butterscotch lollypops make a sweet and simple token of appreciation for coworkers, or you can buy them in larger quantities for someone you really love.
Williams Sonoma Valentine Sour Gummy Hearts ($13): These heart-shaped chews pack a mouth-puckering punch, but they're sweet enough to keep you reaching for bite after bite.
Sugarfina XOXO Two-Piece Candy Bento Box ($20): Grab this pre-made bento box of strawberry, cherry, and watermelon Sugar Lips and Rosé Roses, or customize your own two-, three-, our four-piece bento box with your Valentine's favorite candies.
See's Candies Valentine's Day Peanut Brittle ($22): While peanut brittle might not come to mind before chocolate as a Valentine's gift, this crunchy, buttery candy — a cult favorite among See's customers — guarantees approval.
See's Candies Classic Red Heart of Assorted Chocolates ($27): There isn't a soul who wouldn't be delighted by this 26-piece box of chocolates, which includes Dark Chocolate Butter, California Brittle, Milk Almond, and more flavors.
1800 Baskets Champagne Chocolate-Covered Strawberries ($40): This gift's lucky recipient will love biting into these beautifully decorated strawberries, which are covered in Champagne-infused white chocolate.
Williams Sonoma Chocolate Champagne Bottles ($13): These elegantly packaged treats are a welcome break from tiny truffles. Since they're hollow, you could even instruct your giftee to fill them with actual Champagne before chomping away.
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Sara is a food and lifestyle freelance writer in Los Angeles. She writes a weekly events column for the Los Angeles Times and loves writing food content for Brit + Co. After all, the English language's most fun adjectives are best applied to delicious foods. In her free time, she's a hip hop dancer, avid moviegoer, and thorough face-mask user.