I never used to be a fan of Valentine’s Day but the past few years I have looked forward to celebrating, especially with Jack. I started doing special Valentine related things with him in mid-January because I just couldn’t resist. Given the pandemic I know we can’t easily deliver Valentine’s gifts to our loved ones this year or celebrate with them in person so today I’m rounding up a list of my favorite places to order sweet treats to have sent to friends and family.
La Foret has been a Valentine’s Day tradition for us for 6 years now. We had their caramels on our honeymoon and have been hooked ever since so now we order them at least once a year for Valentine’s Day and sometimes for other celebrations as well. I also really love the hot cocoa they have every winter and the almond turtles. This year I ordered the shortbreads too and I can’t wait to try them.
Model Bakery is another place we were introduced to on our honeymoon and we talk about the incredible English Muffins all the time. We love them so much that we ordered the cookbook to make them ourselves and sometimes order them fresh from they bakery. Trust me, they are beyond worth it!
WS has always been a go-to for gift ideas, especially their foods and sweet treats. They have an entire section for Valentine’s theme desserts and candies here along with their general food gifts section full of ready-to-bake pastries, gift baskets, and more sweet treats.
I’ve never been to Tatte before but I have heard incredible things and I am always extremely tempted by their online shop. Actually, I think I’m going to place an order right now because some of their gift boxes are far too enticing and not just because I’m pregnant 🙂 They have a Valentine’s theme shop right now with heart brownies, Linzer cookies a cookie decorating kit and more.
Goldbelly is a great resource for ordering your favorite treats and foods from beloved places all over the country and world. It is perfect for when you are craving something you tried on a past vacation. Some of my favorite places to order from via Goldbelly are Bouchon Bakery (for our favorite macarons), Laduree, Lou Malnati’s (our favorite Chicago deep-dish pizza). And on my list of places to try are Kennebunk Inn for Lobster Rolls, The Clam Shack (a Maine hot-spot), Gott’s Roadside (one of our Napa favorites) and so many others!
These cupcakes will forever be a favorite. I tried them my junior year of high school on a school trip, yes over 10 years ago, and I can still remember my first bite. I’ve honestly thought of taking a trip to D.C. mostly with these cupcakes in mind. But lucky for me, they can be ordered online and shipped! They have the most incredible flavors and would make a perfectly sweet Valentine’s treat.