Valentine's Day Gifts for your loved ones (or yourself)!
Whoever is the sweetheart in your life, Valentine's Day is an extra excuse to indulge in chocolate. As a matter of fact, when February 14th rolls out, we think you should have chocolate by 7AM just to make sure you're being festive enough!
This year's Valentine's Day gift guide reveals all you need to know for shopping our site, plus some of our picks from other brands.
Happy holiday-of-love shopping! Xo, Melanie
Limited Edition Must-Have: CAKE POPS
Yes, they're delicious, Yes, they're pretty to look at. But what makes our cake pops really a great gift is how versatile they are. We've watched eyes pop out as grown men, two year olds, people who don't even like cake or chocolate (these are just a few examples), bit into their first taste of a Mini Melanie cake pop. This limited edition set is available just for Valentine's Day, and each pop comes individually wrapped.
V-day Cake Pops $48+ shipping
Limited Edition Must-Have: XOXO COOKIE DECORATING KIT
Whether you're having a small party or not for Valentine's Day, this cookie kit is the perfect way to entertain your kids for 30 minutes or so, and as moms, we get that need! The cookie kit comes with 8 baked vanilla sugar cookies, 4 jars of royal icing, piping bags, mini spoons, and sprinkles. You can come up with your own designs, or use ours (below) for inspiration. Our sugar cookies are baked fresh at our kitchen, and the royal icing is mixed from scratch. We don't take any shortcuts! So even though you're not baking with this kit, you'll have an amazingly tasty, satisfying tray of cookies to enjoy.
XOXO Cookie Decorating Kit, $45 + shipping
Give More, Get More: YourMomCares Valentine's Gift Bundle
One of the great things about owning a small business bakery, is being able to partner with organizations you believe in, like YourMomCares. Giving children the resources they need to have great mental health and to grow into their potential, is a cause worthy of every bit of awareness we can all give. 20% of each bundle order purchased will go to YMC. Enjoy or gift six limited edition cake pops and a box of cake truffles.
YourMomCares Valentine's Gift Bundle, $60 + shipping
A Showstopper: Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake
Have your cake and eat it, too! Layer Cakes ship directly to your door with FedEx, and you'll receive an amazing five layer chocolate cake with toppings on the side. You can decorate the cake and make it looks like ours or use your own style. Plus, you can opt for a custom sign that we'll prepare and ship with your order, to place on top of the cake. Make your Valentine's Day truly memorable with this delectable cake.
Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake, $75
Wine to go with Valentine's Dinner: Depart Wine
This new shop in Great Barrington, MA ships nationwide. Email the owner and he'll create an amazing case assortment to ship to your door.
Eclipse Ice Cream: Dairy-free and you wouldn't know it
We're head over heels for this ice cream brand, especially since it's plant-based and dairy-free. Try the Cookie Butter flavor and plan on a pint just for you!
Virtual Baking Class: Live with Goldbelly
A cookie class is a timeless Valentine's Day gift for a foodie, and Goldbelly's lineup of classes makes it hard to choose just one. Receive your kit in the mail and log on a Zoom with your chef instructor. Stay tuned - we have a class coming this spring!
Good Reads: Fountain Avenue Kitchen blog
We recently came upon this blog that's great for kids stuff, healthy recipes, and winter dinner party inspiration. Read through the Fountain Avenue Valentine's gift guide and DIY recipes, and you'll find fun things like M&M Pretzel Bark and Homemade Playdough!