Valentine’s Day Sweets, Surprises and Souvenirs
Treat your valentine to local chocolates, flowers, wine and more
From gift baskets to flowers and even dinners-to-go, there are plenty of ways that you can spoil your valentine while supporting local businesses this year.
Valentine’s Day Chocolates
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! From simple, petite sized treats to elaborate bars and boxed specialties, you’re sure to find the sweets you need for your sweetie.
Granite State Candy Shoppe
13 Warren St., Concord
Chocolate bars, specialty chocolates, candies, fudge and assorted boxes
152 Front St., Exeter
Single origin and specialty bars
La Cascade du Chocolat
109 Water St., Exeter
214 State St., Portsmouth
Chocolate bars, bon bons and truffles
Van Otis Chocolates
341 Elm St., Manchester
Fudge, dipped strawberries and chocolate candies
Dancing Lion Chocolate
914 Elm St., Manchester
Chocolate bars and bon bon sharing boxes
Valentine’s Day Meals and Dinners To-Go
Attend a local Valentine’s Day dinner, but if you can’t go out to dinner, you can bring dinner to you thanks to these local restaurants.
Getting stir-crazy sitting in the house all winter? Venture to Greenleaf for a romantic five-course dinner ($125 per person excluding gratuity) and optional wine pairing ($30 per person) for Valentine’s Day, expertly crafted by owner and chef Chris Viaud and chefs Justin O’Malley and Nick Breyare. The Valentine’s Day menu is available Friday, February 10, through Tuesday, February 14, excluding Sunday (when Greenleaf is closed). Reservations can be made via Tock. Course 1: Spiced hamachi, cranberry ponzu and sesame puffed rice. Course 2: Beet gnocchi, duck confit, mushrooms, spinach and whipped lemon ricotta. Course 3: Chicken milanese, arugula pistou, mache, pickled fennel and spiced pistachios. Course 4: Grilled NY strip, potato croquette, gruyere, carrot, parsnip, beet foam sauce and romaine. Course 5: Red velvet cake, pink peppercorn meringue, passion fruit, semifreddo spiced chocolate and cocoa lace tuile.
The Common Man, multiple locations
The Common Man chefs have prepared a delicious menu to help you celebrate at home this Valentine’s Day. The menu includes crab, spinach and artichoke dip, petite filet and lobster tail and a white chocolate mousse almond raspberry torte. $74.95
Presto Craft Kitchen, Manchester
This special Valentine’s Day menu for two is the perfect hassle-free approach to a romantic night in. Dinner includes caesar salad, sirloin marsala or shrimp scampi with garlic bread over linguine, and chocolate hearts or Oreo cheesecake cakesicles. Starts at $60.
The Old Salt & Lamie’s Restaurant and Inn, North Hampton
Enjoy a delicious holiday dinner at this sweet spot, and sample from special menu items like stuffed mushrooms, baked seafood delight, and a black cherry cheesecake. Prices vary.
Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets and Boxes
Surprise someone special in your life with breakfast, candy or even donuts.
Polly’s Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill
Take-and-make baskets are a perfect way to spoil your sweet. Choose from a Sugar Hill breakfast, pancake sampler, or “New Hampshire morning” kit. Starts at $29.99.
Don’t forget to pick up some popcorn to enjoy during your movie night in! Spoil your valentine (and yourself) with an assortment of cheese herbie, maple cinnamon toast or butter popcorn, or treat her to applewood smoked bacon or everything bagel popcorn seasoning. $4.75-$15
Donut Love, North Hampton
What about a box of donuts for the sweet one in your life? Donut Love has you covered. Make sure you stop in around Valentine’s Day to sample a few of their delicious Valentine’s Day potato donuts.
Check out a few other of our favorite donut destinations here.
Valentine’s Day Wines
No romantic evening for two is complete without a little vino. Set the mood with sommelier-approved bottles from these local vineyards.
Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
297 North River Rd., Lee
226 Main St., Sandown
345 Rte. 101, Amherst
104 Congress St., Portsmouth
187 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis
Valentine’s Day Flowers
A beautiful, local flower bouquet is a tried and true Valentine’s Day gift, one that will surely bring your valentine some much-needed joy.
14 Water St., Exeter
24C Main St., Goffstown
Jacques Flower Shop and Garden Center
712 Mast Rd., Manchester
23 Veterans Sq., Laconia
46 Elm St., Manchester
Designed Gardens Flower Studio
2757 White Mountain Hwy Unit C, North Conway
394 Main St., New London
Cherry Blossom Floral Design
240 Union St., Littleton
Looking for ideas for a safe romantic getaway for two? Check out a few of our ideas for where to stay here.
What about taking a sleigh ride with your sweet? Check out where we recommend going here.
Looking for something to do Valentine’s Day weekend? Head to Hollis for Beaver Brook Association’s Valentine’s Candlelit Night Hike & Bonfire. Find out more information here.