Valentine’s Day Sweets, Surprises and Souvenirs

Treat your valentine to local chocolates, flowers, wine and more

Maira Gallardo Ix645sk3r3g UnsplashFrom 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
(603) 225-2591
Chocolate bars, specialty chocolates, candies, fudge and assorted boxes

Enna Chocolate
152 Front St., Exeter
Single origin and specialty bars

La Cascade du Chocolat
109 Water St., Exeter
214 State St., Portsmouth
(603) 777-5177
Chocolate bars, bon bons and truffles

Van Otis Chocolates
341 Elm St., Manchester
(603) 627-1611
Fudge, dipped strawberries and chocolate candies

Dancing Lion Chocolate
914 Elm St., Manchester
(603) 625-4043
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.

Greenleaf, Milford
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.

Popzup Popcorn
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
(603) 659-2949

Zorvino Vineyards
226 Main St., Sandown
(603) 887-8463

LaBelle Winery
345 Rte. 101, Amherst
104 Congress St., Portsmouth

Fulchino Vineyard
187 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis
(603) 438-5984

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.

Cymbidium Floral
14 Water St., Exeter
(603) 772-1300

Apotheca Flowers
24C Main St., Goffstown
(603) 497-4940

Jacques Flower Shop and Garden Center
712 Mast Rd., Manchester
(603) 625-5155

Prescott’s Florist
23 Veterans Sq., Laconia
(603) 524-7945

Chaliflour’s Flowers
46 Elm St., Manchester
(603) 623-8844

Designed Gardens Flower Studio
2757 White Mountain Hwy Unit C, North Conway
(603) 730-5268

394 Main St., New London
(603) 526-2398

Cherry Blossom Floral Design
240 Union St., Littleton
(603) 444-1015

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

Categories: Food & Drink, Wine & Spirits