Valentine's Day is almost upon us, in other words, the one day of the year when you're allowed to spoil your loved one (and yourself!) silly with chocolate. We've rounded up the best gifts and ideas to woo your other half with, as well as selected some bigger, sharing gifts for friends.
Nothing says 'I love you' more than a heart-shaped box filled with delicious treats; check out Godiva's indulgent box that offers crème brulee and strawberry shortcake flavours... truly a case of love at first bite. Prestat, who have a royal warrant from the Queen, have released their gold heart box this year, a selection of gorgeous sea salt caramel truffles.
For the real 'wow' factor, look no further than Pierre Marcolini's pyramid of hearts. A pyramid of 80 mini raspberry flavoured chocolates – it's every chocoholic's dream come true! And if you want to go one step further and personalise your gift, Getting Personal have made some fabulous chocolate trees. Maltesers, smarties, Ferrero Rocher – the choices are endless!
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It's easy to see why this is Pierre Marcolini's signature creation. Making a return this Valentine's Day, the pyramid of hearts features 80 pieces, either all in raspberry flavour or assorted.
Surprise your Valentine with these jaw-dropping trees, which can be decorated with maltesers, smarties, Ferrero Rocher and chocolate buttons. Each glass or flute is personalised with a message, and standing at 30cm tall, they're sure to impress!
The What's Yours is Mine Hamper by Hotel Chocolat has everything you need for a perfect night in - truffles made with real Champagne, mellow milk chocolates, elegant salted caramel puddles, boutique Italian Prosecco Superiore DOCG and sparkling rosé. There's even a spread for your toast the next morning!
A true romantic gesture from one of our favourite chocolate companies, this 14-piece Godiva box is filled with classic white, dark and milk chocolate hearts, the delightfully dark Tourbillon 85 and the limited edition crème brulée and strawberry shortcake pieces.
If they're good enough for Her Majesty the Queen, they're good enough for us! Prestat, who hold a royal warrant from the monarch, have created a beautiful set of sea salt caramel truffles, all presented in a gold box. Divine!
If you're planning an extra surprise this Valentine's Day, like a weekend break or even a proposal (!), this message chocolate box is a brilliant way to hide your secret. Each handmade chocolate heart contains a tiny card, personalised with your own message. Also included are three handmade solid mini heart chocolates in milk chocolate.
Tried and tested, these are hands down some of the best brownies we've had! Kate's Gower Cottage brownies come beautifully packaged in raffia and tissue paper and are baked fresh to order. Included are 12 handmade Belgian chocolate portions.
Fans of tiffin have to get their hands on H Forman & Son's chocolate tiffin fridge cake, made with ginger biscuits, dates, popcorn for extra lightness and crunch, golden syrup and a silky dark chocolate and cream ganache. Ready to serve, it's perfect for sharing with a group of friends on Galantine's.
What's better than a brownie? A customised brownie! East Village's artisan Italian bakery Signorelli can personalise each brownie with up to three words using pink, red, white or blue icing. Each brownie is £3.95 or you can buy a box of 4 for £15 with a full message to your loved one. Throw in a bottle of Prosecco for £10 with any box of four ordered.