Posted by Zachary Westlake / Thursday, February 7th, 2013
While everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day in their own way, there is one thing the masses do agree on: you better not show up empty-handed. Check out some of these gift ideas from local shops in the area that will help make your Valentine’s Day a success.
Allow the folks at Society Fair in Old Town Alexandria to do the work for you. Their St. Valentine’s Date Night Bag is sure to cover all your bases. The gift bag features heart-shaped camembert with lemon curd, coq au vin, frisee salad, baguette, chocolate cake for two, a bottle of sparkling wine and a bottle of red wine. The bags are available for store pick-up Feb. 14-15. Reserve yours today. $100.
Lola Cookies and Treats
Take advantage of Lola Cookies and Treats‘ “sweetheart deal”, and you won’t be disappointed. The Leesburg bakery is whipping up dozens of cupid inspired baked goods. From chocolate vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate hearts, to sugar cookies with your choice of sweet messages, Lola’s has lots to offer. Available for pick-up Feb. 14. Orders may be placed by phone.
Best Buns Bread Company
Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic gift that anyone will appreciate. The Arlington based Best Buns Bread Company is offering a deal on a dozen long-stem, juicy strawberries dipped in fine chocolate. The dozen includes eight dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and four in white chocolate. The strawberries come in an open faced box decorated for the special day. Orders can be picked up Feb. 10-14. $30
Using only local and top-shelf ingredients, a gift of chocolate from Artisan Confections will not soon be forgotten. The shop is offering five special bon bons for Valentine’s Day. Try their nine-piece box which includes: heart shaped salted butter caramel, hazelnut grand marnier and peaches and cream. Artisan Confections will be offering these items at both of their locations. Available until 7 p.m. Feb. 14. $18
Maple Avenue Market
Offering plenty of fresh and local products, Maple Avenue Market in downtown Vienna has all the essential gifts this Valentine”s Day. Freshly baked cookies and cupcakes are available, as well as gluten-free dessert options. Visitors will also have the option to purchase sweets from Krishon Chocolates from 2-4 on Feb. 9. Chef Eric Johnson will be on site offering samplings of his signature truffles.
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