Twice as nice as anything you can buy at the drugstore.
Neuhaus Red Tin Heart, 10 pcs
This Belgium-based company makes some of the silkiest, most intensely cocoa-flavored chocolate we’ve ever had. The chocolates come in gorgeous shapes (like an ice cream cone topped with a rose bud) and are filled with different types of creamy praline.
To Buy: $22; neuhauschocolate.com.
Droga Chocolates Money on Honey, Valentine’s Day 9 pc
Most caramels are made from corn syrup, but these are made from honey instead. And not just any honey: wildflower honey, which really tastes like flowers. It’s then doused in dark chocolate and topped with a pinch of flaky salt.
To Buy: $16.95; drogachocolates.com.
Jacques Torres Truffle Box
This petite heart-shaped box is filled with seven extra fancy truffles. Flavors include Orange Cream, Kir Royale with Champagne Taittinger (a French cocktail made with champagne and black currant liqueur), and Majiri (a rare, fruity-tasting chocolate from Madagascar).
To Buy: $12; mrchocolate.com.
Phillips Chocolates 15 Piece Signature Turtle Milk & Dark Heart
The container from Boston’s oldest chocolatier has anything but the typical assortment of caramel-filled truffles. Instead your Valentine will find a variety of lush turtles, made from milk or dark chocolate and studded with cashews, almonds, or pecans.
To Buy: $36.75; phillipschocolate.com.
Alma Valentine Bonbon Box
Made with edible gold leaf and dark chocolate, these shimmery hearts nail the metallic trend—and the sweet spot. Includes two each of passion fruit caramel, salted caramel, and hazelnut praline.
To Buy: $18; deandeluca.com.
Cacao & Cardamom Valentine’s Collection Petite Heart
Your valentine will actually want to eat these conversation hearts because they’re made out of rich chocolate instead of stale chalky candy. The transparent heart-shaped lid lets her feast on the cute colorful chocolates with her eyes first.
To Buy: $18; cacaoandcardamom.com.