Chocolate may be the traditional pick for Valentine’s Day, but there’s a whole world of festive sweets out there beyond truffles and ganache-filled hearts. This year, we decided to put together an alternative list. Here are our favorite non-chocolate edible gifts, from champagne-flavored marshmallows to handmade frozen yogurt.
Rose Sugar Cookies
Instead of a dozen roses this year, go for a box of twelve bizcochito sugar cookies. Flavored with cinnamon, anise, and orange, each cookie gets topped with a big rosette of tinted vanilla icing.
Roses cookie box, $45 from
Wondermade Marshmallow Gift Set
Unexpected flavors like champagne, passion fruit, and rose raspberry elevate simple, handmade marshmallows. _ Valentine’s Marshmallow Gift Set, $30 at
Raspberry Pâte de Fruit Heart
A single melt-in-your-mouth raspberry heart dusted with crunchy sugar comes packaged with a vintage greeting card message in these candies from Oregon’s Willamette Valley Confectionery. _ Raspberry pâte de fruit heart, $3 each at
Almost too beautiful to eat, ‘Lette’s delicate, chewy macarons come in a kaleidoscope of colors and Valentine-appropriate flavors like rose, raspberry, passion fruit, and vanilla. _ Gift box of 24 macarons, $44 at
Sockerbit Valentine’s Candy Gift Box
This collection from
Sockerbit, a Swedish candy boutique in Manhattan, features four jars of our favorite fruit-flavored gummy candy and candy-coated licorice. Box of four jars, $43 at
Jeni’s Ice Creams Frozen Yogurts Collection
Jeni’s has developed a cult following for their creamy frozen treats and inventive, natural flavors. Give your valentine a bundle of seven of their most-loved flavors, like spice-laden mango lassi or tart, refreshing passion fruit.
Frozen yogurts collection, $84 at
Raspberry XO Candies
Delicate raspberry hard candies emblazoned with “xo” are a step up from drugstore conversation hearts. _Raspberry XO candies, $6 for a 3-oz. package at