What’s better than being in love? Chocolate, sweets, desserts, gifts, and the way you show you love of course. Who doesn’t want to indulge in a little chocolate and delicious sweets to celebrate the day of love, I know we do! These little tokens of appreciation can be shared with your partner, your kids, parents, best friends, and hey even just for yourself.
Pick up a Valentine's Day Gift Box filled with 12 assorted truffles including special flavors like Strawberry Prosecco and Hot and Bothered (Chocolate Chili), and an additional box of one-of-a-kind chocolates. They will also be dipping fresh strawberries and raspberries in chocolate to order as well.
Shop gourmet gifts from giant chocolate hearts to special tins of their signature PB Wings. Gift boxes are also available for the sweets lover in your life.
A time honored tradition in Syracuse NY is getting Hercules Candies around Valentine’s Day, so much so that you can always find Valentine novelties listed on their website. Choose between decadent boxes of flavorful candy chocolate or choose fun chocolate shaped hearts on lollies or full of rich peanut butter.
Another notable candy shop, Speachs Family Candy opened in 1920 and has been family run since the start, we’re talking 4 generations of candy makers. Treat your Valentine to Speachs' brickle, they take on classic chocolate bark. As soon as you step in the building you’ll be overwhelmed by homemade chocolate fumes and a multitude of options for this special holiday.
More than Chocolate
Maybe your Valentine, or you remember, isn’t particularly a plain chocolate lover, it’s easy to think outside of the (chocolate) box in Syracuse. Head over to Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen across the street from the Museum of Science and Technology, and create your own box of variety cookies. Cathy’s cookies are homemade and award winning. Spice up your day and order a cookie cake with personalized messages. Cakes come in 12 or 16 inches and are either double or triple layered with cream…i’m not drooling you’re drooling.
If you or the person you’re buying for has dietary restrictions, try the cookie connection in North Syracuse. This is Syracuse New York’s only certified gluten free bake shop. They make their confections to order, so be sure to check out their Facebook page and check out their Valentine Day offerings. Cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more.
Pre-order a 'Valentine's Box of Love,' chock full of specialty donuts including flavors like Nutella, Strawberry Cheesecake and Cupid Carnival, assorted candies, chocolate rose and a sugar cookie from Crave Dessert.
The Sweet Praxis cafe is the perfect place to pre-order your Valentine's Day treats like beautifully created macarons, cupcakes, cookies, or cakes. Keep in mind February 8th is last day for pre-order if you want to pick up for the 14th.
Giving More Than Love
Check out the Visit Syracuse store to share your love of the 315 with that special someone. Cups, mugs, hats, and more -we have JUST what you're looking for. Check out the store today!
Share the love all February long when you shop at Metro Home Style, a fun Downtown boutique specializing in a hand-picked selection of home accents, accessories and unique items. All month, shoppers can contribute "Wish List" items for the local Francis House organization, or purchase a paper heart for $5 (in-store or online); 100% of the paper heart donations will be spent on Francis House Wish List items.
When you love someone and you love Syracuse, Bee Kind is the perfect place to find a gift for how you feel. When you pair a Bee Kind handmade candle with fresh chocolates, you’re giving the gift of a relaxing and calming evening.
Be sure to have fun this Valentine’s Day! As nice as gifts, sweets, and chocolates are to receive, it’s important to note that the best gift is quality time. Check out Valentine’s Day dinner options in Syracuse this year, and book your reservation early on.