Not many people think of February as their favorite part of the year, and Valentine’s Day has always had its critics. But for me, it’s always been a warm and cozy bright spot in a long month of dark, cold, New England days. It’s a chance to celebrate every kind of love, and for me that means a handmade card and something truly delicious!
Here at Eat Boutique, we’re big fans of Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s a holiday entirely devoted to spreading food gift love! This year, however, we’re thinking outside the chocolate-covered strawberries box. We’ve teamed up with the loveliest small batch makers from all over the country to create one-of-a-kind gift collections just for you and the sweetheart/tooth in your life. From the coziest-ever breakfast in bed to pure gold honey and the world’s silkiest caramels, from freshly baked macaroons to a slightly spicy cocktail, it’s easy to make this Valentine’s Day unique with these perfect gifts.
Make sure to place your order by 5pm EST on February 4th to receive your gift in time for Valentine’s Day!
We’ve rounded up these extra lovable gifts just for February 14th, but be sure to visit our shop to see all of our exclusive collections.
A combination of decadent jams and simply delectable mixes for bakers at any stage.
About the Maker: Owner Jessica believes in responsible stewardship, local, sustainable agriculture, and traditional methods. She and her team source the produce for their uniquely flavored jams and preserves from small farms in the Waynesville region.
Where It’s Made: Waynesville, SC
Why We Love It: Nothing says ‘I love you’ like breakfast in bed, especially when you can whip up delicious scones from a handcrafted mix! We love to start our day with Jessica’s Old Fashioned Scones, slathered in butter and her Raspberry Rhubarb jam.
- Old Fashioned Scone Mix
- Whole Grain Beer Bread Mix
- Spiced Apple & Beer Jam
- Raspberry Rhubarb Jam
- Roasted Red Pepper & Peach Jam
Buy it now for aspiring bakers, scone lovers, late sleepers, and morning people.
We’ve selected our favorite McCrea’s Caramels just for you (and trust us, it was hard to narrow down the list).
About the Maker: McCrea’s caramels are slow cooked in small batches with love and meticulous care. Each candy is cut and wrapped exactly as they were back in the day, with the help of a restored 1900’s wrapping machine made in Springfield, MA. The result is an ultra-glossy texture and deeply-rich flavor.
Where It’s Made: Hyde Park, MA
Why We Love It: McCrea’s has a way of harnessing bold flavors like Ginger, Maple, or Highland Scotch into bite-sized doses of smooth, romantic sweetness. Each flavor has a distinct character, but the top-of-the-line quality is consistent.
- The Flavor Family (Dark Roasted Mocha, Ginger Fusion, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Highland Scotch, Black Lava Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Cape Cod Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Deep Chocolate)
- Black Lava Sea Salt
- Classic Vanilla
Eating these caramels is sort of like falling in love, so buy them for your sweetheart while they last!
We’re so excited to bring you this exclusive collection of raw honey from our favorite Baltimore beekeepers.
About the Maker: If you’ve never tried raw honey, you’ll be amazed by its distinct flavor. Geddes farm uses single-source bees, which means bees that only feed on the nectar of a specific plant in one area. As a result, the honey may taste sweet, smoky, fruity, or earthy, depending on which plant the bees were craving.
Where It’s Made: Baltimore, MD
Why We Love It: Geddes honey is unheated, unpasteurized, and single source, which means you’re tasting pure bee gold from a healthy, happy apiary. Plus, you get four 16 oz. jars! That’s a whole lot of sweetness to brighten up the winter months.
- Galberry Chunk
- Blueberry Honey
- Clover Honey
- Avocado Honey
Any bee supporter, honey enthusiast, or sugar-free friend will be completely smitten with this collection, so buy it while it lasts!
With singular flavors that puzzle and delight, these syrups add sparkle and personality to everything from soda or champagne to a freshly baked cake.
About the Maker: The story of Royal Rose is as romantic as it sounds. During the particularly sweltering summer of 2010, in a tiny Brooklyn kitchen, Emily was canning some local peaches and Forrest asked to use the leftover syrup for a cocktail. She threw in a vanilla bean, some basil, and a pinch of black pepper, and the business was born.
Where It’s Made: Brooklyn, NY
Why We Love It: Forrest and Emily believe that high quality, whole ingredients are the difference between an average drink and a superior cocktail. Royal Rose crafts every ounce of syrup in small batches using whole fruit, 100% organic and fairtrade cane sugar, and filtered water. Try adding a few spoonfuls to cakes, cupcakes, or meringues!
- 3 Chiles Simple Syrup
- Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup
- Saffron Simple Syrup
- Orange Vanilla Simple Syrup
Buy it now for the home mixologist, adventurous baker, or enthusiastic cocktail maker
Each box of this exclusive macaroon collection will vary slightly depending on what Danny makes the week of your order. (Yes, they really are that fresh!)
About the Maker: Danny Macaroons’ 45+ original flavors have won wide acclaim in New York City and from food publications all over the country. Danny is devoted to creating the perfect macaroons, ideal for dessert, a mid-morning snack, or alongside a steaming cup of coffee.
Where It’s Made: New York, NY
Why We Love It: We can’t get enough of these delicious gourmet treats. It was love at first sight with the original toasted coconut, but flavors like black chocolate stout and rice pudding made it true love forever. Indulge in these versatile gourmet cookies to experience rich decadence, light fluffiness, or bold spice.
- 16 chocolate-y, caramel-y, coconut surprises!
For the gluten-free sweet tooth, the dessert lover, or the coconut-obsessed, this gift collection is sure to be swoon-worthy, so buy it now!
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