Food-Inspired Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

It’s February 13th, and suddenly you remember why you’ve been seeing red lately. Anger is far from the issue. Even though Valentine’s falls on the same day each year somehow the upcoming holiday escaped you. Now there’s just 24 hours left to go and you have nothing to give your paramour that shows your love and appreciation.


The answer: food is the way to their heart, and they’ll never know it wasn’t planned well in advance.

The Classic Gift: Decadent Chocolate

Rich, creamy chocolate is a fail proof gift on Valentine’s Day. But a generic box from the drugstore screams that you bought something last minute. Handcrafted, artisanal chocolates on the other hand says that you put time and thought into finding your love an indulgence as unique and memorable as they are.

If you missed our Valentine’s Pop Up event at Javelina a few days ago don’t worry. You can still drop by the Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center to pick up one of our limited edition collections. This year we are offering the Lovers Chocolate Truffle Collection and the Sweetheart Chocolate Truffle Collection.

The Kid Inspired Gift: Edible Decorations

Remember making homemade Valentines with construction paper and candy as a kid? Spark a bit of heartwarming nostalgia with these edible Valentine’s Day decorations.

  • Lollipop Flowers – With a few sheets of construction paper, a marker and Dum Dums you can make a sweet display.
  • Candy Bouquet – Use a clear, glass vase filled with red, white and pink candies or sweethearts. Next, take a dozen tulips or roses and tie the stems together in a tight bunch before adding them to the vase. Viola! An instance Valentine’s Day bouquet.
  • Sweet Candy Button Hearts – Cut different colors of construction paper into hearts. Then take a sheet of candy buttons and cut then into slightly smaller hearts. Glue the construction paper hearts to the candy button hearts, and you’re done.

The Unexpected Indulgence: Breakfast in Bed

Since Valentine’s Day is on Sunday this year it’s the perfect opportunity to start the holiday with an unexpected, but much appreciated, surprise. Getting up early to make your Valentine breakfast in bed will definitely win over their heart.

Follow our easy 4-step guide to making breakfast in bed for mom with a few small adjustments for the holiday. For instance, use a single red rose for the flower arrangement to add a touch of romance.

The Romantic Dinner: DIY That’s Even Better Than a Restaurant

If you haven’t made dinner reservations yet getting a table after 6pm isn’t likely. Unless that table is in your home. Just like breakfast in bed, taking the time to make a meal for your significant other is often seen as more heartfelt than picking up a tab.

Even if you aren’t as comfortable in the kitchen as Chef Nicole you can still put together a romantic meal in less than a day. First send your date a Valentine’s dinner invite using Treat it like a real date night with a reservation time and dress attire.

Next, create a menu and environment that’s upscale without being overly complicated.

  • Focus on a main dish that only requires a few ingredients.
  • Consider getting freshly made sides and appetizers from Whole Foods that you can warm up before dinner.
  • Get their favorite bottle of wine, beer or beverage of choice.
  • Pick up flowers for a centerpiece.
  • Cover the table in a white linen and decorate with a few DIY Valentine’s doilies.
  • Create soft lighting by dimming the overhead lights, adding candles to the table and/or hanging a strand of string lights.

If you’re still having trouble figuring out how to put together an amazing last minute Valentine’s Day gift we can help. As purveyors of fine chocolate the team at Delysia Chocolatier helps make romantic moments more memorable all year long.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.