Payard Patisserie & Bistro: Run by renowned pastry chef François Payard, this bistro is a chic New York sweet spot, so chic it made an appearance on an episode of Sex and the City. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) while pondering a new pair of Manolos proclaimed to Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), “This place has the best desserts in New York.” Well, if it is good enough for Carrie… The Masterpiece Collection (above left) $35-$60. payard.com
Red Envelope: This online shop is a cornucopia of unique gifts. The chocolate-covered Chinese fortune cookies are a great way to send your sweetheart inspiration. Romantic Fortune Cookies (above right) $28. redenvelope.com
MarieBelle®: This chocolatier adds whimsical designs to each chocolate piece. The designs range from fashion illustrations to bright-colored geometrical shapes. The Valentine’s Day Love Box (above left) $7-$85. mariebelle.com
Choxie Chocolates: A Target® exclusive, Choxie is “Chocolate with Moxie”. These decorated treats are a fun gift idea without breaking the bank. Choxie™ Chocolate Connoisseur Collection (above right) $49.99. Online only target.com
Christopher Norman Chocolates: According to Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” If that is the case, then this heart-shaped faux fur box of designer chocolates could make your sweetheart feel like they have nine lives. Tiger Heart (above left) $75. christophernormanchocolates.com
Vosges Haute Chocolate: Their truffles are made with fresh cream and have snazzy names like Ambrosia, Wink of the Rabbit and Woolloomoolloo. Exotic Truffle Collection Heart Box (above right) $42.