If you ask us, the absolute
best gifts are edible. Very few have been known to reject a personal platter stacked full of warm cookies — or, better yet, a basket of cupcakes that are sprinkled and frosted to perfection. So, unless you have a bunch of sweets -opposed Valentines on your upcoming gifting lists, the fresh-baked treat idea is absolutely golden.
Instead of going the Willy Wonka route and turning your own kitchen into a chocolate factory, turn off the standing mixer and enlist some outside help from the online pros. Free up precious time outside of the kitchen by ordering online a treat your Valentines won’t be able to resist — from
Shari’s Berries and Milk Bar to Little Pie Company and Levain Bakery. Ahead we’ve rounded up a list of the most popular bakeries to candy shops that ship nationwide, so scroll on to shop the top sweets for your sweet.
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A NYC classic, Dylan’s Dylan’s Candy Bar online sweet shop is brimming with tackle boxes of colorful candy creations — the shippable spread spans creative treats from bouquets of chocolate-covered donut pops to cake pops, signature chocolates, rainbow hard candies, and more. Dylan’s Candy Bar Chocolate-Covered Donut Pops Bouquet, $55, available at Dylan’s Candy Bar
Home of the OG and ever popular Sugarfina rosé gummy bears, Sugarfina boasts an equally tasty lineup of speciality treats — from sugar lips to peach bellini hearts, dark chocolate-covered scotch cordials, chocolate vodka shots, and much more — that can be shipped nationwide as one sweet Valentine’s Day surprise. Sugarfina “Love You A Bunch” Rosé Roses – Large Candy Cube, $20, available at Sugarfina
Margo Wolfe’s Miami-based M Dough W features brownies, Oreos, caramel, rainbow cookies — you name it and they’ve stuffed it inside a gooey, fully-cooked and ready to eat dough. M Dough W Doughees by M Dough W ALL Hearts cookies & creme (6 pack), $29.99, available at Doughees by M Dough W
These are decorated and frosted with a delicious buttercream icing. (Pssst, there’s even an assortment of gluten-free options for our friends with food allergies.) Cheryl’s Cookies Cheryl’s Cookies Long Stemmed Buttercream Frosted Cookie Flowers, $39.99, available at Cheryl’s Cookies
Give the people what they want — an entire tin of chocolate chunk cookies. No nuts, no teeny tiny chocolate chips, just the good stuff from this reliable, top-selling cookie lover’s brand. David’s David’s Cookies Valentine’s Day Cookie Brownie Tin, $31.95, available at David’s Cookies
Ask almost any New Yorker, and we bet they will say that Magnolia Bakery sells some of the world’s best-tasting cupcakes to banana pudding — like, ever. Available in a deliverable variety of flavors with seasonal frostings, this shop’s sweets are prime V-Day gifting material. Magnolia Bakery Magnolia Bakery Valentine’s Day Confetti Cake, $65, available at Goldbely
As stated in the brand’s Harry & David Insta profile, the folks over at Harry & David take gift-giving and entertaining pretty seriously. So much so that they offer what seems like hundreds of pre-wrapped items at a moments notice, which comes in handy for some especially in last-minuting gifting dilemmas. Harry & David Valentine’s Day Cookie Gift Box, $34.99, available at Harry & David
Russ & Daughters Located in New York’s historic Lower East Side for over 100 years, Russ & Daughters is an institution beloved for its appetizing bagel spread, a good schmear, and babka. The sweet yeasted cake is perfect for breakfast — or anytime. Russ & Daughters Chocolate Babka, $14, available at Russ & Daughters
Baked By Melissa delivers cupcakes in innovative mini-form, so you can sample the best in seasonal flavor variety. From Rich Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Streusel, Vanilla Cream and more, to the shop’s “ Baked By Melissa original greats, ” like Red Velvet and Mint Cookie, your taste buds won’t know what hit them. Baked By Melissa The Sweet Talker, $35, available at Baked by Melissa
From Chicago to the world, this local West Loop cookie-centric bakery puts out some of the most whimsical cookies like Nutella-stuffed brown butter chocolate chip with pretzel salt, and this peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookie. Warm Belly Bakery Warm Belly Bakery Half-Dozen Cookies, $18, available at Warm Belly Bakery
While you won’t necessarily get to snap your very own Instagram pic outside one of Milk Bar’s infamous Milk Bar neon pink signs, you can still enjoy its many desserts by shopping online. Fresh-baked cakes, cake ball truffles, pie, and cookie tins are all on the menu. Milk Bar The Party Pack, $110, available at Momofuku Milk Bar
Shari’s is delivering our chocolate-covered Valentine’s Day classic in drizzled and sprinkled style — available all year round, we recommend giving the chocolate-covered, cheesecake bites and dipped strawberries at Shari’s Berries a whirl. Shari’s Berries Shari’s Berries Half Dozen Gourmet Dipped Valentine’s Strawberries, $29.99, available at Shari’s Berries
Gourmet cupcakes made with premium ingredients? Count us in! Ingredients such as high-quality cocoa, Belgian chocolate, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, sweet cream butter, and fresh fruit are combined to create an assortment of baked masterpieces worth the wait. Georgetown Cupcake Georgetown Cupcake Valentine’s Dozen, $36, available at Georgetown Cupcake
Founded in 1997 by two dedicated bakers, this shop has since then become an authority on all things bundt cake. Sold in various sizes including a traditional 8-inch version as well as bite-sized “bundtinis,” there’s something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Nothing Bundt Cakes Photo: Courtesy of Nothing Bundt Cakes.
As seen on Shark Tank, the family-owned team at Wicked Good Cupcakes offers up a fun to serve and eat, cupcake-in-a-jar. They even have your Wicked Good Cupcakes gluten-free bases covered with a giftable GF package for two, four, and six. Wicked Good Cupcakes Gluten Free Custom 2 Pack, $20.95, available at Wicked Good Cupcakes
The Stroopwafel is a Dutch treat that this Lancaster, PA-based bakery dubs as “stroopies.” They’re shipped via delectable gourmet site, Stroopies Mouth that has oodles of local treats on offer. But back to those Stroopies — unwrap, pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds, and enjoy the heavenly gooey caramel goodness. Stroopies Stroopwafels, $12, available at Mouth
Chocolate chip cookie lovers, meet your newest addiction. These mounds of gooey goodness draw massive lines outside each of Levain Bakery’s four locations daily. Don’t believe us? Check out the bake shop’s Levain Bakery line cam for proof! Lucky for you, the cookies can also be shipped to your doorstep in a gift box. Levain Assortment – Gift Box of 8 Cookies, $49, available at Levain Bakery
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