2015 Valentine's Day Sweets & Treats Gift Guide

800px-Opuntia_Cactus_HeartIt's never been easier to keep the love local. We've got great tools to help you this February with our 2015 Valentine's Day Sweets & Treats Gift Guide, giving you the lowdown on some great local sweets and treats from LFA members. Also, check out our Valentine's Day Events Guides for Phoenix Metro, Southern AZ and Northern AZ.

From artisan chocolate to handmade cake pops to up-and-coming Verde Valley wines, you can treat that special someone with something truly unique while supporting local businesses in the Grand Canyon State. Your loved ones will love it!

Be a part of the local foods movement this February 14th and shift 10% to keep the love in your local economy too. Here's a good place to start when searching for gifts for your partner, family, friends, coworkers, or even your non-human pals. For more gift ideas, visit the LFA Member Directory and Good Food Finder

What can we get for you?

Chocolates and Candy - Bakery Treats - Wine - Gift Baskets - For Your Pet


Sweeten the Mood

weiWei Love Chili-infused Dark Chocolate Wei of Chocolate - Phoenix, AZ Spoil your sweetheart with these decadent morsels from Wei of Chocolate. These gluten free, vegan delights, crafted with organic coconut blossom sugar, ethically traded cocoa and vibrational Lotus Wei flower essences will melt away worries...while spicing things up with a hot chili finish. Order online here.

product_128_detailOccasion Goody Box GoodyTwos Toffee Company - Scottsdale, AZ The mother-daughter team of GoodyTwos Toffee Company joyfully blends traditional small batch recipes with a twist of fun. Together they have whipped up some of the most mouth-watering recipes; like the creamery buttery, pure cane sugary, macadamia, tequila and key lime 'Nutty Twist'. They love to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, and thank you's with their specially selected gift wrap. Throughout the year, they craft their Goody Boxes with seasonal colors and messages for an extra touch of sweetness. Order their 8pc occasion goody box of delicious toffee here.

Valentine+4+packPeruvian Dark Chocolate Honey Caramel Gift Box Untamed Confections - Tubac, AZ Scintillate their tastebuds with desert wild flower vanilla honey caramels covered in honey sweetened organic fair trade Peruvian dark chocolate, direct from Untamed Confections. These sweet-makers source local, organic, and sustainable ingredients, and leave out the refined sugar and corn syrup, packing their caramels in earth-friendly packaging. Order them here.

lips3_thumbnailHand Poured Valentine Lollipop Assortment Grand Canyon Foods Intl - Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon Foods is a hand poured lollipop and ready to eat popcorn manufacturer. Their lollipops have their 'My Idol Pop' label and their popcorn has their 'Gourmet South Western Popcorn' label. Both can be done using private labels as well. My Idolpops lollipops can be purchased in bulk or in 24 count display boxes. Their popcorn can also be purchased in bulk or in 1.7 & 3.5 oz bags. Everything is made at their facility in Phoenix. Order online here.

Heart lrgArtisan Truffles and Chocolates Chocoláte Spirited Artisan Chocolate - Bisbee, AZ All of the boxed truffles at Chocoláte are handmade and hand dipped with the freshest ingredients and fine chocolate. They use regional ingredients whenever possible and use no chemicals, preservatives, additives or artificial flavorings. Nestled in the canyons of the Mule Mountains deep in Southeastern Arizona lies the quirky and artisitic town of Old Bisbee, the home to artists, and chocolatier, Alison Denning and her husband Stan. At CHOCOLÁTE (pronounced choc-o-LA-tay), Alison and Stan invite you to experience their handcrafted exotic truffles and confections. Check it out here.

thumbnailHeartstrings Popcorn Tin My Popcorn Kitchen - Scottsdale, AZ My Popcorn Kitchen is where they make Flavors Popped Fresh! They're serious about quality, real ingredients and taste. Every flavor they make is prepared from start-to-finish in their kitchen. So, what's YOUR flavor? You can choose from over 70! From the classics such as Buttery, Kettle, Cheddar, White Cheddar, and Caramel to Beer Cheddar, Salt and Vinegar, White Chocolate Oreo, Birthday Cake, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, & Coconut they have something for every taste and budget. Check out their adorable heart print popcorn tin for Valentine's Day here.

heartshapped__48060.1407925246.195.195Valentine Heart Marshmallow Pops  Fluff It Gourmet Marshmallows - Gilbert, AZ Fluff It offers the biggest and fluffiest handcrafted gourmet marshmallows around! With over 24 flavors and variety, they have reinvented the marshmallow. Stop by the shop and enjoy chocolate covered gourmet marshmallows, homemade mallow pies drizzled with Belgian chocolate, oatmeal cream pies with homemade marshmallow fluff and a one-of-a-kind gourmet s'mores bar. Snag their heart-shaped chocolate covered marshmallow pops for your sweetie! Order here.

nutwhatSignature Gift Box of Nutwhats Nutwhats - Chandler, AZ Nutwhats are challenging assumptions of the everyday gourmet—with their confined shapes, flavors and familiar tongue. These uncommonly shaped, magnificently buttery, nutty treats stand proud for authenticity, individuality and the pleasantly peculiar. The Nutwhats 1 lb. Signature embossed (peanut texture) gift band and custom gift box includes 4 sealed bags with your choice of flavors. Choose from 1, 2, or 4 flavors. Hearts design comes in pink or red, with matching label and ribbon. Order here.

chocolatesChocolate Gift Boxes and Trays Chocofin Chocolatier - Fountain Hills, AZ Artisan chocolatiers, Lous & Denise Mirabella, have been producing chocolates since 1998. As former pastry chefs, they produce a line of desserts as well. They pride themselves on freshness, variety and value. They feature 28 varieties of chocolates (most are gluten-free), nut barks, toffee and chocolates bars, including sugar-free items. They provide elegant packaging for your gift-giving needs, including gift baskets. They ship all year. Their cakes and pies are highly sought-after and they also bake fresh coconut macaroons, brownies and almond bars. Chocofin Chocolatier offers whole desserts (pre-ordering is recommended) and slices. Seating is available in their bistro-style shop. Check out their menu here.


Give 'em the Baked Goods

crate Valentines DayOne Dozen Cookies Valentine's Crate Coyote Oaties - Glendale, AZ Send your loved one a darling wooden crate filled with Coyote Oaties oatmeal cookies made with only the best ingredients - whole rolled oats, cage-free eggs, real creamery butter...and no added preservatives, white flour, or white sugar in these gourmet treats! Choose from nine flavors, including Raisin Walnut, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cashew, and nut-free Milk Chocolate. Order online here.

fairtle brwonBrownie, Bar, and Cookie Gift Boxes Fairytale Brownies - Phoenix, AZ Shower them with sweets, from buttery bars, to moist, chewy cookies and delicious brownies from the seasoned bakers at Fairytale Brownies. Every ingredient is carefully sourced, from the finest cake flour to imported Callebaut Belgian chocolate. Each treat is small batch, hand packed, and certified kosher. Select from over a dozen Valentine's gift packages.


Gourmet Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies Tammie Coe Cakes - Phoenix, AZ Celebrate life and all its magical moments with a specialty cake from Tammie Coe Cakes. Each creation is hand crafted and custom suited to your specific needs. Tantalize your senses and enliven your parties with the freshest ingredients and the most sophisticated blends of flavors and textures. Tammie uses only the freshest and most exotic combinations of flavors and textures to create her one-of-a-kind signature cakes, or famous Ooey Gooey Cupcakes or her delicious cookies. Her cakes are made to order and can be shipped to most metropolitan areas. Browse Tammie’s selection of cakes and place your order today. You can order a cake online.

Gallery9Box of Treats, Cookie Tin, Valentine Macarons Essence Bakery Cafe - Tempe, AZ Essence Bakery Café is a casual dining restaurant serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday, and brunch on Saturday. The Café specializes in dishes made with fresh, locally grown and as many organic ingredients as possible. The menu offers breakfasts and sandwiches made from scratch, organic salads and a vast choice of pastries. Chef/owner Eugenia Theodosopoulos creates award-winning French macarons and croissants and was recognized for her efforts in 2011 as the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Pastry Chef Extraordinaire. Essence Bakery Café is a unique place for people who care about what they eat and how it is prepared. Check out specials here.

slrfcdGluten-Free Brownies, Cupcakes & Cakes Gluten-Free Creations - Scottsdale, AZ A local bakery and cafette specializing in all natural, delicious items for people living a food-allergen-free or healthier lifestyle, as well as their family and friends. Over 100 different items including breads, muffins, pies, desserts, pot pies, cupcakes, and prepared meals at both locations. Specialty cakes for every occasion are available as well as cupcakes, Winkies and Whoopie Pies. Whether you need a dairy-free, soy free, nut free, corn free or vegan cake, Gluten-Free Creations can help make the cake special. Check out their Valentine's creations here.

valentinebuttons_230x230-01_1Valentine's Day Treat Gift Box Cookies From Home - Tempe, AZ Baking the finest and best tasting cookies and brownies in the nation for over 30 years. Cookies From Home uses only the finest all natural ingredients, then give you a taste experience you will not soon forget, and always crave. Shipping unique and customizable gifts all over the nation, and all over the world, they offer an incredible selection of gifts at all price levels, and offer attractive volume discounts. Gift everyone you know some of these award-winning cookies. Choose from a huge selection of assorted gift boxes here.

Bring a Bottle

LDV_Spring2014_00_fs2011 Signature Petite Sirah Lawrence Dunham Vineyards - Fountain Hills, AZ Earth's fruits come full circle. Lawrence Dunham Vineyards hand-crafted wines are a true reflection of the Rhone-varietal grapes grown at their special place in Southeastern Arizona in the Foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains. Their philosophy is to select the perfect vines and meticulously manage the vineyard, letting nature do its magic. ''The Signature'' reflects their belief that Petite Sirah is going to be the signature grape of their estate and of the Chiricahua Mountains. Their terroir brings out the most striking features of the grape and they are looking forward with great anticipation to many amazing vintages. Ships only in Arizona. Order here.

pgsprDate Night Gift Set Page Springs Cellars - Cornville, AZ Surprise your special someone with a date night from Page Springs Cellars! Includes a set of two logo Reidel glasses and a bottle of their 2012 El Serrano. Page Springs Cellars is a family owned winery and vineyard tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek. The winery offers delicious Rhone style wines, gourmet food selections and breathtaking views. Choose from a selection of gift ideas online here.

Umbrella Girl2013 Miss Sandy Jones Chardonnay Verdelho Chateau Tumbleweed - Clarkdale, AZ Chateau Tumbleweed is a collaboration of four friends - two husband-wife teams - who all have had extensive careers with other Northern Arizona wineries. They spent evenings and weekends over the last few years quietly plotting around a kitchen table cluttered with wine glasses and bottles. Chateau Tumbleweed wines are a reflection of the team and the possibilities of high desert grapes in Arizona’s soils. Their winemaking is done in Camp Verde at Four-Eight Wineworks and their wines are available at the Four-Eight Wineworks Tasting Room in downtown Clarkdale as well as some fine restaurants here and there. Check out their wines here.


Gift a Basket

choc_godiva_heart_basketValentine Holiday Gift Baskets Elegant Gifts - Phoenix, AZ Gift baskets for all occasions, custom designed in Phoenix AZ by Elegant Gifts. Gourmet food gift baskets, spa gift baskets, chocolate gifts, birthday gifts, housewarming gift baskets, Arizona-themed gift baskets, thank-you gifts, and corporate gift services. Fast delivery services in Arizona. Order here.

arizonaalloccasiongiftArizona Gift Basket Gift Basket Occasions and More - Scottsdale, AZ Offering corporate gifts and gift baskets for your next corporate event and gift baskets for your personal gift giving needs. If you’re looking for gift baskets with that extra added personal touch, a gift basket that really represents you and accurately conveys your sentiments, you’ve come to the right place. Gift Basket Occasions and More designs and creates custom gift baskets for all occasions corporate or personal. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for on their website, give them a call, they'll design a custom gift basket to your exact specification, designed perfectly to fit your needs. Order the Arizona Gift Basket here.


Cactus Candy Gift Basket Arizona Gifts - Phoenix, AZ Arizona Gifts is your one-stop shop online store for all southwestern and Arizona gifts, souvenirs, gift baskets, pottery, home decor, and more! They feature gifts, artwork, and southwest food items made in Arizona as well as inexpensive souvenir items. They specialize in corporate gift giving for convention and meeting groups coming to Phoenix including custom gift bags and jute bag totes and custom promo items like sandstone coasters custom etched with your logo. Check out their Southwest Gift Baskets here.


Fetch a Treat

httretNatural Dog & Cat Treats Happy Tails Barkery - Queen Creek, AZ Get your paws on some treats from Happy Tails Barkery, a home-based dog bakery specializing in grain, gluten & GMO free dog treats. Most ingredients are sourced by local farmers and they pride ourselves in using the best human-grade ingredients available. Best sellers include Chop Lickin' Chicken, Sweet Potato Jerky, Bacon Cheezy Bites, P-MUTT Butter Hummus, and Pumpkin Pinwheels. Everything is handmade, and made-to-order to ensure freshness. Ask about their Specialty Cakes, Pupcakes and Muttins! Get them at most Phoenix area farmers markets and order online.


Natural Dog Treats Yummy Paws Baking Co. - Tempe, AZ Yummy Paws Baking Co. is a locally owned and operated bakery for your pup! They are committed to delivering tasty treats to your furry companions using only the freshest and most natural ingredients. Using no artificial preservatives and no additives to ensure the greatest quality, they use all human-grade ingredients and all of their treats are gluten free too! Our handcrafted treats are made with your pets health in mind and each unique flavor is sure to have them begging for more! Order here.

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