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5 Best Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day In NYC

Feb. 14 is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what you're going to get that special someone in your life. Whether you're celebrating a first date or your 50th year together, we've narrowed down some great gift ideas for your Valentine. By Carly Petrone.

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When it comes to Valentine's Day gift giving, it's hard to go wrong with a box of chocolates. Who can say no to all that sweetness? Lucky for you, Godiva is hooking you up with tons of chocolately options – no matter what stage of the relationship you're in with that very special someone. If you're on a first date, impress him/her with a sweet box of GODIVA's Valentine's Day Mini Heart (filled with assorted milk and dark chocolates). If you're still in the honeymoon stage and want to give your loved one a little something extra, definitely try their New Limited Edition Valentine's Day 2016 Bear by GUND. This huggable plush bear is not only adorable but it's carrying its own bag of GODIVA classics. But if you consider yourselves to be a power couple, opt for their new Valentine's Day Keepsake Heart, which is wrapped in red satin and filled with iconic heart-shaped chocolates, seasonal truffles, and classic GODIVA pieces. These are just a few of their fun options for Valentines Day so make sure to stop into their store or go online to find out more!

Drunk in Love
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Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate with your loved one. If that means popping a little bubbly or crafting your favorite cocktail so be it. Let the folks from Farm to People help you out with their fun "Drunk in Love" gift box. This $70 set includes everything from bourbon-laced truffles and rum-soaked jam to bacon bourbon caramels and spiced bitters (known to be an aphrodisiac). We have a feeling your Valentine will be more than happy to open up all of these exciting ingredients on that special day. Learn more about Farm to People and their subscription service here.

Brooklyn Brew Shop
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Not sure what to get the man in your life this Valentine's Day? If he likes to grab a beer at the bar then he'll be excited to find out that he can make his own beer at home. Check out the First Time Brewer Beer Making Gift Set ($75) from the Brooklyn Brew Shop. It has everything he'll need to make real beer from real ingredients. This kit simplifies the brewing process, making it easy to do inside a small New York kitchen. It includes one Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit, one Bottle Capper and Caps Set, and one Beer Bottle Set. Brew it together and cheers to a memorable Valentine's Day indeed. Check out their website to find out more about their other brewing kits including Grapefruit Honey Ale, Hard Cider, and Jalapeno Saison kits.

Voila Chocolat Valentine's Day Truffles
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Surprise your Valentine with a chocolate making class at Voila Chocolat. This Valentine's Day weekend only (Feb. 13-15) you can indulge in a variety of classes that will let you create your own box of chocolates, barks, truffles, and more! The fruit lover can sign up for the Dip Your Own Chocolate Covered Strawberries class ($88/person). Create nine decadent strawberries with your choice of chocolate and toppings such as caramelized hazelnuts and red & white hearts. Adventurous couples can enjoy the Make Your Own Box of Artisnal Truffles class ($75/person). Here, you will enrobe and decorate 16 filled truffles in the chocolate of your choice (dark, milk, or white). Top these delicious creations with sprinkles, Valentines plaquettes, and hand-molded red and white chocolate letters that spell out "XOXO," "LUV U," and "KISS." You can also Make Your Own Heart-Shaped Chocolate Bark ($65/person), Valentine Voilallipops ($68/person), and even Pipe Your Own Chocolate Bars. Take your pick!

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Not sure where to begin? Head over to for some Valentine's Day inspiration and grab the gift that your loved one will always remember. From Ice Lollies In Love Boxer Briefs and heart monogrammed golf ball sets for him to Love Heart Tote Bags and Cheeky Heart Underwear Hot Shorts for her, there's something sweet for everyone to enjoy. There's even a bunch of fun options for kids' gifts like Follow Your Heart posters and Heart Party Shades. Newly married? Grab yourself matching His and Her Cellphone Cases, funny couple truckers hats, or His and Hers Newlywed Aprons.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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