The Valentine gift box from VineBox, with artisan chocolate bars from Ritual Chocolate.
You could search all over town without finding wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts like these—one with zero calories!
There’s no need leave home to get them. Just click below to order these online.
1. FOR THE WINE DRINKER: A WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
VineBox is a monthly wine-by-the-glass subscription service; but for Valentine’s Day, it has teamed up with artisan chocolatier Ritual Chocolates to offer gift box that anyone can order.
Three red wines have been paired with two different 75% cacao origin chocolate bars, from Belize and Madagascar.
The wines include a Chianti from Tuscany, a Crozes-Hermitage from the Rhone Valley of France, and a Don Paolo from the Pompeii area of southern Italy.
Beautifully packaged—you’ll want to repurpose the empty box or wine vials—the gift includes two separate boxes, with a total of
Here’s a guide to pairing sparkling wines with chocolate.
Here’s how to pair wine with chocolate desserts and other desserts.
2. CALORIE- & CAFFEINE-FREE: LOVERS’ TEA
This herbal blend from one of our favorite artisan blenders combines red rooibos, baby rose buds and petals, marigold petals, almonds and saffron (a well known aphrodisiac).
Whether hot or iced, we guarantee the recipient will love it. A four-ounce tin is $16 at Tay Tea.
The company has another rooibos blend we love, with bits of Belgian dark chocolate and peppermint, called Better Than Sex.
3. ORGANIC TRUFFLE HONEY
Many truffle-flavored products are flavored with a chemical approximation of truffle flavor and aroma.
But this jar of Acacia honey, certified USDA organic, is flavored with real white truffle pieces.
We love dipping it by the spoon from the jar; but more genteel uses include:
Get yours from Murray’s Cheese, $26.99 for a 4.25-ounce jar of heaven.
 Lovers’ Tea from Tay Tea is an elegant herbal blend.  Honey in a perfect marriage with truffles, from Da Rosario.