Handmade Treats for Family, Friends and Sweethearts

February 7, 2011(updated on October 3, 2018)

Valentine’s Day is just a week away now and if you haven’t begun to think about a few little gifts, now might be a good time*. I’ve been seeing lots of inspired treats across the internet of late. I’m particularly charmed by these peanut butter and jam thumbprint cookies, where the hollow for the jam has been molding into the shape of a heart.

However, if you don’t have the time to make something up yourself, there’s an organization I want to tell you about. Called Eat Boutique, they are tiny company who is in the business of putting together boxes of artisanally made foods. It’s not a situation in which you can customize the box. They simply have a seasonal box that get’s packed full of whatever lovely things they’ve determined work best for the current season. The box they’re currently offering includes sea salt caramels, snowball cookies and a jar of sweet pickled beets and costs $55 + s/h. Sounds pretty nice to me.

Now, if that box happens to be a bit too spendy for you, consider taking the idea as inspiration and putting something together from your own homemade items. I keep envisioning a few friends teaming up, making a couple of components and then trading, in order to have more variety in less time.

Now, let’s hear how the rest of you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day. Got any special treats or goodies in the works?

*I happened to be married to a man who’s birthday is also on Valentine’s Day, so I’ve been thinking and planning for months, trying to ensure that I cover both bases and make him feel as special as he deserves.

Note: There’s been no pay for play here. I received nothing from Eat Boutique in exchange for this post. I just like what they are doing and their focus small and handmade.

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7 thoughts on "Handmade Treats for Family, Friends and Sweethearts"

  • Ooooh Taza! 😀

    I’m probably going to make vegan chocolate cake and share a bottle of homemade cherry wine with my boyfriend. The wine was, incidentally, bottled 1 year ago on Valentine’s day so it’s the perfect time to try it!

  • I absolutely love stuff like this. Thanks for sharing. Another good one I found a couple months ago is the Tell Tale Preserve Company out of San Francisco (no affiliation). Stuff like this really makes the winter months seem a little less dark.

  • What a nice gift! My husband and I are on a diet so we’re trying to stay clear of sweets this year. We’re going to splurge on a good bottle of wine and make a tasty dinner. Tell your husband happy birthday!!!

  • Tazo chocolates — are you also local to Somerville? I don’t usually see them outside of my local coffee house!