~Café No Sé in the South Congress Hotel is offering a box of 5 macarons in the following flavors: Chocolate Mint, Lemon, Pistachio Orange, Coconut Dulce de Leche, Raspberry Rose Vanilla. You can add a floral arrangement from Bricolage to the order for a one-stop experience. Available for order at cafenoseaustin.com/bakeshop through February 11 (available for pick up on February 12, 13, or 14).
~Chocolaterie Tessa has an assortment of Valentine treats, from heart shaped boxes filled with truffles (varying sizes) to smaller items like chocolate heart lollipops and lace hearts. For the non-chocolate lover, go with the salted butter caramels. Stop by the shop or order online.
~Confituras has jams galore. Chocolate Strawberry jam (local strawberries blended with 70% El Rey chocolate), Strawberry Rose Petal jam and Orange Vanilla Bean marmalade to name a few. Perfect for breakfast in bed. Purchase online or find them at the Saturday downtown Farmer's Market.
~A collection of chocolate truffles (raspberry, champagne, dark chocolate) from Delysia Chocolatier for your sweetie and they are gluten-free. Online, in their shop and various retails spots around town.
~Walton’s Fancy & Staple not only has wonderful sweet treats (cupcakes, cookies, flourless heart brownies that are gluten-free, and more), but also an on-site florist. You can order a picnic lunch to-go and all of your bases are covered.
~Rustic champagne glasses from Spartan for all of your Valentine toasts.
~Wines from local shops like Austin Wine Merchant or Wiggy's to fill the above glasses.
~Whether your lover is a teetotaler or not, Zhi Tea has some lovely blends. Stop by the shop and check out all of their wonderful teas and accessories or order online.
~Ballet Austin Director's Choice production on Valentine's Weekend--get tickets! The athleticism of the dancers will create just the right mood.
~Have you seen all of the award winning/nominated films? Before or after dinner (whether you are eating out or dining at home), catch a flick at Violet Crown or Alamo Drafthouse.
~On Saturday, February 13, go hear Bob Schneider & The Moonlight Orchestra featuring Tosca Strings play at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Very romantic.