Texas Living

Cupid-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts

By Casey Kelly-Barton 2.10.16

Whether it’s your first or your 50th time celebrating together, you always want to do something nice for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. To help make this Valentine’s Day memorable, we’ve rounded up romantic and unique gift ideas from around the Lone Star State.


Homemade breakfast in bed
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? Start Valentine’s Day off right with hot homemade cinnamon rolls served with fresh coffee or hand-squeezed orange juice. Get up a little early to turn out these delicious breakfast treats that are sure to please.

Roses that won’t quit
Rose bouquets are lovely, but they don’t last long. Show your green-thumbed sweetie that you’re in it for the long haul with these tips for giving an entire rose garden as a gift.

Decadent red velvet cupcakes
Cupcakes are one of life’s little pleasures, and cheesecake-filled cupcakes are a true indulgence. These red velvet surprise cupcakes are as easy to whip up as they are fun to eat!

A romantic night on the town
From the River Walk in San Antonio to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and idyllic small-town getaways, when it comes to destinations for lovers, Texas is tops.

A sweet retro dessert idea
Remember the conversation hearts you used to swap with classmates at school Valentine’s Day parties? Send a message to your sweetheart with this grown-up cheesecake tribute to the classic candy.

Chocolates with a Texas twist
When you’re ready to think outside the heart-shaped box, give a selection of gourmet handmade sweets from one of the specialty chocolatiers popping up all over the state. You’ll find artisan chocolates in Houston, Dallas, and Austin — just to name a few.

Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift? Check these top sweet shops across the Lone Star State!