10 Valentine Gifts from Metro Phoenix Bakeries and Candy Shops

Valentine's Day treat boxes from Essence Bakery.
Valentine's Day treat boxes from Essence Bakery.
Essence Bakery and Cafe

Still stuck on what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day? Skip the same old box of chocolates and check out our list of locally made confections.

See also: The 10 Weirdest Chocolates for Your Valentine

Essence Bakery and Café Now through February 14, pick up a Valentine's Day treat box for $7.95, filled with cookies, macarons, brownies, and other pastries.

Chocolate mousse in a jar from Urban Cookies.
Chocolate mousse in a jar from Urban Cookies.
Urban Cookies

Urban Cookies Get Urban Cookies pink French macarons filled with raspberry cream cheese or chocolate ganache in a gift jar for $14.29. Their "Box of Chocolates" are different from the rest and feature 12 different types of chocolate cupcakes such as s'mores, Mexican chocolate, German chocolate and strawberry chocolate. They are available now through Valentine's Day for $2.95 each or $34.34 for a dozen.

Cerreta Fine Chocolates Their Valentine's Day assortments range from chocolate-coated cream truffes, French mini truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries. Milk chocolate boxes and heart boxes are also available. Cerreta's will also be at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire February 7 to 9.

Julia Baker Confections How can you go wrong with white chocolate caramel? For $20, Julia's Valentine's box special comes in a pink purse with dark and white chocolate caramel hearts and cake truffles.

Tracy Dempsey Desserts Place your order at Tracy's before February 10 to make sure you don't miss out on bacon or chocolate. For $25, the "I love you more than bacon" package comes with bacon pecan brittle, bacon breakfast cookie, peanut butter and bacon truffles and bacon pecan brittle popcorn crunch. If chocolate is more your lover's thing, go for the "I love you more than chocolate" pack, also $25, with assorted chocolate truffles, chocolate cookies with raspberry cream, chocolate caramels, dark chocolate cupcake and a chocolate and graham dipped marshmallow.

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