Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! If you are still looking for a gift for your Valentine, or want to treat yourself, we’ve got you covered. From heart-shaped pizza and handcrafted cocktails to unique experiences and delicious desserts, Untapped New York has rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts you can get right here in New York City!
1. Love Letter Pastry from Angelina Paris NYC
Photograph courtesy of Angelina Paris
It’s always exciting to get an envelope in the mail, but even more so if that envelope is actually a pastry. This tasty Love Letter pastry was crafted by Angelina Paris, a famous Parisian hot chocolate and dessert shop with a brand new location in New York City. The delicious yogurt mousse pastry contains creamy vanilla, blackcurrant berry, raspberry, and a financier biscuit. It is coated with a crispy white chocolate shell.
This special pastry is only available in-store at Angelina Paris’ midtown Manhattan location. While you’re there, you can check out the whole selection of delectable confectionaries. The Love Letter pastry will be available for a limited time, from February 6th to February 15th.
2. Dedicate Flowers in Central Park
You can dedicate a bundle of tulips or daffodils to the one you love in Central Park! Donations of $50 ($1 per bulb) or more will be directed towards the planting and care of the flowers. A personalized ecard or a physical certificate will be sent to the person you are honoring. To make your gift, head to the Central Park Visit Conservancy website here or send an email to [email protected] for more information.
3. Secret Brooklyn
Impress your Valentine with an adventure through Brooklyn’s most fascinating hidden spots! Secret Brooklyn will be your guide to the borough’s quirkiest locations, like a robotic church, a hidden rooftop garden, the smallest cemetery in New York City. The book comes autographed by the authors and you can include a custom message! Get FREE SHIPPING with code BROOKLYN. With 150 off-the-beaten path places to explore, this book, written by Untapped New York’s founder Michelle Young and CEO Augustin Pasquet, has all the inspiration you need to for one-of-a-kind dates with your Valentine!
4. Tollbooth Cocktails
Threesome Tollbooth is a super-hidden cocktail bar in Brooklyn with space for only three people, one bartender, and two guests. While the bar is currently closed, you can still indulge in their creative concoctions by ordering online. Every Monday at 1PM new bottles are released. They are delivered locally in New York City every Thursday and available to ship around the country.
For Valentine’s Day, you can order a Tollbooth for Two: Date Night Kit which includes three bottle-aged 200ml Cocktails, three bar snacks, two cocktail coupes, scene-setting tools, activities, prompts, and a speakeasy mixtape. There are also a few surprise items in the box that the bar hasn’t listed!
5. Heart-Shaped Pizza
Photograph Courtesy of Yes Way Rosé x Williamsburg Pizza
New York-based wine and lifestyle brand Yes Way Rosé and Brooklyn-based pizza shop Williamsburg Pizza have teamed to bring New Yorkers a limited-edition Valentine’s date night kit. The package features a heart-shaped pizza, a bottle of Yes Way Rosé Bubbles, and a limited-edition wine tote in Yes Way Rosé’s signature pink. This collaborative kit is available for purchase on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th. Don’t wait to order yours! This kit will only be available while supplies last.
6. Untapped New York Insiders Gift Membership
Already watched everything on your movie list? Put a spin on the at-home movie night by cuddling up with your Valentine to check out Untapped New York’s virtual talks and tours. From book talks to live-streamed walkthroughs of places like the City Reliquary and the Elizabeth Street Garden, with an Untapped New York Insiders Gift membership, your Valentine can access more than 100 on-demand virtual events. Untapped New York Insiders also have access to unlimited live virtual experiences each month for just $10 a month. Upcoming events include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tenement Museum and a talk on the history of baseball in New York City among many more! Just want to try it out? You can purchase a one-time ticket to one of our upcoming virtual events for $10.
7. Love Themed Handmade Designer Masks
Courtesy of Industry City
This Valentine’s Day, SwatchHub, an embroidery and embellishment concept studio at Industry City, wants to help you spread the love, and not spread germs. The creative studio has added face masks to its collection of hand-crafted goods. For Valentine’s Day, you can gift or grab your own love-themed face covering.
The holiday design pictured features the word “Love” repeatedly embroidered with beads in cursive writing. This “Love Mask” is double layered and machine washable. Each mask is handmade and made to order in Brooklyn.
8. A Romantic Stroll Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Make a date out of Untapped New York’s Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge walking tour. As you walk hand in hand across the span of the bridge and take in incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, Untapped New York’s expert guide will reveal hidden features of the bridge and surprising stories from its history. Learn about the bridge’s abandoned Cold War shelter and secret champagne vaults, hear about the supposedly cursed family who designed the bridge, uncover the site of America’s first White House, and more!
Looking for more adventures to take with the one you love? Purchase an Untapped New York Gift Card which can be applied to any of our tours! You can also use a gift card to book your own private tour for just you and your sweetheart.
9. Artisanal Cheese Boards
Courtesy of Chelsea Market
Saxelby Cheesemongers, New York City’s first all-American cheese shop in Chelsea Market. This Valentine’s Day, create an at-home picnic with a selection of farmstead and artisanal cheeses. Pick and choose your own, or order a curated gift box with specially selected items from the shop.
One option is the New Yorker (pictured above), which features three of the finest cheeses, crackers, and honey all made right here in New York. Saxelby cheeses and gift boxes can be shipped all over the nation via their website or delivered locally within New York City via Mercato.
10. Ode a La Rose
Courtesy of Ode a La Rose
Need something quick? Order a bouquet of roses from Ode a La Rose and have it delivered the same day! In New York City, your gift is safely hand-delivered in Ode a la Rose’s signature gift box. The beautiful flower arrangements can also be shipped nationwide. This Valentine’s Day, Ode a La Rose has a wide selection of bouquets to choose from, from a dozen classic red roses to an array of purple Japanese Sweet Peas. You can also send a Valentine’s Day gift box which includes a Preserved Rose Arrangement in a rose gold vase, dark chocolate, french macarons, and aGarden Rose scented candle.
11. Gift Bundle from Schaller & Weber
Courtesy of Schaller & Weber
Iconic Upper East Side butcher shop Schaller & Weber has put together a special $65 Valentine’s Day pack that lets you create a cheese and chocolate tasting at home. It comes with four Fat Fat Fowl’s St. Stephen triple cream cow’s milk cheese, Jacquin Buchette aux Fleurs French goat cheese coated with dried edible flowers, Schaller & Weber’s foie gras with truffles, Mifroma chocolate fondue from Switzerland ready to heat and enjoy, as well as Rustic Bakery sea salt and sea gris crackers, Beth Farm’s Kitchen strawberry rhubarb jam, and a festive red and pink Gotham Dark Chocolate Bar. The pack can be picked up at the shop or delivered locally and shipped nationwide through Mercato.