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The doughnut bouquet from North Fork Doughnut Company (credit: AJ Orellana/Isobel Media, Inc.).

Love is in the air. Can you feel it? If you’re a little lost on what to get your significant other this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. From the traditionalist who craves chocolates and flowers to the modernist who seeks a spicier gift, here’s a list of lovely gifts local businesses on the North Fork have to offer during this season of love. 

A different kind of bouquet from North Fork Doughnut Co.

Yep, for the one in your life who isn’t so keen on roses, perhaps a bouquet of nine beautifully-decorated doughnuts from North Fork Doughnut Co. will be a better fit. Flavors include chocolate raspberry, cherry cheesecake and red velvet. Pre-order quickly, as these will go fast!

A spicy yet chocolat-y gift box from from Greenport Fire

Add a little spice to your Valentine’s Day with this combo: four Mexican hot cocoa bombs, a bottle of sweet thai chili sauce and a chai latte candle. This collab with Sweet Fancy LI and Cors Candles is $50 plus $8 for shipping, but local delivery and in-store pickup is free.

Spice up your holiday with one of Greenport Fire’s gift boxes. (Photo credit: Courtney Schaudel/Sweet Fancy LI)

Flowers and bubbly delivery from Sparkling Pointe

Surprise a loved one with a quite possibly the best gift out there – wine and flowers. Sparkling Pointe is pairing up with Hometown Flower Co. for a lovely bundle. For $150, get a bottle of Topaz Impérial Brut Rosé and flowers in a bag delivered right to your door. Delivery is available to all of Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.

A quirky card and the fanciest of chocolate from Arni Paperie

If you’re looking for something that’s going to be a step up from the basic Hershey’s bar, Arni Paperie is your place. They are stocked up on Compartes fancy chocolate bars that come in flavors like raspberry rose, campfire s’mores and coffee and donuts. While you’re there, pick up a beautiful quarantined-themed v-day card, too.

Nothing says V-Day 2021 like quarantine-themed mash notes. (Photo credit: Courtesy Arni Paperie)

A full gift basket from Osprey’s Dominion

To cover all of your bases in the Valentine’s Day gift-giving department, order one of these baskets from Osprey’s Dominion. For $49, you get a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2019 Rosé, a pair of earrings, a wine glass and chocolate, and you can pick them up anytime by calling (631-765-6188) or emailing ([email protected]).

Homemade desserts baked with love

Support some local at-home bakers this holiday by purchasing cookie and brownie bars in the shape of hearts from Bake it Sweet by Hannah or a flancocho from Bori Bakes. This two-tired Puerto Rican dessert is fluffy chocolate cake on the bottom and a caramel flan on top, and comes with six chocolate-covered strawberries.

A custom charcuterie board from Charcütes

For something a little less sweet and a little more savory, order one of two decadent charcuterie boards from Charcütes. The Adore You Wooden Heart option comes with a handmade heart-shaped board filled with assorted cheeses, fruit, nuts and edible glitter cherries. The Heartbreaker Box comes with selections of brie hearts, salami roses, chocolate-covered pretzels and a breakable heart with booze-infused chocolate-covered strawberries. DM @charcütes_li on Instagram for prices. 

If your sweetie has a savory tooth, send Valentine’s salami with Charcütes. (Photo credit: Hannah Goodale)

A box full of local treats from Slow Foods

Get a Valentine’s Day gift box full of local items from the East End put together by Slow Foods East End. Including produce and honey from the South Fork, Orient and Southold, the box costs $75 and includes shipping. 

A DIY treat from Disset Chocolate

The new artsinal chocolate company just released their Valentine’s Day special – a paint your own bar kit. Each box comes with four small bars with “I love you” written on the front, four colors, paint brushes and instructions on how to decorate the chocolate.