Published on February 1, 2019

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There’s arguably no more appropriate occasion to gift a box of chocolates or candy than Valentine’s Day. Since Victorian days, confections have been a popular way to say “Be Mine.” Nowadays, the sentiment is just as sweet.

While there certainly is no wrong way to gift sugar, there is an elevated route that will not only allow your recipient to indulge in a sweet treat but also leave them feeling wowed. Skip the Sweethearts this year and go with adult-approved flavors and concoctions, like champagne-spiked gummies, CBD-infused chocolates, and decadent truffles. When words fail, say it with sugar, and specifically these seven sweets.

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Lord Jones Valentine’s Day CBD Gumdrops, $50

If your loved one wants to indulge but also chill out, these are the way to go. These 20-milligram CBD-infused gumdrops not only taste delicious, but they also impart a delightful sense of calm when consumed, thanks to Lord Jones’s high-quality hemp-derived CBD. The special edition passion fruit–and-raspberry flavor is only available through February 14, so act fast.

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Maison Boissier Parisian Dark Chocolate Pearls, $44

While this option is for chocolate lovers of all ages, the glamorous, vintage-inspired tins will have your giftee hiding them solely for themselves. The French brand was founded in 1827 and has exuded that certain je ne sais quoi ever since. These unique delights are tiny dark chocolate pearls with tiny crunchies inside, making them addicting. So much so that you might want to BOGO—buy one for yourself and give one to a beloved.

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Lolli & Pops Champagne Gummi Bears, $20

Does your loved one adore popping bubbly? Gift these champagne-infused gummy bears. Whether they prefer classic or rose champagne, you’ll have both of your bases covered with this set.

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To Whom It May All Four One Chocolate, $30

If your giftee wants a touch stronger than CBD, these California-made chocolates are infused with THC. Choose from a menu of dosage options, from 10 milligrams for a slight buzz to 45 mg for an experienced user. The painterly packaging is impossibly chic too.

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Dandelion Chocolate Nuubia Single-Origin Collection Box, $35

If consuming chocolate is somewhat of a sport for your beloved, this is their gift. The San Francisco startup Dandelion Chocolate curates and partners with farmers all across the world for artisanal, eco-conscious, and high-end chocolates. This truffle set comes from six different chocolate regions across the world, including Costa Rica, Belize, and Sierra Leone. This beauty puts any standard box of chocolates to shame.

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Schisandra Chocolate Truffles, $8

This chocolate contains Schisandra, an adaptogen that decreases stress while also increasing energy, physical performance, and endurance. The brand never uses refined sugar and is dairy-free and organic. It’s almost like it’s a health food—almost.  

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La Maison du Chocolat Truffle Box, $64

If you really want to say “Be Mine,” this set of 30 truffles is the ultimate gesture. The iconic French cocoa brand offers this set in three grown-up flavors: dark chocolate, black currant ganache with black currant pepper embellishment, and caramel toffee with caramel ganache and a Guérande fleur de sel topping. The collector’s edition box featuring a painting of Paris in muted, pastel shades is perfect for your Francophile friend.