Valentine's Day 2017 Treats and Experiences

Cookies, Brownies, Chocolates, Cupcakes, High Tea and More

A romantic Valentine's Day gift idea!
Sphinx Date Company

Here are more ways to celebrate your love on Valentine's Day! This page includes all kinds of edible Valentine's Day goodies, as well as some experiences that don't involve eating or drinking at all! I update this list right up until the big day, so check back for more listings. They appear in no particular order.

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For Your Valentine: Treats and Sweets - 2017

Sphinx Date Company in Scottsdale is offering a local twist on a romantic chocolate box for Valentine’s Day. Each heart shaped box is packed with a choice of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or Arizona pecan stuffed chocolate covered Medjool dates, dipped by Cerreta Candy Company. Prices start at $25.95 for 10 dates and vary based on type of dip. Sphinx Date Company also sells local chocolates and other confections from Zak’s Chocolates, NutWhats, and Tracy Dempsey. Sweet treats can be paired with their wide selection of Arizona wines and beers. 

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Le Macaron at The Scottsdale Quarter has created the ultimate dessert gift box for your sweetheart. This heart print box features four customizable handcrafted macarons + four delectable customizable gourmet chocolates, nestled in colorful tissue paper and wrapped with a ribbon and foiled heart sticker.

$19 +tax. Call 480-948-1099.

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24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery in Tempe is baking up gluten free and vegan treats for Valentine's Day: cupcake bouquets (regular $20 gluten free $22) and heart cakes (regular $8 gluten free $10), handmade chocolates with medjool date caramel filling, creme stuffed "love" cakes, strawberry & chocolate hohos.

  • Strawberry Hearts Raw Cheesecake, $5.25
  • Raw Spiced Lava Tarts, $4.75
  • Gluten Free Love Cupcakes, $3.75
  • Lavender Sugar Cookies, $2.75
  • Lavender Sugar Cookie Sandwich, $4.75

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Wildflower Bread Company, with 11 locations in the Greater Phoenix area (including two at Sky Harbor International Airport), will be offering Valentine's Day Cupcakes and heart-shaped Rice Crispy treats, which make the perfect edible gift. Customers can also share a slice of Cherry Pie all month long in February. Wildflower's signature flaky pie crust is filled with ripe, red, plump cherries, baked to a beautiful golden brown with a handmade lattice top. Available in slices or as a whole pie. 

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Uncoupled? Head over to MATCH Cuisine + Cocktails at FOUND:RE Phoenix for “HateFlix and Chill.” Enjoy Happy Hour all day in the lounge plus unromantic flicks in both galleries, starting at 5 p.m. Movies include: Fatal Attraction, Gone Girl and The Breakup. 

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Nothing is sweeter than chocolate-covered strawberries. They taste even better when they are free! With the purchase of two or more entrees at Red Embers Bar and Grill at entertainment venue Uptown Alley, each entrée, including kids entrees, will receive a $5 game card and a chocolate-covered strawberry.

The offer is valid on Valentine's Day only and the game card can be used for all games available at Uptown Alley. 

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The East Valley Harmonizers Singing Valentines help you say "I love you!" They will deliver singing valentines across the East Valley, from Ahwatukee to Apache Junction. The recipient of your valentine will receive two love songs performed by a sharply-dressed quartet, a rose, a box of chocolates and a Valentine card. Different dates, special requests and extra songs are negotiable. Order by phone at 480-615-7464 (SING).

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Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale will feature their XOX box, filled with a dozen tasty cupcakes. Topped with XOX and heart decorations. The Sprinkles XOX box is available February 1-14. 

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Portillo’s locations in Tempe and Scottsdale are offering a limited-time menu item: Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake ($14.99), a fun holiday spin on the brand’s iconic dessert.

Portillo’s Chocolate Cakes are baked fresh each morning, using a proprietary recipe. Available in restaurants from February 10-14, a portion of proceeds from the sale of Heart-Shaped Cakes – up to $25,000 – will be donated to the American Red Cross charitable program, Cake for a Cause. Customers can reserve the sweet treat by calling 866-YUM-BEEF or by ordering online.

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The week leading up to Valentine’s Day, High Tea at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix will be festive with amore. Cupid’s version of the iconic offering will feature heart-shaped pastries and Valentine’s Day-themed tea, including hazelnut truffle and cherry marzipan. Tea is priced at $50, not including tax and gratuity.

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Dolphinaris Arizona in Scottsdale, a provider of up-close personal dolphin experiences, is offering  a unique way to celebrate with a buy one get one free dolphin experience. Participants can select the dolphin swim, deluxe dolphin swim or half-day dolphin trainer experience. The dolphin swim experience allows guests to enter the warm lagoon in waist-deep water for a personal interaction with one of the friendly Dolphinaris bottlenose dolphins. Visitors will learn about dolphin behavior, physiology and conservation, and even get a dolphin kiss, dolphin hug, a fin-to-hand shake, and more. For the more adventurous, the deluxe dolphin swim allows participants to also enter the deeper water with a swim mask to observe the dolphins and their most athletic maneuvers underwater. The dolphin trainer experience provides a more comprehensive look into dolphin care, feeding, intelligence, and behavior alongside a Dolphinaris trainer for a half-day, while also participating in a deep-water swim. Afterward, guests can spend the day at the Dolphinaris Beach Club, where they can enjoy lunch and cocktails, and relax in two hot tubs and a heated human pool next to the dolphin habitat, which includes a viewing window into the dolphin lagoon. Beach Club access is included with the deluxe dolphin swim and dolphin trainer experience, or can be purchased as an upgrade to the swim experience. Reservations must be made online. Use promo code: SWEETHEART. The offer ends on February 14, 2017 and swims must be scheduled by February 28, 2017. More about Dolphinaris Arizona.

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Find More Romantic Ideas: Greater Phoenix Valentine's Day Guide

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.