Valentine's Day is on the horizon, and no gift says "I love you" quite like food does—especially when said food takes the shape of a heart. Chocolate and flowers are always nice, but why not try and win your lover's heart by thinking outside the box and going the extra mile with treats like pizza and donuts? In the event that you're still on the hunt for some last-minute surprises for your S.O., your crush, or even your galentine(s), these heart-shaped foods have come along year after year, so chances are they'll be available again this year to make the ultimate gift on Valentine's Day.
1. Mrs. Fields' Personalized Cookie Cakes
If you're looking for a way to spread the love this year with a lot more sugar, you can head to Mrs. Fields where customers can purchase a gigantic (and I do mean gigantic) personalized cookie cake for $34.99.
2. Chick-fil-A's Heart-Shaped Box of Nuggets and Minis
Haven't you heard? Chicken nuggets are the new chocolate. If you want to go beyond the box of chocolates this year, head to Chick-fil-A, where you can typically pick up 30 Chick-fil-A Nuggets, 10 Chick-n-Minis, or six Chocolate Chunk Cookies in a heart-shaped container.
3. Papa John's Pizza
In the past, you've been able to get a one-topping heart-shaped Papa John's pizza for $11 with the promo code VALENTINE, or a one-topping heart-shaped pizza and a double chocolate chip brownie for just $16 with the promo code BEMINE at participating locations.
4. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
The pretzel giant has put a twist (pun intended) on its original snack in honor of V-Day in years prior. Customers are typically able to order heart-shaped original and cinnamon sugar pretzels. Best of all, there has been a BOGO deal before, so you and your boo have the chance to get two for the price of one.
5. Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin's got the cutest heart-shaped donuts, which is of surprise to absolutely no one! More info on last year's selection here.
6. Einstein Bros. Bagels
Previously, guests were able to pre-order heart-shaped bagels by the half-dozen or baker’s dozen, and could enjoy drop-in purchases of a plain, chocolate chip, or cinnamon raisin heart-shaped bagel at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels locations.
7. The Fresh Market
The winner for most original goes to The Fresh Market, which has, in the past, offered shoppers a heart-shaped rib-eye for $14.99 a pound.
8. Heart Pasta
This heart-shaped pasta is available on Amazon Prime, so if you happen to be planning Valentine's dinner last-minute, it works like a charm. For just $13, you can get two packs of the pasta so there will be enough leftovers for everyone you love.
9. Costco's Heart Macarons
Costco is selling the cutest box of a heart-shaped Valentine's Day macarons that deserve a place at your Galentine's Day dinner. At $11.99 for 25 macarons, this couldn't be an easier (or more budget-conscious) way to add a little flair to your celebration.
10. Cinnabon Heart Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnabon has had heart-shaped CinnaPacks full of cinnamon rolls for a limited time during the Valentine's Day season and thank goodness for that. Mall bakeries have had a heart pack with nine MiniBon cinnamon rolls for around $14.99 while Pilot Flying J locations have had 16-count BonBites packs for around $9.99. Something for everyone, no matter your cinnamon roll preference!
11. California Pizza Kitchen
Guests can order any of their favorite CPK pizzas on special heart-shaped crispy thin crust for no additional charge traditionally during this time of year.
12. Insomnia Cookies
The cookie company often brings back its famous Red Velvet cookies and heart-shaped cookie cakes for the romantic season. If you're not near an Insomnia Cookies, you can also get their treats shipped.
13. Conversation Heart Cookies
Conversation heart candies have been a Valentine's Day tradition for years, but luckily these iced gingerbread cookies are just as cute and probably taste wayyyy better too.
14. Bruegger's Bagels
If you're surprising your partner with a Valentine's Day breakfast, these heart-shaped bagels from Bruegger's are an easy treat. The bagels come in plain, cinnamon raisin, and blueberry so there is something for everybody.
15. Heart-Shaped Gummies
The triple layer hearts will be perfect for that special someone in your life who doesn't want the traditional chocolates, but still wants something sweet.
16. M&M's Heart Shaped Box
This heart-shaped box full of red, pink, and white M&M's is just what the love doctor ordered. Plus, for an extra touch, you can personalize the M&M's with a little message.
17. Heart-Shaped Chocolate Pizza with Mallet
Know someone who needs to get out their aggression? (Maybe you? No judgement here.) Try this heart-shaped chocolate pizza that comes with its own mallet. That way you can break the heart into a thousand pieces before eating the whole thing.
18. Rold Gold Heart Shaped Pretzels
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to romanticize an everyday snack?
19. Heart-Shaped Salami
Is there a better way to show your love than to give the gift of salami? I think not. And what's better is that this giant log is shaped like a heart! <333
20. Heart Lollipops
Go totally classic with these heart-shaped lollipops that you can give out to all your admirers.
21. Little Heart Biscuit
Show your love with this little romantic snack.
22. Heart-Shaped Rainbow Cookies
If you love rainbow cookies and you love love, this is the perfect way to get something sweet and celebrate Valentine's Day.