Show Some Love: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again — the aisles are full of heart-shaped candy, and it’s time to find the gift. And whether you’re looking for chocolate or books, flowers or babka, Union Square’s got all your Valentine’s bases covered. From loved ones to Galentines to “it’s complicated,” you’ll find unique (and delicious!) gifts to make this Valentine’s Day perfect.


CHOCOLATE

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Breads Bakery
18 East 16th Street between Union Square West and Fifth Avenue
We recommend: The City’s best chocolate babka

Cocoa Store NYC
15 East 18th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue
We recommend: Amadei Valentine’s Day pralines

Dough
14 West 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
We recommend: Nutella + Dulce de Leche 

Dylan’s Candy Bar
33 Union Square West between 13th and 14th Streets
We recommend: Chocolate covered Valentine’s Oreos

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
5 East 20th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
We recommend: Caramel heart set

Gotham Bar & Grill
5 East 20th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
We recommend: Hand-painted champagne truffles


FLOWERS

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Union Square Greenmarket
Union Square Park – North and West Plazas
We recommend: Beautiful arrangements from River Garden Farm


CARDS

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Paper Source
75 Fifth Avenue between 15th and 15th Streets
We recommend: Everything!

Paper Presentation
23 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
We recommend: DIY cards


BOOKS

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Barnes & Noble
23 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
We recommend: Blind date with literary history

The Strand
828 Broadway at 12th Street
We recommend: Something from the Rare Book Room


NOT CHOCOLATE

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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
900 Broadway at 20th Street
We recommend: Valentine’s Day gift collection (flagship cheese, toffee, crackers + jam!)

Union Square Wines & Spirits
140 Fourth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets
We recommend: Choose from 2,500 labels from around the world

Whole Foods
4 Union Square South between University Place and Broadway
We recommend: Fresh, fave treats

Bedford Cheese Shop
67 Irving Place between 18th and 19th Streets
We recommend: Rustic Valentine’s gift baskets

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