Flowers and chocolate. They’ve been due for an image rehaul for some time. Because everyone knows, if you give somebody these traditional Valentine’s Day gifts on Valentine’s Day, you’re unquestionably into vanilla sex and pleated khakis.
But two impressive options have emerged on the V-Day horizon this week, putting a large-format spin on the customary chocolate and flower arrangements that have gone out of style.
NYC chocolatier MarieBelle is selling 100 tequila-infused chocolates in a blue box wearing a black-and-gold ribbon. Each piece contains dark-and-milk chocolate made with Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia extra añejo, imbued with different flavors like caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and tobacco. The dark chocolate shells reflect the artwork used in previous iterations of the annual tequila release.
You could buy a box of 16 for $55. But that would mean you didn’t care enough to buy the 100-piece box for $290. Both are available in MarieBelle’s Soho store and online.
If you’d rather say it with flowers, same-day bouquet company BloomThat has a $499 arrangement it’s calling the Most Extra Bouquet. It’s an absolutely gargantuan grouping of flowers in a galvanized metal bucket/vase that should more or less rival the size of your significant other while making a large sampling of their co-workers/Instagram followers feel super-fucked up over the now dwarfed scattering of bulbs from 1-800-FLOWERS now sitting sadly on their desk from their basic-ass Valentine.
You can find BloomThat’s big ol' bouquet online right here, proving the grand gesture is not dead. It’s just a click away.