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10 Luxurious edible gifts to buy your honey this Valentine's Day

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

Valentine's Day is almost here, and the time for gift shopping is now.

The most romantic day of the year is the perfect time to indulge, and with everything from smoked chocolates to mushroom-infused toffee to artisan cheese, the list below will make sure you and your valentine (or galentine, or self-entine!) do just that.

1. Vosges Smoked Cinnamon Hazelnut Praline Bonbons

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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These smoky, spiced bonbons put your classic drugstore box of chocolates to shame. Blended with smoked Ceylon cinnamon, filled with Italian hazelnuts and topped with ancho chili or smoked Papua New Guinea vanilla beans, these bonbons will leave your partner begging for more. (Vosges, $45)

2. La Maison du Chocolat Caramel Sensations

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Sweet, sticky, decadent caramel is the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Here, rich caramel is paired with crunchy praline, roasted pineapple, red rooibos tea and pure cru criollo in a luxurious, four-flavor assortment. For even more indulgence, go with the 24-piece heart-shaped box. (lamaisonduchocolat.us, $18-$78)

3. Dude, Sweet Fungus Amongus Toffee

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Made specifically to pair with washed-rind cheese, this creamy toffee is made with porcini mushroom powder and toasted pumpkin seeds. Perfect for the gourmand in your life, why not serve this unique confection with a triple-crème Brie and a fine bottle of wine for a Valentine's dinner your partner will never forget? (dudesweetchocolate.com, $13)

4. Jacques Torres Champagne Truffles

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Made with real Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne, these creamy milk chocolates are shaped like wine corks. Perfect for adding an elegant flair to your romantic night. (mrchocolate.com, $20)

5. Alma Chocolate Habanero Caramel Sauce

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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It's always good to have a little spice with your sweet, no? This luscious caramel sauce is made with fresh habanero pepper, which nicely balances the buttery sweetness. (almachocolate.com, $9)

6. Seattle Chocolates Truffle Bars

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Seattle Chocolate Truffle Bars, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa beans, offer something for every chocolate lover. From the Pink and Bubbly Bar, featuring white chocolate, raspberries and popping candy pieces that mimic Champagne, to the Birthday Cake Batter Truffle Bar (because yum), your valentine will jump with joy at their gift. (Seattle Chocolates, $4)

7. Sugarfina 24-karat Gold & Champagne Marshmallows

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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These airy, fresh marshmallows are dipped in edible 24-karat gold — it's like getting jewelry and candy all at once! Try as a garnish on a flute of Champagne or on toast for the fanciest s'mores ever. Your valentine will be delighted. (sugarfina.com, $24)

8. Harry & David award-winning cheese

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Sweets just not your sweetie's thing? Try cheese instead! This gift set features award-winning cheeses from experts like Beecher's and Rogue Creamery. (harryanddavid.com, $70)

9. Wine.com Sweet Wine Trio

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

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Sweet wines go perfectly with Valentine's Day desserts, and this trio is no exception! With wines hailing from Italy, South Africa and Washington state, this set offers a taste of floral and fruity for every palate. (wine.com, $30)

10. Pfaelzer Brothers Italian Ice Cream Truffles

Leave the boring chocolate at the drugstore, and splurge on these sweets instead

Image: Pfaelzer Brothers

Chocolate and ice cream are a perfect pairing, making these ice cream truffles a meaningful gift for your perfect partner. Enjoy six scoops of gelato, with flavors of Burnt Caramel, Cookies N Cream and Apricot with White Chocolate Chips. (hickoryfarms.com, $40)

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