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Gift your sweetie a cookie bouquet this Valentine’s Day

Cheryl’s has gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Cheryl's cookie card and cookie bouquet Credit: Cheryl's Cookies

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A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but love in the time of COVID-19 means gifts shipped from a safe distance are truly a girl’s best friend. Certainly, diamonds are always a good idea for Valentine’s Day, but I’d argue that quality food gifts are even better. There’s no fussing over sizing or high price tags, just baked goods that taste great and—in some cases—look even better.

Take Cheryl’s Cookies, an online retailer shipping cookies, brownies, and other sweets in standard configurations like baskets and tins, but also in more creative ways. Send a small cookie card to treat someone for only $5, or a bouquet of a dozen long-stemmed buttercream frosted cookies to really wow them.

We ordered a few of these gifts for ourselves to see if they were really as giftable as they seemed.

But first, are Cheryl’s cookies any good?

Yes! Cookies are easily in my top-five favorite foods, so I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur. Cheryl’s buttercream frosted sugar cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They’re soft and sweet and I could easily eat a number of them in one sitting.

Other selections, like chocolate chip, old-fashioned sugar, and devil’s food chocolate, are also tasty, but buttercream is the true standout. For what it’s worth, I was not as much of a fan of Cheryl’s brownies when I tested them previously for our best gourmet gifts guide, but the cookies are tops.

All of Cheryl’s cookies are individually wrapped to preserve freshness (and, coincidentally, make sharing during a pandemic a bit easier).

Cheryl's cookie bouquet
Credit: Cheryl's Cookies

Gift a bouquet of 12 long-stemmed cookie flowers, left, or splurge for two dozen.

I’ll take a cookie bouquet over roses any day, so I was most excited to receive this package from Cheryl’s, but I was skeptical it would arrive looking as good as it’s picture. And while almost nothing looks as good as its professional shots online, this was pretty respectable.

The bouquet arrives fully assembled within a long box, and it’s kept in place with zip ties so there’s no moving around in transit. The individually wrapped cookies are attached to a cardboard backing, so not a single one had broken.

The attached stems were tucked neatly into the wrapping, all tied up with a bow. It was an impressive presentation that anyone with a sweet tooth would enjoy.

The 12 cookies are red, pink, and white heart-shaped cutouts of the signature buttercream frosted variety—my favorite—so I can confirm that taste is also on point. And if you’re feeling extra sweet, there’s an option to upgrade to 24.

Get Cheryl’s Long-Stemmed Buttercream Frosted Cookie Flowers starting at $49.99

Valentine’s Day Gift Tin

Cheryl's cookie tins
Credit: Cheryl's Cookies

Cookie tins include a variety of flavors, from buttercream frosted sugar cookies to chocolate chip to devil's food cake.

A classic option for delivering tasty Valentine’s Day treats, a gift tin from Cheryl’s includes 10 cookies: two buttercream frosted, two snack-size buttercream frosted, two snack-size chocolate chip cookies, two snack-size sugar cookies, and two snack-size fudge buttercream frosted devil’s food cookies.

You can opt for a standard “Happy Valentine’s Day” design, or go the more punny route with options like “You’re a Llama Fun” complete with llama in shades, “Valentine, You’re Electric” with a robot, or a unicorn “Wishing You a Magical Valentine’s Day.” The one I tested, a T-rex saying, “You’re T-rific,” is no longer available.

The benefit here is the variety of cookies, all of which pass the taste test. Cookies arrived intact, and the tin can be reused after you’re done. Just note that the fun design is a paper sleeve and not printed on the tin itself.

Get a Cheryl’s Happy Valentine’s Day Treat Gift Tin for $26.99

Cheryl's cookie card
Credit: Cheryl's Cookies

Valentine's Day cookie cards may be scarce currently, but there are still plenty that make great gifts.

A cookie card is a great idea to tell someone you’re thinking of them without spending too much. And they’re clearly already popular—Valentine’s Day cookie cards like the one I tested are already sold out online. However, other holiday-neutral options (“You’re Awesome,” “Have a Magical Day,” and “You’re a Peach,” among others) are still available.

The gift is simple enough, one small box arrives housing a single cookie. Most of the options include buttercream frosted sugar cookies, but you can also find chocolate chip, peaches and cream, key lime white chip, and more. Just note that cookie flavors and boxes come as a set, there’s no customization. So if you want a lemon burst cookie, you must order the “Here for You” card.

It’s not a bouquet, but it’s still a sweet gesture.

Get a Cheryl’s Cookie Card starting at $5

Is a Cheryl’s Cookies gift a worthy Valentine’s Day present?

Absolutely. Certainly, you need to know your audience, but anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy a creatively packaged cookie surprise.

If not, we’ve also rounded up the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men, thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for women, and sweet Valentine’s Day cards for everyone.

Shop all of Cheryl’s Valentine’s Day gifts

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