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Valentine's ideas: Oysters and wine, chocolate-covered strawberries and more

Addie Broyles
Austin 360

Celebrating Valentine's Day at home this year?

We're getting pretty good at these pandemic date nights, where we queue up a livestream or a movie we've been saving and cook up something a little special. Here are a few ideas if you're looking to add a special treat to your at-home Valentine's Day. 

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Austin Oyster Co. is teaming up with the Austin Winery to sell a Valentine's package that includes fresh oysters and a bottle of wine.

Austin Oyster Co. and Austin Winery

These two have teamed up for an oysters-and-wine Valentine's package that includes everything you need to shuck the oysters at home. The packages start at $70 and include either one or two dozen oysters with your choice of three wines, as well as a shucking knife and gloves. Oyster lovers can also find monthly pop-ups at the South Austin winery on the last Sunday of each month

Lammes Candies

This shop sells its popular chocolate-covered strawberries ($24.94 for 12) several times a year, but Valentine's Day remains one of the longtime chocolatier's busiest holidays. 

To accommodate safety protocols for COVID-19, the company, which has four Austin-area locations, is selling the confections via pre-order, starting the first week of February. Retail outlets will have some chocolate-covered strawberries for customers who miss the pre-sale, but if you have your heart set on having a dozen of these this year, don't bet on getting them at the last minute. Lammes will announce the dates of the sale via social media and its email list.

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Lammes Candies is known for its chocolate-covered strawberries, which are a popular Valentine's Day treat.

Srsly Chocolate - Taylor

This shop has launched a monthly chocolate club, where customers can get four bars of chocolate each month: two classic bars and two special edition bars made by chocolate maker Bob Williamson. The club costs $40 a month, which includes the cost of shipping. 

Intero - Austin

The East Austin restaurant is selling chocolate tasting sets for two that include chocolate and either amaro or beer. You can pre-order them ($85 and $45, respectively) through Feb. 10 for pick-up Feb. 12 to 14. 

Delysia, Edi's Chocolates and Maggie Louise Confections - Austin

These Austin chocolatiers have Valentine's-themed truffles available for sale. 

Hayley Cakes and Cookies and Dream Bakery - Austin

Like nearly every bakery in town, both of these pastry makers and dough punchers have Valentine's themed cookies.

Antonelli's Cheese Shop - Austin

This shop has a Valentine's Day box ($85) filled with goodies, including several kinds of cheese, dried tart cherries, chocolate and salami, that would be perfect for a picnic or a special treat for the foodie in your life. 

Uchi and Uchiko - Austin

Pastry chef Ariana Quant has compiled a box of sweets ($70) with bon bons, marshmallows and other confections available for pre-order through Feb. 11 and pickup Feb. 13-14. The restaurant is also selling a curbside caviar package ($120) that includes wine and four jars of caviar. Call 512-916-4808 to order.