I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day. I love pink, I love having an excuse to write a sappy love note, and I love having a reason to dress up on a random day in February. Most of all, though, I love the candy. Long before I had someone to celebrate the holiday with, I had sugar – and in my opinion, that's a fantastic Valentine's Day. This year, Target officially has the cutest Valentine's Day treats, whether you're stocking up on candy to share with a lover, send with your kiddos to school, or keep all to yourself.
It always makes me laugh when I hear people complain about Valentine's Day. Oh, it's a holiday created to sell greeting cards, flowers, and candy? It's a waste of money, you say? You are perfectly entitled to stay home, save your precious money, and ignore the holiday altogether, while I splurge on enough cheesy Valentine's Day stuff to make my home look like Cupid threw up. Winter can be long and gray, and I'm always thankful for the annual chocolate and roses extravaganza. I'm especially thankful this year after seeing the new goodies Target has for us. On February 14, share the love (and show a little self-love) in the form of a heart-shaped sweet... or cheese if that's your cup of tea.
1. Dove Pink Champagne & Milk Chocolate Swirl Hearts
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Lovemojis
3. Ghiradelli Valentine's White Chocolate Brulee
4. Lindt Lindor Red Velvet White Chocolate Truffles
5. Dylan's Candy Bar Valentine's Day Cotton Candy Diamond Lollipop
6. Dylan's Candy Bar Valentine's Day Paint Can
7. Dylan's Candy Bar Cookies Are A Girl's Best Friend Cookie Pop
Yes, it's true – not ALL Valentine's Day sweets are chocolate. This beautiful vanilla cookie pop from Dylan's Candy Bar is shaped and iced to look just like a shimmering diamond. Baked goods and bling is an unbeatable combination.
8. Dylan's Candy Bar Cherry Heart Shaped Secret Message Lollipop
Not only are these Dylan's Candy Bar lollipops delectable, but they also contain a fun, secret message. Your Valentine will find an (appropriate) Valentine's message in the stick, making it a great treat for kids in particular.
9. Dylan's Candy Bar Valentine's Day Jumbo Strawberry Lollipop
Lollipops are great... jumbo lollipops are better. Spoil someone with this heart-shaped strawberry candy that's as delicious as it is huge.
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