Valentine’s Day arrives just in time to add some sparkle to a dreary time of year. There’s no better place than Costco to start your Valentine’s Day shopping. Whether you plan to spend the day with a special someone, family, or friends, the warehouse has you covered for savory and sweet treats perfect for the occasion.
And while sparkly diamonds, a romantic getaway, and dozens of red roses can all be purchased at Costco, I’ve put together a more affordable list of little luxuries to treat your loved one (or yourself!) to. Here are six red and romantic finds from Costco that are all $10 or less.
1. Godiva Dark Chocolate Ganache Hearts, $9.99 for 14.8 ounces
Chocolate is the ultimate Valentine’s Day sweet. These dark chocolate candies are an upgrade over the standard grocery store chocolate variety pack. The melt-in-your-mouth Godiva chocolates are filled with rich ganache and formed into the shape of a heart. Pop a few in your mouth and use the rest to top festive brownies for sharing.
2. Strawberries, $7.99 for 2 pounds
Ruby-red strawberries are fragrant again just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a classic (and a kid-friendly) Valentine’s treat, or try something different by dipping them into chocolate fondue.
3. Mini Red Velvet Cakes, $9.99 for 6 cakes
These red velvet cakes are larger than a standard cupcake and smaller than a layer cake, making them the perfect size for sharing with your valentine. The red cake is light, fluffy, and covered in a swirl of Costco’s sweet cream cheese frosting.
4. Kirkland Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, $9.99 for 72 ounces
5. Fresh Live Mussels, $0.99 per pound (about 5-pound package)
Making dinner at home is more romantic than jostling for a reservation on one of the industry’s busiest nights of the year. Some couples prefer a steakhouse vibe (Costco has you covered here too!), but a bowl of steamed mussels in a buttery wine sauce with crusty bread makes my heart flutter.
6. Gefen Organic Beets, $7.49 for 3 (17.6-ounce) packages
On Valentine’s Day, make it a point to eat something pink or red for every meal of the day. Start with a pale pink smoothie for breakfast, lobster tails for dinner, and a ruby-hued beet salad for lunch. These beets are recipe-ready, as they are already cooked and peeled. Simply slice into wedges or rounds and toss them with your favorite vinaigrette, some soft cheese, and leafy greens.
What little luxuries are you stocking up on at Costco right now? Share your picks in the comments.