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7 Metro Manila Shops Where You Can Buy Last-Min Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Still Wow Your SO

Last-minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

The most romantic time of the year is here. With our hectic everyday city lives, it can get overwhelming to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts – especially with so many options popping up everywhere.

Whether you’re gifting your lover, mom, dad, or even your besties, we got you covered.

We rounded up 7 shops in Metro Manila to get your Valentine’s Day gifts – sweets for the sweets in your life. This list is sure to be your last-minute Valentine’s Day life-saver.

1. Aperitif – grazing and pastry boxes

Valentine's Day gifts graze box
Aperitif’s charcuterie in a heart-shaped box.
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Aperitif is known for being the first grazing box business in the Philippines and they eventually ventured into making cakes, pastries, pasta, and other dishes.

If your loved one is more into savory than sweet, the Heart Savory Graze Box is an ideal gift for them.

At P2,595 (~USD46.32), it consists of assorted European cheeses, cold cuts, mango-spiced jam, grapes, and olives – perfect for a night of wine and dining.

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A golden pastry surprise.
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Give your SO something sweet and gold with Aperitif’s Golden Love Sampler Box (P1,200 ~USD21.44) which consists of four golden pastries.

These golden pastries are flavored in Coffee Cream Maritozzi, Caramel Croissant, Berry White Chocolate Supreme, and Luxe Triple Chocolate Donut, and they all have fillings inside.

Aperitif’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. – classic flowers-and-chocolates combo

Valentine's Day gifts flower and chocolate bouquet
An all-in-one big bouquet to show your big love.

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Flowers will never go out of style, especially on Valentine’s Day. If you want to gift the classic way, Blooming Sweetness by is the way to go.

Show how massive your love is with this approximately 19-inch bouquet that boasts six red carnations with white statice and ten pieces of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Order days or at least a day in advance and get it at P2,599 (~USD46.44).

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An old-school Valentine’s bundle.
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Want something that symbolizes forever? The Love’s Treasure Bundle at P1,899 (~USD33.99) is perfect for loved ones who like to keep mementos such as letters and preserved flowers.

Together with 17 soy wax unscented red roses, this bundle comes with six Ferrero Rocher chocolates, a romantic greeting card, and a You’re My Sunshine music box.’s website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Wadough’s – minimalist heart and tub cakes

Wadough's mini heart cakeA heart cake with customizable dedication.
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Say how you feel with a cake and tap Wadough’s to put your wittiest, cheesiest, or sweetest line on their viral Korean-inspired minimalist cakes.

Give your loved one/s your heart – but not literally – with their mini Heart Cake. At P500 (~USD8.93), you can get your message to your SO or single friend across loud and clear with their lettered frosting. Every order also comes with a note card and gift bag.

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Tub cakes in chocolate and strawberry.
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Wadough’s Valentine’s szn exclusive is the Tub Cake (P500-P850 ~USD8.93-USD15.19). A layered cake that’s available in two flavors: Black Sesame Chocolate and White Chocolate Strawberry.

The Black Sesame Chocolate Tub Cake is a moist chocolate-hazelnut cake with 52% chocolate ganache, a creamy cheesecake, and black sesame cake cream cheese filling that will melt inside the mouth and the heart of your giftee.

The White Chocolate Strawberry Tub Cake on the other hand, consists of a yellow sponge cake with lemon syrup and cheesecake parmesan topped with white chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.

Wadough’s Facebook | Instagram

4. Patisserie Le Choux-Colat by Chef Ely – Valentine box filled with premium desserts

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Valentine dessert box.
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For your loved ones who like to have options, Patisserie Le Choux-Colat by Chef Ely’s Valentine’s Box is the go-to gift for them. At P1,680 (~USD30.02), they can have these fun French-inspired praline chocolates. The Praline Chocolate Collection includes sixteen pieces of handcrafted chocolates in eight flavors inside their signature Spruce box.

These are all the praline chocolates your loved one will get: Honey Nougat Dark Chocolate, Cashew Praline, Coffee Ganache Almond Dark Chocolate, Triple Chocolate, Hazelnut Praline, Tablea Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel Ganache, and Milk Chocolate Rocher.

Life is indeed like a box of chocolates – jampacked and sweet.

Patisserie Le Choux-Colat by Chef Ely’s Facebook | Instagram

5. Moonchild – classic chocolate cake

Valentine's Day gifts chocolate cakeMoonchild’s moist and fluffy chocolate cake.
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If you’re looking for a no-fuss yet solid chocolate cake to gift, Moonchild is the cake shop for you.

A fan-favorite, your mom, sister, friends, and SO might even be raving about it from seeing these cakes on celebrities’ social media accounts, such as Ellen Adarna, Carla Abellana, and the blockbuster couple, DongYan.

Their viral Decadent Chocolate Cake starts at P365 (~USD6.51) for the small 7” round tray and P735 (~USD13.12) for the large 8×8-inch square tray. They also have a Creamy Caramel Cake if your giftee is more of a caramel person.

Moonchild’s website | Facebook | Instagram

6. Pufft Doughnuts – a fresh take on donuts

Valentine's day gifts PufftA sweet box of strawberry and red velvet donuts
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Pufft Doughnuts are far from your ordinary donuts. These handcrafted donuts maintain a consistent softness and fluffiness whilst being filled to the brim. The Valentine Dough-notes box contains four limited pieces of Love Hearts frosted Doughnut, Strawberry Eton Mess, Strawberry Fresh Cream, and Red Velvet Doughnut. Plus you can include a sweet note. You just have to add your message at checkout.

Make your donut-loving giftee feel special by giving them their favorite – with a twist. Get this box of donuts for P600 (~USD10.72) each.

Pufft Doughnuts’ website | Facebook | Instagram

7. CMV Txokolat – handcrafted chocolates

CMV Txokolat Sofia StrawberriesChocolate-coated strawberries.
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CMV Txokolat takes pride in its handcrafted, hand-painted, and handmade chocolates.

If your SO, family, or friend loves strawberries and chocolates, this limited edition Sofia Strawberries will be right up their alley. The strawberries are from Benguet and they’re filled with Nutella and covered with a smooth and creamy layer of milk chocolate.

Sofia Strawberries are the shop’s best-seller, with prices starting from P700 (~USD12.50) to P2,350 (~USD41.99)

CMV Txokolat’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Valentine’s Day Gifts in Metro Manila

Looking for the perfect gift to show your love and appreciation can be quite hard, especially in a pinch. Generic Valentine’s Day gifts just won’t do. 

We hope you found something here that matches your loved one’s taste: from a grazing box and classic flowers and chocolates to cakes and donuts.

Happy Valentine’s shopping!

Check these local and affordable V-Day gift ideas for more. And if you’re looking for restaurants to treat your SO this love month, here are fine-dining restos in Metro Manila.

Cover image adapted from: via, via, and Wadough’s via Facebook

Article originally published on 10 February 2023 by Gly Parañal. Last updated on 13 February 2024.