Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Broke or Procrastinating Teens of Hopatcong

In case you are trying to buy that last-minute Valentine gift, here are a few of my favorites:

#1 Heart-Shaped Pizza from Frank’s Pizza

Support everyone’s beloved, local business with this creative take on the classic Valentine’s Day surprise. Also, purchasing will support the Hopatcong High School Parent Teacher Student Organization. The price per cheese pie is $16, toppings being extra. 

#2 DIY Photo Collage

Forget spending money on a box of chocolate or some other meaningless gift. Get him or her something they’ll cherish forever with a loving photo collage you can easily create online and print yourself using these links: or How To Create Valentine’s Day Cards In Our Collage Maker!

#3 Chocolate-covered strawberries

Pick this classic delicious delight at my personal favorite destination for Valentine’s Day specials, Krause’s Homemade Candies on Route 20 in Paterson. Visit their website for more details.

Alternatively, save yourself the money and make your own chocolate-covered strawberries, following this simple recipe done in 20 minutes.

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

#4 Candy Grams

Buy a candy gram for a friend, crush, boyfriend, girlfriend, or even a beautiful stranger! Sponsored by the National Society, these cute bags of candies will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, so make sure to buy them soon. 

#5 Value Bag of Hershey’s Kisses

Get a value bag of Hershey’s kisses if you do not know who your Valentine is yet. Ask around and say, “Do you want a kiss?” If it backfires, you have your big bag of kisses to fall back on!

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