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Valentine's Day shopping in Lynchburg

From home decor items to tasty chocolate treats, you'll find just the right gift for your sweetheart in Lynchburg
From home decor items to tasty chocolate treats, you'll find just the right gift for your sweetheart in Lynchburg
Sandy Wallace

Valentine's Day shoppers who headed to Lynchburg Community Market on Saturday in search of the perfect Valentine's Day gift were delighted with the selection of gifts.

CAO Artisan Chocolates, with locations at 908 Main Street and Lynchburg Community Market, offers fine handcrafted chocolates from the world's best cacao beans
CAO Artisan Chocolates, with locations at 908 Main Street and Lynchburg Community Market, offers fine handcrafted chocolates from the world's best cacao beans
Sandy Wallace

From unique jewelry and tasty Valentine's treats to Virginia wines and jellies, Lynchburg Community Market offers many gifts your sweetheart will love.

Visit CAO Artisan Chocolates at the market or at 908 Main Street to find a treasure trove of handcrafted chocolate delights.

CAO Artisan Chocolates uses the finest cacao beans to create its chocolate treasures. There are three types of cacao beans: Forastero, Criollo and Trinitario.

Forasteros, grown in the Amazon region of South America and the Caribbean, are the most commonly used cacao beans.

The rare Criollo bean is grown in milder climates of South America. Criollos are known for their aroma, flavor and low acidity. Trinitario beans are a hybrid of Forastero and Criollo.

CAO uses only the best Trinitario and Criollo cacao to make the finest quality chocolates. You will taste the difference with your first bite.

You will find truffles, CAO Bean Bars, fresh gelatos, rich hot chocolate, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate ganache cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries and and a special S'Mores platter this week at CAO.

From Feb. 10-16, CAO is offering a special Valentine's Love menu. Taste the CAO difference every day at the Main Street store and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the market.

Chocolate treats from Chocs R Us, Lorraine Bakery, Hearth of the Kitchen and Shrock's were also featured at the tasting table on Saturday at the market.

Handmade glass art treats by Bedford artist, Jenne Rebecca, aren't for eating. The truffle-shaped lampwork glass treats are the newest treasure created by the local artist, who also offers bead making classes in her home studio.

You will find Valentine's treasures at the many boutique shops located in downtown Lynchburg.

Home decor items, candles, soaps and lotions, kitchen items, gourmet foods and many other gift items can be found at Accents Flags & Gifts.

You'll also find jewelry, clothing and other Valentine's gifts at Urban Merchants, Gladiola Girls, Pastiche at Main, Shay's Unique Gifts and other downtown boutiques.

Shoppers can also find Valentine's Day goodies at while doing their grocery shopping this week at Kroger. From flowers and balloons to boxes of candy, there's a lot to love.

Shop Lynchburg for the finest of Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetheart this year and share the love.