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Not sure what to get your loved one for Cupid’s holiday? Whether you’re searching for your romantic partner, a family member, or your Galentine, these thoughtful—and carefully crafted—Valentine’s Day gift baskets will show just how much you care. The way to the heart is often through the stomach, and these gift baskets won't disappoint.
Here, the best Valentine's Day gift baskets for everyone on your heart this year.
Best Beer: Gourmet Gift Baskets Around The World Beer Bucket
Though Valentine’s Day tends to be all about the wine and the bubbly, there’s no rule that says you can’t celebrate your love’s love for another alcoholic drink. This creative gift basket treats beer aficionados to brews from all around the world, so they’ll have the opportunity to sample sips they may not regularly (or ever!) get the chance to try. When you buy this gift, you’ll get a dozen bottled beers packed into a cool (and very handy) galvanized steel bucket, as well as a handful of well-paired snacks, like handcrafted cheesy cheddar popcorn, roasted and salted peanuts, beef jerky, garlic sausage, and more.
Best Fruit: Harry & David Classic Favorites Gift Box
If there’s anything Harry & David is known for, it’s juicy pears. We don’t know what it is about these pears, but they are lightyears above any you’d find in the store. We dare you to have just one after you get a taste of that sweet flavor and buttery texture. In addition to the pears, this gift box comes with other goodies like Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn, Harry & David's signature Pepper and Onion Relish, chocolate-covered cherries, and chocolate truffles. The presentation is pretty spectacular, too. It all comes in a copper-colored tin and wrapped up in a big bow.
Best Coffee: Mouth The Coffee Fix
Being a true coffee lover goes way beyond enjoying an expertly-brewed cuppa, so why not treat the java junkie you know to something that acknowledges the breadth of their infatuation? This gift basket includes a variety of small-batch goodies, like chocolate bars swirled with cream and espresso, power bars laced with coffee grounds, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and—of course—some coffee and a little bit of cold brew.
Best Wine: Hickory Farms Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Avoid any last-minute rush to the liquor store on your way out to your Valentine’s Day date by ordering a bottle ahead of time. It may not be your typical packed gift basket, but this gold box is no less special. Inside, your loved one will find one of the most coveted wines coming out of Sonoma: Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a vino with a very Valentine’s Day-appropriate nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle, and sage.
If you really want to indulge someone, there's also a Silver Oak Wine Gift Basket, which includes the wine and all the accompaniments—like cheese, crackers, truffles, cookies, and even a wine stopper.
Best Hot Sauce: Mouth Hot Hot Hot Sauce Box
For the hottest guy or gal you know, consider a gift set to match. This box comes teeming with small-batch hot sauces that all vary in heat and flavor, so the two of you can easily spice up all forthcoming meals. Look for items like two different types of sriracha, a ghost pepper hot sauce, a smoky tamarind hot sauce, and a mustard-based hot sauce.
Best Splurge: Gift Tree Champagne & Godiva Gift Basket
Hey, it’s been a tough year—we don’t blame you if you want to splurge on your favorite person this Valentine’s Day. And there’s no better way to do it than with a staycation complete with a truly special bottle of Champagne and Godiva chocolates.
Best Cheese: Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box
Another winner straight out of The Big Apple: a collection of best-selling cheeses from the city’s top cheesemonger. The spread includes the crowd-pleasing favorites gruyère, manchego, brie, and cheddar, plus a handful of crunchy bites and a sweet, spiced jam to help you and your sweetheart create an expertly crafted hors d'oeuvre right in the comfort of your own home.
Best for Kids: Candy Cake Explosion Full of Color Candy Cake
What child wouldn’t go crazy for a multi-tiered cake made entirely out of candy? (That’s a rhetorical question, of course.) Instead of a small card with a single candy glued to it, give your littlest love something really special this year. This expertly-crafted confection can be executed in a variety of color palettes—plus the seller takes special candy requests to make the treat just perfect.
Best Meat and Cheese: Hickory Farms Hot & Spicy Gift Box
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift basket for your boyfriend or girlfriend, the name of this box is quite apropos—it’s an especially great gift for a new flame. Considering how pricey gift baskets can get, this one is a particularly good value. There’s no sacrificing quality here, though: The box is packed with all you need to make a high-quality pre-dinner spread, including Hickory Farm's Signature and Spicy Beef Summer Sausage, Jalapeño Cheddar Blend, Smoked Cheddar Blend, Sweet Hot Mustard, and Spicy Sriracha Mustard.
Best Candy: Dylan's Candy Bar Big Night In Bundle
Skip the typical store-bought confections you can toss into your cart at the supermarket or the drugstore in favor of something a little more special this year. New York City’s famed Dylan’s Candy Bar has just the thing: the perfect stash of chocolate and candies for the kids at heart who plan to stay in and watch a movie—or actual kids. It comes complete with a throw blanket and candy-themed mug for hot cocoa.
Best Chocolate: Godiva Gold Gift Box
When it comes to chocolate, you really can’t go wrong with Godiva. But why not up the ante this year with a special Valentine’s Day gift set that’s ripe for your next Netflix and chill session? This gift includes an assortment of chocolate-kissed biscuits inspired by the brand's classic chocolate pieces—plus a super cozy branded throw that you can curl up under together.
For a really special night at home together, learn how to expertly pair chocolate and wine.
Best Breakfast: Stonewall Kitchen One Batch Breakfast Gift
If you can't be with your Valentine this year, why not send a special treat to that far-flung loved one with this breakfast gift basket? Nobody knows a good morning meal quite like the Maine-based Stonewall Kitchen. This sampler includes everything you need for a traditional New England breakfast: Coastal Morning Coffee, Single Serve Pancake & Waffle Mix, New England Maple Syrup, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, and even an 8-inch balloon whisk to help whip it all up.
Best Dinner for Two: Quality Meats Tomahawk Ribsteak Dinner for 2
If you’ll be staying at home this year (or want to treat loved ones, like your parents or grown children), you can still indulge in a little fine dining. Turn to Goldbelly, which sources some of the country’s best grub and sends it directly to you, so you can get a taste no matter where you’re located. In this case, diners will get to sample a special cut from New York City’s highly-reviewed Quality Meats: a massive 24-ounce Prime Dry-Aged Tomahawk Ribsteak.
Of course, it also comes with the accouterments that really make it a meal, including loaded baked potato monkey bread, bacon butter for dipping, gnocchi and cheese, toasted buttered breadcrumbs for a crispy topping, and the restaurant’s signature steak sauce to ensure you get the full experience, even if you’re nowhere near The City That Never Sleeps.
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This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley, who has written and edited hundreds of gift guides for various publications over the course of the last 10 years. She also holds a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute.