Courtesy Stonewall Kitchen
Valentine's Day is coming, and this year, it makes more sense than ever to plan ahead! No matter whether you are giving a gift to your sweetheart, your kids, or just a friend, there is no gift as much fun as a gift basket. There is just something about a lovely reusable basket filled to the brim with curated gifts to make anyone smile, and it can be a wonderful way to celebrate the food lover in your life. Whether you are looking to fill their day with their favorites or introduce them to new flavors, here are 8 great baskets to order in time for Valentine's Day.
Best Overall: Stonewall Kitchen Brunch Basket
The beauty of this gift basket is that it can be romantic ("breakfast in bed for us!") or non-romantic ("have a cozy day" to mom, dad, godparents, work spouse, assistant). Full of all sorts of brunch goodies, from Bloody Mary Mixer to pancake mix to jams and syrups, this brunch-in-a-basket is a terrific way to bring some joy to someone, whether they will be indulging with you or their own beloveds.
Buy it: Stonewall Kitchen Brunch Basket ($123), amazon.com
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Best for Wine Lovers: Valentine's Day Wine Duo
Valentine's Day is always a time to raise a glass, so this is the perfect basket for the wine lover in your life. With two curated bottles, a pinot noir and a rosé, paired with some snacks like cinnamon brown sugar kettle corn and a Valentine's candy mix, it is the ideal way to toast the holiday.
Buy it: Valentine's Day Wine Duo ($99.99), gourmetgiftbaskets.com
Best for Galentines: Harry and David Gift Basket
A lot of Valentine's gift baskets lean towards romance, but this is a girls-night-in right in one basket! With everything your pal might need for a cozy night of self-care, with cheese and crackers, fruit and cookies and truffles, and even some milk chocolate popcorn for a movie, all they need to add is a glass of wine and a hot bath, and your favorite galentine will have a Valentine's to remember.
Buy it: Harry and David Gift Basket ($89.99), 1-800-Baskets.com
Best for Kids: Heart & Holly Valentine's Day Basket
This basket is chock full of fun snacks that would make any young person thrilled. About 40 individually packaged snack-size items of all types, including some healthier options, it will be at least a couple weeks of fun snacking. Send one to your kid at college, your niece or nephew or godchild, or your high school age babysitter.
Buy it: Heart & Holly Valentine's Day Basket ($29.95), amazon.com
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Best for Outdoors Lovers: Chef's Choice Picnic Basket
This picnic basket will serve long after the goodies are gone. But if you and your love enjoy an al fresco moment (all the more relevant during this Pandemic Valentine's Day), this basket overflows with delicious treats. With cheeses, cured meats, crackers, and condiments, the only thing you'll need to grab is a bottle of wine and a blanket!
Buy it: Chef's Choice Picnic Basket ($129.95), gifttree.com
Best for Fruit Lovers: California Tropics Fruit Basket
Valentine's Day might usually be all about the chocolates or other indulgences, but that doesn't mean you can't treat the people in your life who prefer the healthy stuff to a wonderful basket! This basket is full of beautiful seasonal whole fruits, from apples and pears to tropicals like pineapple, mango, and kiwi.
Buy it: California Tropics Fruit Basket ($78.23), amazon.com
Best for Party Lovers: Rastelli Market Fresh Connoisseur Gift Crate
Even if your gatherings are super small these days, the impulse to gather even just a couple people together is strong, and people who love to host are always looking to have great products around! This basket is a cornucopia of everything the host or hostess in your life might want: cheese, cured meats, snacks, and sweets. It's a cocktail party in a basket!
Buy it: Rastelli Market Fresh Connoisseur Gift Crate ($149.99), costco.com
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Best for Gluten-Free Foodies: Sweet and Savoy Gluten Free Basket
If your gluten-free love is always looking for the most amazing new gourmet products to satisfy their cravings, this is the basket for them! It's full of all kinds of luxury delectables: cookies, cheese straws, chocolates, caramels, and unusual treats like rosemary popcorn and pomegranate licorice. So often people with dietary restrictions get left out of the food gifting, so that will make this special basket that much more thoughtful and appreciated.
Buy it: Sweet and Savory Gluten Free Basket ($128), oliveandcocoa.com