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29 January 2021

Forbes: Valentine’s Gift Guide — Pastene Date Night Box

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alywalansky/2021/01/29/valentines-day-gift-guide-the-best-foodie-gift-baskets/?sh=7287b318283d

By: Aly Walansky

Flowers and chocolate may be a popular gift for Valentine’s Day, but that does not mean they are the only gift options. Maybe think out of the box, and into a basket!

A great way to really make a statement this Valentine’s Day is to honor the home chef with a fun and romantic foodie-inspired gift basket.

Gift on wicker basket and roses on wood table front
Fill a basket with love this Valentine’s Day. GETTY

Giusto Sapore Ultimate Truffle Gourmet Gift Set 

Giusto Sapore Ultimate Truffle Gourmet Gift Set
Giusto Sapore Ultimate Truffle Gourmet Gift Set GIUSTO SAPORE

Certain ingredients just scream romance, and there’s no denying truffles are among those ingredients! This gift set ($100) of Giusto Sapore’s most popular truffle-infused items include olive oil, balsamic vinegar, risotto, porcini risotto, butter, honey, salt, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.

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Hudson Valley Marshmallow Spread S’more Love Valentine Gift Basket

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Spread S'more Love Valentine Gift Basket
Hudson Valley Marshmallow Spread S’more Love Valentine Gift Basket HUDSON VALLEY MARSHMALLOW

Love is sweet – and so are s’mores. This s’mores-inspired gift basket ($20) has one bag of strawberry marshmallows, one bag of cinnamon sugar grahams, one chocolate bar and four mini roasting sticks – perfect for a date of s’mores making right at home.MORE FOR YOUA Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Best Way To Celebrate Family And Show Gratitude This YearNYCWFF Goes Virtual: Why It Was So Important This Year For The Show To Go OnVirtual Rosh Hashanah Gatherings Can Still Be Meaningful And Delicious

Tattersall Shrub Gift Pack

Tattersall Shrub Gift Pack
Tattersall Shrub Gift Pack TATTERSALL

Few things set the mood like some special cocktails, and a fun creative basket is one that helps create craft cocktails at home with a few perfect ingredients. This set ($40) includes two Tattersall Sharab Shrubs flavors, Humdinger or 18th and Central, and a cool set of up-cycled bottle glassware.

Pastene Date Night Gift Box

Pastene Date Night Gift Box
Pastene Date Night Gift Box PASTENE

Lady and The Tramp taught us that there’s few dishes as romantic as pasta. Fill a gift basket for a romantic dinner at home ($25) that will include everything they need to follow the included recipe for Mushroom, Tomato & Garlic Bucatini. That’s everything from garlic oil and grated parmesan cheese to bucatini, fire roasted tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, and garlic! 

Blue Circle Foods Smoked Salmon Variety Bundle

Blue Circle Foods Smoked Salmon Variety Bundle
Blue Circle Foods Smoked Salmon Variety Bundle BLUE CIRCLE FOODS

Give them all the fixings for a romantic brunch, with a smoked salmon variety bundle ($100) that includes a  cooler, seafood-centric cookbook, smoked salmon party platter, as well as peppered roasted salmon, classic roasted salmon, and thick-cut cold smoked salmon. 

Popcornopolis Popcorn Bouquet

Popcornopolis Popcorn Bouquet
Popcornopolis Popcorn Bouquet POPCORNOPOLIS

Hearts and flowers are great, but sometimes romance is just about having fun. Popcornopolis’ has a cool limited edition Valentine’s Day “bouquet” of popcorn ($99)  that comes with a dozen cones of popcorn in flavors like caramel, cheddar cheese, cinnamon toast, kettle corn, cookies & cream, jalapeno cheddar, and more. 

Cafe Lola Champagne and Berries Box

Cafe Lola Champagne and Berries Box
Cafe Lola Champagne and Berries Box REFINED HOSPITALITY

When looking for a fancy gift basket for Valentine’s Day, nothing says pizzazz like a Champagne & Berries Box ($80) from Café Lola, located in Las Vegas. This box includes a dozen stemless roses, a small bottle of Bottega Rosé Gold, and eight chocolate covered strawberries. Be sure to plan ahead because at least 48 hours notice is needed for out-of-state shipping.

Seven Sisters Scones Queen-Sized Breakfast In Bed Set

Seven Sisters Scones Queen-Sized Breakfast In Bed Set
Seven Sisters Scones Queen-Sized Breakfast In Bed Set AMY COLE PHOTOGRAPHY @AMYCOLEPHOTOGRAPHY

Breakfast in bed is as romantic as a day can be. For Valentine’s Day, do it in style with this gift box ($34) that includes scones, granola, loose leaf tea, gourmet jam, and so much more!Follow me on Twitter. Check out my websiteAly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer with over a decade of experience covering travel and food.

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