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valentine's gift baskets gift guide

Gift giving is hard. Regardless of how well you know a person, finding the perfect gift for them feels more like a chore than an act of love. Thankfully gift boxes and gift baskets make it easier to give someone a present they'll love. If you know your giftee's general interests, you can find them an appropriate gift basket. For a lot of gift-givers, ruit baskets seem to be the go-to but there's nothing sadder than opening a present and finding an assortment of sad-looking citrus, apples and pears. This year, get them a gift basket they'll actually love whether it's packed full of chocolate, cheese or, yes, even some fruit.

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For the Francophile
Chef Daniel Boulud's Mon Amour Sweets Gift Box
Goldbelly

If you want to go big for Valentine's Day, get this box of French sweets curated by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud.

For the Sugar Fanatic
The Milk Bar Sampler

Christina Tosi built her Milk Bar brand into a sugary sweet empire. While her stores are mainly based out of New York City, with a few locations in major cities, you can get her most popular sweets delivered anywhere in the US.

For the Snacker
Japanese Snack Box Subscription
Bokksu Box

Put down the Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Open up your knowledge of snacks with Bokksu, which curates a selection of sweet and savory snacks from Japan. Because the country really does do everything better — even snacks.

For the Carnivore
Porter Road Best of Porter Road Box

Porter Road's tagline should be "we have the meats." Unfortunately a less-than-desirable fast food chain already uses it.

For the Cheese Head
Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits

Murray has been doing big things in the cheese world for decades, so hook up your friend with the Murray's Greatest Hits basket, which features Gruyère, Manchego, Brie, and Cheddar, plus some munchies for the side.

For the Pickle Enthusiast
Mouth Spicy Pickles Box
Mouth

This isn't your average bread and butter pickle slice. Get a pickle bundle that dishes out heat that any spice (and pickling) connoisseur will be delighted by. Don't forget to put the spicy brine to good use.

For the Tea Drinker
David's Top 12 Tea Sampler

Maybe coffee isn't their thing. These 12 teas will gift them a sip of everything from sencha to Earl Grey. 

For the Chocolatier
Harry & David Deluxe Chest of Chocolates
Harry & David

Perfect for Valentine's Day, this is probably one of the most enormous boxes of chocolates you can get.

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For the Outdoorsman
Simple & Savory Jerky Box
Amazon
People's Choice Beef Jerky

A classic snack staple that's as good at home as it is on the trails, jerky is an easy pickup for all the die-hard carnivores on your gift-giving list. And if you don't like this specific one, there are four other box options.

For the Tailgate King
Olympia Provisions Game Day Grilling Pack
Food52

There are still two months left of tailgate season, so pick up this hardy sausage and bratwurst gift pack and get gameday done right.

For the one with Champagne Taste
Fine Champagne Cognac Chocolate Truffles
Saks Fifth Avenue
La Maison du Chocolat

"You get what you pay for" applies to chocolate, too. Forego the Hershey chocolate bar and buy these made-in-France chocolatey morsels from La Maison du Chocolat. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Hell yeah.

For the One with a Sweet Tooth
Confections Gift Box, Large

Do they have a sweet tooth? If that's the case, get them the biggest basket of candy they've ever seen — and will likely see again.

For the Ice Cream Enthusiast
It's It Ice Cream Sandwich + Cone Nugget Sampler

Rice-a-Roni may claim to be the San Francisco Treat, but the real treat from the Bay Area city is the Its-It. Ice cream smashed between two cookies and finished with a dip in chocolate, this ice cream sandwich is one of the best they will ever have.

For the Wine Lover
California Dreamin’ Three-Bottle Wine Crate
Gift Tree

Perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner at home, this trio of California wines has something for everyone: a Cabernet, a Chardonnay and a sparkling wine.

For the Grillmaster
Snake River Farms First Class Filets Pack
Huckberry

American Wagyu filet mignon is one of the most premium meats you can buy, rarely will you see it outside of a Michelin-starred restaurant. With this pack, you can have it in your home.

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