The 30 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets of 2023


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Oct 01, 2023

The 30 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets of 2023

Our favorites include chocolates, ice cream, wine, and self-care essentials.

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Real Simple / Kristin Kempa

Whether you’re putting together a Valentine's Day gift basket yourself or choosing a curated, pre-made one, these fun and thoughtful gifts are a great way to spoil your Valentine and make them feel special and loved.

We spent hours researching gift boxes and baskets specifically for Valentine's Day to find the best options, from the usual yet elevated flowers and candy to the more unconventional and unique like popcorn and cheese. We also spoke with Marissa Johnson, professional event and party planner and founder of Inflatable Blast, to get some insight and tips on how to choose the best gift box and stand out from the rest.

"While you could buy a single item and call it a day, there's something special about a well-put-together Valentine's Day gift basket," she says. "Whether the gift basket is intended for your special someone, a family member, or a friend, it should be just as thoughtful and unique as the recipient."

Here are the best Valentine's Day gift boxes and baskets to show your love and admiration.

Seattle Chocolate

This curated gift set from Seattle Chocolate comes with three of its famous truffle bars, including unique flavors like "Like You a Latte" and "Tart & Soul," as well as three 1-ounce dark chocolate bars and an illustrated postcard with chocolate pairing suggestions. Plus, each purchase from this woman-owned business supports Girls Inc., a non-profit organization serving girls across the United States and Canada.

Price at time of publish: $61

Hickory Farms

This box of Hickory Farms favorites leans into the savory, without skipping the sweet. It includes beef summer sausage, smoked gouda, Cheddar cheese, and sweet hot mustard—a combination that's designed to be enjoyed together. Finish it all off with a sweet treat in either the cranberry pistachio crisps or the heart-shaped pretzels.

Price at time of publish: $43

Gourmet Gift Baskets

Skip the candy aisle and instead opt for this epic combination of fun size candy bars and candies, including Snickers, Skittles, Twix, Milky Ways, and Starbursts. It comes packaged in a keepsake, Valentine-themed box, and is ready to ship straight to their door.

Price at time of publish: $35


When paired with a box of chocolates, this is the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. The set includes a trio of wines that were hand selected to pair beautifully with whatever chocolate you choose.

Price at time of publish: $46


This ready-to-ship gift box is made up of items he’ll actually use, but wouldn't necessarily buy for himself, including a handcrafted leather wallet, white sage body soap, and a dark chocolate bar. For further customization, you can choose a greeting card or a variety of add-ons.

Price at time of publish: $75

Milk Bar

Looking for an indulgent treat you both can enjoy? This dessert pairing is made to share, whether it be with your significant other, your roommate, your best friend, or any other sweet tooth in your life. The box includes a dozen assorted cake truffles and a limited-edition mini black and white cake (picture: layers of chocolate and vanilla cake sandwiched between cookies and cream frosting, then top it off with a black and white cookie pattern).

Price at time of publish: $75

Harry & David

Harry & David has the market cornered when it comes to grand gift baskets and boxes, so it's no surprise that we love their Deluxe Valentine's Day Basket, which also comes highly recommended by Johnson. If your sweetheart is a snacker, this gift will satisfy their every craving.

The Valentine-themed goodies include Harry & David's signature Moose Munch Premium Popcorn in dark chocolate, heart-shaped crackers, sharp white cheddar cheese, sweet pepper and onion relish, roasted almonds, milk chocolate hearts, a frosted heart-shaped sugar cookie, gummy peach hearts, and dried fruits—all in a cute and festive fabric basket. There's plenty to go around and share with this gift basket, or send it to your favorite couple as the ultimate Valentine's gift.

Price at time of publish: $80

If your partner likes the classics, you can't go wrong with gifting Shari's Berries Sweetly Sprinkled Gourmet Dipped Berries. Choose from a half, full, or two dozen of these decadent strawberries dipped in white and milk chocolate and sprinkled or drizzled in a Valentine's hue. This delicious treat is a meaningful way to share a romantic moment, or even indulge yourself with a well-deserved sweet.

Price at time of publish: From $45

Wicked Good Cupcakes

Indulgence is the name of the game when it comes to Valentine's Day. Give your loved one a decadent gift that they can share or keep to themselves with the Wicked Good Cupcakes Cupcakes and Rosé Gift Set. Each set comes with two cupcake jars, one chocolate ganache and one red velvet, a spoon for easy enjoyment, and a bottle of Ilo California Rosé Wine.

Each cupcake jar is the equivalent of two regular sized cupcakes and can be eaten within seven days or freezed immediately for up to six months. A sip of refreshing rosé combined with a bite of a decadent cupcake will be your partner's favorite Valentine's memory.

Price at time of publish: $60


Poppy is a woman-owned company based out of Asheville, North Carolina that makes handcrafted, gourmet popcorn. This Valentine's Day set includes three unique flavors—cotton candy, salted caramel, and dark chocolate cherry—and comes packaged in a love-themed mailer.

Price at time of publish: $34

Gold Belly

Legendary baking chef Nancy Silverton created Nancy's Fancy gelato in 2015, and ships its gelato and sorbet to Italian ice lovers nationwide. If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, the beautifully presented Nancy Silverton's Favorite Gelato Gift Box is the ultimate gift.

This box includes nine 4-ounce pints of Nancy's favorite gelato flavors which can vary, but can include Butterscotch Budino with a Caramel Rosemary Swirl, Italian Custard with Marsala & Citrus Caramel Swirl, Whiskey Cake and Cream, and Amarena Cherry with Amaretti, among others. Leave a lasting impression on your loved one with this sweet box, finished with a branded grosgrain ribbon in the color of your choice.

Price at time of publish: $100


It might be easy to forget that it's still winter during Valentine's Day, which is why we love this Cozy Nights Box from Unboxme. Whether you’re looking for a comforting gift for your partner, a thoughtful gift for a friend, or a gesture of love for a parent, this box set has everything to make them indulge in a cozy winter night in.

The box includes a spearmint and eucalyptus bath bomb, plush luxe knit socks, a calming and cuddly herbal tea blend, a speckled mug, and a cashmere and plum soy candle. You can even include a card with a personalized message to let your loved one know how much you care.

Price at time of publish: $64


A box of chocolates might just be the ultimate symbol of Valentine's Day, so if your partner likes the classics, the Godiva Valentine's Day Heart Assorted Chocolate Gift Box is a "sweet and indulgent way to show your love," says Johnson. The festive heart-shaped box holds 14 luscious assorted gourmet chocolates including Godiva seasonal classics such as Dark Ganache Heart and the more whimsical Raspberry Star and Midnight Swirl. Each chocolate is made with the highest-quality ingredients so your loved one can truly taste and appreciate the sentiment.

Price at time of publish: $41


While a trip to Paris may be the ultimate romantic gift, a more affordable but still charming gift is the Vahdam Tea Weekend in Paris Gift Set. This tea set is a great gift for the partner who is a tea lover and wants to give some new flavors a try. The set includes nine loose leaf herbal, black, and chai teas like Hibiscus Rose, Chocolate Vanilla, and Turmeric Chamomile. Each tea comes in its own round tin caddy and packaged in a beautiful Paris-themed box.

Price at time of publish: $40


If you want this Valentine's Day to be a celebration (maybe you’re popping the big question), the Knack Salut! Gift Set is completely toast-worthy. This box includes two fluted champagne glasses with a gold hammered base and a 9-ounce Prosecco candle with notes of citrus, sugar, and lily of the valley. To really make this gift pop, you can customize it and add champagne gummy bears, a confetti push pop, and of course, a bottle of bubbly (there's even a non-alcoholic option).

Price at time of publish: $100

Bespoke Post

Whether your partner lives in an icy part of the country or you’re spending it together snowbound in a cozy cabin, the Bespoke Post Issue Seven Box is like a warm embrace in a box. It includes a lush and custom-woven Doug Good Feather Adirondack Blanket, a 3D printed puzzle in your choice of bear, dog, or astronaut, a set of three Eau de Parfum in palo santo, desert kush, and cactus flower, and Vermont organic maple syrup in your choice of barrel-aged rum, whiskey, or bourbon. This luxurious and rugged yet comforting box gift is the ideal choice for a partner who likes the simple things in life.

Price at time of publish: $85

The Happy Planner

For the planner and/or the stationery-obsessed person in your life, this love-themed gift box features a large notebook, stickers, a bracelet set, and mini scratch-off cards with envelopes, so they can convey heartfelt messages in style.

Price at time of publish: $40

La Monarca Bakery

Few things in life are more indulgent than having breakfast in bed. If your partner is a busy parent, tireless worker, or diligent student (or all three!), this box from La Monarca is the perfect Valentine's gift for them.

This box contains everything your partner needs for a convenient yet comforting breakfast—cafe de olla, a Mexican coffee mixed with cinnamon and brown cane sugar; Orejitas cookies, also known as palmiers; guava marmalade to spread on a piece of toast or pan dulce; and coconut granola sweetened with Mexican agave that pairs well with yogurt or overnight oats.

Price at time of publish: $50

Olive & Cocoa

Celebrating Valentine's Day can be a great excuse to indulge in a variety of sweets, which is why we love the Olive & Cocoa At First Blush Crate. This set is the ideal present for a crush or for those in the new stages of a relationship.

The petite handcrafted wood crate holds gummy puffs, pink taffies, pink and white puffy poles, sugar cookie popcorn, berry taffy staff, dark chocolate heart, and rock candy stick, while the large crate includes everything from the smaller version along with additional rock candy and taffy staffs, marshmallow nonpareils, a sugar cookie, and gray salt dark chocolate caramels.

Price at time of publish: From $64

Edible Arrangements

If your partner isn't a fan of flowers and doesn't have a sweet tooth, give them a bouquet of fresh fruit instead. The Edible Arrangements You’re the Sweetest Gift Set comes in a small, regular, or large, each featuring an assorted arrangement of fresh fruit, like pineapple, cantaloupe, and chocolate-dipped strawberries, that form a lush, tropical bouquet potted into a festive bin. The set also includes a charming and festive kissing emoji balloon so your loved one knows you’re always thinking of them.

Price at time of publish: From $97

Tasty Ribbon

A romantic Valentine's dinner at a restaurant runs the risk of feeling hectic and crowded. If you and your partner are looking for a more intimate night-in this year, Tasty Ribbon's The Night-In Dinner Box will help make your night the coziest and most memorable one yet.

The box includes spaghetti, tomato sauce with ricotta and pecorino cheeses, extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano reggiano cheese savory cookies, sun dried tomato and olive tapenade, vanilla cookies, hazelnut spread, and a milk chocolate bar with a hazelnut filling. Whether your partner is a self-proclaimed foodie or a novice cook, nothing says "food is my love language" more than this box.

Price at time of publish: $98

Idlewild Floral

Fresh flowers, while alluring and elegant, can often be an expensive gift that only lasts for a few days. We love Idlewild's Farmhouse Gift Basket because not only does it come with a beautiful and fragrant mini dried bouquet (that can last for years!), but it also includes a bag of lavender caramels, a ceramic face vase to fit a small succulent, and a natural lavender soap all packed in a bolga basket. For a couple dollars more, you can add a lovely greeting card with a personalized message that your partner is sure to love.

Price at time of publish: $115

Epic Popcorn

Chocolates and other sweet treats are one of the easiest gifts to find as a Valentine's Day gift. To give your partner something that stands out in a sea of sugar, go with the Epic Popcorn You’re the Best Box.

This box features three bags of popcorn: Epic Mix, a delicious blend of caramel coated popcorn and bold cheddar cheese; Cheese-Louise Mix, a fine mix of white and yellow cheddar cheese popcorn; and Love is Love Mix, a sweet and spicy mix featuring caramel, kettle corn, and spicy white cheddar flavors. You can also include a free personalized greeting card with a handwritten message so your loved one can feel just as special and unique as this gift.

Price at time of publish: $39

Uncommon Goods

Valentine's Day isn't just for celebrating love between yourself and others. If you want to indulge in some self-care and treat yourself to a gift of your own, we recommend the Self-Love Rose Petal Gift Set found on Uncommon Goods. This box set is essentially a mini spa treatment that include a hydrating rose petal body oil, a soothing and floral bath bomb made with shea butter and grapefruit essential oil, and two nourishing lip and cheek tints in hibiscus petal and rose clay and carrot, all perfectly packaged into a rustic wooden box topped with a mini dried bouquet.

Price at time of publish: $80

Carnegie Deli

Treat them to a taste of the finest desserts from this legendary delicatessen. This set includes all the New York essentials, including chocolate babka, cinnamon baka, mini cheesecakes, and black and white cookies, all of which can be stored in the freezer until they’re ready to be enjoyed.

Price at time of publish: $89

Cowgirl Creamery

If your partner likes savory treats more than sweets, a decadent cheese box is a sophisticated Valentine's Day gift without compromising on romance, says Johnson. Cowgirl Creamery's Just Add Wine Box pairs perfectly with several types of wine so you and your sweetheart can enjoy a delicate and romantic wine and cheese tasting at home.

The box includes three California cheeses—triple cream Mt Tam, the versatile and snackable Wagon Wheel, and the bold Red Hawk—along with fig and black tea preserves, red wine and shallot confit, wildflower honey, and organic flatbread crackers.

Price at time of publish: $145

Meeting Place on Market

There's nothing like the warmth and coziness of a coffee date, but a coffee date at home on Valentine's Day adds an extra layer of intimacy and romance. We love this Coffee Date Night Gift Box from Meeting Place Coffee that has everything you need for the best coffee date with your partner.

The gift box includes six bags of gourmet coffees (three seasonal flavors and three origin or house coffees) available in ground or whole bean, two speckled ceramic mugs that read "Hug in a mug," a ceramic Melitta pour-over cone, two homemade biscottis, and a signature coffee scented soy candle. The box also comes elegantly packaged with a ribbon in a color or print of your choice.

Price at time of publish: $89


If you want to give a Valentine's gift without too many frills that will still make your partner feel loved and pampered, we recommend the Boxfox Stay Polished Box. This sleek and monochromatic gift box includes a detoxifying soap bar, charcoal infused socks, a charcoal face mask, a refillable hand sanitizer, and two shower steamers in eucalyptus and oakmoss packed in a chic matte black box. You can also include a greeting card with a handwritten message for an extra touch of thoughtfulness.

Price at time of publish: $60

Fountain Gifts

Much like peanut butter and jelly, wine and chocolate make the perfect pair—especially on Valentine's Day. This Wine & Chocolate Bundle Box from Fountain Gifts is luxurious, indulgent, and perfect to share with your loved one after a romantic dinner. The box includes a bottle of Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon by Duckhorn, a bag of Mayan chile chocolate popcorn by Art Of Caramel, a Madagascar chocolate bar by Ritual Chocolate, and milk chocolate truffles by Lolli & Pops.

Price at time of publish: $90


Your Galentine will love this best-friend box, complete with a Galentine-themed card, candy, an enameled Galentine pin, and a set of conversation-heart bath fizzies. Whether your bestie lives down the street or across the country, it comes packaged and ready to ship straight to her door.

Price at time of publish: $35

If you’re looking to create your own Valentine's Day gift basket for a loved one, Johnson says it's important to customize it and choose items that are specific to that person. If you have trouble deciding on gifts for a new relationship or for a friend who has it all, Johnson says to focus on a theme to highlight your thoughtfulness.

"A spa gift basket, for example, is a great way to show your loved one that you care about their relaxation and well-being," she says. "This could include scented candles, a bubble bath, and massage oil."

While there is no hard and fast rule on how many items to include in a Valentine's Day gift basket, Johnson says it's the thought that counts regardless of the gift basket size. "A gift basket can have as few as two or three items or as many as 10 to 15, depending on their preferences and your budget," she says.

Valentine's Day is typically seen as a romantic holiday, but can also be a special day to show your love to family and friends. While not all Valentine's Day gift baskets are suitable for every person, you can still find one that is appropriate and meaningful for whoever you decide to gift it to.

"Valentine's Day gift baskets are suitable for anyone you want to show appreciation on this special Day, whether it's a romantic partner, a close friend, or a family member," says Johnson. "They are a thoughtful and personalized way to show someone how much you care."

This article was written by L. Daniela Alvarez, a contributing writer for Real Simple with nearly three years of experience writing lifestyle content and product reviews. To compile this list, she spent hours researching different kinds of Valentine's Day gift boxes and reading customer reviews. She also received tips on how to shop for these gifts from Marissa Johnson, professional event and party planner and founder of Inflatable Blast.

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