7 delicious Valentine’s Day food gifts under $50
These tasty treats will make worthy gifts for anyone
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Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and many of us are still scrambling to find the right present for our loved ones. While you can't go wrong with flowers or cards, there's one type of gift that almost never fails come February 14th: food, of course! Practically everyone appreciates receiving a sweet or savory treat to indulge in—and if you're lucky, you may just get to dig in as well (sharing is caring, after all).
If you're looking for an excuse to celebrate V-day in true gourmand fashion this year, we've got you covered with several edible Valentine's Day gifts that are bound to make the foodie in your life smile. For those with long-distance valentines, these treats will also taste just as good when sent from afar. Better still, each selection is under $50, so you won't have to splurge to let your gift recipient know you appreciate 'em. Ahead, find cakes, chocolates, and nuts galore that are sure to add a little decadence to your love-filled holiday.
1. An assortment of bite-size cupcakes
Anyone with a sweet tooth will have a hard time eating just one of Baked by Melissa's delicious mini cupcakes. In our review of these petite treats, we were not only impressed by the moist and flavorful cupcakes themselves, but also the attractive and well-thought-out packaging. Their special Valentine's Day-themed "love box" is no exception (believe me, I just received it in the mail), with standout flavors like strawberry cheesecake, chocolate blackout, dulce de leche, marshmallow, and salty chocolate caramel. They ship nationwide too, meaning you can surprise friends and family far and wide with this pack of literal heaven.
Get the Love Gift Box, 25 Pack from Baked by Melissa for $39
2. This crunchy, way too addicting snack
If you're planning for a more lowkey date night in on Valentine's Day, you might as well go all-out with the best snacks. And in our opinion, Harry & David's Moose Munch Premium Popcorn might just be the most drool-worthy option. We deemed it "criminally delicious," so you and your S.O. should have no problem chowing your way through a Valentine's Day Bucket of the stuff, which, aside from the milk and dark chocolate Moose Munch, also includes milk chocolate and dark chocolate Moose Munch Bars and a heart-shaped krispy treat. This basket is seriously so jam-packed with goodies—just imagine how much better it will make your movie night?
Get the Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Valentine's Day Bucket from Harry & David for $39.99
3. A gorgeous tin of chocolate-covered nuts
Those who can never seem to decide between sweet and salty can get the best of both worlds thanks to the Valentine's Passion Gift Tin from Nuts.com. We're big fans of the site at Reviewed as we found the assortment of nuts offered to be both fresh and tasty and priced very fairly. This red and white-striped tin in particular includes sugar toasted peanuts and strawberry yogurt raisins, along with dark chocolate-covered almonds and milk chocolate peanuts—so there's a little something for everyone to go nuts, pun intended.
Get the Valentine's Passion Gift Tin from Nuts.com for $39.99
4. This candy set that will make you want to pucker up
Luxury candy brand Sugarfina can always be counted on to deliver the most perfect holiday-themed sweets. This Valentine's Day, for instance, the brand has packaged its sugar-coated treats into the ultimate lovey-dovey packaging: a pair of red lips! Inside is a set of sweet and sour gummies with strawberry, watermelon, and cherry flavors. If this box doesn't say "kiss me," we don't know what will.
Get the Sugarfina Pucker Up 2-Piece Candy Bento Box for $16.80
5. These heart-shaped, frosted cookies
Baked goods are the way to most people's hearts, right? Here's a little secret though—they don't have to be homemade to taste delicious. Cheryl's is a cookie delivery service offering an extensive collection of pre-packaged, made-from-scratch cookies that we found really do taste as good as they look. Soft, chewy, and flavorful, these cookies might just be on par with grandma's if you ask us. This set of Heart-Shaped Cutout Cookies appear particularly scrumptious with their red and pink buttercream frosting, and QVC shoppers tend to agree, with one buyer noting, "everyone seemed to love them and commented the frosting was just the right sweetness."
Get the Cheryl's 24 Valentine's Frosted Heart-Shaped Cutout Cookies at QVC for $44
6. This decadent, dark chocolate gift box
If you’re looking for something that’s going to be a step up from the basic Hershey’s bar this V-day, you can't go wrong with any one of Godiva's luxurious gift boxes. As one of the OG chocolatiers, Godiva's sweet offerings have long been a crowd-pleaser, so why not keep it simple with something like this Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift Box? From dark ganache hearts to cream-filled bonbons, it's truly a gift your partner will enjoy 'til the last piece.
Get the Valentine's Day Heart Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift Box for $34.95
7. A set of mouth-watering truffles
We don't know how they do it, but Milkbar manages to make treats that last in your memory much longer after you eat them. When we tested the brand's truffles, we were wowed by their out-of-this-world flavor and soft, delicate texture; they're seriously a must-try in our books. Inside this pretty pink tin are its B'Day, Chocolate B'Day, and Limited Edition Red Velvet Truffles—enough to share, or hoard away for yourself, cause they're just that good.
Get the Assorted Truffle Box from Milkbar for $42
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