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How to Choose a Romantic Food Basket


You have many occasions to give romantic gifts, and food baskets are great options when you want to spoil someone special with delicious treats and snacks. Gourmet food baskets come in many varieties to suit a range of holidays and tastes. They are wonderful surprises on Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and every important relationship occasion. When choosing food baskets as gifts, take note of the recipient's favorite treats. To find the perfect romantic gift basket for someone special, consider his or her tastes and the message you want to send.

Choosing Romantic Food Baskets:

  1. Savory options: Does your partner keep salty snacks in his car, his office desk, and his bedroom nightstand? Savory food baskets feature gourmet nuts, crunchy crackers, fine cheese, fancy popcorn, smoked salmon, or other delicious salty snacks. These types of food baskets pair well with red wine.

  2. Sweets for your sweetie: Does your partner devour chocolates with wild passion? Chocolate gift baskets may include chocolate-dipped caramels, miniature candy bars, assorted chocolates, or chocolate-coated nuts, cookies, and pretzels. Pair one of these food baskets with a sparkling white wine for a sweet treat.

  3. Fruit for the health-conscious: If your partner prefers their gourmet treats to be on the fresh side, choose a fruit gift basket that features an assortment of luscious produce. Seasonal fruit is often packaged with nuts and cheeses, so the gift can be taken on a romantic picnic and serve as a light lunch. White wines pair well with fruit gift baskets.

  4. Stylish packaging: It's important to select the style of gift packaging that will impress your partner. The classic basket offers a traditional look, but tins, buckets, boxes, and crates also make lovely containers for gourmet foods. Colors and embellishments are also nice. Polka dots, stripes, and hearts can add a lot of panache. Some gift baskets convey a sweet romantic message, while others offer more passionate themes.

  5. Tempting extras: Baubles and small presents can easily be slipped into food gift baskets to surprise your loved one. Diamond jewelry, fine liquors, electronics, and concert or airplane tickets make the perfect additions to a gourmet food gift basket. If you really want to surprise and delight someone on Valentine's Day or on your wedding anniversary, wrap luxury gifts to match the gift basket and bury them beneath candy or snacks. Imagine the moment when the gift topples out with the truffles, chocolate-dipped fruits, and cookies.

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Updated December 11, 2014