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Gifts are some of the best parts of any special occasion. But a gift that’s also a tasty treat? Now that’s really something to get extra excited about.
Whether it’s treats for your sweetheart or a big box of cheese for your BFF, edible gifts are a great way of telling a person you are thinking of them. Edible gifts can be an excellent idea for your best Valentine’s Day gifts but are never a bad way to go, regardless of the occasion.
If you have a friend obsessed with the Food Network or a partner who has more cookbooks than shoes, it’s safe to say they’ll love edible gifts. These are also a great gift idea for anyone who loves to cook and appreciates good food and the best ingredients. Whether you are looking for quick gifts under $50 or the best gifts for the chef in your life, there are an endless array of fun and delicious edible gift ideas out there on the internet.
If you are hungry for an edible gift sure to have your loved ones salivating, quite a menu awaits below.
Get Maine Lobster Aphrodite’s Picks
FOR THE LOBSTER LOVER
What’s better than a lobster feast? This gift set includes two large live lobsters and a dozen oysters, as well as a box of gourmet chocolate.
Talia Di Napoli Winter Special
BEST FOR THE PIZZA LOVER
If they love pizza (and who doesn’t?), they will love having this authentic Neapolitan pizza that is handmade in the heart of Southern Italy by master Pizzaiolos and then delivered right to their door. The winter special includes a pizza feast of Margherita, Tartufo Three Cheese, Provolone, and Rossa pizzas — so make sure they have room in their freezer. As a bonus, for Valentine’s Day, get a free Tartufo Three Cheese pizza with any order before February 8.
Seattle Chocolate Berry in Love Care Package
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVER
There are all sorts of romantic chocolatey goodies in this care package, from a heart-shaped chocolate truffle box to chocolate truffle bars, to exciting coco bar flavors, including mango plantain, orange blossom espresso and black fig pistachio.
Blue Apron Gift Card
FOR THE HOME COOK
Blue Apron is fun, whether cooking with a friend or partner or on their own. But there are so many options for recipes and meal kits it’s hard to know the right one to send someone as an edible gift that won’t end up going to waste. That’s what makes a gift card the best way to go with this service. They can choose to have a kit sent to them when and for what they want, and it’s a guarantee they’ll be eating what they enjoy.
Tropi Love Fruit Box
FOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES EXOTIC FRUIT
Fruit can be very sexy, and this combination of tropical fruit — including lychees, pomegranates and the limited Pinkglow pink pineapple — will be a way to brighten up and add some exotic fun to any dessert.
Giusto Sapore Truffle Trio
FOR GETTING FANCY
Those who love truffles tend to really love truffles. This makes giving them their favorite delicacy an excellent gift idea. This truffle trio includes Giusto Sapore’s gourmet black truffle salt, honey and butter. Drizzle the honey on pizza, the butter in pasta and try the salt as a finishing touch on popcorn. The possibilities are just about endless!
Bokksu Authentic Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription Classic Box
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES JAPANESE SNACKS
If they are craving a trip to Japan and can’t get there right now (same), this is perhaps the next best thing. Bokksu is a monthly subscription with authentic Japanese snacks, drinks, treats and teas. Each box even comes with a free book about Japanese culture tied to that month’s theme, so they’ll have reading material about their snack as they snack.
Umamicart Hot Pot Party Kit
FOR THE HOT POT FANATIC
We love this hot pot party kit because it’s not only full of great ingredients, but it’s also going to be a delicious opportunity for the home chef who loves to do something special and unique at their next dinner party. This kit has everything from sliced meats (beef, beef tongue, pork shoulder, and lamb) to hot pot bases all kinds of noodles. The party kit also features fresh vegetables like snow pea shoots, Napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, condiments like sesame paste, sesame oil and more.
Harry & David Lobster Dinner for Two
FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER
Sure, you can take them out to dinner, but it may be extra special if you can enjoy a gourmet meal together without leaving home. This package includes two gourmet lobster pot pies, two crabs Quattro Formaggio on the half shell, and two chocolate molten dulce de leche soufflé. It’ll be romantic and delicious and, best of all, easy.
The Caviar Co. Caviar Trio Gift Box
FOR A TOUCH OF LUXURY
Some people prefer a fancy snack, and you don’t get much fancier than caviar. This caviar trio gift box is ideal for an at-home tasting. Get extra fancy and pair it with a good vodka or some dry Champagne.
Pastene Specialty Box
FOR PASTA LOVERS
Just about everyone we know loves pasta, making it always a good gift idea. (Except, of course, maybe for someone watching carbs or gluten.) This ultimate gift box is perfect for the pasta lover because it has six different cuts of pasta and all kinds of delicious sauces and accompaniments. They’ll be set for weeks with this gift.
igourmet Ultimate Valentine’s Day Treasures
FOR SETTING THE MOOD
With everything from truffles to charcuterie along with aphrodisiacs including chocolate and figs, this gift has all the makings of a romantic picnic for two. It even comes with the basket.
Pat LaFrieda Engraved ‘I Love You’ Steak
FOR THE MEAT LOVER
Can you get more romantic than a steak that shows your love — literally? Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda’s famous Tomahawk Steak can actually be engraved with ‘I Love You’ (or any custom message) on the rib bone. Really. You don’t get more romantic than that.
Dirty Cookie Winter Wonderland DIY Cookie Shot Decorating Kit
FOR THE CREATIVE
This Valentine’s Day, give love a shot. A cookie shot. This no-bake decorate-your-own-cookie shot kit is tons of fun. It comes with half a dozen cookie shots; two chocolate chips, two double chocolate, one churro and one red velvet, plus six edible Valentine’s Day decorations, sprinkles and chocolate wafers. It turns out mom was wrong. You can (and should) play with your food.
Northbay Creameries Goat Cheese Lover’s Basket
FOR GETTING CHEESY
Love can be super cheesy, but if there’s a cheese lover in your life, cheese is also the best gift of all. Give them this Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Gift Basket that includes everything from fresh goat cheese to flavored logs and marinated goat cheese. It’s everything you need to create a sweet cheese board for date night.
Back to the Roots Kitchen Herb Garden by Ayesha Curry
FOR THE HOME COOK
This herb garden gift is the perfect addition to any kitchen. It’s better than any pantry or fridge item because it is a gift that will keep on growing, giving and contributing to new recipes and dishes.