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Gourmet Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

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Want to send your sweetheart something other than the typical flowers or heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Something so very tasty but not so very ordinary?

Eric Lituchy has lots of ideas for you. Lituchy is president and CEO of DelightfulDeliveries.com, which bills itself as America’s premiere and #1 Gift Basket Website. This is the 10th anniversary year for the gift delivery company, Lituchy says. Only the Christmas holiday ranks higher in sales than Valentine’s Day, he says.

Send a Little Love to Your Gourmet Gal or Guy

Choosing a gift for your Valentine should be easy and enjoyable, Lituchy says—and your gift should be a reflection of what your relationship means to you. ‘Whether picking out a gift for your significant other or any special male or female in your life, one thing is for certain,’ he says, ‘Everyone loves a special delivery.’ Lituchy says they sell about an equal amount of gifts for women and men for the lover’s holiday.

While they sell many of the more traditional Valentine’s Day items, such as chocolate-covered strawberries (their #1 seller) and other chocolates, Delightful Deliveries offer some unusual items, including a gigantic and festive fortune cookie (shown, left). “It’s as big as a football,” Lituchy notes. It comes with a footlong “fortune” message inside that the sender dictates. “We’ve had people actually propose marriage with that fortune cookie message,” Lituchy says.

Among other unusual items, Lituchy mentions their chocolate-covered jalapenos for men (“sweet with a kick!”) and notes that they even have organic and kosher gourmet gifts.

According to Lituchy, they get really busy in the last two to three days before V-Day. Here are some of their popular choices with prices for Valentine’s Day from the gourmet foods category.

GIFTS OF ROMANCE

  • *Romantic Dinner for 2*. Send a beautiful gourmet dinner complete with printed menu, candles and dessert! $79.99
  • *Heart Sprinkles Giant Fortune Cookie.* You can personalize the foot-long fortune found inside with your own special message. The GIGANTIC cookie is hand dipped in chocolate and can be decorated with hearts, non-pareils, cupids, etc. It measures 6.5” x 6.5” x 6”. Now that’s a big cookie! $29.99
  • *Stackable Heart Gift Boxes.* Sweet treats in a 3-tier keepsake heart tower filled with Mrs. Fields® cookies and chocolate hearts. The red ‘heart’ boxes nest when the goodies are gone and make this a gift that will be remembered! $34.99

GIFTS FOR HIM

  • *The Great American Beer Club.* The gift that gives from this Valentine’s Day to the next. Each month he’ll receive a twelve pack of four different types of hand-crafted micro-brewed beer from small breweries around the country. $77.99-$309.99
  • *Happy Valentine’s Day Hot Sauce Sampler.* Who needs chocolates and roses when you can give your special someone the gift of heat this Valentine’s Day? This five-bottle sampler comes complete with five ‘love sauces.’ $51.99