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Eat Your Heart Out: Edible Bouquets Make Very Special Valentine’s Day Deliveries

Forget flowers, the best Valentine’s Day bouquets these days offer everything from artisan charcuterie and fancy popcorn, to home-baked goods

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Everyone knows the way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomach. Everyone also knows that nothing beats that feeling when the delivery guy shows up with something special and the card has got your name on it. Both are solid arguments for sending your valentine, galentine, or, heck, even yourself an edible bouquet or arrangement on February 14 this year. Luckily for those with picky eaters as partners, there’s quite a bit of market variety, including artisan charcuterie, fancy popcorn, and baked goods. We’ve highlighted the best with which to woo.

Related: The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts 2021

1. Donuts and Cake Pops

Whatever you do, donut forget Valentine’s Day especially if the relationship is new. Impress your bae with a bouquet of baked goods. This one, from Harry & David, gets you 12 mini vanilla and chocolate cake donuts topped with milk, dark, and white Belgian chocolate, decorated with tiny heart candies and pink drizzle before being wrapped in pink tissue paper and sealed with a white bow.

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Buy: Harry & David Donut Bouquet at $50

For a tad more variety and a little less feminine flair, opt for the donut and cake-pop duo, which is decorated with sugar sequins, sprinkles, and primary color chocolate drizzle. It’s instead surrounded by dayglo green tissue. Make sure to order by February 10 or earlier.

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Buy: Harry & David Cake Pop and Donut… at $50

2. Olympia Provisions Salami

Ding-dong, you’ve got meat. For couples who are connoisseurs of charcuterie, score points by sending the Oprah-approved artisan salami by Olympia Provisions via Food52 snail mail. (Don’t worry it ships express.) Choose from a three- or six-sausage arrangement tied with a red bow. Pair the Portland-butchered vittles like chorizo navarre, salchichon, and saucisson sec with a subscription to a cheese-of-the-month club and a feast board made of rescued wood for a fine dining romance.

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Buy: Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet at $50 to $85

3. Cheryl’s Cookies Buttercream Frosted Flowers

Love is in the air and it smells like long-stemmed cookies. Cheryl’s Cookies’ heart-shaped flower cut-outs are frosted with decadent ivory, pink, and red buttercream and each one sits atop a leafy stem. They come complete with a tissue surround and a satiny bow and are laid just so in a gift box. If you’re feeling particularly generous (or gluttonous), splurge on a double dozen.

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Buy: Cheryl's Buttercream Frosted Cookie… at $50 to $70

4. Ferrero Rocher

Italians know a lot about romance and good eats so when only fancy chocolate will do, turn to Ferrero Rocher and the company’s iconic gilded balls. To make each heavenly sphere, confectioners dip a whole hazelnut in chocolate cream and then roll it into layers of chocolate, crunchy wafer, and hazelnut crumbs. Stay golden.

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Buy: Ferrero Rocher Bouquet at $50.99

5. “Lip Smackers” Fruit Bouquet

In the pandemic era, sometimes it just isn’t possible to smother someone you love with kisses. For that, there’s the Lip Smackers Bouquet from Fruit Bouquets, featuring gorgeous ripe orange wedges, cantaloupe, strawberries (both naked and dipped in chocolate), honeydew balls, and grapes as well as the word #KISS spelled out in pineapples and two suggestive lip-shaped milk chocolate pops. It comes set in a reusable pink vessel. Order by February 10 to ensure holiday delivery.

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Buy: Lip Smackers Bouquet at $70

6. Edible Arrangements Bouquets

Strawberries are red. violets are blue, Edible has made something berry special and you can eat it too. A dozen chocolate-covered strawberries—some with sprinkles and crunchy bits—are arranged inside a keepsake mug or tin in a geometric heart design. Just add bubbly for the perfect gift. Plan far enough ahead and cash in on Edible’s free next-day shipping.

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Buy: Edible Berry Bouquet at $50

The “For The Love Of Music” bouquet from Edible Arrangements, adds more berries, pineapple hearts, and an XOXO Belgian chocolate lollipop in a matching Xs and Os tin. (Gossip Girl would approve.) It’s bundled with a teddy bear and a digital downloadable mixtape called “Songs For Sweethearts” featuring Antonio Neal, Jade Harrell, and Andrew Simple. The kale greenery and lettuce base can be eaten to assuage any caloric guilt over the semisweet chocolate.

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Buy: Edible For The Love Of Music Bouquet at $50

7. Carnivore Club Exotic Jerky

Introducing the jerky, boys. Settle for snapping into a Slim Jim no longer. This gift is comprised of 20 long-stem meat sticks in elk, buffalo, and mild and hot venison. There are five pieces of each flavor. (FYI, there is pork and beef mixed in with the more exotic meats.)

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Buy: Carnivore Club Exotic Jerky Bouquet at $59.99

8. Breads Bakery Roselach

One of New York’s finest bakeries, Breads, has updated one of its signature items for the heart-filled holiday. Their rugelach has morphed into Roselach, a croissant-shaped pastry made with rosewater, filled with marzipan, and sprinkled with raspberries. Hand-rolled one by one, a dozen of the yeasted dough goodies are turned on their tips and arranged like roses for delivery. It’s available to ship nationwide solo on their site, but if you order through Goldbelly your special someone will also receive their famous chocolate babka loaf and a banana chocolate chip cake. We assure you, you want this babka and you should pray the giftee remembers that sharing is caring.

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Buy: Breads Bakery Roselach Bouquet at $80

9. Popcornoplis Valentine’s Gift Basket

If there’s ever a day to be corny, it’s Valentine’s and thus we present an arrangement made of Popcornopolis’ signature cones for your consideration. Mix and match from 12 flavors of non-GMO, gluten-free popcorn including caramel, cheddar cheese, snickerdoodle, and vanilla bean. There are a few premium flavors that cost a little extra if they make their way into your basket including Unicorn, Zebra, and cookies and cream. Is shipped arranged in a love-themed pink “vase.” This is a lot of popcorn, but bags are resealable and the snack has a six-month shelf life. If you’re still worried this is to much kernel, opt for the five-cone basket for $52.


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Buy: Popcornopolis 12-cone Valentine’s gift… at $99

10. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Opposites attract and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups feature two great tastes that taste great together—chocolate and peanut butter. The bouquet contains 24 individually packaged cups (so it will be a gift that keeps on giving for awhile) and coordinated orange faux flowers.

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Buy: Reese's Extravaganza Bouquet at

11. Fun-Sized Candy

Show someone you’re sweet on them by rushing this sugary selection of 36 mini chocolates from the Hershey, Mars, and Nestle families like Butterfingers, Snickers, and M&Ms. The candies come in a vibrant vase with a bow. Easily add a personal note at checkout.

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Buy: Fun-Sized Candy Bouquet at $45.99

12. Pansy Lollipops

If life would suck without them in it, consider sending a bouquet of pansy lollipops lickety split from Candied Cakes (who routinely throws in extra lollies for free). The suckers measure just under three inches and come in more than 20 colors including electric pink, gold, black, green, and red. One thing to note: this will require a little elbow grease and added materials as they are not pre-arranged.

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Buy: Pansy Lollipops at 12 for $16

13. Grillo’s Pickles

If your partner is kind of a big dill in your eyes, spearhead a project to prove it to them in a snap—a DIY pickle bouquet pioneered by Grillo’s Pickles. The Boston pickle purveyors that use the founder’s grandpa’s 100-year-old recipe to turn cucumbers into crunchy salty-sour perfection sell a how-to kit on its website. Fresh ingredients like chips, slices, and spears can be picked up on Amazon.

Buy: Grillo's Pickles at $6

14. Caulipower Chicken Tenders

Are you Nashville hot for someone? Round up some Caulipower Spicy{ish} Chicken Tenders (or regular ones if your amor is fire enough) and craft materials to whip up a protein-packed present. You could of course make this bouquet with any nugget of choice, but we assume you want this tenderoni to stick around for many more Valentine’s Days so opt for this better-for-their heart version. Caulipower tenders are coated in the cruciferous vegetable instead of bread and they are baked, not fried.


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Buy: Caulipower Chicken Tenders at $8


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