Best Valentine's Day gifts for food lovers
Treat your loved ones to a foodie gift, whether they like sophisticated kitchenware, fun cookie cutters or decadent letterbox brownies
Looking for Valentine's Day gift ideas for your favourite foodie? Treat your partner, loved one or best friend to our pick of gifts, including romantic meal kits from our favourite chefs, edible treats and great-value gifts to give on the day. We have plenty of gifts to deliver to treat your Valentine from afar, as well as our guide to the best chocolate gifts.
Valentine's Day 2022 falls on a Monday, 14 February, so a thoughtful gift idea is to spend the day preparing a special meal for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Check out our romantic meal ideas, date night recipes and Valentines Day cocktails here.
Valentine's Day gift ideas
In three sorbet pink shades, these heart-shaped bowls are the perfect nod to romance. Use for dips and crisps, or fill with marshmallows and fruit ready for dipping in chocolate fondue.
Put together your own charcuterie board and choose a nice bottle of wine for a romantic evening in. Try this flavoured-packed charcuterie from Dorset. The punchy smoked sloe and garlic venison salami is a winner.
This indulgent fondue set doubles up as cheesy gift and Valentine’s night dinner. The kit comes with everything you need for an indulgent cheese night in: a bag of fondue mix (which Provisions has been perfecting for years), white wine, garlic and plenty of bread cubes for dipping. The bag of cheese melts quickly into the white wine and feeds two generously - add extra items for dipping such as boiled new potatoes, ham or sliced apple for an ultimate feast. You don't need a fondue set either, simply melt in a saucepan and pop back on the heat (or place above tealights to keep warm) when it begins to set up. There's also the option to add a bottle of Altesse de Montagnieu by Yves Duport to pair with your fondue (£45 for fondue + bottle).
This trio of elegant enamel candle holders are the perfect gift for a partner who loves being a dinner party host. Use all together down a dinner table or just use one for a candlelit dinner à deux.
Kick off Valentine’s Day with the ultimate breakfast in bed courtesy of this hamper. This gift box from pancakes experts Where The Pancakes Are has the essentials covered for a romantic brunch: prosecco, maple syrup, flour and even Valentine’s poetry!
A classic Valentine’s Day box of chocolates gets a luxe upgrade with this indulgent Fortnum’s caramels selections. The box contains 24 caramels in 12 different flavours, from buttery salted caramel to fruity rhubarb, raspberry or elderflower.
This heart-shaped bundt pan makes a great gift for the passionate baker. Nordic Ware tins are built to last and even come with a lifetime guarantee for turning out pristine cakes every time. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, but just as good all year round – check out our bundt cake recipe collection for inspiration to get started.
Brighten up walls with this simple and colourful apple heart print that's perfect for hanging in a kitchen. Plus, for an environmentally friendly bonus, Fy! will plant a tree for every print sold.
A boozy gift with a sustainable heart. One for gin fans, South African gin brand Inverroche have paired a bottle of their delicately floral Verdant gin with a packet of wildflower seeds – a twist on giving a classic bouquet. Plant the wildflower seed bomb to enjoy flowers while creating new habitats for bees to protect the UK’s biodiversity.
Crosstown fans won't be disappointed with this limited-edition Valentine's doughnut box. Despite being called 'bites', this box contains 15 very generously-sized doughnuts in three fun flavours: passion fruit, 'candy apple' (topped with popping candy) and indulgent chocolate hazelnut. Our favourite was the tangy passion fruit, filled with a smooth passion fruit curd. You can add drinks or your order too for extra gifts. Pre-orders are available from the 28th January.
Not only is this sleek red tin perfect for Valentine’s Day, but the florentines inside are pretty good too. With a thick layer of dark chocolate on the base, the chewy caramel florentines contain sour cherries, almonds and pistachios. They’re wrapped in pairs so handy for taking out on winter walks or tucking in a back-to-work lunchbox.
Chocolate is a Valentine’s Day staple. Pick up a bag of these solid chocolate hearts for a sweet gift for a loved one or Galentine’s present – they're available in milk, dark or white chocolate, so there’s something for all chocolate fans. For more chocolate inspiration, check out our selection of the best chocolate gifts.
The perfect gift for the at-home bartender or cocktail fan. This ‘cocktail edit’ gift set contains everything you need to create two exclusive cocktail recipes: a sparkling Devon Spritz and a fruity elderflower and sloe ‘Rolling Hills’. Arriving in a (plastic free and fully recyclable) gift box, this includes ingredients, a recipe booklet and even two glasses for a perfect Valentine’s activity to do together.
Make breakfast in bed a bit more special with Tarla patisserie kits. You might have spotted Tarla popping up on Instagram and we can confirm they lived up to the hype. Choose from a range of pastries – from pain au chocolat or raisin to raspberry custard Danish pastries. We tested the classic croissants, with six huge buttery triangles of dough delivered to our door, ready to be rolled and proved before baking for patisserie-worthy croissants at home: a sure way to impress in the morning.
The latest in this successful roasting tin series by Rukmini Iyer gives the premise a sweet twist and is filled with 75 one-tray recipes. A pretty addition to any cookbook collection, it’s got everything from brownies and traybakes, to cookies and crumbles.
Raising a toast on Valentine’s Day? This luxurious Nyetimber set combines a bottle of bubbly – top quality English sparkling rosé – with two elegant candles from Lay London and two glasses. The tall, marbled pink candles are the perfect finishing touch to a date night at home.
These light-as-air cake cubes, inspired by Australian coconut-laced lamingtons, come in a pretty pink box that can be delivered to your favourite person’s door. Delicate sponge cakes are layered with the likes of cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache and homemade raspberry jam. Our favourite flavour is tiramisu, with a layer of mascarpone doused in Mr Black coffee liqueur and covered in a decadent espresso and chocolate blanket.
Ravioli, but make it heart-shaped.
This satisfyingly chunky, amber-coloured bar is both sweet and salty, with caramelised toffee notes.
Add a touch of pink to your Valentine’s cocktails with intense Buckinghamshire-made rhubarb fruit syrup. Great with just water, it’s also delicious in a rhubarb gin sour or drizzled over ice cream.
Want to celebrate Valentine's Day with pink gin?Click here for the results of our taste test
- Pinot noir gin
- Pink grapefruit gin
- Rhuabrb gin
Looking for a Valentine's gift that lasts a bit longer than chocolate? There's no better way to symbolise your flourishing love than with a thriving young fig tree. The romantic shape of the fig adds a special touch, and the tree is delivered alongside a jar of the finest fig jam, perfect for breakfast in bed. Make a pretty fig tart with your figs.
Words by Ellie Edwards, Alex Crossley, Lucy Roxburgh and Rachel Dinsdale