Pierre Marcolini 25 Valentine’s hearts

Best Valentine’s Day gifts for food lovers

Finding a gift for your Valentine can be a tricky business. How much do you spend? Do you go for something romantic and sophisticated, or do you keep things fun and light-hearted? To help you out we've compiled a range of our favourite Valentine's Day gifts for foodies, suitable for all tastes and budgets

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for your favourite foodie? Here’s our Valentine’s Day gift guide for Valentines Day gifts. Including mens valentines gifts so you have valentines gifts for him (chocolate, coffee, whisky and more).


We have chosen our favourite food gifts to make sure you have have a happy Valentine’s Day with perfect Valentines presents. Our food gifts make great Valentine’s Day ideas for your loved one, whether it be your partner or your best friend.

If you have some time on your hands, the perfect gift is to cook a special meal, and we have plenty of romantic meal ideas here.

Chococo’s Valentine hearts

Treat your Valentine to one of these sweet chocolate hearts from Chococo. All handmade and hand-decorated, they come in a variety of flavour combinations. We love the honeycomb heart, made from Venezuelan origin milk chocolate, studded with handmade honeycomb and decorated with edible gold shimmer. £12 each, chococo.co.uk

Valentine's Day chocolate hearts Chococo

Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with pink gin?

Click here for the results of our taste test

Flavours include:

  • Pinot noir gin
  • Pink grapefruit gin
  • Rhuabrb gin

Four bottles of pink gin lined up in a row

‘How much?!’

France-based artist, Louise Sheeran, has created work for Oxford’s Pompette restaurant as well as independent commissions. Buy this simple risograph print for your wine loving partner this year.

£31.36, coq-a-l-ane.co.uk

A white background with a black line drawing of a man looking up a four bottles of red wine drawn in red pencil

Tea for two, Comins Teahouse

Looking for a sophisticated Valentine’s Day gift for a tea lover? Make Valentine’s Day a British tea affair. This set includes two handmade British porcelain tea bowls, cute tea napkins, a smart bespoke tea caddy to keep your tea in and your choice of two single estate teas. £73.50, cominstea.com

Two tea cups with a tea caddy and a wooden scoop

Pierre Marcolini 25 Valentine’s hearts

Created by Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini, this box of 25 fruit, caramel and praline chocolates is the way to our hearts. A combination of white chocolate and yuzu, hazelnut, salted caramel and dark chocolate with raspberry means there’s something for everyone. £35, uk.marcolini.com

Pierre Marcolini 25 Valentine’s hearts

Explorer packs for two, Taste Tripper

Take your Valentine on an exciting day of foodie discovery around London with these self-guided walking tours. Whether your addiction is chocolate or coffee (even give the gift of a coffee course), your route includes bespoke experiences, tutored tastings and samples from artisans including Paul A Young and Kaffeine. From £19.50, tastetripper.com

Taste Tripper coffee guides

Drinks by the Dram Valentines gift set

One for the gin lover in your life, this box includes five colourful gins. Try Sharish Blue Magic gin with notes of raspberry as well as Proper Pink Gin with pastel hues. £19.95, masterofmalt.com

Drinks by the Dram Valentines Gin Tasting Set

Salted creamed honey, Paxton & Whitfield

‘Honey honey, how you thrill me!’ We love the sweet/salty combo of this thick, creamed honey made in the Pyrenees with our favourite cheese. £5.95, paxtonandwhitfield.co.ukGo the extra mile and bake your Valentine a treat using honey, here are our recipes.

Creamy honey Paxton & Whitfield

Chocolate milk, The Estate Dairy

What says ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day more than a bottle of chocolate milk? We love this Estate Dairy one made with Pump Street bakery chocolate with it’s rich, creamy flavour and smell. £3.20, theestatedairy.com

Chocolate milk the estate dairy

Rhubarb syrup, Blossoms Syrup

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. £7.99/100ml, blossomssyrup.co.uk

Blossoms Rhubarb Syrup

Fondue Savoyarde Box, La Fromagerie

Create fondue for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, combining three cheeses in a DIY fondue pot. The fruity and fresh white wine is the ideal accompaniment to the rich, nutty fondue. £75, lafromagerie.co.uk

Fondue Savoyarde Box, La Fromagerie

The Isle of Harris Gin ‘Serve’ Set, Isle of Harris Gin

Whisk your Valentine away to the Hebridean Islands with this sugar kelp-infused gin. Pour the savoury gin from the stunning rippled bottle into lowball tumblers filled with ice, and add a few drops of sugar kelp aromatic water for the perfect Scottish served G&T. £82, harrisdistillery.com


Love Cocoa Valentine’s Day chocolate bars

Found your perfect match? Say it with chocolate thanks to these beautifully packaged limited edition bars. Try dark chocolate with sea salt or smooth milk chocolate with salted caramel. £4, lovecocoa.com

Love Cocoa - My Perfect Match - Maldon Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Valentines

Dinosaurs salt and pepper shakers, Oliver Bonas

It’s the season of love, so season your Valentine’s Day meal in style with this cute pair of prehistoric characters. They’re sure to brighten up your dinner table. £7, oliverbonas.com

Oliver Bonas salt and pepper shakers

Give a fig, The Gluttonous Gardener

Looking for a Valentines gift that lasts a bit longer than chocolate? What better way to symbolise your flourishing love than with a thriving young fig tree. The romantic shape of the fig adds a romantic 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. £36, glut.co.uk 

Valentine’s blend tea, Fortnum & Mason

Blended just for Valentine’s Day, this fragrant tea combines soft white tea buds, scented rose petals and sweet hibiscus. Best enjoyed à deux, this tea is perfect for those seeking a more subtle expression of their love. £12.50, fortnumandmason.com


A heart-shaped box, Pong

Looking for a cheesy Valentine’s Day gift? This cute collection of heart-shaped cheeses is a little bit different and perfect for those without a sweet tooth. Why not end your Valentine’s dinner with a cheeseboard with a twist? £29.95, pongcheese.co.uk

Valentines Gift Ideas: Food Gifts

Gatherings by Flora Shedden, Octopus Books

Filled with gorgeous photographs and delicious recipes as well as menu ideas, this new book from Scottish student Flora Shedden would make a beautiful Valentine’s gift. Or why not treat yourself and buy it for Valentine’s dinner inspiration? £25, octopusbooks.co.uk


Cinnamon KeepCup brew, KeepCup

Made from fully tempered soda lime glass, this reusable coffee cup is incredibly tactile and aesthetic as well as being practical and eco friendly. Available in three different sizes, choose one that’s compatible with your Valentine’s favourite order to demonstrate how well you know them. £19, uk.keepcup.com

Red Love éclair, Maître Choux

Created by master patissier Joakim Prat, this billet-doux is filled with a combination of a light Tahitian vanilla cream and a refreshing raspberry purée, then delicately draped in a raspberry macaron. £5.80, maitrechoux.com 


If you fancy making your own pretty pink eclairs, try our strawberry eclair recipe to give to your Valentine.

Strawberry eclairs recipe


Compiled by Ellie Edwards, Alex Crossley and Rachel Dinsdale