Valentines Gift Ideas: Food Gifts

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. £10 each,

Valentine's Day chocolate hearts Chococo

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,

Two tea cups with a tea caddy and a wooden scoop

Very Valentine chocolate workshop, The School of Artisan Food

Go one step further and make your own Valentines truffles for the one you love this year. On this chocolate making workshop at The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire you’ll learn how to make chocolate bars, truffles, caramel bombs and fruit jellies in your own unique flavour. A lovely personalised gift for the one you love. £175,

Nottingham Restaurants and The Best Places To Eat in Nottingham A slab of chocolate brownies topped with caramel sauce at Ottar chocolate. A woman is holding a spatula with sauce pouring from it
Credit: James Gardiner

Valentine’s petit gateau, MARC Patisserie

What could be better than a Valentine’s Day gift that you can eat in two bites? This is love encapsulated in a cake – we’re talking silky white chocolate mousse with raspberry jelly encased in a white chocolate shell and then wrapped in scarlet cocoa butter. £6.50,

MARC patisserie Valentines gift

36 coeurs heart chocolates, Pierre Marcolini

Created by Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini, this box of 36 fruit, caramel and praline chocolates is the way to our hearts. A combination of lemon, passion fruit, pistachio, salted caramel, raspberry and nougat praline means there’s something for everyone. £35,

Collection of 36 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,

Taste Tripper coffee guides

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, 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,

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,

Blossoms Rhubarb Syrup

Honest Brew Rocky Road Porter

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him (or, indeed, her). We love the quirky designs on Honest Brew’s bottles, making them perfect presents for beer lovers (geek up with our expert beer guide). This one is brewed with marshmallows, cocoa nibs and lactose sugar to make your Valentine extra sweet. £8.39,

Honest Brew Rocky Road Porter

The fonduta box, La Fromagerie

Create fonduta (an extra rich fondue made with egg yolks) for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, combining three Italian cheeses in a DIY fondue pot. The floral, fruity and fresh white wine is the ideal accompaniment to the rich, nutty fondue. £75,

The Fonduta 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,


Say it Your Way, Hotel Chocolat

We love these little love note boxes containing five solid hearts in 40% milk, and each with a different message. With everything from an enigmatic ‘Love from…?’ to a cheeky ‘You’ll do’, there’s one suited to everyone. £2.50 each,


The British Icons Collection, Love Cocoa

Not around to hand deliver your Valentine’s gift? Don’t want to risk divulging your identity? Fear not! This delicious collection of handmade chocolate bars is delivered straight to the door in bespoke ‘Hello, I’m yours’ letterbox friendly packaging, with a personalised gift card. £22.50,


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. £14.50,

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, 

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,


The Syrine chocolat gift box, Pierre Herme

This stunning red rose box is filled with milk and dark chocolates including a nutty, sesame praline and a sweet passion fruit ganache. £65, Pierre Herme UK stores

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,

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,


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,

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, 


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

Strawberry eclairs recipe

Valentine’s Day cheese board for two, Paxton & Whitfield

Have a gouda Valentine’s Day this year with this cheese board for two. Along with a heart shaped wooden board you get a Brie de Meaux, Stilton and multiseed crackers to feast on. £30,

Paxton and Whitfield cheese board

Compiled by Ellie Edwards, Alex Crossley and Rachel Dinsdale