On February 14th, millions of people all over the UK will be exchanging gifts with their partners as tokens of their love for each other. While many people opt for the traditional choices of flowers and chocolates, there are plenty of options out there that make the perfect Valentine’s gifts for foodies. Here are some of our top picks…
Kitchenware is a lovely alternative Valentine’s gift, and there are plenty of romantic options out there. Le Creuset offer heart-shaped mini casserole dishes (£19.99 from eCookshop), while at the Steamer Trading Cookshop, you’ll find everything from heart cheeseboards to cake tins and mugs in their Valentine’s ideas section.
Cheese lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to gifts: who could resist a heart-shaped cheese? Try a Cornish Yarg Heart from Lynher Dairies (£25.95 for 900g), a 400g heart-shaped Godminster Cheddar truckle (£14.95), or a selection of three heart-shaped cheeses complete with chutney from Pong Cheese (£27.95).
Fine Food Specialist have a wide range of Valentine’s gift options on their website. The New Covent Garden Market-based company sells a variety of delicacies from around the globe, and the dedicated Valentine’s gifts section on their website include the naughty but nice Salted Caramel Dream Hamper (£42.85) which features a range of treats for salted caramel lovers.
Those looking for sweet treats have a huge selection to choose from. Our favourites? The Pink Marc De Champagne Truffle Hearts (£20 for 200g) from Charbonnel et Walker; Prestat’s 185g Heart Assortment (£16.50), Godiva’s Coeur Selection (£19.00) and Artisan du Chocolat’s beautifully packaged Sweet Intentions box (£9.99).
Closer to home…
When it comes to Valentine’s gifts for foodies, there are plenty of Bristol-based companies offering great choices too.
Southville-based Zara’s Chocolates have a great range of Valentine’s chocolates on offer, including a selection of chocolate hearts filled with goodies. Tea lovers will love the range of flowering teas from Bristol-based Canton Tea, while Bristol Blue Glass have a dedicated Valentine’s gift section on their website.
There’s no excuse for petrol station chocolates and flowers with so many foodie gifts to choose from!