Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea for the foodie in your life? Choose from our selection of unforgettable presents, including extra-special chocolates, cheese, coffee and booze, as well as fun foodie homewares and accessories.
Prefer to show your love by cooking something special? We have plenty of Valentine’s Day recipe inspiration, from brunch and classy cocktails, to romantic bakes. Or, why not give a homemade gift? Our Valentine’s Day gift recipe collection includes plenty of ideas, such as prosecco truffles, rhubarb-flavoured gin and boozy fudge. Looking for a special personalised gift? Treat your loved one to a bespoke My BBC Good Food cookbook filled with their favourite recipes, or hone their culinary skills with our online cookery courses.
The best Valentine's Day gifts for 2022
Emma Bridgewater ‘Love is Love’ mug
Every coffee break needs this colourful mug. Emblazoned with a rainbow ‘love is love’ message on the front and ‘peace & love’ message on the back, it’s a new Emma Bridgewater classic. For every one of these mugs sold, Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 to the Terrence Higgins charity.
Frosted gin glasses (set of two)
Choc on Choc white chocolate strawberry punnet
While Valentine’s isn’t strawberry season, these chocolate creations by Choc on Choc make up for it: creamy Belgian white chocolate is carved into six solid strawberries and nestled in a punnet, ready for sharing.
Konditor bestseller brownie box
For anyone who loves dense, fudgy chocolate brownies, this bestseller box from Konditor is a must. It contains two classic chocolate brownies, plus two topped with cheesecake swirls.
Mon Dessert mille feuille kit gift tin
We’ve tried out the Mon Dessert mille feuille kit before (read our full review here), and love this new gift-ready version packed in a handy keepsake tin. With equipment as well as the ingredients needed to make a patisserie-worthy mille feuille, it’s the perfect Galentine’s gift for a keen baker.
White Heron British framboise
Fresh, zesty and intensely raspberry-flavoured, this liqueur is made with Herefordshire raspberries and has the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Add a dash to a glass of champagne for a perfect Valentine’s Day aperitif, or try using it in cocktails.
Grind bean & ground coffee refillable tin
An ideal gift for the coffee lover in your life, this reusable tin in pretty pastel pink comes filled with either whole or ground coffee beans, straight from London’s Grind. We love the house blend with notes of chocolate, but there's also the lighter floral black blend or a decaf option.
Nothing quite symbolises romance like Paris – a chic box of eight classic Ladurée macarons in limited-edition packaging gives a sweet nod to this city of love. You can pick your own macarons to fill the box with their favourite flavours: we love the super creamy classic vanilla or juicy raspberry, but more exotic choices include cherry yoghurt or the pale blue ‘Marie-Antoinette’, infused with delicate black tea.
This incredibly smooth gin with notes of clove and aniseed has a unique story, having been recreated from a 300-year-old recipe made popular by King William III in 1689, hence the name. The gorgeous royal-blue bottle with striking gold lettering makes it great for gifting, too. For more inspiration, check out our full list of the best boozy Valentine's gifts.
Honeywell Bakes chocolate and raspberry heart pancakes kit
We love this sweet Valentine's brunch idea - this neatly packaged baking kit comes with all the dry ingredients (just add butter, eggs and milk) you need to make two stacks of fluffy heart pancakes topped with raspberry coulis and chocolate spread. From the heart-shaped cookie cutter to hazelnuts and cocoa powder for grinding your own chocolate spread, this will be worth getting out of bed for.
Knoops hot chocolate
We’ve been impressed by the Knoops hot chocolate before, so we love this sweet gift set of a tube of milk chocolate flakes and a tube of five seriously giant heart-shaped fluffy marshmallows, for the ultimate hot chocolate experience. Alternatively, add the Valentine’s heart sleeve to any tube of hot chocolate flakes - take your pick from creamy white chocolate to intense 80% extra dark and even oat milk hot chocolate.
Melt passion fruit caramels
We love the sleek packaging of Melt chocolates, and what’s inside never fails to impress either. Sweet and tangy passionfruit caramel encased in a smooth dark chocolate shell – this is an irresistible way to give a box of chocolates.
Paxton & Whitfield The Aphrodite cheese box
An indulgently cheesy gift, Paxton & Whitfield have curated ‘The Aphrodite’ cheese gift set for a romantic night in. Comprised of three cheeses, including a heart-shaped Coeur de Neufchatel (similar to a camembert). The box comes complete with crackers and spicy apple & chilli chutney to complete a cheeseboard for two.
Paxton & Whitfield (£45)
Crosstown chocolate bars
Building on the success of its iconic doughnuts and cookies, Crosstown has recently expanded into making its own chocolate bars, too. Available in six new flavours, from creamy milk and classic dark, to quirky yuzu and passion fruit ganache, a bar or two would be perfect for any Crosstown fans.
Crosstown (from £5.95)
Mason Cash red hearts mixing bowl
Go bold with this striking red heart-patterned mixing bowl for anyone who loves to bake this Valentine’s. The embossed hearts on the sturdy bowl are not only perfect for a Valentine’s gift, but act as a practical grip during use (plus the bowl is dishwasher-, freezer- and microwave-safe).
Mason Cash (£29)
Know someone heading back to the office? A hot pink (or take your pick of the six quirkily named shades on offer) Swivlit tucked into their bag might give their return to the commute a boost. Innovative technology means this sturdy flask doubles up as a slow cooker – after a brief microwave, the Swivlit continues to slow cook all day. Use for anything from porridge and risotto, to slow-cooked cakes.
Baked by Steph rose bouquet biscuit
We love this dinky Valentine’s Day idea. Much more delicious than a bouquet of roses, this roses biscuit can be personalised with the recipients name. As well as the intricate design, the thick and soft golden syrup cookie stands up to the icing with plenty of flavour too. There’s a whole range of cookies and more to choose from in the signature purple or pink packaging with plenty more personalisation choices - we also love the ‘You’re my lobster’ cookie message.
Baked by Steph (£10.95)
Bombay Duck cake stand
A kitsch and colourful kitchen addition, this two-tier heart cake stand will liven up afternoon teas all year round. Made of delicate porcelain china, this arrives in a luxurious gold-trimmed gift box to add to the gifting experience.
Bombay Duck (£29.50)
Falcon Enamelware three-pint jug
Ideal for serving drinks or displaying flowers, we love this three-pint jug by Falcon Enamelware, available in various colours.
Falcon Enamelware (£37)
Tom Savano English garden lychee martini
Combining elderflower vodka, a blend of dry Italian vermouths and lychee, this cute cocktail for two is crisp and light, with floral notes and subtle lychee sweetness. Serve chilled over ice for a Valentine’s Day treat.
Tom Savano (£15 for 200ml)
Sous Chef Club monthly tasting box
Treat the adventurous foodie in your life to a subscription from specialist online grocer Sous Chef. Each month, they’ll receive a box of exciting ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes to tonka beans. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!
Sous Chef (£27.50 a month)
Piglet's Pantry 'Made with Love' afternoon tea for tea
Swap a Valentine’s dinner for afternoon tea for two instead. The generous ‘Made with Love’ tea from Piglets Pantry starts with sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and mini quiches and finishes with mini loaf cakes and profiteroles. Our highlight was the two sweet and vanilla-scented scones in the middle, paired with mini pots of cherry jam and generous pots of Rodda’s clotted cream.
Modern Standard Valentine’s mocha gift bag
Modern Standard’s 52% Columbian cacao hot chocolate makes proper rich, smooth hot chocolate. It’s delicious as is, or pair with Modern Standard coffee to make a mocha.
Modern Standard Coffee (£35)
Foodie snack boxes
If you’re searching for a gift that’s practical and budget-friendly, look no further than these cute foodie-themed boxes – great for keeping leftovers in or taking food on the go.
Forman & Field smoke & bubbles box
For an extra-special start to your Valentine’s Day dinner, treat your partner to champagne and smoked salmon. This gift set from Forman & Field includes its deliciously delicate yet meaty, grade-one London cure smoked salmon, plus a bottle of bubbly.
Niederegger marzipan hearts
In love with a marzi-fan? Win them over this Valentine’s Day with a box of dark-chocolate-covered marzipan hearts.
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