The best Valentine's Day gifts for foodies
Whether you're buying a present for a food-loving friend, family member or partner on 14 February, check out our best Valentine’s Day gifts for foodies.
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.
The best Valentine's Day gifts for 2023
Emma Bridgewater ‘Love is Love’ mug
- Available from Emma Bridgewater (£17), Liberty London (£16), Amazon (£19.99)
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.
Cutter & Squidge Valentine's Day Biskies Box
- Available from Cutter & Squidge (£23.99)
The brilliant bold packaging of this gift box makes it a welcome present right from opening. Cutter & Squidge's signature 'biskies' are a cross between a cookie and a cake, and this box contains six decadent different flavours to try, loaded with fillings and toppings galore. From strawberries and cream to indulgent s'mores, there's plenty here to share – if you can.
Cutter & Squidge (£23.99)
olive cheese and wine hamper
- Available from olive shop (£58.49)
Who says Valentine’s gifts have to be on the sweet side? This decadent hamper from our sister brand olive has everything you need for a luxurious cheese night in. The olive team has carefully selected three artisan British cheeses: a creamy Sussex camembert, classic Colston Bassett stilton and nutty Westcombe cheddar. These are the stars of your cheeseboard for two, along with crackers, piccalilli and a bottle of wine to complete the evening.
olive shop (£58.49)
Lindor milk blood orange chocolate truffles
- Available from Lindt (£6), Asda (£4)
You can't go wrong with the melting middle of a Lindt truffle. Chocolate orange fans won't be able to resist this new flavour from Lindt, blending milk chocolate with a zesty filling. You'll struggle to share...
DukesHill afternoon tea hamper
- Available from DukesHill (£64)
Why stop at a box of chocolates? This decadent hamper will make Valentine's Day one to remember for a sweet-toothed loved one. Made for sharing, this luxury hamper is packed full of treats, from fruit cake and buttery shortbread to smooth chocolate mendiants. Our standout highlights were the incredibly gooey, sticky flapjacks and the slab of rich chocolate tiffin. Tuck in and enjoy.
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Cartwright & Butler trio of fudge
- Available from Cartwright & Butler (£15)
Not one gift but three – a sweet tooth will appreciate this buttery fudge trio. Our favourite is the creamy sea salted fudge, but it is accompanied by butter fudge and chocolate fudge, too.
Cartwright & Butler (£15)
Biscuiteers Little I Love You
- Available from Biscuiteers (£11.95)
A box of chocolates is a Valentine’s classic and this Biscuiteers box is our top choice. The sweet mini hand-illustrated box is filled with six intricately iced chocolates in different flavours, from fruity raspberry ganache to nutty hazelnut praline and dark mint chocolate. For an extra-special gift, an honourable mention also has to go to the stunning ‘Art of Love’ tin filled with iced biscuits inspired by artists from across the world.
Swizzels Valentine’s hamper
- Available from Swizzels (£19.95)
This fun hamper is sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient’s face. A great option for a Galentine’s gift, too, this is absolutely filled to the brim with enough sweets to last the rest of the year. Of course there are plenty of classic Love Hearts, but there’s also lollies, Squashies, Refreshers, marshmallows and more – all packed in a sugary pink box that can also be personalised.
Beavertown Craft Beer Valentine's Bundle
- Available from Beavertown Brewery (£25)
Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be sugary sweet. This good-value bundle from Beavertown makes a great Valentine gift for him or her, combining seven of their signature beers (from an American pale ale to blood orange IPA) along with a tumbler, love hearts for sharing and even a pair of quirky Valentine's socks.
Beavertown Brewery (£25)
Krispy Kreme choc-full-of-love
- Available from Krispy Kreme (£19.95)
Perfect for a Galentine's get-together or for treating the office this Valentine's Day. This limited-edition range from Krispy Kreme gives the sugary sweet doughnuts we know and love a few new flavour twists. Our favourite is the 'Sprinkled with love' update on the classic glaze, but with chocolate, caramel and jam doughnuts to chose from in here, there's something to please everyone.
Krispy Kreme (£19.95)
Farmison & Co the beef wellington for two box
- Available from Farmison & C0 (£45)
Want a romantic night in but not feeling confident in cooking? Get some help with this meal kit from Farmison & Co, delivering a beef wellington for two to your door, along with gratin dauphinois and rich red wine jus. All you need to do is cook both in the oven for approx 30 minutes, toss together a green salad and an indulgent dinner for two is served. If you don’t fancy beef wellington, there’s also truffled chicken, steak frites or Peking duck options to choose from.
Farmison & C0 (£45)
Frantoio Muraglia olive oil
- Available from Feast Italy (£30)
A gift that will last for the keen cook. This handprinted ceramic bottle is filled with fruity Italian extra-virgin olive oil. The statement rainbow bottle is perfect for displaying on the counter and the top-quality olive oil will become indispensable for drizzling on salads, dressings and more.
Feast Italy (£30)
Choc on Choc white chocolate strawberry punnet
- Available from Harvey Nichols (£9.95), Not on the High Street (£12)
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.
Patisserie Valerie macarons gift box
- Available from Patisserie Valerie (from £9.95)
This pretty gift box makes a change from chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Raspberry, rose and strawberry macarons in three pretty shades of pink are a chic gift – choose between boxes of six or 12 macarons.
Patisserie Valerie (from £9.95)
Konditor bestseller brownie box
- Available from Konditor (£16)
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
- Available from Mon Dessert (£30), Ocado (£30)
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.
Mon Dessert (£30)
White Heron British framboise
- Available from The Whisky Exchange (£19.95)
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
- Available from Grind (£9)
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.
- Available from Amazon (£39.58)
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.
Honeywell Bakes chocolate and raspberry heart pancakes kit
- Available from Honeywell Bakes (£18), Not on The High Street (£18.50)
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.
Honeywell Bakes (£18)
Not on The High Street (£18.50)
Crosstown chocolate bars
- Available from Crosstown (from £5.95)
Building on the success of its iconic doughnuts and cookies, Crosstown has recently expanded into making its own chocolate bars, too. Available in six 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
- Available from Mason Cash (£29)
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)
Baked by Steph rose bouquet biscuit
- Available from Baked by Steph (£11.25)
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 (£11.25)
Bombay Duck cake stand
- Available from Bombay Duck (£29.50)
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)
Tom Savano English garden lychee martini
- Available from Tom Savano (£12 for 200ml)
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 (£12 for 200ml)
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