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 2021
Konditor best-seller brownie box
For anyone who loves dense, fudgy chocolate brownies, this best-seller box from Konditor is a must. It contains two classic chocolate brownies, plus two topped with cheesecake swirls.
Falcon Enamel 3-pint jug
Ideal for serving drinks or displaying flowers, we love this 3-pint jug by Falcon Enamelware, available in various colourways.
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 (£12/200ml)
The 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)
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.
Modern Standard Valentine’s Mocha Gift Box
Modern Standard’s 52% Columbian cacao hot chocolate makes proper rich and smooth hot chocolate. It’s delicious as it is, or pair with Modern Standard coffee to make a mocha.
Modern Standard Coffee (£35)
Craft whisky subscription box
Buying for a whisky fan? With this subscription, they can sample different small batch, artisan whiskies every two months.
Craft Whisky Club (from £29.95 a month)
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.
Burts cheese mini gift set
Blue cheese lovers will go crazy for this gift set, which pairs creamy, earthy and nicely tangy Burt’s blue cheese with a sweet pear chutney and crisp sourdough crackers.
Burts Cheese (£25)
Boska Partyclette Raclette set to go Oslo
This cute, candle-powered raclette set is a great size for a two-person cheese-themed party.
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.
Latte ankle socks
These make a fun, budget-friendly gift for your favourite wannabe barista. We love the cute latte-art-design, and they come packed in a takeaway coffee cup.
Ohh Deer (£11.50)
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 their 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.
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.
PlayIn Choc JustChoc boxes
Vegans (and those with dairy, gluten and soy allergies) needn’t miss out on high-quality chocolate this Valentine’s Day. We love these silky, dairy-free chocolate pieces (available in milk or dark) that come embossed with little hearts. The packaging it completely compostable too!
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