I like to cook or bake for my loved ones on Valentines Day, but little presents are always lovely to give and receive! If you’ve got a foodie to buy a present for this Valentines Day, then look no further! We’ve pulled together a fantastic list of potential pressies to suit all budgets. And for the single people, why not just treat yourself to a little something?
All the pictures are links to websites where you can buy the item! NB – none of these suggestions are paid for – they are genuine suggestions or things I have been sent that I really like.
Godiva chocolates, £20
Celebrated artist-designer, Jaime Hayon, has designed some gorgeous boxes for Godiva. Boxes can be ﬁlled with an assortmentof the limited edition Visages d’Amour - AKA ruddy lovely chocolates! A beautiful present.
Available online, in Godiva shops, and in good department stores.
Disney plates, £6.99
These his’n'hers plates are just a tiny bit adorable. They’re a cute addition to any kitchen – the perfect plates to use for breakfast in bed with on Valentine’s morning! :)
Available online at Butlers, or in shops.
Cocktails shaker, £9.99
If your loved one is into their cocktails, then they need a cocktail shaker. Make cosmopolitans, mojitos, and mai tais with this gorgeous shaker. Also good for reenacting certain Tom Cruise films from the 80′s…
Available from Clas Ohlson.
Chocolate flake tea, £3.99
This gorgeous tea contains real chocolate! Tea Pigs are showcasing why they are one of the most beloved of indie tea brands with this fabulous new tea. Perfect for a little gesture this Valentines Day.
Available from www.teapigs.co.uk, Waitrose, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and other posh food halls.
The Burger, £12
This is the ultimate burger cookbook! London’s love of burgers knows no bounds, and this new book is a must have for anything craving a meaty mouthful. My boyfriend liked the look of the blue cheese stuffed burgers – so I don’t think this book will end up gathering much dust on my shelf!
Available online – Amazon had it for £8 when I wrote this! The Burger is part of Parragon Books’ range of Love Food cookbooks. parragon.com/lovefood
Stoneware baker, £46
Stoneware can be pretty expensive (*cough Le Creuset cough*) but it’s definitely a worthwhile thing to have in your arsenal. This beautiful red baker is a very modest £46 and is ideal for mains and puddings. It’s an ideal gift for the frugal foodie!
Available from Pampered Chef – online or though a consultant.
Pretty knives, £50 for five
Cheer up your kitchen with these beautiful patterned knives! I have the ‘flower power’ ones and they are absolutely brilliant. You can also buy them in a knife block (for £80) that would look gorgeous in any kitchen. They also come in animal prints and multicoloured Union flags!
Knives from Taylor’s Eye Witness, available online or in selected cookshops.
Taittinger Prestige Rosé Champagne, £47
This is one of my favourite drinks of all time! It’s absolutely delish – with notes of strawberries and a hint of spice. The Prestige Rosé is subtle and light – a very drinkable champagne and the perfect celebration bottle for Valentines Day. Enjoy with your loved one while you toast to a fabulous you.
Available in shops and online – where it is often cheaper!
Seed and Bean make the UK’s only 100% ethically accredited chocolate, so you can buy a bar knowing you are doing some good! I tried the lemon and cardamom flavour and it was very zingy with a hint of spice – absolutely divine! Makes a lovely gift for a foodie with a sweet tooth – but not too sweet!
Available online and in selected shops.
Gorgeous wine glasses, £32.50
I am absolutely in love with these new glasses from Pampered Chef. They’re really tall and elegant and hold a nice big glass of vino! They’re a really lovely gift for the wine fan in your life, as they are excellent quality and a little bit different to your average wine glass. Love the detail with the frosted dots – just gorgeous!
Available through your local Pampered Chef consultant, or online.
Cornish Yarg’s heart shaped nettle leaf-wrapped cheese
This gorgeous cheese is hand-made in Cornwall by award-winning artisan cheesemaker Lynher Dairies. Cornish Yarg is a semi-hard, slightly tangy cheese that tastes creamy under the rind and yet crumbly near the core. The cheese is pressed and brined before being shaped by hand into a heart and then carefully wrapped in edible nettle leaves from neighbouring properties in Cornwall. The perfect gift!
A 900g truckle costs £25.95 (including p&p) from http://www.lynherdairies.co.
Cupcake gift set, £5.99
Make your own Valentines cupcakes and present it in this gorgeous set from Cake Craft World. It has gorgeous cupcake cases, a red presentation box, heart shaped sprinkles, and curling ribbon to make a complete cupcake gift. Absolutely lovely and a wonderful way to show off your baking skills. Just add cupcakes.
Giant heart-shaped cookie, £15.99
If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, then you cannot go with with a GIANT heart-shaped cookie from Millie’s Cookies. They can do them in one flavour or two with your choice of message – and they are absolutely divine. Soft, chewy cookie plus frosting – yes please!
Available from your nearest Millie’s Cookies. Find one here.
Salted caramel, £3.75
This is absolutely beautiful straight off the spoon, but is an excellent accompaniment to ice cream, banana splits, and warm brownies too. Salted caramel is incredibly popular at the moment and this is a particularly delicious one. It’s made with Anglesey Sea salt crystals and a whole lot of love.
Available online from the Hawkshead Relish Company and in selected shops.
Organic rose water, £3.75
Rose is a terribly romantic flavour, so why not make some rose cupcakes or shortbread this Valentines? This gorgeous rose water is made through a simple water extraction of classic Persian Damask Rose blossom and is delicious on all sorts of puddings. It’s lovely with fruit salads or in frostings too!
Available online from Steenbergs or in selected shops.
Sauvignon Gris, £9.99
Le Coeur des Anges Sauvignon Gris Rose is a refreshing wine with just a hint of blush – the perfect accompaniment to a Valentines meal! Best with white meats and fish, it’s a light and tasty bouquet with an elegant finish. Really rather delish – and the bottle is very cute!
Available online from Laithwaites.
Chocolate rose, 99p
The happy love child of chocolate and flowers! If you’re really skint this Valentines Day, or you’re only looking for a little gesture, this chocolate rose is just 99p.
Available online or at Home Bargains.
Good heavens! smoothies, £1.89 ish
The littlest of little gestures, but the tastiest little pick me up – I recently tried this amazing range and I was really impressed! Romantic breakfasts aren’t going to be easy with Valentines Day falling on a Thursday this year, but buy your loved one a tasty smoothie and you’re good to go!
Available from supermarkets
So, what are you getting your loved on this Valentines Day?