Forget the red roses and jewellery. Sometimes, the best Valentine’s gifts are edible. Here’s our pick of the foodie gifts on offer for the most romantic day of the year
Mochi lovers will be over the moon with this customisable ice cream selection box, which contains eight flavours from Little Moons’ Pick & Mix mochi bar. The You Mean So Mochi To Me gift box (rsp: £15) is available from Deliveroo, Heavenly Desserts, Westfield London and Selfridges.
Saclà Dinner à Deux Gift Box
Shoppers can transport their loved one to Italy through Saclà’s vegan Dinner à Deux Gift Box (rsp: £25), which contains all they need for a three course Mediterranean meal. It includes mezze items such as olives, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes, plus a cherry tomato & basil sauce and rustichella pasta with which to serve it. For dessert, there is a bag of almond torroncini, an Italian nougat confectionery, which Saclà recommends serving with ice cream for a sweet and simple dessert.
The Pickle House Bloody Mary Bundle of Joy
Here’s one way to spice up breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day. This Bundle of Joy from The Pickle House, which makes a spiced tomato mix flavoured with pickle juice, contains all the elements to create a perfect Bloody Mary. This includes Black Cow vodka and Tabasco miniatures, Serious Pig Snacking Pickles and a box of Maldon smoked salt. It is available to purchase from the Pickle House website (rsp: £35).
Cutter & Squidge
Brits can treat their sweetheart to some baked goods from Soho’s Cutter & Squidge this month. The company is offering a range of romantic gifts, from the Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea (pictured above, rsp: £29.99) to a whole red velvet cake (rsp: £29.99). There are also selection boxes of vegan mini cupcakes (rsp: £18.99), mini brownies (rsp: £15.50) and the bakery’s signature product, biskies (rsp: £22.99). Customers can also add a touch of sparkle to their order with a bottle of Cutter & Squidge prosecco (rsp: £13.50).
There’s nothing cheesier than a heart-shaped gift on Valentine’s Day, especially when it’s made from Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries. This red wax-wrapped truckle can be purchased from Wensleydale Creamery’s online deli, as well as from independents and farm shops (rsp: £2.25/100g).
Bring the cocktail bar home on 14 February with this Valentine’s Collection from Kocktail (rsp: £29). The letterbox-sized gift contains four tipples created by Neil Donachie, a former senior barman at the Savoy, including Chocolate & Mint Espresso Martini, Rose Petal Martini, Peach & Hibiscus Spritz and Rhubarb & Cucumber Spritz. Also available are Single Gifting Boxes (rsp: £9), which contain one bottle of either Chocolate & Mint Espresso Martini or Rose Petal Martini.
There are two ways to enjoy Popcorn Shed’s treats this Valentine’s Day. The first is a Valentine’s Day Gift Tin (rsp: £28/400g), containing Caramel, Chocolate and Cookies & Cream flavours, which is available from Ocado, Amazon and the Popcorn Shed website. Alternatively, the Popcorn & Kisses Letterbox Gift (rsp: £12.50/220g) can be posted straight through a loved one’s door. This contains three flavours: Salted Caramel, Pop ’N’ Choc and the savoury Say Cheese.
Snowdonia Cheese Company hampers
For those that fancy a romantic picnic or a cosy cheese and wine evening for Valentine’s Day, Snowdonia Cheese Company has a pair of jam-packed hampers to choose from. The Valentine’s Luxury Cheese Hamper (rsp: £35) is filled with cheese truckles, crackers, chutney, chocolate truffles and a slate board for serving the cheeses. Also available is The Valentine’s Luxury Cheese & Bubbly Hamper (pictured above, rsp: £60) which contains all of the above plus a bottle of English sparkling wine from Chapel Down.