15 foodie gifts for Valentine’s Day 2022

Shower your loved one in affection this Valentine’s Day with our pick of the best foodie gifts – or by all means, treat yourself.. Whether you’re scouting for the perfect gift for your partner, best friend, first date or for those who don’t choose labels, say it with food and make it one to remember.

Another option is to roll up your sleeves and deliver a homemade treat this Valentine’s Day. Opt for a baked creation such as chocolate babka or discover 14 desserts guaranteed to make your Valentine swoon.

15 foodie gifts for Valentine’s Day 2022

Nyetimber Let Love Sparkle set

Sparkling wine and candles are the backbone of Valentine’s Day, so this gift just makes sense. The Let Love Sparkle gift set contains a bottle of Nyetimber’s English sparkling wine alongside two tall, pink marbled table candles from Lay London. The perfect gift to brighten up a romantic night in. Available from Nyetimber (£75).

Harvey Nichols fudge

Oh, it doesn’t get any sweeter than a quaint box of 6 little cubes of rhubarb and custard fudge, now does it? The sharp rhubarb flavour is a real powerhouse in contrast to the creamy custard – and one cube is just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. Lovely packaging and perfect if you’ve set a small budget. Available from Harvey Nichols (£6.95).

Fudge

Paxton & Whitfield Aphrodite cheese selection

Cheese summons up feelings of love in the best of us… so say you love them with a selection of artisan cheeses from Paxton & Whitfield. If the name of their The Aphrodite selection wasn’t good enough, it comes in a gift box and it contains: Cremoso, Old Groendal (a gouda style), the obligatory Couer de Neufchatel PDO (camembert style), alongwith apple and chilli jelly and biscuits. Available from Paxton & Whitfield (£45).

Cheese from Paxton's

ProCook Fondue set

We could count the ways we love fondue but we’d be here all week… One of the simplest, lowest-maintenance meals to put together, it’s glamorous and fuss-free at once. And what could be more romantic than sharing a melting pot of cheese and a bottle of white with your loved one? Available from ProCook (£39).

ProCook fondue set

Tarla Bakes Pain au chocolat kit

Sometimes love cannot be expressed in the form of flowers or chocolates, but rather in the giving of sweet, flaky patisserie. These super fun DIY pastry kits come with everything you – or your loved one – need(s) to make bakery-quality pastries at home. The tricky part (the lamination) has already been done for you so all that’s required of you is to is roll, proof and bake! Choose from pain au chocolat, croissants, danish pastries and more. Available from Tarla Bakes (£12 for a box of 6).

Pain au choc

Unwined DIY tasting case

The DIY tasting case from Unwined offers you a choice of three or six (750ml) bottles of wine, ranging from new or unusual grapes (e.g. white rioja) to ancient varieties for those with a decanter at the ready. Unwined boxes are delivered with tasting notes, and there are videos on their website to help you and your partner to taste through the tipples at your own pace. Available from Unwined from (£57.50).

Unwined cheese and wine

Hotel Starlino Rosé Aperitivo

Say you love them with a cocktail, and what better tipple to use in a V day spritz than Hotel Starlino rosé? It’s chic, delicious and just the right balance of dry and sweet. Available from Master of Malt (£22).

Starlino rosé

Crosstown chocolate

After seven years of creating the most exciting doughnut flavours in London, Crosstown have taken note of the doughnut flavours their customers love the most and have applied these to chocolate. Tuck into 3 vegan flavours: coffee, yuzu and passionfruit or dark or go for regular milk flavours  matcha, almond brittle or milk. We suggest you mix and match for the ultimate box of chocs this Valentine’s Day.  Available from Crosstown (£5.95 per 70g bar). 

crosstown

Della Vite Superiore DOCG

Oh the brownie points you’ll SCORE when you deliver a bottle of the fanciest fizz this Valentine’s Day. Della Vite (meaning ‘of the vine’ in Italian) is a range of vegan and sustainably made prosecco, created by Chloe, Poppy and Cara Delevingne. What can you expect from this new-to-market fizz? Made in a winery in the heart of the Valdobbiadene valley in north-eastern Italy, their Superiore DOCG is light, fruity and delicate. The gift wrapping is as gorgeous as you might expect too. Available from Della Vite (£25.95)

della vite

Le Creuset dutch oven in heart print
We challenge you to find a prettier dutch oven than this heart-speckled number from the kinds of the dutch oven – Le Creuset. It’s the ideal V day gift for the bread baker, stew-maker, or simply the lover of cookware. If you’re not watching the pennies, this is a no-brainer. Available from Le Creuset (£315).

Le Creuset

Personalised Valentine’s Gin

This customisable London Dry Gin is presented in a snazzy bottle, which you can personalise not only with a name but a choice of pattern too. Made with a blend of botanicals, the spirit is fresh with hints of spice and citrus underscored by dry gin’s classic juniper base. The bottle comes in a swish gift tube to brighten the day of a friend or lover this V day, make them feel extra special. Available from Whisky Exchange (£39.95).

Personalised gin

Lakrids by Bülow chocolate coated licorice

These crisp-shelled liquorice, filled with either a classic combination of strawberries and soft cream or another unique filling of caramel salty liquorice covered in dulche chocolate with blackcurrant notes. If you have a friend or significant other who has a soft spot for licorice, this is a great way to treat them. Available from Lakrids by Bülow (£32).

Lakrids

Sculpd x Black Lines kit

If spicy cocktails get your lover’s heart a-flutter, this hands-on kit is a clever gift. It contains a bottle of Black Lines Spicy Tommy’s Margarita, as well as Sculpd’s air-dry clay and some chilli seeds, you can sip on your cocktails while at the same time learning how to make a plant pots to grow your very own chilli plant at home. Available from Black Lines (£55). Gift boxes typically received 1-3 days after ordering.

Black lines

Lanson x Biscuit Boutique Lovebox

For the lover of all things pretty, Champagne house Lanson have teamed up with Biscuit Boutique to offer this, their Lovebox, for the season. The box pairs a miniature bottle of Champagne Lanson Le Rosé (200ml) with Mosaic Chocolate Bonbons by Biscuit Boutique – soft praline noisette and white chocolate ganache, these are for those with a resolutely sweet tooth. Available from Biscuit Boutique (£45 inc. P&P).

Biscuit boutique

Homemade Apple, Rose and Pistachio Tarts

Show someone you care by taking the time to make these apple and pistachio rose-shaped tarts. They do take an extra degree of effort but the results are utterly worth it and there’s nothing more romantic than something homemade. Serve warm with clotted cream. Click here for the recipe.

Is there someone you want to impress? Try your hand at one of these 14 desserts to make your valentine swoon.

 

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