15 foodie gifts for Valentine’s Day 2024

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 2024

Breakfast Leipzig candle
If your loved one gets all a-flutter for a scented candle, this from D.S. & Durga is our pick. The scent carries great throw, and brings together buttery viennoiserie, coffee and the heady scent of a tobacco pipe. The result is something homey and comforting that will bring to mind the recipient’s favourite bakery. Available from 50-mil (£61.20).


Natoora’s Radicchio Not Roses Recipe Box
We love how Natoora’s Radicchio, Not Roses Recipe Box combines a beautifully presented gift with something wonderful to eat. Highlighting the lack of thought that goes into buying out-of-season roses for Valentines, each box contains pretty in pink, bittersweet radicchio, fragrant blood oranges and Dorstone Goat’s Cheese from Neal’s Yard plus a recipe to use them. You’ll also find a Valentine’s Day card and styling tips from florist Frida Kim inside. Available from Natoora (£35) or via the app.


The Valentine’s pasta parcel from Northern Pasta Co
The Northern Pasta co have collaborated with British ceramicist Frankie Atkinson and cookbook writer Flora Shedden to bring you their Valentine’s pasta parcel, which makes a brilliant gift that won’t all be eaten up on the night. Each gift set includes: 2 handmade bowls, a packet of British-made gigli and casarecce, Isle of Wight Tomatoes pure passata, a recipe card by Flora Shedden, beautiful wrapping with the option of a gift note, and a playlist from Northern Pasta Co. Available from Northern Pasta Co (£65).

Pasta co

Eataly Valentine’s chocolate heart

This hefty 250g solid chocolate heart from Eataly is made with top-quality cocoa, and its texture is wonderfully creamy. If you want to keep it sweet and simple this Valentine’s you can’t say fairer than a big old chocolate heart. Available from Eataly (£24.90).

Eataly heart

Gymkhana sauces
For an easy Valentine’s night in, try these ready-made sauces from Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana. With refreshingly simple (and comprehensible!) ingredients lists, these marinades and sauces are pricey but so good. You’ll be enjoying your own tandoori chicken or lamb rogan josh before you can say “Happy Valentine’s Day”. Available from Ocado (£7 for 200ml).

Gymkhana sauces

Sapling Spirits’ raspberry vodka

Vodka might not be the sexiest spirit, but this refreshing distillation is made with raspberries and hibiscus, giving it its rosy hue and a wonderfully fruity taste. The tartness from the berries means this spirit tastes brilliant in cocktails. Gift it to your cocktail-loving partner, and try it in a martini with a lemon twist, or enjoy it in a highball with soda this Valentine’s Day. Available from Sapling Spirits (£34).

Sapling Raspberry

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 all 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 (£45).

ProCook fondue set

KitchenAid kettle
The gorgeous temperature-controlled kettles from KitchenAid make a great splurge gift for Valentine’s Day if your loved one can’t get enough of perfect cups of tea or coffee. Available in a range of colours, from pistachio to bold red, the kettle’s selling point is its sturdy design, variable temperature dial (great for different herbal teas and coffee), and the satisfying doorbell sound it makes when the kettle has boiled. Available from KitchenAid (£179).


New Theory Love Bite fruity red wine
This juicy number from New Theory is named Love Bite, and it’s a fresh beaujolais-style from South Africa’s Stellenbosch region. Its soft tannins and mineral salinity mean it pairs beautifully with a Valentine’s Day steak or a vegan wellington. Available from New Theory (£21.95).

Love Bite

Le Creuset dutch oven in heart print
We challenge you to find a prettier dutch oven than this heart-speckled number from the kings of the dutch oven, Le Creuset. It’s the ideal Valentine’s 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 (£199).

Le Creuset

Artisan Coffee Co Ultimate Ground Coffee collection

For the filter coffee fan, this selection offers enough coffee for 18 cups of Joe, and brings three each of the six most popular blends from Artisan Coffee Co, alongside cute little chocolate coins. The bags are measured out in 30g bringing the perfect quantity in each for a cafetière, aeropress or pourover coffee. Available from Artisan Coffee Co (£20.95).

Artisan coffee co

Lakrids by Bülow chocolate-coated liquorice

These crisp-shelled liquorice bites are ideal for liquorice lovers and newbies alike, with flavours ranging from sweet strawberries and cream (a great gateway into liquorice-land) to coffee, caramel and sea salt (for the bold). Available from Lakrids by Bülow (£40).


Wiston Estate Rose Cuvée

This refreshing, English sparkling rosé from the South Downs is a choice tipple for Valentine’s Day, as it pairs beautifully with shellfish and desserts. It has a tart sweetness and a texture that brings energetic fizz and a creaminess. Available from Wiston Estate (£36).

Wiston Estate

Cornishware x Biscuiteers mug collaboration
These stripy mugs make great keepsakes, especially as you can have a handwritten message printed on the inside of the mug. Various colours available (we love the yellow and blue). Available from Cornishware.co.uk (£28-£32).


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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