17 Food and Spirits Gift Ideas to Wow Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a lovely time to show your love in a variety of ways. Celebrate your Valentine with these 17 delicious gifts.
Sweets and Savories for the Sweet
Do you love the lemon of Sicily’s limoncello? You can give your sweetie a beautiful gift of limoncello cookies and candies baked in New Hampshire with candies from Italy. The Fabrizia San Valentino Grande Box is a sunny yellow change from customary red. Each gift box is filled with limoncello cookies, limoncello truffles with Valentine sprinkles, a limoncello lemon loaf, Sicilian lemon drops and a personalized greeting card. The yellow tissue paper wrapping the goods from the Fabrizia Lemon Baking Company is intermingled with red crinkle paper in honor of the holiday.
Speaking of the Mediterranean, if your love prefers olive oil to wine or Champagne, the gorgeous green bottle of Extra Virgin olive oil from Turkey’s Olizzi is the right the ingredient for a fabulous evening of dining, adding a taste of green to this pink and red holiday. The premium olive oil is made from Kalamata olives and is carefully produced for a balance of fruitiness, bitterness and pungency.
Michelin-starred Caviar Russe has a gift box that will wow your honey. The Jubilant Collection is hand-packed with premium caviar from an exclusive small-batch farm in Europe. Including caviar, crème fraiche and blinis, the gift box is a perfect accompaniment to a bottle of Champagne (or vodka) on this romantic holiday.
Sugar Plum mixes sweets with salty with their lovely Valentine’s Chocolate Pretzel Passion Gift Assortment. Chocolate-covered pretzels are dressed up for Valentine’s Day with pink, white and red nonpareils, candy hearts, and festive sprinkles. The colorful assortment also includes chocolate-dipped logs covered in chocolate candy pieces and chocolate sandwich cookie logs.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about flowers for Valentine’s Day. But, for something exciting, I suggest Hilliards bouquet of chocolate roses along with an assortment of beautiful truffles presented in a gorgeous keepsake wooden box. The truffles come in intoxicating flavors including strawberry Champagne, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Irish Cream, Amaretto and classic Chocolate.
Another beautiful Valentine’s Day collection, MarieBelle Chocolates’ Valentine Truffle Box includes a collection of ganaches, each artfully decorated with a Valentine’s Day design that tells a beautiful love story. The European-style truffles are available in dark chocolate, matcha and Champagne flavors. The packaging is designed by renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou.
Disset Chocolates on Long Island’s North Fork celebrates the passion of Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Love Box, a gorgeous 12-piece bonbon assortment featuring hearts, squares and round chocolates in the unusual flavors that have earned the company adoring fans since its launch in 2020. Pandemic be damned, this company has proven its appeal by opening an atelier as well. Until you can schedule a visit to the shop for an in-person tasting, you can share these flavors at home to celebrate the holiday: red wine reduction with a pomegranate caramel, cranberry pate de fruit, salted caramel in a dark chocolate shell, dark chocolate, coconut macaroon and roasted walnut praline.
A delicious change for your favorite chocoholic, handmade terrapins by Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates are meticulously handcrafted, adorned and assembled in Kohler, Wisconsin. The company’s distinctive confection is made with silky layers of caramel and chocolate.
Bixby Chocolate from Maine will delight your sweetheart with chocolate bonbons, chocolate hearts, and even peanut butter-chocolate lobster claws. While all are delicious, the chocolate hearts are the standouts for Valentine’s Day, made with a mix of Bixby's signature milk, dark and white chocolates. Order the lobster claws, too, for an after-dinner surprise.
Pink and red are the timeless colors of Valentines Day and they come together in a gorgeous gift of chocolate and Champagne. Napa Valley’s Domaine Carneros has a sparkly gift for your sweetie. Their award-winning 2017 pink Brut Rosé pairs beautifully with a red tin heart of world-class Neuhaus chocolates, a special treat only available on Valentine’s Day.
Spirits, Wine and More
A spirit that you’ll want to display on your credenza or bar cart, luxury tequila Patsch harvests 100% organic Jalisco agave to make small-batch, pure blanco, reposado, añejo and extra añejo tequilas. Full or empty, the beautiful bottles can hold their own in any display of art glass.
Small-batch family-owned and operated distillery Hanson has the perfect holiday pair. The Hanson Vodka Martini and Caviar Set includes Regiis Ova caviar and a mother of pearl spoon from Thomas Keller’s Yountville caviar and Champagne lounge, Hanson Original Vodka from Sonoma, two engraved Hanson coupe glasses, a bottle of Castelvetrano olives, and a recipe to make a perfect martini.
Send your Valentine a love letter this year inspired by the elegance of the signature red wax seal and classic script on Belle Glos Wines. The limited-edition Belle Glos love letter kit, created in collaboration with Dempsey & Carroll stationers, hopes to bring back the long-lost art of love letter writing. The bespoke kit features custom Belle Glos stationery, a custom pen, wax in classic Belle Glos red, and a custom wax stamper, all in an elegant Dempsey & Carroll navy box. The set comes with your choice of three Belle Glos Wines.
Gary Farrell Winery has a lovely gift for a wine lover, a 2018 Pinot Noir from Hallberg Vineyard. The Russian River vineyard’s 2018 expression is a fruit-forward yet spicy accompaniment to any Valentine’s Day celebration, with juicy boysenberry, plum and pomegranate aromas.
Instead of a single bottle of wine, gift your sweetheart a wine tour around the world to last the year with the Exotic Wine Club. Monthly wine shipments will surprise your sweetie with vintages from unusual wine destinations like Portugal, Uruguay, Hungry and Moldova. Each shipment includes four sommelier-selected bottles along with master classes and e-books from somms from each region.
The Maine Event
Give your favorite homesick New Englander a Valentine gift they will long remember. Rockport Romance from Lobster Anywhere encapsulates the romance of the Maine coastline with a lobster dinner for two. Shipped overnight for a complete dinner at home, the well-iced package comes with steel crackers and small forks wrapped in red and white checkered napkins for easy eating. The package includes two 1 1/2 pound live Maine lobsters, clam chowder, and for a sweet finish to your feast, another New England treat, Harbor Sweets handmade chocolates from Salem, Massachusetts.
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