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Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Foodies

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Valentine's Day is around the corner and I am here with some delicious and unique Valentine's Day gift ideas for foodies! Included in the guide are food and drink gifts that are suitable for all tastes and budgets. Take a look.

Mermaid Pink Gin


I am starting off the guide with the very fabulous Mermaid Pink Gin! It is a variation of the Isle of Wight Distillery's Mermaid Gin which was awarded first place in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) last year for its strikingly sculpted design. Mermaid Pink Gin comes in a similar plastic-free packaging featuring a compostable tamper-proof seal, biodegradable labels and natural cork stopper.

Mermaid's Pink Gin


Smooth, refreshing and complex with a rosy hue, the gin (38% ABV) infuses the flavour of fresh Isle of Wight strawberries with the smooth yet complex taste of Mermaid Gin, a blend of lemon zest, grains of paradise and fragrant rock samphire. Served over ice, with a splash of tonic and a slice of strawberry, the pink gin is absolutely delicious. Both myself and Mr.H loved it. A truly wonderful gin!

Not just Valentine's Day, Mermaid Pink Gin is great to treat the gin lover in your life anytime of the year.

Mermaid Pink Gin is available from Marks & Spencer, priced at £40.00/70cl. Gift sets of a full bottle with glasses and three miniatures are also available at  www.isleofwightdistillery.com

Hummingbird Bakery Valentine's I Love You Cupcake Selection Box


Treat your Valentine to this decadently delicious Valentine's I Love You cupcake selection box from Hummingbird Bakery. The selection box features six delicious cupcakes - 2 each of chocolate, vanilla and red velvet flavours. Freshly baked from scratch, using quality ingredients and without any preservatives, the cakes were scrumptious and one of the finest I have tasted in recent times.

Hummingbird Bakery Valentine's I Love You Cupcake Selection Box

Hummingbird Bakery Valentine's I Love You Cupcake Selection Box

Hummingbird Bakery Valentine's I Love You Cupcake Selection Box


Beautifully decorated and with flavoursome frosting, both Mr.H and I enjoyed the cupcakes which would make a great gift for someone you love.

Priced at £19.95, this selection box can be ordered online. Delivery is available if you are within Hummingbird's delivery area zone or you can pick it from one of their stores. You can check their bakery locations at www.hummingbirdbakery.com

Beer Bucket from GiftPup.com


GiftPup.com provide a range of personalised gifts for all the family and have an impressive selection of gifts for Valentine's Day featuring photo collages, a personalised teddy bear range, engraved jewellery, confectionery, leather gifts, hampers and much more.

Featured in this guide is the personalised beer bucket which is packed to the brim with tasty treats and beer. The contents can vary and sometimes items are substituted but the selection of products is sure to be of a high quality always. The beer bucket seen below includes:
  • 3 Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager, 330ml, 4.5%vol 
  • 2 Shepherd Neame Master Brew Kentish Ale 500ml, 4.0%vol
  • Shindigs Rockin' Irish Roots Handcooked Crisps
  • Cambrook Giant Chilli Corn
  • The Dormen Zesty Lime & Fiery Chilli Peanut & Cashew Mix
  • Serious Pig Snackingham

Beer Bucket from GiftPup.com

Beer Bucket from GiftPup.com

Beer Bucket from GiftPup.com

A fantastic selection of products! GiftPup also gives the option to personalise the gift by adding your message. An ideal way to say 'I love you' to the beer lover in your life this Valentine's Day!

Priced at £33.99, you can order this beer bucket from www.giftpup.com

Stirrd Fudge Subscription Service


Stirrd's fudge subscription box is perfect to give as a gift for Valentine's Day or even to simply indulge yourself. Based in Harrogate, Stirrd's fudge is always hand made and in small batches in old copper pans! Stirrd currently offer 2 different subscription options - a 3 months subscription and a 6 months subscription (in both cases the recipient receives one box per month). They even have limited edition boxes at certain times of the year like the 'Aphrodisiac infused Valentines Box' currently available to order on their site.

We tried their Valentine's box and it was amazing - truly indulgent treats. The box featured:
  • Cherry & Chocolate Brownie Fudge - dark chocolate fudge with real cherries and finished with a love-heart-red shimmer.
  • White Chocolate Honeycomb - honeycomb pieces, covered in white chocolate and dusted with chilli flakes! So delectable.
  • Salted Caramel Fudge with Ginseng Ruby Chocolate Drizzle - delicious buttery caramel flavours infused with ginseng.

Stirrd Fudge Subscription Service

Stirrd Fudge Subscription Service

All the three varieties in the box were fab - looked beautiful and tasted oh-so yummy. It is difficult to pick a favourite as we enjoyed all varieties.

The limited edition box is priced at £11.99 and can be ordered from www.areyoustirrd.co.uk

Copper Dog Scotch Whisky


Is your Valentine a Whisky enthusiast? Then a bottle of Copper Dog Scotch Whisky customised with a personal message is sure to make a great gift. This service is offered by 'Get it INKD'. Using INKD, you can create a design (with their easy to use design tools) that matches the recipients style. So, they receive a bottle of their favourite spirit with a custom design. A truly unique gift.

INKD's product range features a variety of spirits like Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Tanqueray Small Batch Gin, Ciroc Vodka, Zacapa Rum and the Copper Dog Whisky (featured in this guide) to name a few.

Copper Dog Scotch Whisky


Master blender Stuart Morrison combined 8 different single malts from Speyside to create this blended malt Scotch whisky - Copper Dog! Deliciously fruity with a hint of honey & spice, Copper Dog is a well-balanced whisky that can be enjoyed both on it’s own, or mixed into cocktails like 'Copper Dog Berry Rascal' the recipe for which is below.
- 50ml Copper Dog Whisky
- 5 muddled raspberries
- Dash of raspberry syrup
- Top with lemonade
- Garnish: raspberry and sprig of rosemary

Muddle the raspberries in a tall glass, add ice and Copper Dog, stir and top with lemonade. Add garnish and enjoy with your Valentine!

Order from Get it INKD - £35 for a 70cl bottle with personalised message and delivery.

Luxurious desserts from Pati & Coco


If you are looking to share a moment of pure indulgence with your Valentine this year, make sure to have Pati & Coco's luxurious treats handy. Pati & Coco is a new entrant to the luxurious desserts market with a product range that is a delicious combination of French Patisserie (Pati) and Belgian chocolate ganache (Coco). The luxurious desserts are currently available in four flavours: Praline & Choc, Ganache & Choc, Pistachio & Choc and Caramel & Choc. Each dessert served in an 80g glass pot consists of a top layer of dark chocolate, followed by layers of chocolate ganache; finishing with a crunchy base. The four flavours have different ganache layer combinations as their names suggest.

Luxurious desserts from Pati & Coco

Luxurious desserts from Pati & Coco


We loved all the 4 flavours with Pistachio & Choc being my favourite. Mr.H who has a sweet tooth loved all the four flavours. Overall, we were impressed with the quality of the desserts and I can see this becoming a regular buy in our household.

Pati & Coco is available in Sainsbury’s with an RRP of £3.50 for two pots. It is on offer in Sainsbury's between 12th Feb-3rd Mar especially for Valentine's Day.

To learn more about Pati & Coco and to find a stockist near you, visit www.patiandcoco.com

Gourmet Popcorn from Popcorn Shed


For the popcorn lover, these gourmet popcorn packs from Popcorn Shed will make an excellent gift. Popcorn Shed offer a range of gourmet flavours like Salted Caramel (Sea Salted Caramel with Belgian Milk Chocolate), Say Cheese (Cheddar Cheese Popcorn), Goats Cheese (Goats Cheese with cracked black pepper), Pecan Pie (Caramel Popcorn with Roasted Pecan Pieces), Butterscotch (Vegan Caramel), Berry-licious (Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Popcorn), Butterly Nuts (Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn with Roasted Peanut Halves) and Pop N Choc (Chocolate Caramel Popcorn with Belgian Milk Chocolate). The last three are featured in this guide and are absolutely fantastic. The Pop N Choc gets a special mention. What a delight!

Gourmet Popcorn from Popcorn Shed


These sweet and savory gifts from Popcorn Shed are sure to get you a huge two thumbs up this Valentine's Day. Each 80g shed is priced at £3.50 and is available to buy from Amazon, Ocado, Selfridges and www.popcornshed.com

OGGS chocolate cupcakes


The OGGS product range is completely egg and dairy free and baked using OGGS Aquafaba; an all-plant liquid egg substitute made from chickpea water. Their vegan treats include mince pies, zesty lemon cakes, chocolate fudge cakes, salted caramel cakes, Victoria sponge cakes and the recently launched chocolate fudge cupcakes. The cupcakes are delish fudgy delights and are priced at £2.50 for a 2 pack.

OGGS chocolate cupcakes


Available in Sainsbury’s local stores.

Luxury Chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates


A box of chocolates is the go-to gift for romancing and Beech's Fine Chocolates' collection of Valentine's Day gifts, including luxury milk chocolate hearts and candy coated dark chocolate hearts rank among the best.

Beech's are a family owned independent British confectionery manufacturer with almost 100 years of experience! They have been making traditional British chocolates since the 1920s.

Luxury Chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates

Luxury Chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates

Luxury Chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates


Featured in this post are their Luxury Chocolate Hearts which are milk chocolate hearts made from a luxurious Hazelnut praline centre covered in smooth 35% cocoa milk chocolate. These are made in their factory in Preston and are simply delicious! The Candy Coated Chocolate Hearts are from the brand's 'Gourmet' range and are 70% cocoa hearts coated with candy (in three colours - red, pink and white). These are made in France by one of Beech's partner chocolatiers and are equally yummy. Both make lovely gifts for Valentine's Day.

You can order Beech's chocolates from www.beechsfinechocolates.com

Cadbury Valentine's Hot Chocolate Gift


Next up is a fantastic hot chocolate and chocolate gift from Cadbury to say Happy Valentine's Day. You can sit back and relax with Hot Chocolate in Dairy Milk mugs and Dairy Milk with an I Love you sleeve, chocolate brownies and flakes to crumble on top! Price £23.00.

Cadbury Valentine's Hot Chocolate Gift





Mighty Brew Organic Kombucha


Mighty Brew's organic Kombucha comes in a range of four fantastic flavours - Hemp, Sencha, Lemongrass and Jasmine and is low in sugar and calorie content, bursting with live cultures, minerals, vitamins, organic acids and nutrients. So if you’re looking for a fun, flavourful, alcohol free gift, then this sparkling fermented tea from Mighty Brew (partners of National Tea Day) is a good choice.

Mighty Brew Organic Kombucha

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