Too often, Valentine’s Day is marked with mediocre boxes of chocolate and cheap, convenient wine that’s bought in haste at the grocery store on the way to date night. Though we do appreciate the thoughtfulness of at least buying something, we would rather you leave those last-minute boxes of chocolate and wine on the shelves in favor of something a little more flavorful.
This year we have rounded up some great options that will get you (and your loved one) out of the same grocery store present rut. From make-it-yourself food delivery kits for date night or family dinner, to both sweet and savory snacks, and yes even some great wine, we have exactly what you should give this Valentine’s Day to the significant other who loves food.
Hopefully when your honey opens these gifts, will fall a little more in love with every sweet and savory bite. Scroll down to see all 18 picks.
- Meal kits for Valentine's Day
- Sweets and wine for Valentine's Day
- Savory snacks for Valentine's Day
- Food gifts for kids for Valentine's Day
Meal kits for Valentine's Day
There’s nothing like a seafood dinner to show someone you care, especially if you live in the middle of the country where fresh seafood is hard to find. The Topsail Steamer Valentine’s Day Steamer Pot Dinner comes with enough food for two or three people with seafood, sides, heart-shaped cheesecake, and cornbread. This is one meal you won’t be forgetting soon.
If your Valentine’s Day tradition includes a family dinner then consider this falafel kit that can feed six people. The kit comes with everything you need, including the falafel maker, to have a tasty dinner. Each of the ingredients in the kit are shipped from the Middle East so you know this is going to be as authentic as possible without having to buy a plane ticket.
One way to show you really care is with lobster. The date night pack from Luke’s Lobster includes one pound of flash-frozen knuckle and claw lobster meat, four New England-style buns, a packet of Luke’s secret seasoning, two bowls of clam chowder, and two red velvet whoopie pies for a decadent meal.
If you subscribe to Hello Fresh or have been thinking about it, Valentine’s Day is a great time to get a date night meal in. This year Hello Fresh will be doing a three-course meal for Valentine's Day made up of a honey-ricotta crostini to start. Subscribers can choose from either a beef tenderloin with asparagus and truffle mash or a vegan portobello mushroom with asparagus and truffle mash for their entree. Rounding out the meal is a vanilla cheesecake for dessert.
Sweets and wine for Valentine's Day
This box of a dozen hand-crafted truffles comes in a fun box that’s shaped like a wine bottle. While the truffles aren’t all flavored like wine, there are a few booze-flavored options like Champagne, rum, and Irish creme.
These adorable lollipops come in a variety of flavors, and the actual candy portion features herbs and edible flowers that make the lollipops feel more grown-up and fancy. After the candy is gone the recipient can plant the stick in the ground and water it, and soon a new herb or flower will pop up, making this the gift that keeps on giving.
Magnolia Bakery is known for its decadent banana pudding, but for Valentine’s Day they are making an indulgent chocolate covered strawberry pudding. The sweet treat is made with a mix of vanilla pudding, roasted strawberries, chocolate cake, and a rich chocolate fudge icing.
Breads Bakery is known for its rugelach, which is a combination of a cookie and a pastry all mashed up into one delicious baked good. For Valentine’s Day, the bakery is making a special rugelach that tastes like almond marzipan and rose water. When these come out of the oven they are a bright red color, perfect for your honey who loves roses but also loves baked goods.
Valentine’s Day and wine just go together. With this date night box from Vinebox you and your loved one can have a wine tasting experience with two reds and one white wine in yours and mine style boxes.
Let them know you care with this bouquet of cookies. Each bouquet can be arranged as a six or 12-cookie bundle, and beautifully packaged in a box where they won’t get crushed or crumble on the way to the recipient.
Cookie shot glasses are a fun edible way to enjoy a drink with your partner. The kit includes six cookie shots in four different flavors, plus decorations, and an instruction card. After you have fun decorating the cookie shots, pour in some milk (or Irish creme), drink, and then eat the cookie.
Vosges Chocolate has combined decadent chocolate with bubbly Champagne into one perfect bite with these truffles. Each of the five crafted truffles is made with Krug Champagne and creme de cassis, then enrobed in 85 percent dark chocolate, and topped with a small piece of glittering 23-karat gold leaf. Talk about a bite of luxury.
Savory snacks for Valentine's Day
Cheese and charcuterie boards are still a huge trend, especially for Valentine’s Day. So, why not have some cheese and pairings delivered? The Murray’s Cheese Valentine’s Day Collection features three different kinds of cheese including a heart-shaped option, along with chocolate and oatcakes for a fun spread.
One thing that we love more than most is carbs, especially in the form of bread. If your loved one is the same way then consider a subscription to Wildgrain Box, where they will get artisan sourdough bread and pasta delivered right to their door every month. Each box has a variety of bread that is baked from frozen in just 25 minutes and leaves the house smelling like they have been baking all day.
Food gifts for kids for Valentine's Day
Kids deserve something fun to do on Valentine’s Day too, and that’s where the Unicorn Cookie Cup Baking Kit comes in. The kit comes with everything they will need to make adorable unicorn cookies with the help of an adult. This is a Valentine’s Day memory they will cherish forever.
Let’s be honest, kids love anything that sparkles. The Runamok Sparkle Syrup is made with food-grade edible glitter that shimmers and shines as it flows from the bottle. The syrup is perfect for Valentine’s Day pancakes and waffles.
Kids love waffles, especially if they come partially dipped in chocolate like some of the waffles in this gift box from Eastern Standard Provisions. What makes these even more delectable is that there are chunks of pearl sugar in the waffle batter, which makes for a sweet and crunchy bite.
If you have a kid who loves trying new fruit then consider this exciting tropical fruit box, where you can have a maximum of six fruits they may have never seen shipped right to your house. Fruits that can be included range from the Instagram-worthy pink pineapple to sweet red bananas, and the unusual but delicious cactus pear.
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