The sweetest day of the year is almost here. While some may not consider Valentine's Day a 'real' holiday, it's impossible to deny that the chocolate treats in February make it something to look forward to. Instead of getting loved ones an item, give them an experience in the form of food that will satiate their curiosity while also reminding them of your heartfelt thought.
Think outside the heart-shaped box this year and indulge your favorite foodie in one of these deliciously different gifts.
The stuff in this Pasta and Wine Gift Crate is perfect for the home cook who looks to impress with dinner parties. For roughly the cost of a dozen roses and a few boxes of chocolate, you'll be gifting a bottle of ONEHOPE Reserve Edna Valley Pinot Noir, Semolina artisanal pasta, Dave's Gourmet pasta sauce, two hand towels, and Sunday Suppers cookbook.
For a giving-back bonus, every crate educates three people on their risks and symptoms of heart disease.
Start your day with love ... and caffeine. The Love Supreme blends a dark chocolate roast with notes of caramel and candied raspberry.
So, it's kind of like a bit of chocolate for your coffee.
Make your meat even more romantic by branding it with love. Stainless steel hearts heat up hot enough to brand your dinner with love.
Choose from the double heart motif, or make it personalized and get your initials on the iron - perfect for the couple that cooks together!
Breakfast in bed is that much sweeter when there are heart-shaped waffles involved. This waffle iron is perfect for the gadget-loving home chef who isn't afraid to take an appliance to the next level.
Think heart-shaped grilled cheese, brownies, pizzas, and more. Yes, there is a lot a waffle iron can do.
This is a heart warmer in every sense. The ultimate laidback night in is sure to be the result after unpacking the goodies in this box. The bling-tastic red glitter covered wine bottle is a show stopper on its own. But it's not all.
There's a box of B. Toffee candy and a Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange candle in a white gift box. So she can unwrap, unwind, and relax. Every gift box educates ten people on their risk of heart disease, too.
GREEN & BLACK'S is a chocolate brand founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles.
It's a delicious and do-gooder way to get your chocolate fix, and their library collection is an adorable way to pamper the book lover in your life.
This knife may look like it's made for Barbie, but it's sharp enough for the most skilled Iron Chef. The traditional Japanese knife is lightweight and sharp, and the blade is ceramic, so it holds its razor-sharp edges 10x longer than steel.
Supporting the Susan G. Komen fund, a proceed of the purchase goes toward breast cancer research.
8. Foodie Dice
It's totally acceptable to play with your food when this game is involved. Roll the dice for a fun way to figure out what to have for dinner.
Find it at Uncommon Goods for $24.00.
This is the foodie gift that keeps on giving. Love with Food is a box full of both: fun, tasty snack box filled with chips, cookies, waffle mix, candy, and more.
Plus, every snack box purchased donates a meal to someone in need. Use the code 'VDAY2017' and get $10 off with a free $20 bonus box!
You've got mail never sounded so delicious. Olive Garden now delivers gift cards electronically, so even if you've put off shopping until the morning of, you can still deliver a delicious gift for Valentine's Day.
Chocolates will always be a perfect Valentine's Day gift. With 60 pieces of chocolates, your Valentine will surely want to share it with you.
Grab pretzels because it's fondue night. Melt your favorite cheese and have a date night on the couch with these matching fondue mugs.
This macaron gift set is perfect for the macaron lover in your life. Choose from classic flavors, the love collection, or Valentine's special when you check out.
Cheeseboards are wonderful gifts. If your Valentine loves to host brunch, or just loves a good wine pairing, you can't go wrong with a cheeseboard.
Chocolate lovers are going to be obsessed with this gift. A one-pound chocolate bar is surely the way to any chocolate lover's heart.
Check back for more Valentine's Day gift guides as the date approaches!
This post was originally published on January 22, 2019.