Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Do you know what you’re gifting to show your love to the foodie in your life?
There are so many more ideas out there than the standard chocolate and flowers routine. Don’t get me wrong, chocolate and flowers are yummy/beautiful and so appreciated, but they aren’t the only way to let your loved one know they’re special this Valentine’s Day. I like giving gifts that are practical, but are maybe a little more luxurious than people would normally gift themselves.
Without further ado, here is a collection of some of my favorite gift ideas for the foodie in your life, just in time for Valentine’s Day (click on the item’s title for a link to the company’s website):
Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Box: Let me start by saying that anything from Rifle Paper Co. is sure to be a winner. Their prints are insanely beautiful. I love the classic look of this recipe box constructed using locally salvaged hardwood. The time and effort spent on every box is truly a labor of love.
If you like the idea of gifting something that can house all of your Valentine’s most precious family recipes, but are looking for a lower price point, check out RPC’s other beauties here (I have the Citrus Floral box and love it!).
Brunch at Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend: My mom bought me this cookbook for Christmas and I love it! It’s full of yummy recipes to put together the perfect weekend brunch in the comfort of your own home. Gift the cookbook and plan out fun weekend menus for the next few weeks that you and your Valentine can make and enjoy together.
Raw Spice Bar Membership: The gift that keeps on giving, Clark! I just got my first package from Raw Spice Bar this month, and I so love the concept! Raw Spice Bar sends you a collection of three spices a month in addition to recipe cards that provide suggestions of how to use the exotic spices.
What sets Raw Spice Bar apart from some of the other food subscription services that I’ve tried in the past is that, while they suggest recipes for you, you aren’t tied down to them. You can still get creative and do your own thing. They also don’t need to be consumed right away, so if you receive them on a busy week, you can wait a while to use them. Think of it as an opportunity to try new foods together while cooking at home.
There’s a lot of fun and excitement that comes from this $6/month subscription, and I’m really enjoying it so far!
Pretty Recipe Cards: I love beautiful recipe cards constructed using high-quality paper. They’re the perfect background for the most precious of recipes. Gift a set of these with a side of chocolate and you’re golden.
IceMilk Full Sash Apron: These aprons are totally swoon-worthy. I kind of want to live in one. You know, wear black leggings and a snuggly sweater and fuzzy socks, but tie this apron around and bam! you look put together! That’s my style.
Custom Kitchen Stamp: A little something that will make pastry sharing even more fun!
Copper Mixing Bowls: Beautiful and practical all at the same time. Something that your favorite home cook probably wants, but might not want to spend the money on. If you’re still not convinced that bowls could be gifts, fill them with chocolate.
Bourbon Cherry Cordials from Cellar Door Chocolates: Now, just because I said a Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t need to be centered around flowers and chocolate doesn’t mean that a piece or two wouldn’t be missed. These bourbon cherry cordials from Cellar Door are my absolute favorite! The chocolate is dark and rich, and the filling is potent and smooth all at the same time. Plus, they’re gorgeous.
Cellar Door has plenty of other bourbon buttercreams, truffles, bars, and barks to choose from online, too. Also, if you hit up their shop in Louisville and they have dark chocolate hedgehogs, you must get one! They’re my second favorite.
Other ideas not pictured:
- Anything from Magnolia Market
- Anything Kate Spade Home
- A weekend away with lots of yummy food: We got married at the Mast Farm Inn two years ago, and it was the best idea ever (the marriage and the location ;))! Valle Crucis is quiet and beautiful, and the food at MFI and its restaurant Simplicity is to die for! Seriously – so good! I recommend the Elizabeth Gray Vining Room or Maple Spring Cottage.
- Cooking classes for couples
That’s all for now, my friends! For more ideas, follow me on Pinterest!
P.S. This is not a sponsored post. Just me sharing some of my favorite Valentine’s Day foodie gift ideas with you!