We've hand-selected our favourite sweet treats and liquid loves to gift the foodie in your life something special this Valentine's Day.
Because the Amalfi coast is obvs. more romantic than the UK in Feb, why not gift your amore this Pallini Limoncello gift set? It comes with two ceramic Deruta cups so you can cosy up and sip together while planning your next Italian getaway. Ours is the San Domenico Palace, Taormina as seen in White Lotus series two.
If plant-based treats are the only way to state your love and affection, try Kimberly Lin’s Floozie Cookies. Order in boxes of 6 for UK-wide delivery and choose from flavours including Peanut Butter & Jam, Toffee Apple, Cinnamon Crunch and our fave Blackforest made up of a fudge cookie with dark chocolate and oozing with sour cherry compote in the centre.
Agnes Arber Rhubarb Gin
So many flavoured gins are just too sweet for my palate but this one hits the spot with the cut-through of tangy rhubarb. It also looks a treat on the back bar thanks to the bright bottle design.
Agnes Arber Rhubarb gin is a botanical tribute to Agnes Arber, the first female botanist to be elected into the Royal Society in 1946. Wrap up a bottle for the lover of liquid in your life and they’ll no doubt give you the Valentine’s Day you deserve.
Tracklements Heart-Shaped Jar of Fresh Chilli Jam
Spice up your Valentine’s Day by gifting your special someone a jar of Tracklements Heart-Shaped Fresh Chilli Jam. The sticky sweet chilli jam is made with raw cane sugar, red pepper cider vinegar and fresh red chillies grown in the Vale of Evesham. Even Delia Smith is a fan haling it as ‘a must for the summer table.’ We heart it too!
RRP £6.80 for 350g, from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at www.tracklements.co.uk
Eden Mill’s Pink Love Gin
If you’re one of those intense lovers, you might like to gift your special someone this 'Love Gin' with its poignant back story. The spirit's been inspired by the legend of the White Lady of St. Andrews, who is believed to have died from a broken heart. Eden Mills Pink Love Gin is vanilla-tinged with sweet tones of raspberry and meringue balanced with the sharp bang of citrus.
£25 per bottle
This aromatic, floral Amaro Santoni has been made with a combination of a whopping 34 natural herbs and botanicals, inspired by a classic recipe Gabriello Santoni created in 1961. The flavours of rhubarb and iris with notes of citrus and olive all come out tops. This ruby-hued liquid pays homage to Florence, and has already scooped a number of awards, picking up gold at both the IWSC competition 2021 and Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards 2021, and double gold in the International Spirit Challenge 2021.
Soko Valentine's Day Lips
Birmingham-based artisan chocolatier Soko headed up by Bake Off Professionals' Bharat Chandegra has launched a Valentine's collection. Try the Soho Valentine's Day Lips in three flavours. Pink Lips (chocolate orange centre, encased in a silky-smooth, milk chocolate lip), Red Lips (passion fruit and salted caramel centre, encased in a white chocolate lip) and Black Lips with Pink Flashes (pistachio centre, encased in a white chocolate lip).
Bharat Chandegra said of his latest launch, 'Love is fun, and ultimately this collection has been created to be celebratory and joyful.'
£25 with nationwide delivery from the 6th of February. Pre-order now:
Boco by House Coren
Say I Love You with some bubbles. Boco by House Coren is a charming Charmat method sparkling wine made in England with a lovely pale peach appearance with notes of pear and citrus. Made from a blend of 42% Reichenstiener, 29% Chardonnay and 29% Pinot Noir, it's just £26 a bottle and you can drink guilt-free knowing it's come from a lot nearer than Champagne! We love the pink font packaging too. The name for the wine was inspired by Old Sussex regional dialect, ‘boco’ derived from the French ‘beaucoup’ meaning ‘lots of/more.’ We'll drink to that!
£26.00 per bottle