Looking for the perfect gift this year for the food lover in your life this Valentine's Day? We've got you covered. Between all of the awesome selections of chocolates, kitchen finds, and food gifts that give back to charity, we're thrilled to share our favorite picks.
It's long been a romantic tradition to carve your initials into the bark of a tree. However, it's still romantic (and kinder to trees) to opt for personalized tree-trunk carvings on wine or pilsner glasses instead. These duo sets from UncommonGoods are unique and totally customizable with initials and dates to make the perfect gift for the Valentine in your life.
French Broad Chocolates
We just love that all of the small-batch and artisan confections from French Broad Chocolates are "made with love and good stuff." That's exactly the way that chocolate should be, and by the looks of the Ashville Grown Truffle Collection, we'd say that's exactly what they're made of.
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Annie B's Valentine's Caramels
We became huge fans of Annie B's ever since we fell in love with their carefully made, small-batch caramels over the holidays. This Valentine's Day you can definitely give your sweetie something to satisfy that sweet tooth, and with some great packaging to boot.
Baby Nessie Tea Infuser
From Ototo Designs comes the cutest tea infuser ever, a little Loch "Nessie" to watch over your mug and keep any tea snatchers at bay. Nessie comes in three different colors, so you can customize this cute kitchen addition, but steer clear of any Amazon listings, as the real deal can only be found at the Soho Design Shop.
Matching Breakfast Mugs
Turns out you can say a lot before your first cup of coffee in the morning, or at least your mug can. No matter what side of the bed they woke up on, give your sweetie something to smile about in the morning with these cheerful mugs. We love the Etsy shop Do Take it Personally for just the thing, and we think you will too.
Personalized Cutting Boards
Looking for something a little more personalized? Try this cutting board from UncommonGoods that's complete with customized names carved into the top. You can use one name or two, which we think would make a great gift for you and your food-loving sweetheart.
Photo courtesy of Anna New York for Kim Crawford
Emoji Cookie Cutters
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the emoji has achieved super-star status. Instead of heart-shaped cookies this Valentine's Day, we're opting for these genius creations from JB Cookie Cutters. After all, nothing says "I Love You" quite like an edible grinning emoji.
Hazel Hill Caramel Apples
With a huge variety of hand-made chocolates and confections to choose from, the family owned Hazel Hill Chocolates might just be Kansas' best kept secret. With so many treats, confections, and gifts to choose from, anyone can find something delicious to fit their tastes. As for our favorite item, we bet you've never seen or tasted caramel apples quite like these before.
B.T. McElrath's Love Notes Chocolates
The chocolates from B.T. McElrath's are crafted with a chef-driven approach that combines chocolate with sometimes unique ingredients that challenge the norm. To celebrate Valentine's Day, we love these special Love Note dark chocolate truffles to give to that special someone.
Valentine's Day Jerky Heart
Some of the best gifts for the man in your life can be found at Man Crates, with gifts that are designed to be opened with a crow bar. Our pick for Valentine's Day is this heart-shaped container of jerky, otherwise known as "The Ultimate Beefrodisiac."
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Divine Chocolate aims to make the world a place where chocolate is cherished by everyone. The organization is co-owned by farmers of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for the chocolate. The chocolate lover in your life is sure to love a box of these Milk Chocolate Christmas Shapes made with the finest Fairtrade cocoa, smooth cocoa butter, and real vanilla.
Photo courtesy of Pier 1 Imports
Hot Sauce Kit
To spice it up this Valentine's Day, nothing says "I Love You" quite like the gift of unique homemade hot sauces. Your sweetie can experiment with different spice levels of chipotle and guajillo peppers with this kit from UncommonGoods to achieve the perfect kick to add to all of their favorite foods.
Poco Dolce Confections based in San Fransisco, California has perfected the art of savory chocolate. "Poco Dolce" in Italian literally translates as "not too sweet." These hand-made chocolates, such as the Bitterwsweet Tile Trio, are made in small batches and contain only all-natural ingredients and environmentally and socially concious chocolate.
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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Give an inspiring gift and tasty treat by purchasing a pack of Special Cookies from Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Each box of cookies features a child’s chosen cookie, his or her favorite colored ribbon, and a card telling the child’s story. All of the proceeds support research at the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.
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With its ingenious design, the Sugar Cube from Chef'n makes it safe and easy to transfer homemade treats to a party in style. The carrier folds into a box around your treats, which eliminates the risk of ruining decorations or toppings. The carrier also has an ultra-slim design making it easy to store in between parties.