Written by Melanie May
Does someone have a pizza your heart? Looking for a suitable food-themed present to show that you brie-long together? We’ve got some fabulous foodie gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day, suitable for all tastes and budgets.
Grá Chocolates €35
Seeing how Grá is the Irish word for love, it is most appropriate that you give some Grá this Valentine’s Day. Grá Chocolates has the most decadent handpainted chocolate hearts filled with all manner of gooey goodness. This pretty pink white chocolate heart encases a champagne Turkish delight and smooth raspberry ganache. Go on, take another little piece of my heart.
Looking for a brie-lliant gift for the cheese lover in your life? The Slated Heart Cheese Board is cut by hand with a 150-year-old slaters knife, which makes each piece unique. Much like your love, right?
Pudding Row Comfort Kits from €50
The Pudding Row Comfort Kits are full of sweets for your sweet and sugar for your honey. There is a variety of different Comfort Kits to choose from so you are sure to find one that your Valentine will love.
Know some on who is cocoa-nuts about chocolate? This Hearty Valentine’s Hamper from The Chocolate Garden is guaranteed to melt in their mouth and melt their heart.
Eoghan Leadbetter Carved Utensils from €12
For a tree-mendous handmade gift, choose a wooden utensil by Eoghan Leadbetter. Eoghan is a woodturner with a studio in Kilkenny and makes beautifully carved coffee scoops, butter knives, bowls and salad spoons.
For a brew-ti-ful gift for a coffee connoisseur, The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery in Birdhill, Tipperary has put together some great Valentine’s gift boxes. We particularly love the Guji Valentines Gift Set, which includes: a pretty porcelain cup, bag of freshly roasted Guji Ethiopian coffee and a personalised card all wrapped up in an Old Barracks Coffee Roastery branded box.
A Bean and Goose Tasting Club subscription is the gift that keeps on giving long after Valentine’s Day is over. Once a month, Tasting Club members receive a once-off chocolate bar from the Bean Lab and another from the Bean and Goose core range. The bars of chocolate come with tasting notes and are only available through the Tasting Club.
Chocolate Hill Candles from €12
Be the light of their life with a luxurious candle from Chocolate Hill Candles in Limerick. Each hand-poured candle is made using organic, ethically sourced 100% natural soy wax which is paraben and cruelty-free. Perfume the air with scents of Amerritti coffee, vanilla and almond butter or sweeten things up with lemon sorbet or lime and coconut parfait. This is one way to keep the flames of love burning.
Allta alltaBox €80
If you can’t go out to a restaurant bring the restaurant to you! For an at-home romantic meal, order a meal box from Allta. The alltaBox can be delivered all over Ireland. Inside, you’ll find exquisite restaurant-quality dishes made from the finest ingredients. Menus change so check the website to see what’s on the menu for Valentine’s Day. To accompany your meal is a perfect wine pairing. It’s an ideal way to wine and dine your date at home.
If you are partners in wine then you’ll both love this Virtual Vineyards experience. Delivered to your door, you’ll get a bottle of red – Veneto, Passimento – and a bottle of white – New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc. Each wine comes with a pre-recorded tasting video so you can sip and soak up some knowledge. You’ll also get some seriously delicious handmade brownies too from The Cake Table. It’s a wonderful way to wine down the day together.