From the cheese connoisseur to the chocoholic – we have looked high and low to find the perfect food gifts to suit all tastes – just in time for Valentine’s Day
Words Miriam Carey
Food Gifts for Valentine’s Day 2018
The Gin-Lover: Distilled Old Tom Gin
This bottle of Old Tom Gin makes a beautiful gift for gin-lovers. Created in small batches, it is flavoured only by the traditional botanicals that were used in Victorian-era cocktails – root, musk, and spice – with the resulting flavour being earthy and complex. For a more extravagant gift, throw in the Soho stainless steel bar set, also available at liberty. £30 for 500ml.
The Chocoholic: Love Follies
The Valentine’s Day collection from Pierre Marcolini has six colourful flavour varieties that taste delicious and look delightful. Packed full of exotic ingredients from Moroccan pink peppercorn, Iranian pistachio and Sichuan pepper, to Tahitian vanilla and Sicilian lemon, these beauties are guaranteed to pique the interest of those who receive them. £35 for a collection of 36 hearts.
The Cheese Connoisseur: Artisan Cheese Class
Give the gift of a knowledge this Valentine’s Day with a Leiths Cookery School cheese class. Under the guidance of experts, your loved one will be taken on a journey of British cheese discovery, and come home transformed into the cheese aficionado they always wish they were. £60 for a one day course.
The Home Cook: Marble Baking Dish
This is a stylish baking dish for a stylish chef. Every table setting can be elevated by the bold designs of Bornn crockery and the ancient marbling technique from 15th century Turkey means that each dish is totally unique. Cook a delicious casserole inside as an extra romantic touch. £30.
The Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Heart Box
Show the size of your love this February with Fortnum & Mason’s most generous selection of chocolates yet. Beneath the lid of the 1kg heart chocolate box is a double layer of indulgence, including old Fortnum’s classics and exciting new creations.
£55 for a medium heart chocolate box.
The Health Fanatic: Kombucha Class
If your other half has ever wanted to make their own ferments, book them onto one of Little Duck’s workshops. They’ll come home from a Kombucha session knowledgeable in the basic steps of making their own kombucha, as well as how to infuse it with fruits and spices.