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18 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Gifts for British Food & Drink Lovers

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

Feb 02, 2022
13 minutes to read

Make Valentine’s Day 2022 one to remember by treating your loved one to something thoughtful and delicious from a small British producer.

From Michelin-star dine-at-home kits and amazing quality Devon steaks to artisan hot chocolate and gooey sourdough doughnuts, we’ve got something special for everyone.

Honeywell Biscuit Co. Be Mine Biscuit Gift, £17.50 

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Honeywell Biscuit Co. have a designed a creatively inspired, loved-up and truly unique biscuit collection for this Valentine’s Day. Our pick of the range is this gorgeous hand-made ‘Bee Mine’ gift. Carefully packed into a recycled gift box, all of the packaging is compostable and recyclable and will fit through a standard letterbox. We also love the look of the company’s Tea And Crumpets For Two Baking Kit (£18),

Darts Farm The Ultimate Date Night Steak Night, £65.00 

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This meal box from acclaimed Devon farm shop Darts Farm is an irresistible treat for meat lovers, packed with everything you need for a delicious steak dinner with a loved one, followed by a rich & delicate St Jude artisan cheese and Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Truffles.

Crosstown Valentine’s Dough Bites, from £35 

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Every year, the artisan bakers at sourdough doughnut experts Crosstown welcome three unique dough bite flavours to their line-up for Valentine’s Day. On the menu this year: Candy Apple, Passion Fruit, and Chocolate Hazelnut – all stunning to look at and utterly delicious. Available in a box of 15 for doorstep delivery across England, Wales and lowland Scotland between 11 and 14 Feb.

Love Cocoa For Him Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box, £30 

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Love Cocoa, the ethical British chocolate brand created by James Cadbury (the great-great-great grandson of Mr Cadbury), have a fabulous array of sweet treats available this Valentine’s Day. Our pick? The ‘For Him’ gift box, containing Salted Caramel Truffles, Lovingly Dipped Salted Caramel Almonds, our Limited Edition Salted Caramel ‘Heart’ Chocolate Bar, Maldon Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar and a mini bottle of Salted Caramel Vodka!

CheeseGeek, The Elton Box (£50.00)  

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Cheesegeek’s fabulous boxes contain a perfectly balanced selection of all-time great cheeses and exciting, lesser known beauties. The Elton is brand new to the range and features three delectable cheeses (St Helena, Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire and Cashel Blue) all paired with some really special wines. (Last day for orders, to arrive by Valentine’s Day: February 11th)

Tarla Raspberry Danish Pastry Kit, £13.50    

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New pastry kit company Tarla deliver everything you need to create glorious bakes without the faff of making your own pastry! The range includes: buttery croissants, raspberry Danish, pain aux chocolat and lots more. Just roll, proof, bake and the smells and tastes of your favourite patisserie will take over your home. Perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast!

NIO Cocktails, Bitter Sweet Cocktail Box £41.00 

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For couples who prefer exhilarating experiences to mushy moments, this box of punchy ready-made cocktails from NIO is a great choice. A cocktail menu split down the middle, with Negroni, Milano Torino, and Boulevardier on one side and Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri, and Gin Proved on the other. (Last day for orders, to arrive by Valentine’s Day: February 10th)

Knoops Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Gift Set, £21.00 

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Pioneering British brand Knoops is known for crafting chocolate drinks with a completely customisable chocolate percentage menu. We love the look of its Valentine’s Gift Set, which contains the brand’s 34% Milk Chocolate Flakes and a tube of hand-made Knoops Marshmallows in a limited edition heart-shaped form.

Lola’s Cupcakes Cupid’s Cupcakes, £27.99 for 8  

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Send your loved one handmade cupcakes straight from Cupid himself! Choose from a vanilla or chocolate sponge, topped with buttercream, decadent chocolate ganache and decorated with pearls, heart sprinkles, mini chocolate bars, raspberries and rose petals. Gluten free and vegan cupcakes are also available. Delivered nationwide.

Nyetimber Let Love Sparkle Gift Set, £75 

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Pretty in pink! English Sparkling Wine producer Nyetimber has collaborated with expert tablescapers, Lay London to produce this tempting ‘Let Love Sparkle’ gift set, including two Lay London tall pink candles with a bottle of Nyetimber Rosé Multi-Vintage and two elegant glasses.

Presto Fireside Blend, £8.99 for 250g 

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If the way to your lover’s heart is via the medium of coffee, then independent ethical coffee brand, Presto, has a new Fireside Blend that makes a brew-tiful Valentine’s gift. The brand has also just achieved its B Corp certification, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.

Sharpham Cheese Valentine’s Day Gift Set, £25 

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A handmade, heart-shaped Sharpham Brie, made with milk from Sharpham’s own Jersey herd, is the star of the show in this indulgent gift set, It comes paired with with a 2020 Sharpham Pinot Rosé, Peter’s Yard Fig & Spelt Sourdough Crackers and a Caramelised Fig & Pinot Noir Chutney.

Abel & Cole Vegetarian Recipe Box, from £12

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Fancy something a bit special but also nourishing for your Valentine’s Day treat? Look no further than Abel & Cole’s crowd-pleasing vegetarian Recipe Boxes. Simply choose from a weekly menu of 12 delicious, veggie or vegan meal kits that serve 2 or 4 - they’re hearty and comforting but also packed with seasonal veg.

Tastesmiths Curry & Beer Bundle £39 

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For something a bit different this Valentine’s Day, Essex-based Tastesmiths has collaborated with a local micro-brewery to create six different small batch, craft beers brewed to pair perfectly with spicy food for the ultimate curry night in. Choose any six kits from their full range and they’ll be packaged with the six beers and delivered direct to the recipient’s door.

Bird & Blend Tea Co. A Whole Lotta Love Tea Bags, £6.10 

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Watch the magic as this pretty tea turns pink as it brews! This caffeine-free tea taste like strawberry sweeties, complete with rainbow funfetti hearts for extra fun. Available in 15 teabag or 50g loose leaf gift cartons.

Tom Kerridge’s ‘With Love’ Valentine’s Dine at Home Box, £185 

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If you really want to push the boat out this year, Tom Kerridge’s extra special box is hard to beat, containing a three-course menu complete with canapés and petit fours. The menu has been pre-prepared and par-cooked by Tom’s team of chefs, all you need to do is follow the simple, step-by-step heating and plating instructions for an evening of gastronomic indulgence. Highlights include treacle-cured salmon gravadlax, Cornish lobster tartlettes and beef wellington with celeriac and truffle purée.

Lakedown Brewing Co.Mini Kegs, £24

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This family-run, independent microbrewery and taproom in rural East Sussex brings the brewery to you this Valentine’s Day, serving up mini kegs in all of its best flavours. Our pick is Lakedown’s Porter - a rich and aromatic beer with notes of roasted malts, nuts and cocoa.

Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin, £40

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A contemporary, full-bodied gin that’s fresh and fruity gin, with a slight edge from the black pepper. When sipped, the flavour evolves into delicate sweet notes of light strawberry and lemon on the finish.

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