Written by Paisley Tedder

5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for food and drink lovers

This year’s ‘stay at home’ Valentine’s Day is all about indulgence, so feast your eyes (and tastebuds) on these food and drink experience ideas to treat your loved one.

Leafy Elephant Virtual Gin Tasting Virgin Experience

Image: Virgin Experience Days

Indulgent food and drink experience are, more than ever, great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. From luxury breakfast in bed hampers to cocktail tasting kits, you’ll find something to make the day extra-special despite the lockdown.

Cheese to please

Paxton & Whitfield Valentine Cheese Collection

Image: Paxton & Whitfield

One of the foods we most associate with special occasions is a delicious cheeseboard, and this Valentine’s Day offering from celebrated cheesemongers Paxton & Whitfield is no different. The hamper is filled of delicious heart shaped and accompaniments, alongside a heart shaped dish to keep and serve with.

Order your Valentine’s Cheese Collection, £25 from Paxton & Whitfield 

Breakfast in bed

The Cherry Tree Breakfast In Bed Jam, Marmalade and Chutney Box

Image: The Cherry Tree

Start the day as you mean to go on by treating your other half to an indulgent breakfast in bed. This gorgeous box from The Cherry Tree includes a range of luxury jams, marmalades and chutneys to make any Valentine’s morning go off to a great start.

Order your Breakfast in Bed box, £35 from The Cherry Tree

Ultimate night in

Macknade Ultimate Night In Hamper

Image: Macknade

While it’s a shame we can’t be enjoying a tasty meal out, followed by a few drinks at one of our favourite watering holes, we can still take inspiration from traditional Valentine’s Day plans and bring them home. This ‘ultimate night in’ hamper from Macknade includes a selection of your favourite snacks and sauces, plus local beer and cider to wash them down with. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on someones face!

Order your ‘Ultimate Night In’ hamper, £50 from macknade.com

Virtual gin tasting

Leafy Elephant Virtual Gin Tasting Virgin Experience

Image: Virgin Experience Days

While third lockdown in, many of us are over the Pouse Party game nights, and Zoom quizzes’of lockdowns past, an occasion like Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to get back on the virtual activity horse. The Leafy Elephant will make the gin tasting hassle-free, providing you with everything you need: including six 50ml bottles of of three unique, themed gins, tasting cards, tonics, garnishes and even drinks coasters! It’s definitely a way to make this Valentine’s one to remember, for all the best reasons!

Book your place on The Leafy Elephant virtual gin tasting for £50

Tea and cake

Piglet Pantry Afternoon Tea

Image: Virgin Experience Days

Sometimes the simple things are the finest, and we definitely think afternoon tea falls into that category. Rounds of sandwiches, delicious cakes and tea on tap? Count us in! Don’t worry, the lockdown won’t stop you enjoying this British delicacy as The Piglets Pantry are delivering jam-packed traditional favourites direct to your door. Choose from classic, vegetarian or vegan afternoon tea, and enjoy a wide selection of treats.

Order your Piglets Pantry home-delivered afternoon tea for £38

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