Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

I’ve searched far and wide for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for food lovers 2014. Of course, there are food gifts in this list, but there are also one-of-a-kind kitchen tools, books and inspirational ideas to get your gift-giving juices flowing. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed making it!


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Surprise Lovers

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014!

Taste Trunk

If your Valentine is a foodie connoisseur, the Taste Trunk is the ultimate gift.  Choose from six “trunks” featuring amazing gourmet products, like the Sweet Trunk, Health Trunk, Gourmet Trunk and BBQ Trunk. Each trunk contains a curated mix of 5-10 products, with coupons, recipes and information about each company. Buy one box, or sign up for monthly deliveries for just $29 a month.

Escape Monthly- Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Escape Monthly Vacation in a Box 

Each box is packed with a group of products from a travel destination, like Rome, Tahiti, or Napa Valley. Once a month, you get a mix of luxury products, including full size bath and spa products, gourmet snacks and treats inspired by the destination, plus a chance to win a vacation. Past boxes have included escapes to Colorado, Italy, Vermont, Hawaii and Oregon. If you don’t want to sign up for monthly deliveries, check out the “Offers” page for their Valentine’s Day “Chocolates of the World” box for $39.95

Some more ideas for surprise lovers:

♥ Tickets to see their favorite band (with dinner)

♥ Reservations to their favorite restaurant

♥ A winery tour

♥ A foodie vacation

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Beer Lovers

beer-glasses-Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014 beer glasses Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Pretentious Beer Glasses

I love these handmade pint glasses from Pretentious Beer Glasses. I couldn’t pick just one. The 2-chamber glass, which combines your favorite beers into one perfect sip? Or the pint glass with a mustache? Get one of each ($35) or a set of 4 for $125

beer-kit Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Mr. Beer  Gold Edition Kit

If your man is a beer lover, he’ll appreciate this Mr. Beer Gold Edition Beer Kit. It includes a 2-gallon fermenting keg with tap and two refill brew packs, plastic bottles, caps, labels and instructions. The kit makes 4 gallons of home brewed beer. Refill packs include popular beer types like Octoberfest, IPA, Irish stout, Bavarian Weissbier and other favorites. $64.99

bottle-opener Valentine’s Day Gifts for Beer Lovers 2014

Lucky Us bottle opener keychain from Pat’s Design

Two pennies, each with your lucky penny year (birth year, anniversary), stamped if you choose, with a heart or clover, and attached to a “Lucky Us” bottle opener keychain. What’s more romantic for your favorite beer aficionado? This is an especially good gift if you met in a bar or party! $20.00

Some more ideas for beer lovers:

♥ A beer-of-the-month-club

♥ A gourmet beer basket

♥ Tickets to a beer festival

♥ Dinner with beer tasting

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Handmade chocolate bars Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

9 Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate Bars from Cocoa and Honey

Nine small-batch, artisanal chocolate bars freshly made for your sweet. Ingredients are organic and fair trade. Flavors include dark chocolate with spiced rum and coconut, candied ginger and orange, and Fluer De Sel. $42.40

Vosges chocolate Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Vosges Chocolates

This is my favorite chocolatier right now.  Vosges truffles come in some unique flavors, like the Black Pearl, with ginger, wasabi, dark chocolate and sesame seeds, or the coconut ash and banana dark chocolate bar. Impress your foodie with a collection of vegan truffles, champagne truffles, bacon truffles or my favorite, The Hunger Games truffles. Vosges also offers wine and champagne pairings with a box of truffles. $40 for 16 pieces

Some more ideas for chocolate lovers:

♥ A chocolate tasting

♥ A chocolate making class for 2

♥ Chocolate festival tickets

♥ A chocolate spa treatment

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

Ghirardelli chocolate book Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook: Recipes and History from America’s Premier Chocolate Maker

From one of the world’s premier chocolatiers for 150 years, San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Chocolate Cook Book contains a revised collection of classic treats. Including beautifully photographed cookies, cakes, bars and drinks, this book is the perfect gift for chocolate lovers. Over 80 recipes, plus a holiday recipe section featuring edible gifts you can make at home, like cake mixes and fudge sauce. Hardcover $17.11 

Brown Betty book Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

The Brown Betty Cookbook: Modern Vintage Desserts and Stories from Philadelphia’s Best Bakery

Poundcakes, cheesecakes, pies and cookies from the famous Brown Betty Bakery in Philadelphia. Three generations of women created these old-fashioned recipes with modern twists, like sweet potato poundcake and an Apple Brown Betty with rum sauce and potato crust. The book includes heartwarming and inspiring stories along with extraordinary recipes. Hardcover $17.97 (Kindle edition available).

Beekman book Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden

Stunningly photographed heirloom recipes organized by seasons, from Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. The book includes old-time favorites like fruitcake, Buche de Noel, coconut layer cake and double-chocolate pudding, plus new ones like Creamsicle Angel Food cake, chocolate Rocky Road potstickers and chocolate-espresso soup. Hardcover $21.61 (Kindle edition available)

Bouchon book Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller

Make your foodie giddy with Thomas Keller’s masterful collection of American and French recipes from his famous bakeries. You will find classic brioche, muffins, scones, cakes, tarts and more, on glossy pages with a large format presentation. The instructions are thorough and easy to understand, and the results? You’ll both be in love with this gift. Hardcover $33.24 

Some more ideas for book lovers:

♥ Take your Valentine to a book themed hotel, Pavillon des Lettres in Paris or The Library Hotel in New York

♥ Buy a Kindle loaded with cook books

♥ Cook a romantic dinner from a favorite book or film

♥ Write a food-themed poem

Valentine’s Day Gifts for One-of-a-Kind Lovers


Handmade cutting board -Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Damians Wood Works Personalized Cutting Board

Custom, laser engraved cutting boards with monograms, names and dates on walnut cutting boards. Each board is unique, hand selected and sanded to bring out the wood’s natural beauty. Choose from Red Oak, Maple, Cherry or Mahogany finishes. $39.00

Handmade blue tooth speaker -Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Reclaimed wood wireless speaker by Salvage Audio

Any food lover would appreciate some good music in the kitchen. This modern rustic speaker works with Bluetooth enabled devices to play music in handcrafted style. Each speaker is made with reclaimed redwood from a fence along the central California coast. $249.00

Popcorn spices gift -Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Dell Cove Spice Company’s Flavored popcorn spice sampler

Some people are just nuts about popcorn. For them, I recommend this sampler of 8 seasonings from Dell Cove Spice Co. Choose from 38 flavors or let them send you the most popular. Flavors include caramel, dark chocolate, key lime pie, salt & vinegar, Cajun, pumpkin pie,  dill pickle, pizza and white cheddar, shipped in a gift box. $27.95

Handmade heart cookies -Valentine’s Day Gifts for Food Lovers 2014

Valentine Hearts Lavender shortbread cookies by Butter Blossoms

Made-to-order buttery shortbread cookies with the flavor of freshly picked lavender. Sprinkled with pale purple sanding sugar. These gorgeous cookies will make hearts melt.$15.oo

Some more ideas for one-of-a-kind lovers:

♥ Make a handcrafted gift

♥ Bake a favorite dessert

♥ Adopt or sponsor a zoo animal, tree or wild animal

♥ Put together a memory book of photos



In the spirit of full disclosure, this post contains some affiliate links to products I would (or have purchased) purchase and use myself. Any commissions go toward the costs of maintaining Love and Duck Fat.

1 comment

  • Patricia

    Awwww…thank you so much for including our popcorn seasonings in this delicious collection of Valentine’s Day gift ideas! We have the Bouchon cook book and it is fantastic. Definitely a must-have for anyone who enjoys baking!

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