This Valentine's Day, skip the roses and give the foodies in your life a gift they'll love. They'll remember it forever, and you'll earn extra points by being so thoughtful and considerate. It's a win-win!
Give the gift of food
Though receiving a beautiful bouquet of red roses for Valentine's Day is sweet, let's face it — it's expected and cliché. This year, go above and beyond and give your loved one something thoughtful and sentimental. Give them a gift they'll cherish and remember forever. If your valentine is a foodie, you're in luck. We searched high and low to come up with the best Valentine's Day gifts for foodies everywhere.
Food of the Month Club subscription
A subscription to a monthly food or drink club is a perfect gift that keeps on giving all year. The foodie in your life will be reminded monthly of just how thoughtful you are. With everything from jam lover's clubs to coffee subscriptions to fruits of the month to Champagnes and chocolates, we're certain there's a subscription to whatever food it is your loved one desires. Check out these clubs for some award-winning ideas!
Cookbooks — complete with ingredients
If your special foodie also loves cooking, consider giving them a few classic cookbooks, complete with ingredients, to make a meal together. Our favorite cookbook is The Professional Chef by The Culinary Institute of America. Packed with everything from nutritional information to food safety to hundreds of classic and contemporary recipes, this book is what America's top chefs turn to — and now your beloved will, too!
Need a baking book? Check out The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum to make delicious, exquisite cakes from the comfort of your own home.
Candlelit dinner by yours truly
A simple, yet very romantic gift to give your loved one is cooking them their favorite meal and eating by candlelight. If you're married or living together, tell them to go somewhere until your meal is ready (maybe surprise them with a gift card to their favorite store for some shopping or have her go get a pedicure). Make sure to set the mood with flowers, candles and soft music in the background. And remember — no meal is complete without dessert, so pick up your sweetheart's favorite cheesecake or pie to enjoy together later.
Food festival tickets or a winery tour
Never underestimate the power of a gift to use in the future — such as touring a local winery or checking out a food festival nearby (click here for food festivals in your area). This gives your special someone something to look forward to that you two can do together. Feeling really generous? Spring for a trip to Napa Valley, California, for some of the best wine tasting in the country! This will make for an unforgettable Valentine's Day and a trip you and your honey will remember forever.
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