Forget giant teddy bears and generic supermarket chocolates. For those who have a significant other whose love language is a decadent degustation meal or a selection of gourmet nibbles, we’ve compiled a list of sure-fire Valentine’s Day gifts that will make their hearts flutter and their stomachs happy.
#1 – Take Your Loved One on a Food Tour
Go on a full-day food tour of a place that’s memorable to both you and your partner. Hear the locals’ stories, tuck into lunch in a hidden gem of a restaurant, visit vineyards, and go to places of interest.
Depending on the culinary tour of your choice, you might be able to sample artisan cheeses, fine wines, and other samples which showcase heritage and the regional specialties.
Not only will you be able to create new precious memories, you’ll also be able to discover new food hubs for your next excursions.
#2 – Sign Up for Cooking Classes Together
If you and your loved one enjoy cooking, why not sign up for cooking classes of a cuisine that you both want to learn?
Some ideas for classes are making pizza using wood fire, sausage-making, Thai cuisine, Instagram-worthy plating , espresso fundamentals, and canning 101. If you’re too busy for a month-long classes, you can opt for 1-day culinary classes or even online ones.
To spice it up, you can compete to see who can create the best version of the dish you just learned. Alternatively, you can work together on a mini course which you can then eat for your date night at home.
#3 – Enjoy a Gourmet Picnic Spread with Your Partner
Valentine’s day is the perfect day to be cheesy! Grab a gourmet Valentine’s Day hamper and enjoy a romantic outdoor picnic with your significant other.
Whether it’s a fruit platter paired with your favourite cheeses. Or a selection of gourmet treats perfectly paired with your favourite wine, nothing quite beats a beautiful meal and a romantic location in the great outdoors together.
Not just any food will do. Why not choose the finest in quality from a brand like Random Harvest Gourmet to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with flavourful tapenade, chutney, bruschetta, dill dressing and quince paste. Their Australian made cheese bites and wafer crackers are the perfect nibbles for your romantic picnic.
#4 – Surprise Your Significant Other with Your Best Dishes
Whip up your best home cooked meal to show your partner your love this Valentine’s day.
While eating out might seem like a great option, taking the time and putting in the effort to cook them their own personal favourites adds a truly special touch to your Valentines Day meal. After all, the best way to any foodie’s heart is through the stomach.
#5 – Gift Your Loved One a Hamper Full of Mouth-Watering Goodies
Give the love of your life a Valentine’s hamper with all of his or her favourite treats. For example, if they’re a wine connoisseur, a luxury wine hamper will satisfy their taste buds.
If your girlfriend loves sweets, then a sweet gift hamper will satisfy her cravings. Be sure to choose a company who takes pride in presentation and only delivers quality, after all, you want your love to feel as special as possible on the day that celebrates the two of you.