Food Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day
While it may feel as though January is moving at a glacial speed, we’re here to tell you that February is just around the corner. And that can only mean one thing. Valentine’s Day. The pressure of the grand romantic gesture may strike fear into the heart of many, but we’ve got you covered with these food gift ideas from Barbury Hill.
Nothing ‘cheesy’ about these food gift ideas
Does anything say ‘I love you’ quite as much as an oozingly rich and decadent round of Baron Bigod? How about those same complex flavours and meltingly creamy cheese in a too-cute-for-words heart shape? With Barbury Hill’s 'Bigod I Love You' Selection Box, your loved one (and you, if they’ll share) can feast on the award-winning Baron Bigod, St Jude and the intensely indulgent Truffle Baron Bigod.
Add in a bottle of Corallian Classic Cuvée NV from Langham Wine Estate - a silver medal winner at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - to get Valentine’s Day started with a bang.
Something sweet for someone sweet?
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolate but with Bakery Number Eight’s Gold-dusted Champagne, Raspberry & Chocolate Brownies, you can stand out from the other admirers. These intensely gooey and rich brownies make the perfect food gift idea for a loved one. The slight sharpness of the raspberries cuts through the sweetness, while the gold leaf adds a luxurious touch for the special person in your life.
Are oysters an aphrodisiac?
We’re not sure but it can’t hurt to try! Especially when these oysters are fresh from Suffolk’s Butley Creek and come complete with an oyster shucker, a bottle of Tabasco and a lemon. Whether given as a thoughtful gift for a food lover, or laid out as an appetiser for a romantic meal, The Oyster Lover’s Hamper is a chance to try out an independent producer. And when it’s a producer who’s been going strong for over 50 years, we’ll toast to the passion for fine food that keeps them going!
Pink to make the boys wink?
While a weekend away in the South of France would be a winning Valentine’s Gift, we’d suggest Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ as a close second. Bringing the aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean to your home, this award-winning gin combines Macedonian juniper berries with fresh citrus and ten hand sourced botanicals, including orange blossom, rose petals and pink peppercorns for a truly romantic tipple. Garnish with a rose petal for extra brownie points….
The way to a man’s heart…..
…Is through cheese and cider, surely? This pairing box of the Bath Soft Cheese Co.’s award-winning Wyfe of Bath and Bath Blue, with Walnut, Honey & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crackers, Spicy Tomato and Caramelised Onion Chutney, Two River Cider and Pilton Somerset Keeved Cider, is a sure-fire hit for anyone with a taste for the homegrown produce of the bucolic south-west.
Bringing the fresh zing of the apple orchards and the grassy notes of the buttercups and summer meadows where the cows roam, this selection is a taste of the great outdoors, wherever you happen to be.
Food for Thought?
As biased as we may be, we’d be over the moon to receive any of the handpicked food and drink gifts featured on Barbury Hill. With every producer tried and tasted, only the very best of British makes it onto our list. So you can be sure that whichever food gift idea you choose, your loved one will be treated to the finest British food and drink there is. And with the option to send a personalised message, you can even send your love from afar.
We hope these food gift ideas have given you ‘food for thought’ but if you’d like any tips or advice for finding the perfect gift for your special person this Valentine’s Day, just get in touch with our friendly team and we’d be more than happy to help. If there’s one thing we like almost as much as eating our range of British food and drink, it’s talking about it!
by Tor Saner, Product & Marketing
Tor ensures our platform and product selection is as good as it can be and is always on the lookout for delicious hidden gems. Tor has eaten her way around the globe and loves nothing more than a glass of chilled Rosé in the sunshine with friends.