Buying for any partner on Valentines can be a difficult task, especially if they have an acquired taste. But if your special someone is a fully fledged foodie, we've got a few ideas to help you out.
For those with a sweet tooth
If you’re looking to add a bit of colour to your Valentine's gift, Mademoiselle Macaron offers customised boxes of their delicious French inspired treats, made to order straight from their website. Boxes can be filled with six, twelve or eighteen different flavours ranging from Innis & Gunn Beer, Hendricks Gin, Black Forest Gateau and Hot Toddy. If your valentine has a taste for the sweet side of life, Mademoiselle Macaron also offer group and private macaron making classes to give your beau the gift of macaron all year round.
For the carnivore
If you’re other half isn't the chocolates and wine type, Viva Brazil is offering something a bit different. As part of their Valentine’s menu, couples can enjoy fifteen different cuts of BBQ meats, a salad bar, a bottle of prosecco, a dessert platter to share, a rose and a box of chocolates - all for £35.95 per person.
For cooking enthusiasts
Highland Cook School offer a master-class in cooking and a romantic Highland break rolled into one - ideal for any aspiring or experienced foodie. The short break to Cragganmore House in the heart of Malt Whisky country in Speyside, offers two people the expertise of Michelin chef Tony Allcott, a tour of local whisky distillery and whisky sampling session and lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast at a highland retreat (£299).
For the choc-o-holic
The Highland Chocolatier is the brainchild of Iain Burnett who learned his trade through studying at schools in Belgium, Switzerland and France before sharing his gift with Scotland. The small dedicated team of chocolatiers in Perthshire have created a selection of 20 beautiful gourmet chocolates, housed in a red velvet and gold heart shaped box. You can also add your partners favourite chocolate to the selection, all for just £32.25.
For those who like their gifts sparkling
Giving your valentine something sparkling doesn't have to break the bank. Top off your foodie’s day with a bottle of bubbly, whether it's classic champagne or much loved prosecco. Supermarkets are a great place to pick up a bottle at a reasonable price. Sainsbury’s have Moët et Chandon Rosé Brut NV, down £10 from £40 to £30 a bottle while Waitrose are stocking Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV, at just £25 a bottle.
For those who are a bit daring
Loch Fyne offers products straight from its rugged shores. Although they’re an acquired taste, oysters are perfect from a romantic aphrodisiac experience. Loch Fyne deliver their freshly caught produce straight to your door and, if you’re looking for something extra, they also offer special packages. For just £26.90 you can get 12 Rock Oysters with a full bottle of Gros Plant Dry White Muscadet wine - ideal for a romantic night in.