Valentine’s Day is a time for indulging your other half. It is a day for impressing them with your thoughtful acts, and gifts that hit the mark. Of course, it can be pretty difficult to choose that golden gift for your spouse, partner or would-be partner.
Edible valentine gifts are right on so many levels. They get those happy hormones flowing through their body as they eat and those great feelings become associated with you, by, err… association. There is research, cited in Forbes so it must right, that suggests that chocolate can prevent, even reverse mental aging. They’ll feel better, love you more and will take longer to go doolally. What could be better? You’ll probably even get a taste, as foodie gifts are great to share.
To make your life easier we’ve handpicked some of the best ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts. Just try and keep your salivating under control so that you don’t damage your keyboard.
A 14lb assorted cookie tin
Let’s face it, who doesn’t have a bit of the cookie monster in them. I am firmly of the opinion that there are 2 types of people in this world, those that love cookies… and liars. With that in mind, a huge assorted cookie tin, with hand-selected choices to match your loved ones tastes, has to be a winner. Cheese, chocolate, raspberry, not free brownies, white chocolate, cinnamon, oatmeal raisin; there is so much to choose from.
Remember that Valentine’s Day isn’t about a functional gift. Don’t buy a kettle, or worse still an iron. It’s about putting some thought into the gift and showing you care. If you don’t really know which flavours to go for why not be a bit creative and match flavours to your loved one’s personality. Think fruity, think nutty, think spicy, think gooey with exciting chocolate chips. Be ready to explain your choices though, as your thought processes are half the gift. There are a great range of Valentine cookies here to start your cookie/personality matching adventure.
It’s bonus time! As well as the delicious cookies, you are giving the cookie tins. Just think, any time you in the doghouse you can fill the tins and immediately get back in the good books. Great gift mixed with strategy = winner.
Valentine’s Day Cookie House
So you want an idea that is a little different? You want to surprise, shock, excite and delight?
Well what about a cookie house? Think fairy-tale cottage made of cookie dough, decorated with sugar hearts in reds, pinks and whites, and forming a wonderful table center-piece. You will be giving something that is certainly a bit different, and a bit special.
This is without doubt more thoughtful than a bunch of flowers, and will be a visual sign of your love, just as flowers are. It will get people talking about your sensitivity and thoughtfulness for sure! Not only that, it will be a few days of deliciousness once the decision is made to dive in and devour.
GJ 8lb value cookie pack
The perfect cookie is a science. The Brits have even gone as far as studying why some cookies crumble and crack; humidity, temperature and the cooling process according to a CNN story.
The cookies in this assortment can be hand-picked, with 1lb of 8 different flavours. You will love them, your partner will love them, and none of them will be cracked.
Nothing says I’m delighted to be sharing my life with you better than brownies. They are the epitome of homeliness, deliciousness, tenderness and sumptuousness; great shared whilst watching a romantic flick on Valentine’s Day. Just save a few to go with morning coffee too; yummy.
If you really want to hit the mark with a food-based gift, then you need to give some thought to your partner’s favourites. If you can hand-pick a selection of treats that are exactly right you’re heading into the new Valentines year with lots of credit in the bank. You only problem will be how to top this year’s gift when next year comes round.