Cooking Light

Because a box of bonbons is so overrated.

Jaime Milan
February 01, 2019
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It can be tough to pick the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart—especially if you're trying to avoid the “overpriced chocolate and grocery store roses” route. Though there’s nothing wrong with getting a little cheesy and cliche on Valentine’s Day, these gifts feel a lot more special.

Here are our favorite picks to show your partner, parent, or BFF just how much you care this Valentine’s Day.

Staub Ceramic 3-pc Cocotte Set

Jet.com

How cute are these mini ceramic heart cocottes? They can be taken straight from freezer, to microwave, to oven, to tabletop. Make this gift extra special by serving your sweetheart one of our date-night dinners in them.

Buy now, $79, jet.com

Farmgirl Flower Bouquet

Farmgirl Flowers

Take all the guesswork out of flowers, and order them online in advance. Go beyond red roses and opt for something equally romantic, like pink and red ranunculus, or let Farmgirl design a bouquet for you.

Buy now, $69, Farmgirl Flowers

Valentine’s Day Ceramic Measuring Cups

Williams-Sonoma

A sweet little gift, these measuring cups will make your favorite person think of you every time they cook. If you want to go all out, get the set of measuring spoons to match for an extra $30.

Buy now, $34.95, Williams-Sonoma

Riedel Vitis Champagne Glass

Jet.com

These leaded crystal glasses are perfect for holding sparkling wines—everything from cava to champagne to prosecco—and will take your romantic toast to the next level. Pair with a bottle of nice bubbly for the ultimate evening in.

Buy now, $89, jet.com

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

Baked by Melissa

We’re not going to tell you to eat a kale salad on Valentine’s Day (unless you want to!) Eating healthy is all about balance, which includes the occasional treat. This package includes 25 mini cupcakes in six flavors. We recommend red velvet, strawberry, white chocolate, or vanilla cream.

Buy now, $35, Baked by Melissa

Capri Blue Rose Gold Candle

Anthropologie

Whether you’re buying this for yourself, your significant other, or your BFF, this candle is sure to please. It has a gorgeous, crackly rose gold exterior and an enchanting scent with hints of fresh flowers, pomegranate, vanilla marshmallow, and blond wood.

Buy now, $30, Anthropologie

Petite Heart Cocotte Fondue Set

Le Cruset

Is there anything more romantic (and delicious) than making fondue for two? You can even make it healthy with our Foolproof Cheese Fondue recipe. And this Valentine’s Day Le Cruset heart cocotte set makes everything twice as adorable.

Buy now, $50, Le Cruset

Baking for Two Cookbook

Amazon

Most baking recipes make enough to feed a crowd—but the sweet and savory picks from this book are just enough for you and your special someone. Gift them this cookbook, and surprise them with ingredients to make a delicious recipe for a low-key date night in the kitchen.

Buy now, $13.93, Amazon

Sugarfina’s Design Your Own 4-Piece Candy Box

Sugarfina

If you want to gift your special someone something sweet that’s an upgrade from the standard drugstore chocolate box, try customizing a candy box from Sugarfina. You can choose over-the-top flavors like “kiss me sugar lips,” “champagne bears,” or rum and coke-flavored gummies. Spoiler alert: All of them are delicious.

Buy now, $34, Sugarfina

Merlot-Infused Coffee

Uncommon Goods

This coffee is for the ultimate wine lover. The beans have been aged in wine barrels, so the coffee imparts a Merlot taste (without any of the alcohol.) For extra points, bring a cup to them in bed (preferably in a lovey-dovey mug like this one.)

Buy now, $20, Uncommon Goods

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