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The Food Lover's Valentine's Day Gift Guide

The Food Lover's Valentine's Day Gift Guide

, by Isabelle Adler

The day of roses, boxes of chocolates, and candied hearts saying things like “Be Mine” or “Crazy 4U” is just around the corner. But what if you broke out of the traditional Valentine's Day gifts this year? Our Valentine’s Day gift guide of gourmet goodies from Southern makers is here to help: Share a few craft chocolates while cuddled up in front of a movie, surprise your loved one with breakfast in bed, or share a curated cheeseboard.

Whether you're looking for gifts for the person who loves to cook or simply eat good food, below are a few delicious ideas to amp up the day’s sweetnessno recipes required. 

Gifts We Love to Give (and Receive)

Colts Chocolate | Bolt Bites

These are the perfect chocolates for the nut lover in your life. A smooth layer of milk chocolate blankets a whole roasted almond wrapped in peanut butter mousse. These sweet treats come in dangerously bite-sized form and can be shared alongside a beautiful French 75

6 Bolt Bites from Colts Chocolate, from the Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Barlow's Foods | Original Pancake Mix

These organic, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly pancakes are the perfect addition to the breakfast-in-bed spread. Atlanta-based Barlow’s Foods is a woman-owned business founded on the idea that food and family are at the center of all great moments. This mix produces fluffy pancakes with crisp edges and taste like they were made from scratch. The only question left to ask is, pancakes or waffles?

Waffles topped with fruit, made with Barlow's Foods Pancake Mix

The Local Palate Marketplace X Sweet Grass Dairy | Southern Spread

This curated selection from the Local Palate Marketplace and Sweet Grass Dairy will delight fromage fanatics. Build a varied board with Thomasville Tomme raw cow's milk cheese, Green Hill soft-ripened double-cream cheese, Garlic and Chive Lil’ Moo spreadable cheese, Pimento Cheese, Lady Edison's country ham, and Blackberry Patch's satsuma pepper jam. 

The Local Palate Marketplace and Sweet Grass Dairy Starter Pack with 4 cheeses and accoutrements

 Daysie Syrups | Trio Three-Pack

Shopping for a coffee lover? Sweeten their mornings with this bundle of all-natural, organic syrups from Daysie, a woman-owned business based in Charleston. Coconut Almond, Salted Caramel, and Madagascar Vanilla syrups make for a versatile trio with utility beyond the espresso bar: Use Daysie Syrups for a fun cocktail or to elevate baking recipes.   

Daysie Syrups Three Pack from the Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Smithey's Ironware Company | No. 8 Chef Skillet

This pan’s compact size and curved walls help to advance culinary pursuits in style. Not to mention, its elongated handle protects your fingers from getting burned. Novice or master chef, this skillet ensures your at-home, candle-lit dinner is one for the books. 

Smithey's Cast Iron Skillet

Catbird Craft Sauce Company | Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Sweet, salty, smooth, and decadent, Catbird’s Chocolate Caramel Sauce is made for a cozy movie night. The caramel and chocolate flavors bolster one another, and this sauce can be heated up drizzled over ice cream or swirled into brownie batter before baking the batch. 

 

Catbird Sauce Company Chocolate Caramel Sauce from the Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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