The big day is only two weeks away, are you ready for Valentine’s Day 2017? No? We didn’t think so! That’s why we have been hard at work finding the best gift options for the most romantic day of the year!
The guide includes a fizz and gift idea for him and her, sweet treats and even a mail order gourmet food service. Hopefully, this guide gives you all the ingredients you need for a special Valentine’s Day 2017.
Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut and Truffle Gift Set
The perfect gift for any sparkling wine lover, this set includes a bottle of Chapel Down’s iconic Vintage Reserve Brut, a well-structured sparkling wine with hawthorn, citrus and yeasty flavours. Partnering this award winning wine is a box of 16 luxury sparkling wine truffles, created by L’artisan du Chocolat, the truffles have been crafted by pairing Columbian dark chocolate, milk chocolate and Chapel Down Brut uniting the love of two adored passions, chocolate and wine.
Available at www.chapeldown.com RRP £41.00
Savour Sparkling Beer Brut (£18)
For something a little different to a sparkling wine, we would suggest this British Farmhouse Savour Sparkling Beer. According to Savour, this is the only sparkling beer available in the UK. Plus, it is handmade in small batches with only 100% natural ingredients and bottled unpasteurised and unfiltered for the maximum taste.
Created using the same process as Champagne, this vegan friendly sparkling beer has lively bubbles with a really rich flavour. For someone who loves beer, it is a revelation to see the hoppy and earthy flavour elevated to a new tier of elegance.
Using 100% British barley, hops and 3 yeast strains, this beer is matured for 100 days in the bottle before being riddled and disgorged using the traditional method to remove yeast sediment.
We loved it!
Available from the John Lewis website and at select stores across the UK, RRP £18 for 750ml.
Donald Russell gourmet mail order dining
Donald Russell offer a wonderful range of delectable cuts, including beef, pork, lamb, chicken and much more. Even deserts are on offer! Perfect for winter there is also a range of slow roasted dishes which ooze with flavour and melt in the mouth. Plus, for something a little more adventurous, Donald Russell also offers game, veal and seafood. We would suggest that you take a good look their site and see just how wide the range is. There is certainly something to suit any Valentine’s Day meal.
Plus, the range of food available is stunning and the ability to have these high-end ingredients delivered to your door is a bonus. However, it is the flavour and quality of each ingredient which make this a service worth trying. Trust us, this is restaurant quality food available in the comfort of your own home. Donald Russell also offer great guides to help you get the most
WILLEM BARENTSZ JASMINE FIZZ BUNDLE (£32.95 from 31Dover.com)
Giving the gift of gin is a sure fire way to get into anyone’s good books! The Willem Barentsz Jasmine Fizz Bundle has been created to celebrate the unique botanical in Willem Barentsz gin – jasmine flower! It is a stunning gift set.
This delicious partnership includes Willem Barentsz Gin, two FREE Fever-tree soda, a FREE bottle of Monin Jasmine syrup and a FREE Willem Barentsz branded Copa glass too, allowing you to mix up the cocktail at home – and at no extra cost. Simply add an egg white, lemon juice and grapefruit for an impressive and tasty gin cocktail.
- 1 x Willem Barentsz Copa Glass
- 1 x Monin Jasmine Syrup 70cl
- 2 x Fever Tree Soda Water 20cl
- 1 x Willem Barentsz Premium Gin
For details on the perfect cocktail to tie together all of these ingredients, visit the 31Dover site for the recipe. Find out more about the set here.
Paxton Chocolate Aphrodisiac Chocolates Selection
There is such a large range of Valentine’s Day chocolate to pick from that it can sometimes be a nightmare deciding what to plump for. However, we have been lucky enough to try the new aphrodisiac range from Paxton Chocolate.
These stunning hand crafted chocolates each feature a dainty floral pattern design. Each chocolate melts in the mouth and the flavour experience can be really, really fun. For example, hints of saffron and chilli give the chocolate a little twist. They are also available in a stunning box, seen below:
But that is not all, these chocolates have also been supercharged with the added power of aphrodisiacs to make your Valentine’s Day even more memorable. According to the brand ‘traditional aphrodisiacs such as chilli, nutmeg, saffron and zinc. Chilli is said to release endorphins, nutmeg can increase blood flow, saffron is said to be a performance booster, while pine nuts are full of zinc.’
Available in a range of delicious flavours and sizes, there is a gift option suitable for all tastes. Paxton Chocolate Valentine’s Day boxes come in three different sizes, a box of 24 (£25), 12 (£15) and six (£7.50), while the giant thins (£3.95) are Paxton’s answer to a traditional chocolate bar and are perfect for sharing with a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Paxton Chocolate’s Valentine’s Day range is available to buy from www.paxtonchocolate.com
Newby Teas Silken Pyramids Selection Box – From The Heart
If you are looking to gift something with a touch of luxury and something which can be enjoyed every day of the year, we suggest Newby Teas may have something up their sleeves! This world renowned brand is synonymous with excellence in the tea sector and we personally love to enjoy a cup of their tea! If you know a tea lover, then this box of Silken Pyramid tea bags is the ultimate treat. Introducing the From the Heart selection box!
This gorgeous set includes assorted teas and tisanes in individually wrapped. In this special set you can try Strawberry & Mango, Roobios Orange, Jasmine Princess and Hunan Green. Our favourite Newby Tea has to be their light Jasmine Princess – a light yellow cup with prominent notes of freshly infused jasmine blossoms and a sweet, gentle and fragrant floral finish. Stunning and the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
Available here for just £20.
CROSS Tech2 Ballpoint Pen with Stylus (from £25)
CROSS pens have come up with a truly unique and practical gift that is perfect for any man (or lady) this Valentine’s Day! The sleek CROSS Tech2 Ballpoint pen is now available with personalised engravings and we absolutely love it. Sleek and modern, this pen nestles wonderfully in a top pocket or jacket.
The Tech2 is available in Chrome or Black (only chrome can be personalised), with a stylus at the rear. The pen is perfectly balanced and one of the smoothest writing implements out there for this price. The stylus is also designed to work on your mobile or tablet, making it the perfect companion to modern life. The engraving itself is stunning and yet in keeping with the style of the pen itself. Not overbearing or over the top, the ability to add personalisation is a wonderful touch.
Hotel Velour Robe, RRP £60
Envelop yourself in our beautifully plush and luxurious hotel bathrobe. With smooth cotton velour on the outside and absorbent terry towelling on the inside, this robe offers comfort and style – the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Find out more here.
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