Valentine’s Day 2018 is coming. It’s time once again to find the perfect gift for your food-obsessed favorite person. You know by now that the old standards just won’t do (we’ll take a hard pass on that masochistic ritual of the little box of mystery-filled chocolates) but finding something good seems impossible. If the idea of trawling the internet for hours has you stress-eating chalky conversation hearts, scroll down for some foodie-approved gifts guaranteed to make bb’s Valentine’s Day super sweet.
Bring the Heat
Spice things up by gifting your love with a hot sauce subscription, like those offered by hot sauce authority Fuego Box. They’ve got a few options to choose from, but our money’s on the program that ships you a new bottle every 30 days to help keep your romance—and your pulled pork tacos—hot year-round.
Drop Dollars for Their Drip
If you’ve got love for a coffee snob, this luxe pour over coffee stand will definitely make the grade. The Explorer is as handsome as it is efficient made of wood, brass and glass, and quickly brewing coffee by the single cup. Remember, love is patient and love is kind, but probably only after their caffeine fix.
For Your Hop Head
The craft beer boom continues booming, and if bae is in on the movement you can get them to geek out over a craft beer gift basket with six different kinds of beer and packages of salty and sweet snacks. Unwrap and enjoy for a low-key celebration.
If Your S.O.’s Jerky
Maybe they stick to a protein-based diet, maybe they’re already into the beef variety, or maybe they like bacon a lot and you want to help them step up their snack game—if any of that describes your significant other, look no further than the Extra Mile Gift Bag stuffed with 20 of Jerky.com’s most popular meat snacks.
If your partner like to post pics of their kitchen creations, Sur Le Table has the perfect addition to their feed: they’ve collaborated with Le Creuset on a small line of the French brand’s stellar cookware in a gorgeous lavender color. Dubbed “Provence,” the hue is definitely a nod to ultra violet—Pantone’s Color of the Year and is sure to get a lot of likes from their followers and a lot of love from them.
Upgrade Your Chocolates
Let’s say you’re a traditionalist but you’re considering something new. Maybe giving chocolate is still totally your thing, but you want something better than a garden variety Whitman’s Sampler. Go small-batch with Mouth’s Chocolate and Peanut Butter Taster that’s made up of four types of treats like a Peanut Butter Caramel + Pretzel Candy Bar from Whimsical Candy and Mouth’s own chocolate-covered peanut-butter cookies.