The 10 Best Valentine gifts
Stuck for a romantic idea? Go for all-out luxury with a meal for two or something a little more high tech
Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He writes a weekly food column – On the Menu – which appears in The Independent on Friday and i on Monday. And also travel and general features. Follow him on Instagram at @smuston
Tuesday 05 February 2013
A chocolate and hazelnut spread of almost obscene creaminess. Terrific on croissants – or anywhere else you'd care to spread it on the 14th.
Pencils might not seem the most romantic of gifts, but this set is imprinted with messages such as "I love you to bits" and "Utterly lovely".
Give away the keys to your heart this Valentine's Day – or at least your chocolate heart – with this sizeable piece of milk chocolate heart and its white chocolate key.
You won't find any hearts or flowers or anything soppy on this bone-china Valentine plate made by artist Rory Dobner. It has a rock'n'roll feel – a future heirloom.
The restaurant on the 42nd floor of the Heron Tower is offering five courses for £75, complete with some of the finest views over a twinkling, night-time London.
Set the table, light some candles and cook a romantic meal for your loved one, using these heart-shaped ramekins. They're durable, so you can use them for anniversaries, too.
Cutesy Valentines stuff not your thing? Take a look at this range of "anatomically correct heart" cards from artist Kate Jenkins, prints of her original work in crochet.
If music be the food of love then turn it up with these EB-50 headphones from Musical Fidelity, made from super-tough aluminium with a deep, clear and earthy bass.
These stag cufflinks feature original artwork set into resin. There are only 50 pairs in the world, so your chap will know he's special.
Tatty Devine has created this range of confectionary-inspired jewellery from Perspex. Perfect for your girl lollipop, it looks good enough to eat.
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