The Perfect Gifts for Valentine's Day

Stuck for Valentine’s Day gift ideas? With the 14th February just around the corner, why not treat your other half to something truly delicious! Scrap the cheesy poem idea, revolt against the flowers cliché and give them the gift of booze instead! If you want to show your loved one that you really care, wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day with these deliciously palatable gifts…
The Arty One
Absente Absinthe ‘55’ Gift box with absinthe spoon
Go for something a little different with this beautifully packaged Absinthe gift set, including an absinthe spoon and serving instructions, inspired by the best Absinthes of ‘La Belle Époque’ era. Van Gogh would have been proud.

Treat someone with bubbles
Bouche Père et Fils Cuvée Reservée Brut NV
Nothing says I love you quite like a bottle of bubbly. The Bouche Pere et Fils Cuvée Reservée Brut NV is a fuller-bodied style of Champagne from a small, family-owned village on the southern outskirts of Epernay. This is a great bottle of bubbles that will not break the bank this Valentine’s, and illustrates that if you are willing to put in the hard yards (or let us) there is still value to be found in one of the world’s most iconic wine regions.

The Best of British
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009 in Luxury Wooden Box
A beautifully patriotic alternative to Champagne this Valentine’s Day: the 2009 vintage was one of the greatest England has ever seen, and this stunning English sparkler is winning awards for quality left, right and centre in competitions all over the world. Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to craft wines made exclusively from the three grape varieties found in Champagne, and this perfectly pale gold bottle of bubbles has a delicate poise and exceptional clarity. A wonderfully long finish smacks of peachy flavours to complete this expertly balanced and well-structured English fizz.
£57.00 now £46.60

Make them kiss the ground you walk on
Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millésime 2002
Making a big gesture this year? Think your other half deserves the moon? Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millésime 2002 is the ultimate Valentine’s present; the crème de la crème. A near perfect Champagne according to the critics, this elegantly charming wine has won countless gold medals. As one of the most widely-acclaimed producers in the region, Piper-Heidsieck have produced a stunning champagne, beautifully packaged to give your romantic evening a bit more pizzazz.
Buy it now with a £10 discount at £110.

A whisky aficionado’s dream
Glenfarclas Mini Tri Pack 15/ 21/ 25 Year Old Whisky
Impress your loved one with the Glenfarclas single malt gift set which contains miniature bottles of the Glenfarclas 15-year-old, 21-year-old and the 25-year-old, affording whisky enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to taste their highly acclaimed range. The 15-year-old whisky scored 95 points in the 2007 Whisky Bible, the 21-year-old is beautifully rounded, whilst the 25-year-old is a great after-dinner whisky so rich and full that it is a dessert in itself, with a finish that goes on forever.
5cl x3 £26
You can’t go wrong with a cocktail
Prosecco Royale Set: Bolla Prosecco
CellarVie Wines’ take on the classic Kir Royale. Channel your inner James Bond with this scrumptious cocktail set and really go to town this February 14. The best French bistros will hang their proverbial Berets on serving a crisp, refreshing Kir Royal and whilst the original recipe included Champagne, in this encouraged age of austerity, a delicious dash of Prosecco is a suitably palatable replacement. The only independent producer of Cassis in Dijon, Crème de Cassis de Dijon has been the symbol of tradition and expertise at Maison Boudier for more than 100 years, whilst the abundantly creamy Bolla Prosecco, with its refreshing and palate cleansing acidity, completes our take on the iconic Kir Royale Apéritif.

The one they’ll never forget
José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila
A really sumptuous anejo taken, as the name suggests, from the private stocks of the Cuervo family. This tequila has been aged five years for exceptional smoothness. Each bottle is handmade, numbered, dated and sealed in wax, and every year the Cuervo family commissions a different Mexican artist to design the new collectible box. A luxury bottle of tequila that makes for a great present for your Valentine.
 Main blog image by Jordan Johnson

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 


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