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18 Unexpected Gifts for Foodies for Valentine’s Day (or Whenever)—All Under $100

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Valentine’s Day might be the day of love, but that doesn’t mean that you can only give mushy-gushy, heart-shaped gifts. In fact, it goes a very long way if, instead, you focus on your Valentine’s biggest interests to show them not only how much you care, but how well you know them, too. With that in mind, today we’re here to cater to the foodies of the world. Whether your Valentine is a nostalgic ‘90s babe, someone who can't get enough of The Great British Bake Off and the idea of crafting beautiful cakes, or someone simply looking to elevate their at-home cooking, ahead you’ll find unique Valentine’s Day foodie gifts under $100 that are sure to make them swoon (and bake you a batch of cookies, hopefully).

Best foodie gifts for Valentine's Day

fancy sprinkles
Fancy Sprinkles Subscription Set — $21.00

There’s no better way to encourage a hopeful baker than with a Fancy Sprinkles monthly subscription set, which includes three 4-ounce jars of the brand’s fan-favorite sprinkles. Unlike ho-hum sprinkles you can buy at the grocery store, Fancy Sprinkles is known (and highly regarded) for their unique (and nostalgic) mixtures and names. (And, if your Valentine is also a cocktail connoisseur, you can help them jazz up their drinks with the brand’s edible glitter, too.)

fly by jing
Fly By Jing Triple Threat (Bestselling Sauce Trio) — $45.00

Wildly popular on Instagram, IRL, and in W+G editors’ kitchens, Fly By Jing is a brand that will change the way your Valentine views flavors in cooking. Their Triple Threat trio includes their popular Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, and Mala Spice Mix, all of which will help elevate just about any dish.

lisa frank blend jet
Lisa Frank BlendJet 2 — $60.00

Forget about overpriced store-bought smoothies! This limited-edition Lisa Frank BlendJet2 is the perfect throwback accessory for smoothie lovers. It works just as well with frozen berries and bananas at home, as it does with water and protein powder on the go. Plus, it’s so cute!

great jones
Great Jones Hot Dish — $75.00

Does your Valentine take pride in their potluck skills? Give them this statement-making 9”x13” ceramic casserole dish, which is sold in four colors (we love the red), to help them show up to their next dinner with the prettiest (and tastiest!) casserole on the table.

irreverent tea
Irreverent Tea Sample Volume One: A New Hope — $35.00

If your Valentine prefers tea over coffee, they’ll go heart-eyed over this beautifully-designed tea sample set. Essentially a work of art, the boxed set features 24 full leaf sachets in six flavors, including green, black, early grey, rose rooibos, chamomile, and mint.

cravings popcorn seasoning
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Sweet Thai Popcorn Seasoning Trio — $22.00

If your Valentine loves an at-home movie night just as much as they love to experience bold new flavors, Chrissy Teigen’s Popcorn Trio is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea. It includes three out-of-this-world flavors: Tangy Tamarind and Sweet Chili, Thai Iced Coffee, and Coconut & Mango Sticky Rice.

angel food
Goldbelly Gift Card — $25.00

You might not have the time or money to take your Valentine to every 5-star restaurant in the country, but with Goldbelly, you can gift them the taste bud experience. Luckily for foodies everywhere, Goldbelly ships top-rated dishes from over 900 popular restaurants in the U.S., including from top chefs like José Andrés and Daniel Boulud. Most recently, the brand teamed up with Martha Stewart to launch its very own collection of cookies and pastries. Needless to say, Goldbelly is a fantastic gift for foodies of all kinds.

Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack — $70.00

You might not think that hot sauce and truffles go together but Truff will make you think again. Their best-selling Variety Pack includes The Original, HOTTER, and White TRUFF Hot Sauces—all of which are bound to wow your foodie Valentine.

Omsom The Try ‘Em All Collection — $70.00

Newsflash: Cooking delicious Asian food at home is easier than ever with Omsom’s popular sauces and seasonings. Since picking just one or two flavors is way too difficult, we recommend opting for the Try ‘Em All Collection so that your Valentine can taste the delicious difference Omsom makes firsthand.

heart cookie
Neil Edley's Broken Heart Chocolate Pizza & Mallet — $40.00

This is the only kind of broken heart we’re very much into. This heart-shaped gigantic chocolate pizza is topped with milk chocolate, pretzels, cookies, potatoes chips, and gloriously drizzled-on white chocolate. The pizza comes with a wooden mallet, so you can wack it every time you want a hunk of delicious dessert. Gift it to your Valentine, or get one all for yourself.


misen knife
Misen Chef Knife — $75.00

Not only is this knife W+G editor-approved, but it’s also Top Chef-approved. Top Chef season 18 contestant Sara Hauman previously said that the Misen knife set (which includes the Chef Knife) is “the best knife set for home use and is reasonably priced and made from steel that will stay sharp and can take a beating from everyday use.” If you’re just looking for one knife, though, this one is incredibly versatile, made of German steel, easy to sharpen, seamlessly cuts through even the toughest of tomatoes and meats, and designed for comfortable grip. Also, this red color is kind of perfect for Valentine’s Day.

gut healthy brownies
Dalci Gut Healthy Brownie + Blondie Variety 6-Pack — $18.00

The cool thing about Bubble Goods, a curated marketplace that puts health and quality front and center, is that you get to be introduced to all kinds of brands and foods you may have never heard of. Every single product goes through Bubble Goods’ rigorous approval process (which means no preservatives, additives, fillers, or refined sugars), so you know what you’re buying is not only delicious, but good for you. We recently tested Dalci’s gut healthy brownies, which make for the perfect Valentine’s Day (or whatever day) dessert. They’re gluten and dairy-free, but chock-full of flavor. We like to pair these brownies with some dairy free whipped cream! Bonus: Get 10 percent off any Bubble Goods goods with our exclusive code, BUBBLEWG10!

Mumgry Chocolate Peanut Butter — $10.00

This is next-level peanut butter. Made with only the best ingredients, Mumgry’s chocolate PB is made with dry-roasted peanuts, dark chocolate, and bit of salt to really bring out the peanut buttery-chocolate flavor. Every single jar is hand-filled, and tastes super fresh. Founder Lilian Umurungi-Jung was inspired to start a nut butter brand when she was pregnant with her son Apollo and shopping—she noticed there just weren’t enough snacks that took dietary restrictions into consideration, especially for pregnant people. And thus, Mumgry was born—and we are better (and more full) for it.


ice cream canteen
Ice Cream Canteen — $45.00

There has never been a perfect way to eat ice cream. Sure, there’s nothing better than holding a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in your palms, but that also means your hands get cold. Same goes for a mug or bowl. And worst of all? Ice cream melts! Which is why this invention is genius: A perfectly-sized canteen especially made for ice cream. Its insulation keeps ice cream icy cold for literally hours, and you hands get to stay warm.

red velvet coffee
Grounds & Hounds Limited Edition Red Velvet Cupcake Coffee — $15.00

Available as whole bean or ground, Grounds & Hounds offers a variety of delicious, smooth coffees—including this red velvet flavor that has notes of milk chocolate, graham cracker, and a touch of vanilla and cane sugar. It’s a slice of cake in mug—with caffeine. This one is limited addition, but the coffee brand has plenty of other flavors to choose from. Best of all, 20 percent of all profits help at-risk pups, so you’re not only enjoying the best cup of coffee ever, but you’re helping save doggos.


Lodge Cast Iron Deep Skillet — $30.00

Sure, delivery pizza can be pretty tasty but some folks prefer to bake their own pies. To help your Valentine make one of the most delicious homemade pizzas ever, gift them one of these top-rated deep-dish cast iron skillets and a printed-out copy of this mouth-watering King Arthur Crispy Cheesy Pan Pizza recipe.

halfbaked harvest
Half Baked Harvest Cookbook — $18.00

Another Insta favorite? The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook. The book is brimming with healthy(ish) comfort food recipes from author Tieghan Gerard’s barn in the mountains. And considering it has earned thousands of resounding 5-star reviews, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with any of the 125 recipes.

Clevr Blends Matcha SuperLatte — $28.00

For those who need their matcha latte fix every day, this is the easiest and most delicious way to make one yourself—whenever you want, just add water. Clevr Blends (an Oprah favorite, BTW), created a matcha latte mix that’s elevated with adaptogens, mushrooms, and probiotics, making the beverage even more magical for your body. Creamy, flavorful, and made with the best ingredients, you miiiiight want to just splurge and get the subscription deal (it won’t take long to go through one bag, just saying).


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