Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Couples Who Love To Cook

Food & Drink

For couples who love spending time in the kitchen together, a cooking gift for two can be a romantic and tasty way to enjoy Valentine’s Day and beyond. Whether you’re eager to embark on a new culinary project in tandem or spoil your sweet heart with something delicious, here’s what to get the macaroni to your cheese, the peanut butter to your jelly, the salt to your pepper — your other half who just happens to share your palate and passion for food.

Hot sauce kit

Brooklyn Brew Shop fermented hot sauce kitBrooklyn Brew Shop

Heat things up by making your own signature hot sauce with your S.O. This kit has everything but the peppers — choose your favorites, make a signature blend! — you need to make your own fermented hot sauce. $35, BrooklynBrewShop.com 

Bacon subscription

Organic Applewood Smoked BaconNorth Country Smokehouse

If you love making breakfast together or sharing breakfast in bed, add a special element of surprise with North Country Smokehouse’s Bacon of The Month Club, which ships out four packages of bacon each month, in your choice of flavors ranging from applewood smoked and peppered to fruitwood smoked and uncured bacon. $199 for six months, ncsmokehouse.com

A cheese tower

Murray’s Sweetheart TowerMurray’s Cheese

Indulging in top quality cheese before, after or really even instead of cooking may be the most romantic gesture. Murray’s three tiered cake-like soft-semi cheese composition comes with Murray’s Cavemaster Reserve Hollander, Murray’s Mini Brie, and Pico Picandine, perfect to split between two cheese lovers. $55, MurraysCheese.com

Cookie DO mix

DO’s cookie dough mixDO

Sometimes the best part of baking is not baking. Such is the mentality behind New York City’s Do, which went viral with its ready-to-eat uncooked cookie dough scoops. Now, the company has launched cookie dough mixes (in flavors like sugar cookie, chocolate chip and brownie batter) which can be used to whip up safe-to-eat cookie dough or baked into cooked creations. $45 for three, cookiedonyc.com

Masterclass

Alice Waters’ MasterclassMasterclass

If the two of you are ready to expand on your kitchen skills (or you want to get your partner up to par…), gift a culinary Masterclass, led by industry legends like Alice Waters, Thomas Keller and Dominique Ansel. Each class consists of a series of short videos and actionable lessons, like making the perfect pasta or shopping at the farmer’s market for an impromptu meal, i.e. dozens of date ideas to last you until next Valentine’s Day. $180 for an annual all-access pass, Masterclass.com

Sourdough starter

King Arthur Flour’s sourdough setKing Arthur Flour

Somewhere between taking care of a plant and being responsible for a pet lies the infamous sourdough starter, that yeasty, bubbling pre-bread ingredient essential in any good homemade loaf of sourdough. It’s the gift that quite literally keeps on giving, as you keep the starter alive and it multiplies, allowing you to bake weekly fresh loaves for the foreseeable future. King Arthur Flour sells its sourdough starter solo or with a cute crock to keep your starter in and set on your counter or in the front of the fridge to remind you of weekly feedings. $31, KingArthurFlour.com 

Wireless iPhone charging stand

Logitech Powered for iPhoneLogitech

Whether you’re watching an instructional cooking video, following an online recipe or just trying to keep up with your messages and podcasts having a device to keep your food above the kitchen mess is a game-changer. Gift Logitech’s charger, which keeps iPhones powered while also letting it sit upright, horizontally or vertically, so you can cook along with whatever you want on the screen. $70, Logitech.com

A cooking hat

New York Yankees ’47 MLB Black Series MVP CapLids

Cooks need to cover their hair while preparing food, so why shouldn’t you. You should, especially if you don’t like finding random strands of discarded hair in the recipe you spent hours mastering. And if you’re cooking for guests, a hat (and/or hair-tie) should be a kitchen essential. Gift your favorite cook a cap sporting their favorite team’s logo to add some fun to sanitary habits in the kitchen. Lids offers customization on their hats, so you can embroider your initials, your partners’ or a cute inside joke on a special cooking cap. Prices vary, Lids.com

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