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Valentine’s Day 2020: A food lover’s gift guide


By Charmaine Loh

Valentine’s Day 2020: A food lover’s gift guide

February 14 is just round the corner and if you’re short on gift, ideas we’ve got you covered—especially if your significant other is an epicure of the highest order. Here, we’ve rounded up five edible treats that will pique the tastebuds of anyone on your Valentine’s Day gifting list, from your partner to your Galentine’s group. (Better yet, just #treatyourself.)

For the sweet tooth: Marks & Spencers Valentine’s Day confections

In conjunction with the season of love, Marks and Spencers is launching an array of chocolates and sweet treats—all perfect gifts for  Valentine’s Day. Express your love (i.e. go down the cheesy route and spell out your partner’s name) with Jelly Love Letters (RM19.90), available in strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrent flavours.

Other products from their Valentine’s Day range include: a giant chocolate Love Button (RM49.90), I Heart You Chocolate (RM25.90) and Go Gooey Hearts (RM19.90).

Available at Marks & Spencers KLCC, The Gardens, 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Mid Valley Food Hall and Mid Valley South Key, JB stores. For more information, visit this website.

For the caffeine addict: Nespresso Coffee Machine

If your Valentine is a diehard coffee connoisseur, he/she will absolutely love this gift. Not only is Nespresso’s Essenza Mini Intense Grey (RM599) super convenient for those who need a java shot before kickstarting the day—its design is also stylish, compact and easy to use.

With every purchase of a machine, Nespresso offers a 14-capsule assortment, free delivery, machine assistance and two-year warranty. There is a RM188 discount on all espresso machines when you purchase the CNY 10-assortment sleeve, so grab one now before the promotion ends.

For more information, visit this website.

For chocolate lovers: Royce’ Valentine’s Collection

You can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates if you’re gift shopping (unless said giftee has a chocolate allergy, of course). Spoil that special someone in your life with this Valentine’s Collection from Royce Chocolates. This set comprises a generous 80 pieces and 11 varieties of decadent chocolate, priced at RM258.

Available at all Royce’ outlets nationwide. For more information, visit this website.

For those who don’t drink coffee: Whittard of Chelsea Rhubarb and Custard White Hot Chocolate

This year, Whittard of Chelsea has released a limited-edition Rhubarb and Custard-flavoured white hot chocolate for Valentine’s Day. This pink (literally) beverage doesn’t just look good for the ‘Gram, it’s perfectly warm and satisfying for a nightcap right after a date. This Valentine’s-exclusive flavour can also be found in their V-Day gift sets along with other products.

Drop by the store in 1 Utama to check out all their Valentine’s Day gifts. For more information, visit this website.

For G&T buffs: The Botanist Gin

Made on the the Scottish island of Islay, The Botanist gin has layered complexity with a distinct blend of 22 locally-picked botanicals on top of the nine customary gin aromatics. This unique gin would be the perfect gift for gin and tonic lovers. For an unconventional Valentine’s evening, learn how to whip up a glass of cocktail with your date at home instead.

The Botanist is available in all major hypermarkets, supermarkets, hotels, bars and restaurants. For more information, visit this website.

For the health nut: Amazin’ Graze Bestseller Bundle

Got a health and fitness junkie to gift on your list? We’ve got something for them too. Amazin’ Graze’s Amazin’ Bestseller Bundle isn’t only good for your belly and tastebuds, it’s also a bang for your buck. The bundle includes four bestselling flavours—Blueberry Goji Coconut Granola, Hazelnut Blackforest Granola, Coconut Curry Lime Nut Mix and Pandan Coconut Nut Mix—at a steal of RM59.

For more information, visit this website.

For a nourishing treat: Shandon Birdnest

Surprise your loved one with this healthy and thoughtful gift from Shadon Birdnest. At RM520, you can score this beautiful flower box that’s filled with nine bottles of bird’s nest drink. You can also choose your prefered flavour—sugar cane (original), ginseng, pandan and wolfberry—as well as your desired sugar level. Weekly delivery is also available if you purchase their 46-, 99- or 365-bottle Valentine’s Day gift set.

For more information, visit this website.

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