29 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men Who Love Food

The best gifts for the guy who loves to eat and drink.

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January 30, 2024

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while you may be dropping hints for flowers, jewelry, and fancy dinner reservations, the man in your life has likely remained mum about what he’s expecting on the international day of love. Your best bet is to show your appreciation through food and drink, of course, since eating and imbibing are surefire ways to make anyone happy.

But not all men are gnawing through jerky and chugging beer. Some have more sophisticated palates worthy of a creative culinary inspiration, so we’ve rounded up Valentine’s Day gifts for, quite literally, any type of guy who frequently finds himself in the kitchen. Check out our favorites below.


With a subtitle of “Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like to Eat Dirty,” this cookbook is ideal for the self-proclaimed foodie who may feel like he needs to cut back a bit. Featuring 125 delicious, yet “deceptively healthy” recipes, consider this his inspirational (not aspirational!) guide to more mindful eating… all without sacrificing flavor.

$23.98 $21.58

Once you pop, the fun really doesn’t stop with this movie night popcorn set that boasts five premium seasonings like garlic parmesan, hot pepper, and creamy chive. Gift it with the intention of him sharing it, of course. That’s what significant others are for.


We’re not saying that all men are into grilling, but after receiving this diverse collection of spices and seasonings from Spicewalla, any man would absolutely be ready to fire up the barbecue. Heck, even a pastry chef may ditch his piping bags and flour sifter for tongs and a meat thermometer. The blends are that good.

Uncommon Goods

Taco Night is already the best night of the week, but it just got even better with this taco kit from Uncommon Goods that includes dishwasher- and microwave-safe ceramic bowls and shell holders, so your boo can set out an array of his favorite toppings and pile his creations sky-high.

Manly Man Company

Messenger hearts are so 2022. Say “I love you” on a slab of delicious jerky. Manly Man’s Meat Card is as delicious as it is innovative with the option to customize a sheet of vacuum-sealed protein that ships in as little as one to two business days.


He’s going to need something to match that preppy fleece vest that’s busted out during winter and L.L. Bean delivers with a stylish soft pack cooler that can help to curb that lunchtime Chipotle habit.


Dumplings are arguably the perfect food. You get carbs, meat, vegetables, and a flavorful dipping sauce that provides the perfect finishing note. The XCJ brings their world-famous dumplings into your own home with a “full experience” featuring soup dumplings, pork dumplings, a noodle variety box, trio sauce set, and bamboo steamer with two tiers. Who needs a fancy night on the town when you can stay in and nosh?


No whiskey stones? No problem. This insulated, stainless steel glass will keep his beverage nice and cool as he sips his way through poker nights, football games, and any other stereotypical “manly” activities. The best part? He’ll think of you every time he uses it.


It doesn’t need to be summer to enjoy the tastes and smells of barbecue season. This assortment of sauces, rubs, marinades, and accessories will remind your favorite guy that warmer weather is only a few months away.


An expert griller must look the part and this personalized apron is precisely what any self-proclaimed “grill daddy” needs. All that’s missing is a spatula and an undeserved sense of accomplishment after successfully flipping one burger.

Williams Sonoma

Air fryers are not just convenient, but they’re also fun. If the man in your life loves to experiment with different recipes, but doesn’t want to waste his time fussing with a traditional oven or basket air fryer, an air fryer toaster oven combo is a wise investment. It’s also sharp in Damson Blue and will sit pretty on any countertop.

$9.95 $8.95

These clever and witty beer socks are perfect to lounge in during a cold winter night, but you must remind your fellow that they’re not to be worn in your presence — he is fully capable of getting off the couch to fetch a beer himself.

Harry & David

It’s Valentine’s Day, after all, which means anyone is forgiven for gorging on an excessive amount of chocolate in a 24-hour period. And if your sweetheart plans to do so, he at least deserves the best, like this dark chocolate collection from Harry & David.

Williams Sonoma

Buy your guy this breakfast griddle, but only on the condition that he serves you breakfast in bed the morning after Valentine’s Day. It’s a fair trade that has a 90 percent probability of pancakes.


For the dude who’s all about #gainz and eats more egg whites than what you thought was humanly possible, buy this hilarious snot nose egg separator that will make meal prep a helluva lot more fun.

Fuego Box

Heat things up with our favorite hot sauce subscription from Fuego Box, which features a range of hand-selected bottles from around the country. And if he claims to be heat-averse, that’s entirely okay — many varieties are used to simply zhuzh up and enhance a meal instead of drowning it in spice.

$54.99 $39.99

Sure, a Keurig or Nespresso machine is lovely for weekday cups of joe, but a French press makes coffee-drinking oh-so-special. If your Valentine is serious about his coffee consumption, then it’s time he gets serious with this affordable accessory that may just replace his favorite machine or trip to the local cafe.

Man Crates

Bacon bouquets may have had their breakout moment in the early 2000s, but there is no denying that a slab still makes the perfect gift for the ravenous carnivore in your life. This crate offers the delicacy in some pretty unique preparations: jerky, seasoning, jam, and even peanut brittle. Get ready to pig out.


A knife is something your boyfriend, fiancé, or husband is going to use every single day, so it’s wise to get him three. And not just any three, three of the most highly-reviewed knives from Global that will cut through practically anything (but hopefully not the Valentine’s Day tension created by two scorned lovers).

$39.99 $26.99

A standard cheese grater is a kitchen necessity, but this rotary design from Zulay makes the laborious process feel special. So out with the old and in with the new — pasta night has never been more fun and your mound of Parmesan has never looked better.


A sleek cutting board is a necessity for any countertop, but it must also stand up to the slicing, chopping, and dicing that will take place right on top of it. This sturdy reBoard is made entirely of plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane, making it one of the most sustainable tools on the market. Material also donates 50 percent of its profits to charity, so it’s a purchase you and your sig-o can feel extra good about.

Ooni USA

The only thing more drool-worthy than homemade pizza is homemade pizza cooked in a pizza oven. Your standard oven stands no chance against Ooni’s gas-powered model that reaches 950 degrees Fahrenheit in just 15 minutes. It’s the perfect outdoor appliance to yield crunchy, hot, gooey pies in practically no time at all. Papa John, who?

$29.95 $24.95

Oh, the irony of a vampire-shaped garlic crusher. This is a dad joke in kitchen tool form, so it will inevitably entertain even the most stoic of gentlemen. Have him use it to crush other ingredients like ginger, herbs, and seeds, so you get the most bang for your buck.

Bliss in a Bottle

If the guy in your life likes a little chocolate with his wine, he can now have the best of both worlds with a chocolate-covered wine bottle. Yes, this is a real thing. No, he will likely not share, which means you’re better off buying two bottles so that you can also enjoy a super-sweet pour yourself.


Most dudes like fire. Symbolically share the fire in your heart with this culinary torch that can be used to finish creme brulees, brown meringues, or sear tomato skins during the Valentine’s Day meal that he should absolutely prepare for you. It’s only fair.


Engrave this silver-plated tray with a love note that delves into just how much you appreciate his home cooking and how you wish he’d make things for you more often. It can also double as a charcuterie board that you can adorn with all of his favorite meats, cheeses, nuts, and spreads. If that isn’t true love, we’re not sure what is.

Shop Träkál

Meet the Patagonian spirit that will become your boyfriend, fiancé, or husband’s new favorite bottle on the bar cart. Sourcing only local ingredients like apples, pears, berries, and herbal essential oils, TRÄ•KÁL is unlike anything he’s ever tasted with bright fruit notes and an undertone of bitter dark chocolate. Sip it neat over an ice sphere or serve it with his tonic of choice to up your chances of receiving a little sugar behind closed doors.


Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this Indian-inspired four-piece set that includes chaat and tikka masala. After all, nothing is sexier than a date night at home with a fiery, flavorful meal followed by Netflix and intense cuddling.

The Get Down Coffee Company

Is he down to…well, you know. If not, he most certainly will be after a caffeinated mug of The Get Down Coffee Company’s brews. The sampler pack features the company’s three flavors so that he can add a little variety to his morning routine.

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