Guide to Valentine’s Day Food Gifts in Boston: Chocolates, Cookbooks, and More


Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2022? You cut it a bit, but there’s still time to buy a nice box of chocolates or a membership to a local wine club – or maybe plan a food-filled weekend getaway to another part of the city. New England.

Below, find some of Eater Boston’s best gift guides to help you choose the perfect gift for any food lover, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving holiday.


Valentine’s Day 2022 sweets from the Gâté Comme Des Filles.
Carlie Febo

Chocolates are a classic gift for many holidays — so classic, indeed, that some gift recipients would prefer something else. But if you know your loved one loves sweets and appreciates beautiful candies, try one of the options in this guide, which highlights some of the Boston-area’s most talented chocolatiers, including Gâté Comme Des Filles, EHChocolatier, etc.

Crafts from all over New England

Designed for the 2021 holiday season but good for any occasion, New England’s Eater Boston food gift guide features edible treats like sparkly maple syrup. and fancy butter from Vermont; food-themed items like a hot dog hat and taco earrings; and products to brighten up the kitchen or dining room, such as shore-themed cutting boards and elegant olive oil carafes.

Boston Restaurant Cookbooks

For the gift recipient who loves eating in Boston as much as cooking at home, consider a cookbook from a great local restaurant. Sofra Bakery & Cafe, Myers & Chang, and Row 34 are just a few Boston-area restaurants that have published cookbooks. each offers a solid mix of restaurant favorites and other creative ideas to try at home.

Boston food and drink subscriptions

Give the gift that keeps on giving with one of these local food or beverage subscriptions, such as monthly spice shipments from Curio Spice, select canned seafood from Saltie Girl, or cheese and accessories from Curds & Co.

Food-Focused New England Road Trips

Does your loved one prefer experiences to objects? Check out our growing collection of New England food guides to plan the perfect day trip or weekend trip, whether it’s a quick train ride to Mystic, Connecticut, for cacio e pepe sourdough donuts and macaroons; an off-season getaway to Provincetown for a malasada and schnitzel; or a night in North Adams in the beautiful Berkshires, admiring contemporary art and enjoying a barbecue and a beer.


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