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Whether it’s a holiday you love to love or love to hate, here at DLISH we think there’s nothing wrong with showing a little bit of extra gratitude on Valentine’s Day. And not just to our romantic partners, but also to our friends, our mentors, and even our favourite barista who deals with our uncaffeinated conversation every morning.
With that being said, we want to do away with the cheesy and uninspiring Valentine’s Day gifts—heart shaped chocolate boxes anyone?—in favour of thoughtful ideas for food and drink lovers. From pasta to cocktails, we’ve handpicked some special DLISH gift sets that will help you express your appreciation this February 14th.
For the Foodie
American author Alan D. Wolfelt once said, “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate”, and nothing says it better than a delicious and flavoursome plate of pasta. Perfect for anyone who enjoys good Italian food, the DLISH Pasta Gift Curation combines a box of artisanal pasta that’s made in Italy using traditional methods by Pastificio dei Campi with a jar of Maida’s homemade Cilento tomato sauce. The Valentine’s Day gift box is complete with Bitossi Home’s handmade ceramic bowl with pink splatters and a gorgeous gilt rim.
Click here to see The Pasta Gift Curation.
For the Cocktail Master
This next Valentine’s Day gift idea is ideal for flirty first dates or after work drinks with friends. The Negroni Mix Set provides everything you need to make Italy’s best loved cocktail with three stylish 100ml bottles from the Rossi D'Angera distillery in Varese. To make a Negroni for your Vday guest, simply serve one part gin, one part vermouth, and one part bitter over ice. Garnish with a slice of orange and enjoy!
Click here to see The Negroni Mix Set.
For the Coffee Addict
The third item on our Valentine’s Day 2022 list is not so much of a romantic gesture, but a thoughtful way to show appreciation to someone in your life who adores quality coffee. The DLISH Coffee Gift Box pairs a jar of Mogi’s full-bodied and creamy classic Italian blend with two handmade glass espresso cups designed by Tsukasa Goto for Ichendorf Milano. The carefully curated gift set also includes delicious crunchy chocolates made by Italian artisans Autore, giving a chic update to the aforementioned heart shaped chocolate boxes.
Click here to see The Coffee Gift Curation.
For the Connoisseur
If you’re looking to really impress someone with an exquisite culinary gift on February 14th, what about a 12 year aged balsamic vinegar from Italy’s Reggio Emilia province. Produced by Acetaia San Giacomo following a protected and regulated process, the balsamic vinegar is cooked over an open flame until it reaches the desired thickness and richness. These ‘red seal’ bottles are produced in limited numbers and each one is marked with a number to verify its authenticity, making it a unique gift for someone special.
Click here to see The Red Label Aged Balsamic Vinegar.
For the Traditionalist
Finally, if you want to play it safe—and sometimes there's nothing wrong with that—show some love to your nearest and dearest with a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux. The DLISH Wine Gift Curation brings together a red wine from Clos Monicord Winery in France that’s made using Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot grapes with a trio of indulgent chocolates made by Swiss artisans and changemakers Cadesio. And to toast your perfect Valentine’s Day date, the luxury gift set also includes two elegant glasses designed by Pietro Russo for Ichendorf Milano.
Click here to see The Wine Gift Curation.