As much as we love flowers on Valentine’s Day there is most definitely a reason why chocolate is such a popular gift. In reality you just can’t go wrong gifting someone something delicious as who wouldn’t want something they can eat or drink whilst curled up on the sofa watching their favourite rom-com?
So, if you’re gifting someone you love or even treating the girls to something for galentines, there are countless gorgeous options all from fantastic Irish companies. Here’s some we wouldn’t mind receiving ourselves…..
Of course chocolate is the way to almost everyone’s heart and we adore these Giant Chocolate Hearts from Grá Chocolates. This limited edition collection includes this silky white chocolate shell encases tart raspberry jam and vanilla ganache which tastes as delicious as it sounds!
Owner, Gráinne Mullins who is also a VIP Publishing Power of Women award winner, creates beautiful (and delicious) artisan chocolates that are hand finished, based in Co. Galway and deliver all over Ireland so you can order online.
Her Valentine’s Day chocolates completely sold out last year so make sure to get your orders in ASAP!
A love-themed cocktail
Irish company Craft Cocktails have been knocking it out of the park since they launched during the pandemic, serving up delicious bottled cocktails you can order online and enjoy at home.
Each one of their four cocktails in their Valentine’s Day collection also feature a special message on the label.
Choose between four flavours, some of their classics like Strawberry Daiquiri, a Raspberry Negroni, a Cosmo and their latest flavour, a Bramble!
Have a pizza night
If you are having a night in with the girls as you queue up the best rom-coms Netflix has to offer, ordering a pizza as you rewatch The Notebook could be the perfect evening in.
Depending on how many you have over for a galentines celebration, Domino’s have an online only offer, The Mega Deal which includes two medium pizzas and two sumptuous sides, and the iconic Domino’s cookies for just €24.99!
Or if you are cosying up for a romantic night on the sofa with your date then there’s no need to squabble over toppings as their half and half pizzas means that everyone is happy.
As V-Day is on a Monday this year, you might fancy a night of cocktails without the consequences. If that sounds like your vibe, then Lyre’s have a huge selection of what they call ‘sophisticated sips’ that are so delicious you won’t even realise they’re alcohol free.
Fo gin lovers they have the perfect option, their Lyre’s Pink London Spirit. Simply splash it over plenty of ice in your favourite gin glass with tonic water and garnish with either mint, or a strawberry for the day that’s in it and toast the occasion with your Galentine or Valentine.
This Valentine’s you can celebrate with the one that you love as well as doing a good deed. Deliveroo have teamed up with Irish illustrator, Fuschia MacAree to create these stunning pizza boxes that also double up as Valentine’s Day cards!
For every pizza sold, Deliveroo will be making a €5 donation children’s charity, Helium. The charity works with children across the country who are living with the long-term effects of chronic illness through creativity, art and connecting with others.
The boxes are available from PI in Dublin, Pompeii Pizza in Cork and Woozza in Galway and are available by ordering exclusively through Deliveroo.