VALENTINES SPECIAL: Foodie Gifts / Brighton events

High expectations, stomach butterflies and squeals of joy or crushed hopes, disappointed tears and slammed doors. And I'm just talking about the reactions to Valentines Day gifts, so you had better get it right, oui? Here are my top gift picks for the food lover in your life, some ideas specifically for Brightonians as well as your chance to win an Amore Hamper worth £55 for that special someone. All bases covered here at Graphic Foodie! Onward...

Top of my list this Valentines would be these lush set of Love Cups from the red Cornishware range £30.00 available from

Cuter than a bucketful of kittens is this cherub wing cookie cutter, £5.50 from

I featured Chocri a littlewhile back, where you can personalise and name chocolate bars. Perfect for creating the ultimate Yummy Love Honey Bunny Munchy Munch Munch bar for your little snooky wooky woo woo.

For the serious cookware junky, how about something from Le Creuset Heart shaped range? Cast iron casserole (RRP £95) or stoneware dish (RRP £ £35) as well as some sweet little ramekins are available from

If you do opt for the ramekins, you could go one step further and make these easy Chocolate and Amaretti desserts to go inside.

Brighton based

Nothing gets you in the good books more than breakfast in bed and I j'adore the pastries from my favourite patisserie in Brighton, Cocoa. Bonjour Breakfast is a breakfast delivery service in the Brighton area where you can create your own box of goodies or choose from their ready made packages with extras like Champagne and beauty treatments. Allow 48 hours notice. Visit

Also, for a kooky idea, ice cream parlour Cloud 9 are offering a free Valentines quick-date dessert menu. A Champagne sorbet plus a selection of mini desserts for 2 will be offered between 5:30pm - 9:00pm on February 14th only. You must book a 15 minute slot table before the 14th. Contact or phone 01273 72 30 20.