Having a foodie girlfriend can be lots of fun: she’ll always be game to visit the newest restaurants, try the latest food trends, and, if you’re really lucky, she might even be a whiz in the kitchen. The downside? You’ll have to work extra hard to keep her stomach happy. Fill her tummy (and her heart) with these edible Valentine’s Day gift ideas, all guaranteed to make her feel like the luckiest girl alive:
Though Manila’s macaron craze has already simmered down, these French confections remain a delight to receive. You can’t go wrong with TWG’s tea-infused macarons, which Spot.ph has ranked as among the best you can find in Manila.
TWG macarons comes in boxes of 6 (P300), 12 (P500), and 24 (P1,000). Visit this link to find a branch near you.
A full-sized cake is always impressive, but it might be too much for one person. A cupcake, however, is way easier to eat in one sitting, making it better for gifting. Plus, everyone loves them—especially when the frosting’s extra delish.
Baker P’s Pretz Eugenio creates cupcakes and cakes with the prettiest flower icing. A box of 6 costs P400 and a box of 12 costs P600. Contact 09333886736 to order.
3) Graze box
Aperitif’s beautifully styled Graze Boxes are almost too lovely to eat. It contains glazed donuts, premium chocolates, chocolate-dipped fruits, wine, and fresh flowers, making it an all-in-one present for the discriminating girlfriend.
Aperitif’s Graze Boxes start at P2,850. Visit this link to order.
4) Chocolate-covered strawberries
Strawberries are one of the most famous aphrodisiacs, and so are chocolates. If you’re gunning for a really romantic night, you can’t go wrong with this killer combination.
Aperitif’s designer strawberry box contains 20 strawberries covered in white and dark chocolate, topped with 24 karat gold leaf. It costs P2,200. Visit this link to order.
5) Cookie Bouquet
This bouquet of cute sugar cookies will make any woman melt. Go the traditional route with an “I love you” bouquet, or pile on the cheese by personalizing it with your nickname for her.
Cookie Bar Manila’s sugar cookie bouquets start at P650. Contact 09175551228 by February 9 to order.
6) A tumbler
Starbucks’ Valentine's Day tumbler collection is feminine without being too cheesy. Get her one, and fill up with her favorite candy for an extra sweet surprise.
Starbucks’ valentines day tumbler collection starts from P595.
7) A giant Nerds Box
If you’re having trouble showing your sweet-toothed girlfriend exactly how much you love her, this giant Nerds box—which contains 14 regular-sized Grape-Strawberry Nerds boxes—should win her over.
Available at Candy Corner for P900.
8) Tickets to the Dessert Museum
Is your girlfriend a selfie-obsessed foodie? Take her to the Dessert Museum and embrace your role as her Instagram Boyfriend in between munching on cotton candy, cake pops, and donuts.
Tickets to the Dessert Museum costs P699 per head for a two-hour tour. Book your tickets here.
9) Fruit Bouquet
Support your girlfriend’s balik alindog diet by getting her one of Fruiquet’s Valentine’s Day bundles! Each order comes with a teddy bear and a balloon for extra romance.
Fruiquet’s Valentine’s Day specials range from P1,480 to P3,980.
10) Bacon Bouquet
When your girlfriend makes parinig that you never get her flowers, tell her that roses are pretty, but temporary. Worse, you can’t eat them. That’s your cue to brandish the rose bacon bouquet you’ve been hiding behind your back all along. Cue the swooning.
Lazy Bastard offers Bacon Bouquets. Prices start at P1,500 for 6 bacon roses.
11) Chicharon Bulaklak
For the cash-strapped man whose girlfriend has a sense of humor (February 14 is petsa de peligro, after all), a bouquet of the finest chicharon bulaklak should do the trick. Make it pretty with some cellophane and ribbon, and don’t forget the most important part: a handmade card with a heartfelt message proclaiming your undying love for her.
Lapid’s Chicharon Bulaklak costs P115 per order.