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Valentine's Day Shopping Guide for the Food Lover

Show your love with these local foodie gift ideas.

Push the pink envelope this Valentine's Day with locally-made gifts that speak to your honey's love of food. Herein lies your chance to absolutely nail the Valentine's gift this year.

Strongwater Spirits & Botanicals

Look into the Amores Melipona Herbal Bitters from this small batch botanicals maker. The mixture is made from the "love bee," a particular bee that is one of the only pollinators of the white orchid, which is known as one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs. The substance is blended with herbs and antioxidants to increase libido, as well as vanilla beans, cacao nibs and milk thistle to flavor. Find Strongwater at these spots.

Robin Chocolates

The Longmont-based local chocolate shop is running a variety of Valentine's Day specials, all of which could make a nice surprise for your significant other. The 12 of Hearts assortment comes with a dozen truffles, while the chocolate covered brownies consist of four rich chocolate brownies covered in Valrhona and filled with ganache.

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Aprons by Union Stitch & Design

This is a quintessential for the stylish chef or bartender in your life. Aprons by Union Stitch & Design are stylish, suave and downright sexy. These babies are made by a local chef and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors to suit your Valentine's cooking needs. Find them for sale at Stir Cooking School.

Image credit: Union Stitch & Design

Oui Chef Knife Rolls

The chef or ambitious home cook in your life deserves a knife roll like no other - a Oui Chef Knife Roll, made right here in Denver. Oui Chef knife rolls can be customized to accommodate the user's needs, whether they need increased spoon-holding space or moleskin sleeves for knives. Bonus: The leather handle can be customized with a name!

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SLICED Sushi Making Classes by Izakaya Den

This Valentine's Day, you could take your date out to sushi at Sushi Den or you could buy an educational sushi experience to last a lifetime. Izakaya Den, one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the city, is offering the SLICED Sushi Making Class at different time slots and dates throughout the next few months.

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Tickets to Cochon 555

This incredible gastronomic tour-de-force is sweeping through Denver on Sunday, March 6, and tickets to the event would be a home run of a Valentine's Day gift for the foodie in your life. If heritage breed pigs, an epic wine selection, and award-winning chefs aren't your cup of tea, look into for food-oriented events like Taste of Vail in April or Aspen Food & Wine this summer.

Jojo's Sriracha

From the original gangster sriracha sauce made by this Boulder-born company to funky variations like the Ravenswood wine-infused sriracha and the sriracha margarita mixer, there are quite a few options for the hot sauce lover in your life.

Laws Whiskey

A great whiskey deserves to be shared, they say. Warm the body and soul with some of the best small batch, craft liquor that Denver has to offer. Laws Whiskey House sells bottles of its high quality whiskey - a perfect gift for the lovable booze hound in your life- at many liquor stores in Denver.

Avalanche Farm Cheese

Nothing says love quite like fine meats and cheeses. Basalt-based Avalanche Farm produces the dreamiest, creamiest cheeses from Paonia-raised dairy goats, as well as incredible salumi. Throw in a bottle of wine and it's a done deal. You can purchase it at several grocery stores as well as many local specialty stores.

Laws Whiskey House

1420 South Acoma Street, , CO 80223 (720) 570-1420 Visit Website

Izakaya Den

1487A South Pearl Street, , CO 80210 (303) 777-0691 Visit Website
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