9 Valentine's Day Gifts For the Food-Obsessed

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Red roses and heart-shaped chocolate boxes tickle the fancies of some, but if your lady love's taste leans a little less traditional, then consider one of these alternative Valentine's Day gifts. From a foie gras sampler perfect for a carnivorous Californian to a foodie-friendly necklace, these options will make her day.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Crack Pie

Crack Pie

Salty, sweet, gooey, and as irresistible as its name would suggest, Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie ($44) is Valentine's Day ready when dusted with a powdered-sugar heart.

Brass Pretzel Necklace

Brass Pretzel Necklace

If jewelry is on the mind, then go the quirky route and give her a brass pretzel necklace ($80). Molded from an actual pretzel, it's a surefire conversation starter.

Cheeky Cards

Cheeky Cards

Brighten up her inbox with one of Paperless Post's punny customizable Valentine's Day e-cards ($1 and up). Or, go the extra mile to have it printed and sent to her via snail mail ($2 and up).

Foie Gras Sampler

Foie Gras Sampler

Skip dining out this Valentine's Day — it's for amateurs anyway — and serve a luxe indoor picnic spread instead. The star: an assortment of foie gras treats ($67), which will pair perfectly with a bottle of bubbles and a plate of cheese, pickles, and berries.

Polka-Dotted Apron

Polka-Dotted Apron

Red, polka-dotted, and oh-so cute, an Anthropologie apron ($32) and a matching set of potholders ($14) are perfectly Valentine's Day appropriate while being thematically subtle enough for year-round use.

A Spread of Breakfast-in-Bed Treats

A Spread of Breakfast-in-Bed Treats

Keep the Valentine's Day magic going all weekend long by surprising her with breakfast in bed the morning after the big night. Mouth's assortment of goodies ($65) has you covered with everything from a flaky, bacon-loaded pastry to stellar Ethiopian coffee.

The Newlywed Cookbook

The Newlywed Cookbook

Whether you're newly married or have been together for years, if you love to cook together, The Newlywed Cookbook ($35) is a great option. Within its pages are dozens of beautifully photographed recipes tailor made for two.

Chocolate Subscription

Chocolate Subscription

For a gift that keeps on giving, sign her up for Standard Cocoa ($20-$25 per month), a craft chocolate subscription. Not only will she get the gift of discovering new, obsession-worthy bars, but she'll also be reminded of your sweet gesture each time a box arrives on her doorstep.

Mail-Order Macarons

Mail-Order Macarons

We can't think of many ladies who wouldn't be thrilled to receive a box of picture-perfect Payard macarons ($58).

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts