Chocolate gets all the attention at Valentine's Day: chocolate fondue, chocolate ganache torte, chocolate champagne truffles ... and we get it! Any one of those homemade sweets would be a decadent way to show your love this holiday.
But if sweets aren't the way to your Valentine's heart, how about a special-something for the kitchen instead?
From a gorgeous enameled cast-iron braiser to a top-of-the-line pepper mill, here are five excellent gifts for the discerning and enthusiastic cook in your life.
Set of Tapas Bowls
These hand-dipped porcelain tapas bowls are not only pretty, they're super practical, too! You can use them for snacks, appetizers, or even just a bowl of ice cream or yogurt.
$31 for set of eight
Glass Storage Containers
These modular, stackable glass food storage containers are a beautiful and durable way to organize the pantry — a major upgrade from plastic containers and bags.
$25 for set of three
Le Creuset Braiser
If you're looking for a splurge gift for your favorite person this year, we love these beautiful braisers. They come in a wide range of colors, are made to last a lifetime, and are sure to make cooking in 2020 a joy.
Peugeot Pepper Mill
The king of pepper mills! Peugeot pepper mills have been around for over 160 years, and for good reason: the burr-style grinding mechanism is considered the best out there. And the pepper mill also looks great sitting on the countertop!
$42Continue to 5 of 5 below.
Walnut Cutting Board
A well-made cutting board will last years if cared for properly. This two-sided walnut board (made in the US!) features a juice groove on one side and three built-in compartments for chopped veggies (or a charcuterie board!) on the others side.