Top Gifts for Your Loved One this Valentine's Day

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches. What will you present to your loved one on February 14th to show just how much you love them? If you’re looking for inspiration, walk this way...


As we said in our blog on aphrodisiac foods earlier this week, what girl – or boy - can resist a bit of chocolate? Known as ‘Food of the Gods’ after its Greek name Theobroma  Cacao. ‘Theos’ means God and ‘broma’ means food - those Greek gods knew what they were on about! This sensual magical food brings on the feelgood factor for a reason. Packed with natural stimulants for well being and enhancement of mood, a box of chocolates can smooth the way to romance. So if you’re looking for love next week, take a peek at our top chocolatiers: 

Lorge Chocolatier

Lorge is based in the pretty hamelt of Bonane in Co. Kerry. Benoit Lorge is a French chocolatier who makes all his chocolate products by hand. Works of art they are too! Ben has a beautiful artistic streak, so you never know whether to eat his chocolates or put them in a cabinet and admire them! These gorgeous creations will certainly help you on your way to woo! Delve into Lorge Chocolates by reading their review here. 

Lorge Chocolates

Chez Emily Handmade Chocolates

Chez Emily is the product of a fine love story between two wonderful people. Husband and wife team Helena and Ferdinand Vandaele run Chez Emily Chocolates from their home in The Ward, Co. Dublin. Ferdinand is the chocolate maker. Helena works beside her husband in their chocolate shop and cafe, which is named after their daughter. Aaaah, you can’t get more romantic than that!  Let the results of their love story help you win someone’s heart this Februry 14th. Ferdinand creates exquisite chocolates tailor-made for your sweetheart on this special day. want to hear more about the chocolate wonder? Read our review here. 

Chez Emily Chocolates

Wilde Irish Chocolates

Patricia Farrell and her team are merry little workers, beavering away in a tiny chocolate production house in rural County Clare, weaving the most wonderful magic with the dark stuff...and the milk...and the white... A superb little shop on site means you can see Wilde’s wonderful chocolates being made while you choose your Valentine gift. Or better still, take your loved one with you and let them choose their own favourite flavour for the night of love. 

Wilde Irish Chocolates, Co. Clare

They may even offer to share it with you later on. Things may get a little wild with the help of Wilde’s... and why not?! Find out more about Patricia and her chocolate shop, their producer review here and their shop review here. 

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

In Tullow, in rural Co. Carlow, close to the border of south west Wicklow, Jim and Mary Healy own a chocoholics paradise! A beautiful chocolate boutique and cafe which elegantly shows off their wares.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Their production facility right here on site brings Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life. A great place to visit if you’re in the area on Valentine’s Day. The Chocolate Garden of Ireland chocolates come in all shapes, sizes and styles. From hand moulded figurines, to little truffles and filled chocolates, logoed bars and chocolate lollipops. This time of year, you’ll find specially moulded hearts and other romantic creations waiting to impress the love of your life.


The only card we want to receive on February 14th is this little black number! A Good Food Ireland Gift Card is the perfect Valentine’s gift for all food and travel lovers. Two types of card to choose from, depending on what suits your needs. Just choose the amount you want to spend then decide if you want a traditional Gift Card or an E-Gift Card. You can see the differences below:  

1. Good Food Ireland Gift Card 

This is a physical card which will be sent by post to you or the person you wish to receive the gift card. You will have multiple choices in where to use this card, but like most traditional gift vouchers and cards, the full amount must be spent at the one time in one transaction. 

Good Food Ireland Gift Card

Your Good Food Ireland Gift Card can be used against any of the gourmet getaways or experiences on Good Food Ireland Tours by just calling our Reservations Office Tel: +353 53 9158693 or email

2. Good Food Ireland E-Gift Card 


We have partnered with Perfect Card (PerfectPaas) to provide an Electronic Good Food Ireland prepaid MasterCard® Gift Card which will be sent to your email address or the email address of the person you would like to receive the gift card. This virtual e-gift card allows you to make multiple purchases up to the value of the money on the card. So you can use the card as many times as you like in any number of Good Food Ireland approved places, until there are no further funds available. The Good Food Ireland E-Gift Card can be used on the website anytime, anywhere, to give the gift of a romantic gourmet getaway or even a honeymoon trip, if you’ve decided to make February 14th the day you pop the question! 

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