When you think about Valentine’s Day, what springs to mind? Greetings cards, red roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, perhaps. 14 February is closely associated with romance, especially in the US and UK. However, it’s possible to take a broader view of the occasion. Even if you haven’t been struck by Cupid’s arrow, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You just need to think outside the (heart-shaped) box...
In countries such as Finland, where Valentine’s Day is known instead as Friend’s Day, the focus is on celebrating non-romantic forms of love. After all, showing your nearest and dearest how much you appreciate them is just as important as a candlelit supper with your significant other, and just as valid an expression of your feelings.
Whether you’re looking forward to spending time with your partner, family or friends, your thoughts are probably turning to finding the right gifts. Our Valentine’s Day gift guide features a handpicked selection of distinctive items to make present-buying easy. The gift ideas you’ll find here are intended to be not only memorable but also life-enhancing. Expertly designed, they make everyday activities truly special. That’s why a high-quality gift produced by Bodum® is the perfect way to celebrate togetherness on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Add a touch of luxury to your Valentine’s Day celebrations by presenting a loved one with the gold-plated Chambord® 4 Cup French Press. With its clean lines and sleek finish, our classic coffee maker exudes sophistication while enabling coffee fans to take advantage of the simplest of all brewing methods.
Thanks to the Chambord® French Press’s superior performance, you can make marvellous coffee together each morning in minutes. Add the Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder to make the process even easier. This compact grinder in stylish silver crushes instead of slices the beans and features a French press setting for the perfect grind every time.
Sipping fresh coffee in the company of someone you care about is a brilliant way to start the day. Our Bistro Double Wall Thermo-Glass Mugs will help you to enjoy every moment – they’re designed to keep drinks at the optimum temperature for longer.
The attractive Assam Tea Press makes a fantastic Valentine’s Day present for your favourite tea lover. Thanks to its elegant, transparent design and precision-brewing system, it’s sure to provide a real talking point the next time you both get together for afternoon tea. Developed in collaboration with the English Tea Council, this chic tea press is a tea drinker’s dream, bringing out exceptionally pure flavours from all kinds of tea.
Like the Assam Tea Press, the stylish Bistro Nouveau Teapot benefits from a reusable, integrated filter, ensuring that each cup is wonderfully smooth. Thanks to its generous 1.5 L/51 oz. capacity, the teapot is an excellent gift idea for anyone who enjoys drinking superb tea with all their friends, accompanied by slices of cake and pleasant conversation.
With their innovative, insulating design, Pavina® Double Wall Glasses will help a loved one to serve tea in style. They’re comfortable to hold, even when filled with hot drinks. A small vent in the base lets each one ‘breathe’, which means air pressure and temperature changes don’t pose a problem, so the glasses are reassuringly reliable too.
If there’s someone special in your life with a demanding schedule, give the gift of comforting, homemade coffee on the go this Valentine’s Day. Our stainless steel Travel Mug excels at keeping hot drinks hot and features a smooth cork sleeve for extra comfort.
Why not fill the Travel Mug with coffee made using the elegant, cork-topped Chambord® 8 Cup French Press? As the brewing process only takes four minutes, this ever-popular coffee maker’s lucky recipient can enjoy first-class French press coffee on even hectic days.
If your loved one has a tendency to fly out of the front door clutching a piece of toast in the morning, make sure the bread is as fresh as possible with the Bistro Bread Box. Its bamboo lid doubles as a cutting board – ideal for busy breakfast times.
Valentine’s Day will be full of delight if you treat your loved ones to our outstanding ePEBO Electric Vacuum Coffee Maker. Watch as its gravity-defying magic sends hot water skyward to meet freshly ground beans. The theatrical brewing process is fascinating and the coffee’s full-bodied flavour is unforgettable. At the same time, this coffee connoisseur’s companion is almost as easy to use as an electric kettle.
The ePEBO’s perfect partner is the Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, a compact kitchen essential with a chic copper finish. You benefit from having full control over the length of time the beans are being ground and the quantity of ground coffee produced.
For added finesse, put the copper-lidded Chambord® Milk Frother on your list of gifts. It matches the Bistro grinder and crowns coffee with wonderfully light foam.