How are you spending Valentines? If you've got a Significant Other there are generally two main options: you can try to book dinner on one of the busiest – and most expensive - nights of the year for restaurants. Or you can stay in and try one of these clever Valentines dinners-in-a-kit instead.
Valentines Meals In A Kits are boxes of ingredients with step-by-step recipe cards that you order online to create the perfect romantic meal. They're brilliant for those times when you want to impress, but aren't so confident in your culinary skills. Especially if you have a Beef Wellington ambition but have Pasta Pesto skills. And, even if you are a confident cook, these are convenient, easy and simple, with no waste. Meals are quick to rustle up too, especially as we can think of other ways to spend your time slaving away in the kitchen this Valentines.
Here are our five favourites, all with special offers especially for Grazia readers >>
1. SPECIAL OFFER! GET 50% OFF HELLOFRESH VALENTINES HAMPER
Order a special Valentines-themed HelloFresh hamper (below) and receive enough meals to cover two people for three days over the whole Valentines weekend. Choose from You're A Catch Coley Oregenata with New Potatoes and Carrots; Butternuts About You Squash and Butter Bean Cassoulet; and Aphrodite's Bucatini Amatriciana with Pancetta and Plump Olives. Hampers include special photo step-by-step recipe cards. Normal price starts at £42 but Grazia readers can enjoy an exclusive offer of 50% off their first order. Simply click here to redeem. Delivery nationwide.
2. SPECIAL OFFER! GET £30 OFF A LOVE HAMPER BY SPOOK COOKING
Bespoke cooking company Spook Cooking is offering a ‘Love Hamper' for Valentine's Day (see below) which includes a three-course dinner for two consisting of a Charcuterie board of fine meats, cheeses, chutneys and homemade soda bread, a Tuscan Beef Stew in a Le Creuset pot with couscous and fresh lead salad, milk chocolate mousses with fresh strawberries plus a scented candle, a bottle of champagne and a red rose. The hamper includes serving dishes and an instruction manual to ensure the night goes off without a hitch and will be delivered to your door. Order by 3pm on Friday 14th February. Grazia readers can enjoy £30 off if they quote LOVEGRAZIA at the checkout. Offer available Greater London Only. Phone direct 0203 397 9537 or click here to order and for more details.
3. SPECIAL OFFER! 10% OFF A VORREI VALENTINES HAMPER HERE
Luxury Italian online delicatessen Vorrei is offering 10% off a special Valentines hamper (see below) for Grazia readers. The “Cena Romantica” hamper (translated as 'romantic dinner for two') includes everything you need for a gourmet Valentine’s Day meal. It is really easy to prepare and is based on authentic Italian ingredients. Start the meal with an antipasto of bruschetta and sun dried tomato paté. The main course consist of special farfalle bronze die cut pasta from Naples (bronze die cut pasta is basically TEXTURED pasta for connoisseurs) served with an organic creamy cheese and truffle ready-made sauce. Finish off with some heavenly fig and almond chocolates. £25. To order click here and enter GRAZ10 at the checkout. For delivery on 14th February, orders should be made by 12.30pm on 13th February.
4. SPECIAL OFFER! GET 10% OFF AN ULTIMATE VALENTINES DINNER BY FOODELITY
Set up by founder Simon Granshaw, an enthusiastic cook who was frustrated with the quality of supermarket produce, Foodelity is a gourmet meal delivery service that is currently offering an Ultimate Valentines Dinner for two. Choose from Fresh Cornish Scallops, award-winning Aubrey Allen Steak and 'to die for' Chocolate Fondant. Each dish is quick to cook, comes with a step-by-step photo card and is awarded a difficulty rating (you'd be glad to hear that none of the courses go above moderately tricky). All orders for three courses come with a free bottle of red or white wine - worth £12 - just state which you would like when you order. Nationwide delivery and final order date is midnight Monday 10th February. Prices start at £47.70 but Grazia can get 10% off their order if the quote grazia-10 at the checkout. Click here to order and for more details.
5. SPECIAL OFFER! FREE DELIVERY AND TRUFFLES FROM BANQUET-IN-A-BOX.CO.UK
Banquet in a box are offering a special Valentines hamper, where starters, main and puddings can be chosen as a mix and match option to suit. All meals are delivered frozen by overnight courier, and come with simple reheating/cooking instructions and can be cooked frozen. Choose from starters such as Blue Cheese and Walnut soufflé, main courses such as Lamb Shank in Red Wine. Puddings range from Mango and Passionfruit Bavarois to a Raspberry and White Chocolate Box. Prices for a three course meal for two start at £44.99, and if you click here and quote the code GRAZIA14 in the coupon box at checkout, you can get free delivery and a bag of delicious champagne truffles.