As much as we don't overly buy into Valentine's Day it's been such a rough 12 months that we think everyone deserves a treat at every possible opportunity for the foreseeable future, so the heart-shaped holiday is just an excuse to buy more food and drink. If you've predictably left your present buying to the last minute, here are some things you can order online that an be collected or that should (unforeseen circumstances aside) arrive before V-Day.
Brunch / Afternoon Tea / Grazing
The Cake Café
Maybe you don't want to do dinner, or maybe you want to have a day of eating. Either way there are some really nice brunch and afternoon tea options available this year. The Cake Café have a very pink Valentine's 'Love Lunch', available for collection or delivery on the 14th. It's €65 and includes sandwiches, crostinis, cakes, cookies, salads, teas and prosecco cocktails. Order here.
Brunch From The Divine Foodie
The Divine Foodie deliver their brunch boxes across Dublin on Saturdays. For €32.50 you get homemade sausage rolls, chilli chutney, North Wicklow free range eggs, homemade brown bread, Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce, granola with yogurt and fruit compote, and optional extras including Kilmullen Farm Apple juice and smashed avocado. Order a brunch box here.
Anduma's Cheese And Charcuterie Box
Anduma's Valentine's box contains four different cheeses, Spanish ham, salame milano, crackers, Ferrero Rocher, mini honey pot, Sheridan's chutney, dried fruit and nuts. You can also include an optional cheese knife. It's €29 and another €5 for delivery, which they'll be doing on Saturday 13th. Order here.
Eatyard's Wine & Cheese Box
Eatyard's Valentine's wine and cheese boxes are available to purchase from their sites at The Bernard Shaw in Drumcondra and The Lighthouse in Dun Laoghaire. For €40 you'll get Irish cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, chutney, Bean & Goose chocolate and red wine. Available from Thursday 11th.