The way to someone’s heart is usually through the stomach. But who doesn’t want to find a little wrapped box next to that lavish Valentine’s Day meal? We’ve gathered a feast of food-inspired apparel and accessory gift ideas. The special chef or foodie in your life will look scrumptious, and you’ll prove you’ve got good taste.

restaurant pizza clutch

Pizza clutch ($230): This envelope-style clutch shows designer Kent Stetson thinks outside the (pizza) box. Hand-traced and cut without dyes, the designs are digitally printed on cotton laminate canvas. The centerpiece is clearly the realistic 3-D slice, and the clutch also comes with a removable crossbody chain and a clear vinyl inner pocket. Bonus: The high-tech artist signs each purse.

Who doesn’t want to find a little wrapped box next to that lavish Valentine’s Day meal?


pots and pans restaurant necklace

Brass pots and pans necklace ($60): Los Angeles-based Monserat De Lucca is happy to do the dishes. This playful brass necklace of two-inch pots and pans makes an eclectic addition to any jewelry case, with a tiny skillet, saucepan and sauté pan clustered together on an 18-inch chain.

hamburger restaurant clutch

Hamburger crystal slider pill box ($695): This show-stopping pill box by iconic American brand Judith Leiber Couture is fully beaded in Austrian crystals for one blinged out burger. It boasts small details, including a gentle hinged opening, push-lock closure, metallic leather lining, and an etched interior logo.

Foodie necklace restaurant

Epicurean necklaces ($60-$1,300): Delicacies Jewelry is specifically for gourmands, with silver, gold, pave and diamond pendants shaped like almost anything your chef has in his or her culinary arsenal. Think garlic, artichokes, basil, shrimp, chili peppers, and more. Food for thought: Each “ingredient” holds its own spiritual meaning and every purchase helps nonprofit organizations fight hunger.   

restaurant cufflinks piggy

Piggy cufflinks ($168): These little piggies are great for the stylish smoker. Created exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue, the shiny rhodium-plated cufflinks are made in England and feature a happy hog in shades. Perfect for when your pit master needs to master the art of dressing up.


Bow tie pasta bow tie ($51.35): For a little in-your-face humor (or actually a little below), this bow tie is inspired by Italian bow tie pasta, farfalle. Made by Netherlands Etsy sensation Rommy de Bommy, it’s crafted of foam. Translation: it’s light, but “al dente,” so it keeps its shape. The alligator clip means your pasta-lover can wear it anywhere. She also sells a cheddar bow tie we think is extra sharp.

avocado restaurant bracelet

Avocado bracelet ($16): Praise an avo toast obsession with DivinityLA’s avocado bracelet. Handmade in Los Angeles with shimmery aventurine and matte onyx beads, and available in three wrist sizes, it’s a nod to healthy eating and sustainable living. Purchasing their designs also helps donate to several charities including, Panda International, and Beautify Earth.

Bacon crew sock ($12): On the heels of Living Royal’s Original Donut Socks becoming Insta-famous (thanks Chrissy Teigen), enter their bacon crew sock. These American-made unisex socks have one size-fits-most appeal. And let’s face it– everything is better with bacon. Peep their other foodie foot finds like sushi or spaghetti and meatball socks.

Restaurant chef hoody

Chef uniform hoodie sweatshirt ($49.99): You can take the chef out of the kitchen, but it’s hard to take the kitchen out of the chef’s closet. For off hours, this sweatshirt by Café Press is a cozy alternative to crisp every day chef’s whites. It’s a 90/10 cotton/poly blend and features kangaroo pocket, roomy drawstring hood, and stretch ribbed cuffs and waist. Take your pick of color: It comes in white, heather gray, black and navy.

pizza party restaurant sneakers

Charlie pizza party Sneakers ($60): These cheesy sneakers are a rose gold reminder that life is a pizza party. Circus by Sam Edelman’s women’s slip-on sneaker adds fun party vibes to any outfit. No laces means quick on-off style, and the thick on-trend rubber sole brings comfort to every step.

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Cheryl Fenton knows her five food groups – fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, cheese, bacon, and fries. She loves sarcasm over very dirty martinis and steak dinners (medium rare, if you please), and she’s never met a poutine she doesn’t like. Because life is all about balance, she makes time for a healthy lifestyle with hikes accompanied by her two rescue dogs and bike rides along the Mystic (dogs not included).