If you’re trading a crowded restaurant for a cozy home-cooked dinner this year, let this festive cookware infuse prep time and mealtime with an element of romance.
Valentine’s Day Measuring Spoons
Elegant Heart Cakelet Pan
You could hack cupcake hearts using a regular muffin pan—or you could ensure each one comes out perfectly with this nonstick baking dish. Detailed, scalloped edges mean you can even skip the frosting in favor of a drizzle of chocolate sauce or a dusting of confectioner’s sugar.
To buy: $36, williams-sonoma.com.
Staub Cast Iron Heart Cocotte
Cookie Cutter Puzzle
This clever cookie cutter solves two problems: It’s easier to store than traditional cookie cutters and it cuts out a dozen cookies at once. The kitchen tool comes with wrapping paper and stickers, so you can easily gift individual cookies.
To buy: $12, amazon.com.
Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings
If breakfast in bed is your partner’s ultimate indulgence, make the eggs—or pancakes—extra special this year. These nonstick molds rest on the surface of your pan to shape food into hearts.
To buy: $10 for two, amazon.com.
Mini Heart Mold
If you’re hosting a party, ensure your guest’s cocktails are ultra festive with these heart-shaped ice cubes. The mold can be used to make chocolates and other confections, too.
To buy: $11, amazon.com.
Heart Shaped Waffle Maker
Whether you’re serving breakfast in bed or breakfast for dinner, make the meal a little more heartfelt with this waffle maker. The gadget makes five heart-shaped waffles. Come St. Patrick’s Day, use the machine to concoct one giant shamrock.
To buy: $40, crateandbarrel.com.
You’re Intoxicating Heart Bottle Opener
If your ideal Valentine’s Day date is curling up on the couch with your partner, a good movie, a pizza, and a few cold beers, let this cheeky bottle opener serve as a small reminder of the holiday.
To buy: $21, uncommongoods.com.