Valentine’s Day has finally arrived so we’re excited about all things love-related today. Heart-shaped utensils, while a bit cliché, are ideal for any romantic cookery you have planned.

Around this time of year, shops all around the country are jam-packed with brightly coloured hearts, cheesy cards and luxurious boxes of chocolates. The symbol of romance, the love heart, can usually be found plastered all over every Valentine’s Day-related item so what better way to utilise this symbol than in your cooking?

To help you pick the perfect heart-shaped utensils, we’ve rounded up some our favourites below.

Le Creuset Deep Heart Dish with Lid €49

This gorgeous Le Creuset dish is ideal for a romantic meal tonight. Le Creuset is such a high-quality brand that you’ll be able to use this dish on Valentine’s Day year after year. While we love this cerise colour, on the Le Creuset website there is a range of different heart-shaped products in various colours, so check them all out here

Le Creuset dish, from https://www.lecreuset.ie/

Le Creuset dish, from https://www.lecreuset.ie/

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DCI "Made With Love" Heart Shaped Bamboo Spoon €10.75

If you love to bake, then you need this bamboo spoon. This heart-shaped bamboo spoon has ‘with love’ embossed on the handle, ensuring that anything you cook has a little extra romance added to it. Find this spoon on Amazon

DCI spoon, image from www.amazon.co.uk

DCI spoon, image from www.amazon.co.uk

Nicholas Mosse Heart Plate Lawn Blue €48.95

This fabulous plate is a classy way to add a romantic touch to any dining experience. We love this plate’s understated floral pattern, as well as the fact that it’s handmade in Ireland. You can get this plate at Kilkenny Design stores or online

Image from www.kilkennyshop.com

Image from www.kilkennyshop.com

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Heart Shaped Ceramic Mugs €18.15

If you’re going the breakfast in bed route this Valentine’s Day, then these cups are essential. Share a cuppa with your loved one and cheers your romance with two ceramic mugs that fit together perfectly. Find the mugs on Amazon.

Image from www.amaxon.co.uk

Image from www.amaxon.co.uk

Romantic Heart Cheese Board €49.99

If you’re more of a savoury person than sweet, then a cheese board is a great way to end a romantic meal. This heart-shaped board can be personalised in any way you see fit, but we personally love the ‘Brie Mine’ option displayed on the sample board – we love food puns. As a bonus, this board comes with three cheese knives, making it an ideal gift for someone special. Get this cheese board at online.

Image from www.foryou.ie

Image from www.foryou.ie

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Do you have any heart-shaped utensils? Let us know in the comments below.