With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now’s the time to treat your cooking-loving sweetie (or yourself!) to something special. From standup mixers to spatulas to serving spoons, these love-inspired kitchen accessories will bring a dash of passion to any food-prep adventure. —Noa Nichol & Mackenzie Shand
whirling romance. Add a little pink to your kitchen this Valentine's Day with the KitchenAid Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in Guava Glaze ($550 online). The perfect cooking counterpart (and like any great romantic partner) it's got so much to offer—think 10 speeds to mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily, plus a five-quart-capacity stainless-steel bowl (with handle, natch) that gives you the ability to make up to nine dozen cookies in a single batch. And, for added versatility, turn your stand mixer into the culinary centre of your kitchen with more than 14 attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more!
cupid's coffee. Add a little love to your morning cuppa with this microwave- and dishwasher-safe ceramic mug ($8 at Simons).
cookie cutie. Give your Valentine’s Day cookies an extra-special touch with these adorable—and super affordable!—themed cookie cutters ($2 each at Williams Sonoma). From XO to hearts, the gang's all here.
loving spoonful. Handmade by artisans in Kenya, each of these heart-shaped serving spoons ($20 at Uncommon Goods) has a slightly unique quality.
spread a little love. Each in this set of three spatulas ($21 at Williams Sonoma) serves its own function thanks to the mix in size.
hot dish. Whether you’re prepping a romantic chicken dinner or a heart-shaped cake, this heart-shaped pan ($260 at Le Creuset) gives your dish an extra special touch.