What are your typical Valentine's Day plans? Is it a lavish evening out of wining and dining one another? Or is it a more intimate affair at home over his/her favourite meal and two glasses of wine? Why is it that when we think of Valentine's Day most minds (and sweet toothes) immediately conjure images of chocolates and candies? Somewhere along the way Cupid clearly shot February 14th and food with his arrow because they're now inextricably linked. And if the saying is true -- the way to a man's heart is through his stomach -- then this Valentine's Day gift will crown you the Queen of Hearts. His heart. Whether your man is a foodie at heart or simply appreciates great food, this gift idea is a no-fail present that keeps on giving. Mantry presents itself as "The Modern Man's Pantry", providing top American Artisan food products -- think of things you can't get at the grocery store. Oh wait, you can't, because these aren't items you can simply toss into any old grocery cart. Instead, these items come delivered to your door each month, packed with "new and exciting food experiences". At $75 per box, you have the options of ordering a one, three or six month subscription. Each handsomely handmade wooden crate will contain five to six premium food products from around America, and full-size, too -- no itty bitty, appetite-teasing samplers here. The items are curated by the Mantry team from different American artisan makers around the country, focusing on local favourites, award winners and highly acclaimed Farmer's markets. So if your tastebuds are craving a taste of Woodford Reserve Bourbon Sorghum Vinaigrette, San Angel Mole or Aurelia's Chorizo, you'll either have to take a road trip to Kentucky, California and Texas or order a mantry. Inside each box will also be a custom manual that details each product selected, as well as recipes developed by their in-house editorial team that will complement the items you've just received. So, yes, there is much thought and consideration put into each mantry box, aligning with a well-crafted, original food theme, such as "Georgia On My Mind" and "Hecho En America". Some boxes are even guest curated by food experts and acclaimed chefs who are avid users of the products themselves, like Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten and The National). Thoughtfully selected food items and mouthwatering recipes -- how can you go wrong? And, personally, I love a handmade wooden crate (how rustic chic!). But hurry and place your orders by February 10th for a Valentine's Day delivery (dependant on where it's being shipped to). For more information, check out mantry.com. Would YOU love a subscription to mantry?