Beyond Chocolate: Healthy Valentine's Day Treats & Gift Ideas

Beyond Chocolate: Healthy Valentine's Day Treats & Gift Ideas

Who doesn't love "love" ? We're always in to celebrate how much we care about each other. But with Valentine's Day comes a large amount of sugar, as you're gifted a huge box of chocolates or an endless supply of candy hearts that leave you feeling sick to your stomach. This year, we're taking a stand. We think you can show your love in other ways, with handmade cards, decorated picture frames, healthy treats (helllllo, Bobo's Bites), and more. Let's skip the candy aisle this year and show your special someone that you care about them - inside and out!

So whether you're shopping a few weeks in advanced or it is the evening before Valentine's Day, we've have a few ideas for you in our creativity bank: 

(ONE) Handmade Love Letter 

Who doesn't love a homemade love note? You can go big with your arts and crafts skills with these ideas from Hey Lets Make Stuff or you can go simple with this one from Make and Takes --- both are great. If all else fails, grab some red, pink and white construction paper, a little glue, and some stencils and go to town. Top it off with a cutesy sticker and you're good to go. 

 

(TWO) DIY Bath Bomb (Or Store Bought, we won't judge) 

You could make your lover their own bath bomb, using this amazing recipe from The Suburban Mom, here. Or you can splurge a bit and snag these from our friends at Pacifica Beauty

 

 

(THREE) Bobo's Chocolate Chip Oat Bites 

And if you're looking for a treat that isn't too sweet, look no further than our Chocolate Chip Oat Bites. 100% Organic Whole Grain Oats with tiny chocolate chips for just a bit of sweetness without any of the guilt?! Yes, please! 

 

 

(FOUR) Flowers 

Go ahead and call us basic because flowers are the absolute best gift to receive on Valentine's Day. They brighten up your home - and your day. Not to mention that you can purchase flowers anywhere or make your own bouquet. And you don't have to stick to roses. Orchids, tulips and lilies are also fantastic options for your special someone. Try to find a local florist to support or order from Teleflora.Com if you're in a pinch. 

 

 

(FIVE) Custom Picture Frame 

Last, but certainly not least, is a custom picture frame. You can design this on Artifact Uprising or DIY it from your local Michaels store. No matter what you choose, this is a gift you can keep in your house forever to remind you of the love that you share. 

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