Healthy Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Creative and Romantic Gift Ideas Without Chocolate or Candy

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Are you struggling to come up with a healthy Valentine's Day gift idea? If your sweetie is trying to lose weight, a box of chocolates or a decadent restaurant meal might not go over very well.  Of course, candles, jewelry, and flowers are safe gifts for someone who is trying to slim down. But what if you want to give a more creative present to support your loved one's healthy journey? Use these creative ideas to keep your Valentine happy and his or her diet on track.

Healthy Gifts for Valentine's Day

Each of these gift ideas helps your sweetie enjoy healthy living. Choose one or combine a few to say "I love you" on Valentine's day.

  • Couples massage. If you or your loved one has been working hard at the gym to shed a few pounds, a massage will be a welcome gift.  Why not make it more romantic and create an experience for two?  Many spas offer couple’s massage and some massage therapists will even come to your home. If you don't the budget for a spa massage, consider giving the massage yourself. Invest in a few basic massage oils or even a massage tool or two. Then give your sweetie a relaxing experience at home.
  • Couples cooking class. Celebrate your commitment to healthier living with a cooking class for two.  Visit a local kitchen store or community college to find a class about grilling lean meats, cooking with less fat or creative ways to cook vegetables.  If you already know how to cook, prepare a special meal that fits into your loved one's diet plan. Use candles, fine china, and special decorations to make the meal feel special. Your loved one might also appreciate a healthy cookbook or cooking tool. Nonstick pots and pans make a great gift. A blender is another smart idea if your sweetie likes smoothies.
  • Dipped fruit.  If your significant other has a sweet tooth but is trying to avoid candy and indulgent chocolate treats, get creative. You don’t have to forgo chocolate completely. Many sweet shops offer dipped fruit including strawberries, pineapple, and other tasty treats. You can even make your own at home. Simply melt chocolate, dip his or her favorite fruit and then chill. Drizzle white chocolate on top for added flair.
  • Manicure/pedicure.  Your special someone might enjoy a day of pampering at the local spa. Invest in a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure.  And ladies, the man in your life may enjoy this indulgence, as well.  Some spas specialize in providing grooming services just for men. A special shave, men's facial, or foot treatment might be well appreciated.
  • Partner activities outdoors. Plan a hike, a long bike ride or even a canoe ride (if you live in a warm climate) for you and your sweetheart. The activity not only burns calories but also allows you to bond and demonstrate that you support his or her ongoing effort to reach a healthy weight.
  • Coupons for chores. If you are on a budget, give your sweetie a commitment to do extra chores around the house so that he or she can take extra time to go to the gym or plan meals. Giving the gift of time helps your loved one slim down with less stress—a gift that is invaluable.
  • An active adventure or weight loss vacation. Take a trip to a health spa or weight loss resort. Do it as a couple to show how you support his or her commitment to a healthy body. There are different types of resorts to choose from and different budgets for each type. Travel inside the United States or visit an exotic international destination. Learn to hike, sail, bike, or cook healthy meals as part of your vacation retreat.
  • Token of acknowledgment.  If your sweetie has been working hard to slim down, she may really appreciate the fact that you notice her effort. So how do tell him/her know that you see the hard work?  It depends on your budget.  A necklace or bracelet with a special charm might do the trick. Or simply write a heartfelt note and tell her (or him) that you are impressed with her accomplishments. Add a coupon for a back rub or other indulgence to make the gift special.   

    By finding a creative gift that supports your loved one's healthy commitment, you show him or her that you care.  Make this Valentine’s Day special with a diet-friendly gift from your heart. 

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