As Valentine’s Day approaches, chocolate hearts and Sweet Tarts are on everyone’s mind. However, this year, we challenge you to rethink your Valentine’s Day gift! Consider these alternative ideas (compliments of LiveWell):
- Give the gift of time. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. Plan a fun activity with your sweetheart or family. Ice skating or snowshoeing are perfect winter-time options.
- Write a heartfelt note. In the age of email and text messaging, hand written notes are a special way to express your appreciation for loved ones and friends.
- Think outside the heart-shaped box. Flowers, balloons, and stuffed animals are classic non-food gifts. Etsy and local craft markets offer personalized, one-of-a-kind items that are sure to win you points. And for school valentines? Consider glow sticks, fun pencils, bubbles, puzzles, and more.
- Encourage healthy treats for celebrations. There are a number of sweet ideas for healthy Valentine’s Day treats pinned on LiveWell’s Pinterest page. Take a look and encourage others to celebrate with you in heart- and health-friendly ways.