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For as long back as I remember, Valentine’s Day meant a huge box of chocolate, several bags of multi-colored candy hearts, red velvet cake and some sort of dinner that featured a cream sauce and loads of cheese. Eating until I had to loosen the button on my jeans was definitely part of the holiday. Yesterday, my husband made a few not too subtle hints asking what I might like for Valentine’s Day now that I am following the Paleo diet.
Paleo Valentines Day Ideas
Marty and I don’t generally exchange huge, expensive gifts for Valentine’s Day. If you and your significant other do, jewelry or a day at the spa are great Paleo Valentines Day ideas. If you tend to exchange small gifts with each other, here are a few Paleo Valentines Day ideas that will still work.
- Flowers – I am a huge fan of flowers of any sort. If you have warm weather where you are in February, pick a bouquet locally or see if your florist has flowers that were sustainably grown or locally sourced.
- Dark Chocolate – An occasional treat of extreme dark chocolate of at least 85% is generally considered to be an acceptable Paleo treat. I look for organic certified chocolate like Green & Black’s Organic Dark (85%). Whatever brand you choose, avoid those with soy as an ingredient.
- Strawberries – Yum! Fresh strawberries are one of my favorite fruit treats. Please be sure to buy organic to avoid any nasty chemicals and if possible, buy them from a local grower.
- Poetry – Whether you write the poem yourself or buy a book of poetry, this is a timeless gift that never goes out of style. My personal favorite is anything by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
- Paleo Dessert – It’s definitely possible to create decadent Paleo desserts. My personal favorite is this Paleo Banana Coconut Foster.
- Gardening Gifts – If your sweetheart has a green thumb, treat her to a basket of gardening gifts. I’d be thrilled with gardening gloves, a new trowel and some organic herb seeds.
- Fitness Gifts – One of my top choices is a pair of barefoot shoes or a membership to our local gym. Only choose this option if the recipient enjoys fitness. Gifting someone fitness gifts when they hate to work out, may not be appreciated.
- Fermented Food Kits – I really want to learn to make my own Kombucha. If your sweetie is a foodie, they may want to learn as well. Kombucha is highly recommended by Robb Wolf.
- Local CSA – This spring, Marty and I will be buying shares in a local CSA (community supported agriculture) so we can buy larger quantities of local vegetables and fruits than we can grow.
- Date Night – Have an evening out and enjoy a local performance or concert. Try bowling or roller skating if active dates are more your style.
Have I missed any Paleo Valentines Day ideas that you would love to get?