10 Paleo Valentines Day Ideas

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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

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.

Paleo Valentines Day ideas - strawberries

  • 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.

Paleo Valentines Day ideas - CSA

  • 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?


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  1. These are all excellent gift ideas and tips. We are going to get involved with a local CSA too.
  2. Who doesn't love strawberries!! I'll even take the date night, hehehe!! Great ideas, thanks :)
  3. I would totally go for the fresh strawberries! They are hard to get right now in our area. Not ripe at all. I miss fresh ripe strawberries. 
  4. Same here, Amber.  Cannot wait till they are in season again.
  5. I used to write poetry quite a bit, I totally should write my sweetie a poem! So thoughtful of a gift!
  6. Strawberries are a great gift idea for Valentine's Day :)  Doesn't hurt if they're dipped in chocolate, too ;)
  7. we grow our own strawberries here but our season for them is SO short- they last for a week or 2 then poof. gone.  so fresh organic berries would be well received here!
  8. our grocery store occasionally has organic flowers but it is rare. Great ideas!
  9. Strawberries, chocolate and poetry for me! Can't do that wrong on a Valentine's Day, LOL
  10. I love that fermented food kit idea, and poetry is always great for Valentine's Day!
  11. Oh gosh, dark chocolate and strawberries is a WIN for me. Love this list.
  12. I think the non food ideas for V-day are great for anyone. No reason to gorge on chocolate and candy just because it's another Holiday.
  13. I'm excited Florida Strawberry season kicks off in about a week or two.. I can't wait.. my favorite fruit and perfect time for Valentines Day.. loved your tips..thanks for sharing 
  14. What great gifts. Thanks so much!
  15. Great ideas! Those strawberries look delicious.
  16. I need to learn more about Paleo! It seems to be everywhere!
  17. I can't wait to hear all about the CSA when you do that. I'm super curious! These are great ideas, Ellen.
  18. I absolutely LOVE all these ideas Ellen! Seriously, they're all very thoughtful and definitely tell the other person you achknowledge their journey to be healthy and you support what they're doing :)My personal favorite are the fitness gifts (I would TOTALLY appreciate that) and the dark chocolate (Green & Black is one of my favorites)! Although I would love the other ideas, too *winkwink*
  19. Fresh strawberries sound absolutely amazing right now!
  20. What a great list. Thanks so much for putting it together.
  21. Florida strawberries are so delicious this time of year. I think my kids will be getting some strawberries and dark chocolate for VDay this year. We are all trying to be more healthy. You can still eat very good food and keep fit.
  22. Yum is right for fresh strawberries! I could eat them by the bushel!


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