Here are Valentine’s Day Alternative Gifts

We have given you options for Alternate Gifts to give for Valentine’s Day. Are you looking for a new, healthy or creative option? Maybe you are not  traditional and a box of chocolates just won’t do? Here are some healthier options that say ” I Love You” better than candy ever could!

Keep your eyes open for Valentine’s Day Alternative Gifts

Heart Shaped Pancakes.

Whip up some pancakes on Valentine’s Day morning to start the day off right. An excellent choice is oatmeal pancakes made with the old-fashioned oatmeal. Then, add egg whites, bananas, Pumpkin puree and cinnamon. Pour batter into a heart shaped cookie cutter and cook. Top off your pancakes with fresh fruit instead of syrup.

Fruit Arrangements.

There are many companies that provide ” fruit arrangements”. These are beautiful bouquets made of a variety of fruit. They are organized in elaborate designs. You can make your own arrangements by placing colorful fruits on a skewer.  Fruit that work well are blueberries, grapes, raspberries, pineapple, kiwis. Melons like cantelope & watermelon are firmer and look great! Assemble into fun and beautiful arrangements.

Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.

Even though it is a bit more indulgent, it is still much healthier than processed candy. Dark Chocolate can also have some health benefits when consumed in moderation.  This treat is easy to make yourself. First, melt the dark chocolate. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Hold the strawberries by the stem and dip them into the melted chocolate. Set them on the pan and let the chocolate harden. This takes about 30 minutes.


Whether you make a little coupon for a massage by you or give a gift certificate for a Professional Massage, it will put a smile on your Sweetie’s face. There are many health benefits to getting a massage. This reduces stress. It also helps move toxins out of the body!

With a few creative touches, it’s not hard to keep Valentine’s Day healthy and fun. There is no need to be loading up on the usual candy. Try one of the above listed alternative gifts and have a great day!

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