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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many people will be thinking of their loved ones, some of whom we are unable to visit in the foreseeable future.  To help you navigate this unchartered territory, we have created our guide to Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts 2021 – Covid edition.

From our partners, sisters, cousins, best friends and grandparents – everyone could use a little Valentine’s Day pick me up. This is a day about LOVE and that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to include romance. Going solo this season? Practice a little self-care and give the gift of well-being to yourself or spend it with a good friend, whilst laughing, watching cheesy movies and drinking wine. Whatever you decide to do, it is important to remember that wherever you are in life is exactly where you should be and there is nothing about a day of love that should challenge that. So, if you’re practicing self-love, hanging with a bestie, have a romantic date – we have the perfect top ten Vegan Valentine’s gift ideas for you. 

Valentine's Gift Idea #1

Valentines Day Chocolate or Chocolate + Self Care Box

Of course, we are a little biased, but we do think that our Valentine’s Day Vegan Chocolate Boxes are perfect for anyone who needs a little love. With 7 types of vegan chocolates from local (Vancouver, BC) artisan chocolate makers and a spa kit to help relax at the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to indulge a little with these? All of the items in this Valentine’s gift are cruelty-free, from a small business and Canadian. Not only will you be giving an awesome gift, but you are also supporting small businesses, which is so important right now.  

They can be sent directly to your loved one’s home or you can have it sent to you, for you to give to directly. You can also include a Valentine’s Day Card, personalised from you, and beautiful Valentine’s Day gift-wrapping. And the best part is, we ship for free within Canada and the US.

In our Vegan Chocolate Box we have:
Vancouver Mon Amour by Koko Monk– Salted Caramel Almond, Cashew Clusters

Monks Dream by Koko Monk -Salted Caramel Covered Almond and Cashew Dipped in 

Unroasted 57% Oat Milk Bean to Bar Chocolate – Arriba Nacional by Living Lotus
Chocolate Ganache by Living Lotus
Chocolate Chai Brownie by Living Lotus 

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups by Dwarf Stars

White Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups by Dwarf Stars 

For a little more indulgence we have our
Deluxe Vegan Chocolate + Spa Box which includes: 

The chocolates mentioned above and 

Bamboo  Bath Puff from Vitale Body and Soul

Lavender Infused Himalayan Bath Salts from Vital Body and Soul

Handmade Heart Shaped Soaps and Bath Bombs from Terra Pura Designs

We think this is the ultimate Valentine’s gift idea but we do have some honourable mentions. (Kidding, I love all of these ideas..) 

Valentine's Gift Idea #2

Heart Shaped Chocolates by Living Lotus

At Living Lotus, it is all about proving healthy chocolate is delicious chocolate. All of their chocolates and desserts are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar and soy-free but rich in flavour with a creamy texture. We have included three items from Living Lotus Chocolates in our Valentine’s box, that’s how much we love these treats!! They have also created some beautiful special edition, heart-shaped chocolates that we definitely think is worth checking out. 

photo by Leigh Righton

How cute are these? This six-piece, heart-shaped chocolates are filled with Living Lotus milk chocolate hazelnut spread (think Nutella but healthy) and covered with 70% Arriba Nacional dark chocolate. With the lovely Valentine’s packaging, these are a sure hit. 

photo by Leigh Righton

How great is this Valentine’s gift idea? A bouquet of chocolate flowers. Available in many different sizes, there is a gift for those on a budget and those who want to splurge! These heart-shaped chocolate lollipops are made with their Arriba Nacional 70% dark and white chocolate strawberry featuring local BC strawberries. 

These gorgeous, healthy, vegan chocolates will definitely sell out quickly. If you want more information or want to purchase either of these treats visit the Living Lotus Chocolate website or visit their Facebook page. 

Valentine's Gift Idea #3

Get Outside

It doesn’t always need to cost money to have the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. With the restrictions this year and for most of us not wanting to be in a group of people, I think a lot of us are second-guessing that expensive Valentine’s Day dinner. Although, if you are up to it, and it is safe to do so, the restaurants sure could use a boost, but, understandably it’s not possible for everyone to dine out. It may be a little fresh outside, but what about a cute picnic?

One of my favourite dates was a picnic, just knowing that my partner put that effort in, planned what we would eat, where we should sit and brought extra blankets for me was far more romantic than any fancy restaurant could be(albeit, it was summer but the cold could be extra cozy!). Ladies, am I wrong? Who wouldn’t prefer a well thought out romantic picnic compared to an easy option like a nice restaurant (although, still a lovely date)? It’s the thought that counts, isn’t it? But it probably wouldn’t hurt to bring some chocolate along too! 🙂 

Valentine's Gift Idea #4

Spa Day

It’s been a stressful year for nearly everyone. I think that is the one thing that everyone can agree on, globally. I think all of us could use a little R&R. You don’t have to go to a famous Scandinavian spa and jump into ice water to enjoy the relaxation that water gives us. When I moved into my apartment one of the major selling points was the large soaker tub. I love a big bathtub! And yet, I have been living here for 8 months now and have used it 3 times maximum. So get those bath salts out, your fancy soaps, the essential oils and indulge your partner or just treat yourself to a romantic warm spa experience. 

If you need some supplies or inspiration for your lavish, at-home spa experience check out Vitale Body and Soul who are a small business that provide self-care products that are cruelty-free and eco-friendly. Our recommendation is:

photo from Vitale Body & Soul

Valentine's Gift Idea #5

Go Love Yourself

Practice Self-Love. You don’t have to spend a dime to take a day and make it all about you. Take yourself for a walk, or for a picnic, or that spa bath. Practice gratitude and meditation. Take a moment to reflect on where you are and how far you’ve come. Life is so busy, and we are often so disconnected from ourselves that we lose touch with what is important. So love yourself, be the partner that you have always dreamed of, they are probably one and the same. So, what tickles you? Go do that, and take a day. We all know you need it. t

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