Figuring out what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day can be a challenge. The flowers or dinner out has come to be expected, so thinking of a unique and special gift takes some time.
If you’re buying for someone who’s passionate about health, or you just want to switch it up this year, try one of these healthy living Valentine’s Day ideas. These Valentine's Day gift ideas will have a positive impact on their health and wellness and be a nice surprise that strays away from the traditional.
The traditional dessert associated with Valentine’s Day is actually quite nutritious if consumed in a form with higher cocoa content. Cacao, the true form of chocolate and cocoa, is full of minerals and antioxidants. The higher the cacao content in the dark chocolate that you buy, the better it will be nutritionally.
If the person you’re buying a Valentine’s Day gift for tends to be more anxious or stressed, CBD is a great solution. CBD is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the Cannabis plant, but does not have psychoactive side-effects like THC does. In studies, CBD has been shown to improve anxiety and sleep with very few to no side effects
CBD can be consumed in various forms: chocolate, tea, tinctures, and more. When purchasing the CBD, make sure that it’s a reputable, high quality brand.
A focus on skin and the right skincare has become increasingly popular in recent years. There are hundreds of skincare products on the market and many people have a dedicated skincare routine they follow, making it a great gift option.
One thing to keep in mind is that organic skincare is probably a better option than regular products. Low levels of phthalates and other developmental or reproductive toxins have been found in lotion, makeup, shampoo, and other personal care products. The EWG Skin Deep database is a great place to go to see if the skincare you’re choosing is free from chemicals.
Houseplants make a healthy gift choice because they provide many health benefits, such as improved mood, decreased stress, and may even help boost air quality.
There are plenty of plants to choose from, however you can also purchase a Plant Subscription Box from The Sill so that they have a new plant to look forward to each month.
If your partner enjoys working out, a ClassPass subscription is the ideal gift for them. With this subscription, you pay a monthly fee and you can work out at any participating studio in your city. So whether you want to do yoga one day or take a spin class the next, you can do both with this subscription. It’s a great way to mix up your workout routine and try different workout classes without having to pay per class.
Did you know that lighting is a key component to your overall health and wellness? Your body is regulated by its circadian rhythm, which is like its 24 hour clock that controls your hormones, metabolism, sleep, alertness, and more.
Poor lighting can cause your circadian rhythm to get out of whack and cause sleep issues and trouble focusing or concentrating.
This year, give your partner the gift of proper circadian rhythm lighting. Brilli’s light bulbs provide a variety of options. The Charge Up bulbs provide bright and clear daylight lighting to help you focus and be more alert, while the Wind Down bulbs are light bulbs that help you sleep and wind down for the day. The Wind Down collection also contains no blue light, which is a major issue in insomnia and inability to sleep.
Kombucha Brewing Kit
Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains probiotics and may help support your gut health. At many retailers, Kombucha can cost up to $4 or $5 per bottle. With this Kombucha Brewing Kit, you can make home-brewed kombucha on your own.
The kit includes a starter culture and liquid, pH strips, a temperature gauge, and a glass jar.
Candles can be a romantic gesture and make your home smell good, but many candles on the market today can actually be toxic.
A report from the EPA found that candles can contain lead core wicks and some toxins like acrolein, formaldehyde, and acetaldehyde. When burned, these can be dangerous to our air quality and health.
Instead, look for candles with a 100% cotton wick, made of soy wax or beeswax, and candles that use 100% essential oils or are phthalate free.
Learning to cook and being able to cook healthy dishes in your own home can make a huge difference in your daily nutrition and help save you money. If your partner loves to cook or is looking to become a better cook, look no further than a healthy cookbook.
No matter what cuisine they’re interested in cooking or if there are dietary restrictions, Amazon has every cookbook you could think of.
If you’re looking to splurge this year, opt for a wellness retreat. Wellness retreats are usually weekend-long (or even longer) trips that focus on specific elements of wellness, such as yoga, meditation, or nutrition. There are some highly recommended wellness retreats across the world, but if you’re looking to stay local chances are you can find some in your state or nearby.