5 Healthy Valentine’s Gift Ideas that are Better than a Box of Chocolates

It’s almost that time of the year again when love is in the air and hearts are everywhere.

This coming Valentine’s Day, why not give this heart-themed holiday a new meaning and treat your significant other to a gift that is not just heartfelt but also good for the heart. And by good, I mean heart-healthy.

So forget about giving your candies, chocolates and other sugary treats here are 5 gift ideas that will not just make your significant other’s heart flutter but also make it healthier.

1. Teavana Loose Tea Maker

Tea, in its purest form, has a number of health benefits and of which is its powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help ward off heart disease.

Teavana’s rapidTea Maker is the company’s newest addition which offers a breakthrough in brewing technology to the tea world.  Whether your partner is a tea lover or not, this tea maker from Teavana will make brewing tea so much easier and faster, especially during busy mornings.


2. Fitbit

To keep your hearts in tip-top health, get yourselves a His & Hers Fitbit to track heart rate, sleep, steps and calories burned through out the day. It comes with a SmartTrack technology that reminds you to stay active and automatically logs your workouts and other information to easily get a picture of your overall health.



3. Couple’s Massage

Speaking of his and hers, instead of going out to the movies and indulging on cinema snacks, why not just schedule a couple’s massage date that will not just give you the ultimate relaxing treat but also reduce stress and improve blood circulation.

4. Dark Chocolates

I know Valentine’s isn’t complete without some edible treats. If you really want to something sweet, just go for dark chocolates. You see, dark chocolates are packed with flavanoids that are said to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots. Skip the Valentine’s chocolate boxes you see in stores and opt for this box of dark chocolate-covered cherries. Aside from the luscious 60% dark chocolate, the antioxidants found in cherries also help in reducing bad cholesterol levels, regulating the blood pressure and fighting free radicals to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

5. Healthy Snack Food Subscription

But why only limit Valentine’s Day to February 14 when healthy snacks can show up at your loved one’s door every month? According to the American Heart Association, snacking isn’t “bad” for you if you do it in moderation and make healthy choices.  I highly recommend Love with Food Subscription which starts at $7/month for tasty, junk-free snacks made with real ingredients and no added chemicals.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Diet Blog. In addition to writing about the nutrition & exercise, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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