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Monday, January 27, 2020

Unique Valentines Day Gifts That Is Not A Box Of Chocolate + Giveaway


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  Don’t wait until the last minute to buy a Valentine Day gift for the ones that you love. If you wait until the last minute, you might be faced with a long check out line at the store or worse yet, the best gifts may be sold out. When many think of Valentine's Day, they think a box of chocolate or flowers. While these are great gifts, they may not be the best gift for some.

 I used to love it when my husband bought me the best box of chocolates in town. He would buy me a pound or two of the most delicious chocolates and I loved it. Sadly, now I can't enjoy those delicious milk chocolates anymore. Two years ago my milk allergy got worse and even a small amount of dairy can trigger an asthma attack. So that now means no more Valentine's Day boxes of chocolate for me. So now my husband has to be more creative with my gift on Valentine's Day and he may need some help in the form of hints from me.

 So I decided to come up with a list of items that are not a heart-shaped box of chocolate. I decided to add gifts that are also great ideas for kids and men. That way parents and grandparents have some idea for gifts for kids that are not loaded with sugar.

   A gift basket of color-themed splurge items


 A fun gift idea for a girl or guy is a basket of some fun splurge items. Think of items that make that person smile. This gift basket can be centered around a theme of beauty items, coffee, or favorite snack items. To show the person that you love them, the items can have a theme of the loved one's favorite color. My favorite color is purple and to receive a gift from my husband that had everything in purple would be awesome. Ideas would be purple flowers, a purple package of coffee, purple socks, a purple travel coffee mug, etc. Even their favorite energy drink in a purple can. You get the idea.  I think it would be fun to find a bunch of snack items for my husband in his favorite color, black. I included some ideas below for purple gifts. So think of their favorite color and get shopping.




 Toss in a tube of organic lip balm and the gift is complete. Everyone has lips and they need extra care in the winter. Four makes the best-tasting blend of lip balm with 100% organic ingredients that are safe for you to lick. This lip balm has 4 ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Peppermint Oil and comes in a 3-pack so you have plenty to share. The peppermint taste is so delicious so lick away and have moisturized lips. This lip balm would be perfect for my husband's black-themed gift basket.



Gifts for the gym buff



 I am huge into fitness and I would love for my husband to treat me to my favorite fitness drinks and snacks. If he wanted to go all out a Smart Muscle Stimulator would be the perfect "I love you gift." I love working out at the gym so having gym-related gifts would be a huge turn-on for me and would this gift would score major points in the bedroom for my husband.



 Lately, my favorite fitness drink is Béla Harmony Wellness Drinks. This delicious drink has turmeric and other fitness herbs in it so it keeps me hydrated and helps my sore muscles. So I would love a case of this tropical drink and a box of my favorite chocolate multi-collagen bar. These fitness items would make any sports enthusiastic happy.


Jewelry is always a gift that says "I love you"



 If you want to give the gift of jewelry, then consider one that will be great to wear daily. I am loving this fashion charm bracelet set. It is a unique thoughtful gift that can be worn daily. The 3 meditation bracelets can be worn separately or together. The beads come in so many pretty colors and can be worn by both guys and ladies. It makes the perfect couples gift. He can wear one beaded bracelet while she wears the other 2 bracelets. I have the pink beads and they bring me joy when I wear them.



Gifts for the kids

  I remember my father buying my mom a big box of chocolate and us kid's smaller chocolate boxes. As a kid, that meant so much to me to be included in this special day of love. Valentine's Day is just not for couples but for also for parents to show their kids that they love them. Get your kids some fun gifts like a craft kit or a puzzle book. These will come in handy if you are not able to find a sitter for Valentine's Day. That way the kids can hopefully be entertained long enough for you and your husband to enjoy a special dinner. Some ideas for puzzle books and craft kits include the following.

Longest Hidden Pictures Puzzle Ever



 This giant Hidden Pictures® puzzle is the ultimate search-and-find challenge. With sturdy pages that fold out to 16-feet in length, this puzzle showcases an entire city relay race as runners work their way over giant bridges, through busy parks, inside subway tunnels and more - all in a race to the finish line! Buy here!






Photo Puzzlemania




 Puzzle fans of all ages will be wowed by this stylish, exquisitely crafted and truly unique offering of brand-new puzzles from the experts at Highlights.  Every puzzle is created from beautiful, intricate, full-color photographs that have been manipulated to produce a challenging and exciting experience for both kids and adults.  The book includes the all-time favorite Hidden Pictures® puzzles in addition to Matching, Check and Double Check and Hidden in Plain Sight puzzles.  This is a book you’ll want out on your coffee table and a perfect gift for all ages. Buy here!



Secret Hidden Pictures Puzzles





 A brand new and magical approach to Hidden Pictures®:  color-reveal technology!  This red-on-blue puzzle collection comes with a seek-and-find wand, made of curdy cardstock with a plastic lens and shaped like a magnifying glass, that kids will use to discover amazing scenes and reveal over 1,000 hidden objects.  Every puzzle is a mystery until the lens uncovers the curiosities underneath; children will become Hidden Pictures puzzle detectives by using clues to help locate the hidden objects, while the easy-to-use and simple-to-store wand (that is housed in an envelope inside-the-front-cover of the book) adds more play value to Highlights’ signature puzzle. Buy here!


Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab



 Unicorns, clouds, and rainbows … oh my! Make your own delicious, fun gummy shapes using a gelatin mixture: Pour it into the included mold and concoct a spectrum of flavors and colors to personalize your unicorn, cloud, and rainbow-shaped gummy creations. You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies. Bonus: Learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers as you cook up these delicious treats! This kit includes all the food ingredients needed for a rainbow-gummy good time. Buy here!



Ooze Labs: Soap & Bath Bomb Lab




 In this pretend STEM scenario, you are a chemist for a bath and body products company and it’s your job to make and test different cosmetic products. Use the tools in your laboratory to employ different scientific techniques and essential chemistry principles to make soaps and bath bombs. Try out different additives to affect the color, smell, and other qualities of the products you make. As you mold different glycerin soap shapes, you learn about the chemical properties of soap that help it pick up and wash away dirt. All materials and chemicals are non-toxic. Buy Here!




Flowers


 Flowers do make a great gift for Valentine's day. Just don't make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to buy them. The selection of flowers in the store on Valentine's Day may not be of the best quality or a long line may leave you late for your special date. So get the best quality of flowers and have them delivered. A flower delivery of a fresh flower arrangement is always a heart winner for me. When I see the delivery guy with a big bouquet of pretty flowers, this means that my husband cares to send the best. Teleflora is the worlds leading floral delivery service and they have the best collection of romantic and cheerful floral arrangements for Valentine's Day. The vases that the flowers come in are my favorite. I always find another purpose for the beautiful vases.


 My favorite floral arrangement is the Teleflora's Pretty In Quartz Bouquet. The flowers are displayed in a hand-blown art glass vase with soft pink gradient tones and filled with red roses, pink Asiatic lilies, red carnations, pink Limonium and green accents. There are many other pretty flowers available to fit almost any budget. So say I love you with flowers. If you love flowers then you will love my giveaway for a free flower bouquet!

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Handmade sugar-free and dairy-free chocolates

 If your loved one insists on chocolate then a gift of homemade chocolate is the best, especially when it is keto-friendly. These Homemade Vegan Sugar-Free Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are a perfect way to win the heart of someone who is on a special diet or has food allergies like me. They are easy to make and taste so good. If there is no need for a sugar-free or dairy-free chocolate, then you can make this recipe with milk chocolate chips and omit the sweetener. These chocolates are loaded with creamy peanut butter and have a sprinkle of salt on them to bring out the amazing taste of chocolate.

 Get the delicious chocolate recipe here! 

25 comments:

  1. Jewellery and flowers are always very nice gifts for Valentine's Day. Homemade cakes is a great idea too.

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  2. Awesome ideas. I am all about unique! I found some cool things on Etsy. That jewelry is pretty too.

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  3. What some great ideas, there is definitely something special about unique things! I love the jewellery and there is something about a puzzle book!

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  4. I love getting unique gifts for the holidays. Flowers and chocolate are nice, but they make a lot more of an impact when they're just because...and when my hubby didn't pay an arm and a leg for them.

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  5. The Gummy Candy Lab sounds so fun! I know my kiddos would really enjoy something like this!

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  6. I love finding gifts that are outside of the box for Valentine's Day. I'm still trying to figure out what I can get for my husband this year.

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  7. These are great ideas for Valentines day! I know I rather something useful than a box of chocolates!

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  8. I'm excited to see that you can snag these for the upcoming holiday

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  9. Lately, I have been really enjoying the words puzzles and picture puzzles. So, for me that book full of secret pictures would be a perfect gift.

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  11. Oh what great ideas you found here! My niece would love the gummy lab. She's a huge gummy eater!

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  12. I really love these ideas! Awesome options for Valentine's Day gift!

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  13. I am so used of seeing chocolates and flowers. I think these are all cool and timely. Been wanting to see a game changer.

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  14. Those are all wonderful items you've suggested. Homemade gift are the best in my opinion but buying someone sweets and flowers work just the same.

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  15. I don't love flowers or chocolate. I eat chocolate pretty frequently already so it's not much of a treat. And flowers are pretty but so expensive. I like the creative ideas you suggested. And now I also have to figure out what to do for my teenage boys.

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  16. These are such good ideas. I haven't even thought about Valentine's Day yet!

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  17. I am so glad that you have a great list of valentines gifts that does not need to be chocolates. Flowers are not something I like but I am seriously considering your homemade peanut butter chocolate cups.

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  18. Oh these are all great ideas! I'm having oral surgery on V-Day so I'm not really thinking about anything loving. Sigh.

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  19. How awesome are these Valentine's Day cards! I love the simplicity of them as well.

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  20. Loving the kids gifts, and personally salivating at the chocolates. The other suggestions are great too. I just generally like the whole overall message of tailoring the gift to the person's interests.

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  21. i love these wonderful gift ideas. im excited for the upcoming day! :)

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  22. Some excellent ideas here. Love the lip balm especially as it's something I find I need constantly at this time of the year.

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  23. I do like chocolate, but I always think it's an easy gift, because you don't have to put any efforts. I would love to receive jewelry for the gift for sure. :-)

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  24. I loved these amazing ideas. Thank you so much for sharing these. I didn't thought of celebrating the day with my kids, earlier. Plus, the flowers in the picture looked very cool. I will definitely share it with my friends. And I hope that my husband sees this and gifts me something wonderful.
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  25. My kids would love the gummy bear lab kit! We bought a slime kit once and they really enjoy the mixing and such. I know they would have a ball making an edible object!

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