Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity to pause and let people know you care, and being mindful of good health is a great way to demonstrate that you’re paying attention to their wellness goals and say, “Hey, I love that you love yourself.” While we don’t suggest kicking the usual chocolate and flowers to the curb completely (who doesn’t love a little indulgence now and then?), why not also surprise your friends, family, and significant other with meaningful and healthy gifts this year?
Gifts for the morning person
Does your significant other live for the early morning workout session? We do too. Give them the added energy boost with products that won’t overload their body with caffeine. Creamy Chocolate Fudge protein powder tastes like an indulgence, packs in the nutrition, and gets them out the door and on the way to spin class quickly. Add a new pair of wireless earbuds to keep them focused on their workout instead of rearranging cords, and you’ve just made their morning.
Gifts for the mindful yogi
Looking for the perfect gift for your bendy babe? Why not treat them to a new yoga mat? Some yogis suggest replacing your mat every six to twelve months, and let’s be honest, how many of us actually do that? A new mat is a great way to add a little extra motivation to your loved one’s practice. Aside from the wonders yoga does for flexibility and mobility, it can also be very beneficial for the mind by relieving stress and creating a healthy emotional mindset. Want your gift to have some added love? Why not tag along and treat your sweetheart to a class and get bendy together. Studies show that group settings such as yoga classes, can help people to produce more oxytocin, a hormone that makes them feel more loved.
Gifts for the tea lover
Travel tea infusers are the perfect gift for an on-the-go tea drinker. Not only will they think of you every time they take a sip, but they’ll be even more motivated to reap the benefits of herbal tea. Tea is an easy and tasty way to get more fluids into our bodies with the added bonus of antioxidants to help keep immune systems in tip-top shape. Different tea blends can rejuvenate a tired body or calm a restless mind at night.
Gifts for the sweet tooth in your life
A homemade gift, especially a fresh baked one, can be both meaningful and delicious. Our Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies are a healthy, homemade alternative to the typical boxed brownie mix, with an extra kick of protein from the Orgain Organic Peanut Butter Protein Powder.
Gifts for the coffee drinker
If you have a coffee person on your hands then you know how much they’ll love receiving a fresh bag of locally roasted beans and a new pour-over coffee set. Don’t worry about fueling an unhealthy habit. Coffee contains natural antioxidants and can actually increase calcium absorption. While individuals with heart issues and women who are pregnant need to moderate their caffeine consumption carefully, others can feel ok about that second cup of joe in the morning–just remember to go easy on the sugar and try not to add too much cream or consider almond milk as an alternative. If your sweetheart isn’t a fan of black coffee or a friend to dairy, have them try our plant-based Vanilla Coffee Chiller recipe.
We understand the importance of spreading love each and every day, but we hope these mindful and healthy gifts will make this Valentine’s Day a little extra special for the healthy, active loved ones in your life.