A Very Vegan Valentine Gift Round-Up! »
Valentine’s Day is approaching! I may have touched on this in previous years but I’ll say it again: Don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you Valentine’s Day is some made-up Hallmark holiday! It’s as old as dirt! Look it up, bros.
Now, I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be some crazy event, I think dinner and flowers is perfect! But if you want to step it up a little from flowers, here are some super gift ideas:
Here’s a sweet treat from Rescue Chocolates, “Wild at Heart” chocolate hearts filled with raspberry ganache! You can find some at Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe! These are so simple and pretty and the proceeds go to great animal organizations so you’re sweetie will be all the more impressed!
Another sweet gift for a good cause, how much would your main squeeze love a heart full of chocolates from Farm Sanctuary?! SO MUCH! These special “milk” chocolates are fair trade, vegan and organic! Plus you are helping one of our favorite charities (it’s the one and only Eric the piglet’s home!)
This doesn’t need much commentary from me. You obviously need one. Get it from Chocolate Decadence!
Here’s a twist on the traditional candy gift, from Vegan Etsy Team member Feedyourface, Vegan Organic Valentine’s Day Caramels with raspberries, dark chocolate, vanilla balsamic, and white pepper! That sounds YUM with a capital DANG!
Another Etsy candy entry, cute vegan Valentine’s chocolates from MissVeganTreats! I’ve never tried these but they are adorable. I love the skulls! Because they are baddass AND romantic, just like me!
Ok, last Etsy treat gift! This is Iheartveg’s Vegan S’mores Kit: Valentine Edition! I like this because it’s sweets for your sweet but it’s also kind of an experiential gift! Because s’mores aren’t just a food, they are an activity! So you can give your sweetie the kit and then make them together! Ohhhhh, maybe over a campfire! Romantic! Jeez, you’ve outdone yourself.
Lingerie, whether you plan on wearing it for your lovey or giving it to your lovey to wear, is a crowd-pleaser! And this set comes from vegan lingerie shop Purrfect Pineapples and has little white hearts on it. So romantic!
Don’t forget the appeal of an old-fashion card! Only old people give out cards any more and old people are the best so you should give out cards and be like an old person. This cutie cute cute one comes from Vegan Etsy Team member MyZoetrope. You know what would be cute? If a BOY got this for someone! Boys never give cards. That would be adorbs. You guys should do that.
Experiential gifts are all the rage in the past few years, simply because a lot of us just have too much stuff! And really, isn’t it memories that build a romance? At least that’s what I hear. So here’s an idea: get tickets to Urban Food Crawl’s “Suds & Sweets: An evening of beer and dessert pairings” in LA! There will be mini vegan cupcakes and truffles paired with a beer flight! So fun! And nothing stimulates a romance like beer. If you don’t live in LA, you should still totally get tickets to this AND get plane tickets to LA! That would be awesome. I would totally marry you if you did that for me. Or not marry you; Whatever you were going for, I’d be down!
That’s all for now, pals! Have a happy Valentine’s Day and hug your lovey for me.
Coconut Whipped Cream topping from Vegan Dad! For use on a Banana Cream Pie. Or on EVERYTHING EVER. I like this recipe because it looks like it actually works. There are other recipe for whipped cream made from coconut milk where you just basically whip coconut cream until it’s firm. Yeah, that shit don’t work. But his has detailed instructions and sounds very smart and I know he doesn’t publish bullshit recipes so I’m gonna put my faith in him! And if it fails, there’s always Healthy Top. Seriously, buy a lot of that shiz today because that shiz is MAGICAL. Despite the fact that it stupidly has healthy in its name, it tastes like freaking fatty fat whipped cream deliciousness. Ugh, I love it so much. Put it on chocolate chantilly* and live the rest of your life as the happiest person there is. In fact, Meave is spending the night tonight (jealous??) so I can going to email her right now and ask her to make it. The dishes are done, man!
*Every time I type chantilly, I get that damn Big Bopper song stuck in my head. Why do I even know that song!? Was it a Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies tune? That could explain it because my mom forced me to do those as a kid so that I might become less of a fatty fat. All I have to say is: 1) didn’t work and 2) THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, MOTHER.
Make this whipped cream from a can of coconut cream. Make it tonight. And then put it all over your naked body and come over. Please bring an extra tupperware full of it so I can send you home after you drop it off. YOU’VE BEEN PUNKED! Fine, I’ll make it my damn self!