Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend, and it's time to spread a little love and cheer. We have some great ideas for treating loved ones for this special day--and even a few yummy treats for yourself! Valentine's Day might be touted as the day to treat your significant other: boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or partner. While this is important, it's also important to remember to give a little love to anyonewho might need it this Valentine's Day. That could be a friend, parent, sibling, child, co-worker, or grandparent. It never hurts to tell someone how much they mean to you, and often a phone call or thoughtful card is all they need to make their day that much brighter! But in case you want to go the extra mile, we have some great ideas for you.
ALTER ECO TRUFFLES: Gluten free, organic, fair trade, and non-gmo. These truffles are available in milk or dark chocolate and are made with the goodness of coconut oil, so you can feel good about treating loved ones to these chocolatey delights. Plus, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants... you can't go wrong! Check them out here--they're on sale for 40% off right now!
CRATE 61 SOAPS: Made to help the world smell a little sweeter! These hand-crafted bars are made locally in Toronto, Ontario and have all natural oils and essential oils for soothing scents. From Almond Heavento unique Avocado Grapefruit, these soaps make a beautiful gift for anyone.
ANDALOU NATURALS FACIAL CARE KITS: For that special lady in your life! These kits come with 5 awesome products to help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin. From cleansing gel to toner to cream, you'll have your whole skin care regime right here in this little kit. Choose from Age Defying, Brightening, or Clarifying--all are made with all natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals or ingredients.
VITAROM DIFFUSERS: Diffusers are a great way to improve the atmosphere (and smell) of any room in your room. Vitarom Diffusers use a cold process (no heat) to diffuse the scent of essential oils throughout the air. Create a loving, relaxing atmosphere with lavender or a warm room with citrus oils--the choice is yours to create a different room each time! Available in darkor light wood to match any décor.
JOHN MASTERS HAIR CARE PRODUCTS: For the healthiest hair possible, John Masters has created a line of all natural hair products for men and women. From shampoos and conditioners to styling products and gels, there is a product for every hair type. Give the gift of luxury this Valentine's Day! Visit our site here for the John Master's line.
CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE!: We have chocolate bars galore! What's your fancy--dark chocolate? Milk chocolate? Chocolate with mint, almonds, quinoa, toffee, cranberries--we've got the whole 9 yards. And let's face it, if you can't say it with chocolate, what can you say it with? Check out some of our favourites here!
STILL NOT SURE? Check out our page of Valentine's Day Specialsor browse our website for more ideas! Or, just make up a batch of these AMAZING cookies, and trust us, all will be well in the world...
Triple Chocolate Cookies
2 cups organic dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups spelt flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups white chocolate chips
1-100g Cocoa Camino bittersweet chocolate bar, cut into small chunks
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sucanat, eggs and vanilla. Add in flour and baking powder and stir well. beat in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips and the bittersweet chocolate chunks. Rest dough in fridge to set for about 1/2 hour. (If you refrigerate too long, mixture will be too hard to work with.) Using two spoons, drop about 1 tbsp. of dough 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.