Dear Gluten-Free Readers,
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Below I have described some fail-proof ideas that will spark things up on this blushing holiday!
Things to Get for Your Loved One
Shopping for a loved one on Valentine’s Day can be a very awkward and frustrating experience. It can be difficult to find the right gift that is not too expensive, but also demonstrates your love. However finding the right gifts is very rewarding. Here are some of my favorite Valentine gift ideas:
- Love Album: Nothing sets the mood better than some soulful love tunes. The love songs that have a special commonplace in you and your loved one’s hearts are timeless. Why not add more to your collection? This is an affordable gift that will keep on giving! Below are some of my favorite artists to listen to when I am in the lovin’ mood:
- Al Green
- Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
- Frank Ocean
- Keb’ Mo’
- Marvin Gaye
- Ray Charles
- Stevie Wonder
- Van Morrison
- Gluten Free Chocolate: Nothing beats your favorite bar of chocolate! I generally will sacrifice the aesthetic appearance of having heart-shaped candies for a higher quality bar of gluten-free chocolate. We are all foodies here, so my best advice is to splurge on a good bar of chocolate. Note: Please glance over this article (http://bit.ly/vZmFnK) about gluten free chocolate before you consider my chocolate recommendations!
- Flowers: Even though the vast majority of our readers are women, we hope this notifies some gentlemen to remember to get the flowers! Also, avoid waiting until the last minute (i.e. on your way home from work while frantically calling restaurants to make reservations)!
Things to Do
- Cook Together: If you are properly prepared and have a decent grasp on the recipe, cooking with a loved one is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. It is common for couples to get “distracted” on Valentines Day. Just be sure that the meal you cook does not require an obtrusive amount of attention. Many couples prefer to go out to dinner, but making a Valentines Day reservation can be a hectic and stressful experience. Plus, self-cooked meals tend to be much more satisfying. Visit our G.F. Valentines Day Pinterest Board for great recipe ideas.
- Favorite Romantic Comedy and a Bottle of Red: Watching a romantic company is always a treat with your loved one. Buy a nice bottle of red wine to accompany you!
- Love Walk: Many of us find ourselves in sugary food coma on Valentines Day. Going on your favorite walk with a loved one is a great way to solve that problem. Even if it’s cold out, a walk is a great way to wind down and share your thoughts with your significant other.
- Go Out to Dinner: Visit Yelp.com and type in your zip-code along with clicking the “Gluten-Free” filter to find the best Gluten-Free restaurants in you town. Couples with young ones, remember to book your babysitter!