You know that feeling – your heart flutters, your palms sweat, you can’t wipe that stupid smile off of your face. You are just hoping for a gift this Valentine’s Day….

Valentines Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts that Won’t Rot Your Teeth

You know that feeling – your heart flutters, your palms sweat, you can’t wipe that stupid smile off of your face. You are just hoping for a gift this Valentine’s Day.  Maybe a note, or a rose, or a box of chocolates–ding, ding, ding! That’s the one we want to talk about today: the candy side of Valentine’s Day, or to some, the cavity side.  In order to rescue your dental health, we’ve come up with a list of Valentine’s Day gifts that won’t rot your teeth.

For the Significant Other

  1. Non-Candy Presents. There are a number of things that are just as fun or thoughtful as candy, such as:
      • Fun Socks.  Everyone likes an extra pair or two of socks, right?
      • Jewelry/Watches.
      • Pictures/picture frames. It’s always fun to keep memories close with a picture.
      • Tickets. Whether it’s to a sports game, musical or just a day at the spa – giving them something to look forward to later is a win.
      • Flowers. Yes, traditional. No, not cliché.
      • Fruit or other healthy snacks. Especially if your significant other is trying to stay away from things that might harm their health, giving them treats that are healthy is a gift they will appreciate.
      • Gift cards. While this may not seem like the best gift to give your significant other, couple it with some flowers and they’re sure to appreciate it.
      • Chores around the house. Especially if your significant other is a parent, doing some of the chores they typically do on a daily basis can help pick up some of the slack and give them a break from the everyday grind of life.
      • Movie night basket. Get a basket or popcorn bucket and fill it with their favorite candy, popcorn and movies. It’s a gift and a date night—all in one!
  1. Night on the Town. Take your date out! Don’t be afraid to get creative – you are sure to make fun memories!

For the Kiddos

It will bring a smile to your little one’s face and joy to their heart when they receive a present from you on Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas…

      •  Photo by Cavalier92 / CC BY-NC-ND

        Photo by Cavalier92 / CC BY-NC-ND

        Fruit or a Healthy Snack.

      • Toys. Keep in mind things they have been asking for, or get them something you know they would like.
      • Have Fun! Make a pillow fort in the living room, watch one of their favorite movies or plan another fun activity.
      • An Extra Treat. Let them stay up a little later than usual, or have a (healthy) dessert.
      • Take a Trip! Let them pick a fun place to go for a day, like the zoo, aquarium or park!

There are tons of ways to enjoy the holiday – even without candy. Use some of our ideas, or create some of your own! Remember to have fun and be thoughtful – after all, Valentine’s Day is about appreciating your loved ones.

What are some creative things you plan to do this Valentine’s Day?

 

Katie is 1Dental’s copywriter and social media marketer. She aims to promote dental health through new blog posts heavily researched and sourced by topic and social media updates and outreach. Katie has completed her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. You’ll find her posting regularly on 1Dental’s social pages: Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.

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