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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

My family is crazy about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, my sister and I would awaken on February 14 to find a glorious basket of goodies next to our breakfast plate. Now that I’m an adult, my parents still find time to send sweet treats in the mail, and my sister always makes me a beautiful card.

This year, I’m putting my own twist on the family tradition. When I share Valentine gifts with the special people in my life — from my spouse to my son, my parents and even dear friends — I’m going to make sure that the ingredients are as good as the sentiments I’m trying to express.

Whole Foods Market’s legendary Quality Standards make it my go-to place for Valentine candies, luxurious body care, and Whole Trade® flowers that give back to the communities where they were grown. Here’s a quick run-down of the goodies I’ll be giving as gifts this year:

For the Little Ones

Need goodies for your kiddo’s classroom exchange? Send sweets without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners:

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks are chewy, bunny-shaped snacks made from real fruit juice.

Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Hearts are lightly sugared and bursting with cherry and watermelon flavors.

Bonuses: Both of these treats are Non-GMO Project Verified, packed with vitamin C, and they come in kid-size packages with a space to address to classmates or friends!

For the Chocolate Lovers in Your Life

You almost can’t go wrong with chocolate as a gift. Whether your beloved likes milk chocolate or dark, we’ve got loads of options, including Theo My Cherry Baby Bar 45% Milk Chocolate Bar and Theo Cinnamon Love 75% Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar, both of which are made with organic, fair trade chocolate.

Put your own spin on the traditional box of chocolates with a ready-to-gift box of Lake Champlain Organic Valentine Chocolate Squares. Each box features a mix of milk and dark chocolate squares, and each bite is a little bit sweeter when you know that it’s made with fair trade chocolate.

Bathing Beauty

Show you care with gifts that meet our Premium Body Care™ standards for sourcing, environmental impact, results and safety!

Whole Foods Market™ Lemon Verbena 85% Organic Triple French Milled Soap is crafted in France and wrapped in gift-worthy, beautiful recycled paper.

Formulated with 20% shea butter, Whole Foods Market™ Dry Skin Hand Cream absorbs quickly and leaves hands soft and smooth. Intriguing scents of Peony, Mint & Blackberry make this cream extra luxurious.

Romantic Roses

Is it possible to improve on the classic Valentine gift?

Well, when you buy a dozen beautiful Whole Trade® roses, you’re helping to insure fair wages and working conditions for rose farmworkers. In addition, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for the community that grew the roses. The farmers and farmworkers then determine how to use those funds for scholarships, healthcare, housing or other social, economic and environmental projects that meet the needs of their community. Isn’t that a great way to share your love?

Will you be giving a Valentine gift or gifts this season? Share some gifting inspiration in the comments.