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Win Your Valentine a Gift that Gives Back

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving gifts that give back, helping spread that V-Day love around the world. Through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship, gifts of Whole Trade and Fair Trade treats add a new meaning to the old saying: “it’s the thought that counts.” Yes, it’s the thought…the thought that every purchase supports the workers and communities that produce the item you’re buying. From flowers and chocolates to wines and unique snacks, you can find a bundle of treats for your valentine. And to spread a little love around ourselves, we’re giving away five gift baskets full of socially responsible goodies. Why? Because it feels good to give gifts that give back! We’re giving away five baskets filled with Whole Trade and Fair Trade treats – from milk chocolate hearts and chocolate dipped bananas to cinnamon sugar drizzled popcorn and dark chocolate granola. Just enter a comment below by February 10th telling us what makes your Valentine special. Whether it’s your sweetie or your grandma, we want to hear it all! We’ll choose five comments at random to receive a Valentine gift basket. And one of the lucky winners will also receive a $150 Whole Foods Market gift card to use to purchase a few bouquets of our beautiful Whole Trade roses, Fair Trade wines or ingredients for a home-cooked dinner for two. Here's the list of goodies you can look forward to in this basket of love. Even if you don’t win a basket from us, you can surprise your valentine with a sweet and meaningful treat! 365 Everyday Value Organic Swiss Milk and Dark Chocolate Bars - Every bite is not only creamy and smooth–but responsible, too. All of our chocolate bars carry the Whole Trade™ Guarantee that ensures more money to the producers, better wages for workers and sustainable farming in the Dominican Republic where the beans are grown. Divine Chocolate Milk Chocolate Hearts and Bars - Divine’s cocoa beans are carefully fermented and dried by the farmers who co-own the company. When consumers purchase Divine Chocolate products for their loved ones, they're doing a good thing for the farmers in Ghana by ensuring that they receive a Fair Trade price for their cocoa beans. Theo Organic Chocolate Bars in three classic flavors - Orange Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Almond Dark Chocolate and Chile Spice - with outstanding taste and ethically, sustainably production practices. Kopali Organic Dark Chocolate Bananas - perfectly sweet and rich, irresistibly luscious, and 100% organic.  And if that were not enough, with your purchase you join Kopali in directly supporting sustainable farmers and Fair Trade. Popcorn Indiana Whole Trade Cinnamon Sugar Drizzled Kettlecorn – sinfully smooth white chocolate drizzled, all-natural, hand-crafted, taste-bud rocking Cinnamon Kettle corn developed in partnership with Whole Foods Market using organic sweeteners, flavors and spices. Nature's Path's Organic Love Cruncha delicious dark chocolate granola developed exclusively with Whole Foods Market. Best part?  For every box sold, Nature's Path will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation to help women lift themselves out of poverty. Remember, tell us about your Valentine by February 10th!

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julie rosier says …

Well, I have lost my valentine but I want to enter ! I am looking for a new one as we speak...maybe I will go back to one I should have gone with years ago....sigh

Jilliann Rath says …

My husband will be my valentine, as he has been for the last ten years. I open my eyes every morning to him gazing down at me lovingly with a fresh cup of coffee to wake me up. He does all of this with our two beautiful organic little ones clinging to him adoringly. He makes me feel amazing.

Rachel says …

My kids are my valentines. They ask me out on dates and tell me they "wuv" me all the time.

Kristen says …

My Valentine this year is my boyfriend, John. He is the most amazing person I have ever met! We've actually known each other since we were 9 (we're now 24) and God sent him back into my life this past year when I was going through an incredibly rough time. He is the one true gentleman out there that I know of; he opens every door, is incredibly thoughtful, and treats me the way I should be treated. We are both Whole Foods junkies, too! I cannot wait to marry him! :)

Linda Adams says …

I have two very special valentines. They are my sons Spencer and Wesley, ages 35 and 34 respectively. I raised them alone since they were 8 years old. I retired from State of CA at age 48 due to disabilities. My sons are very helpful. Wesley helps me in my home daily with chores, cooking, etc. Spencer has helped us with financial needs, errands, etc. They are both so thoughtful and give tirelessly with loving hearts. They are also helpful and giving with their friends and others. I am so fortunate. It would be wonderful to give them a special gift to help me show my love for them. We are health aware, purchase organic products, and strive to live a healthy lifestyle. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Heather Fuller says …

Spending time with my wonderful husband is all that matters on Valentine's Day.

madeline says …

My boyfriend is wonderful and smart and handsome (and mostly veg. too). We're students, so grocery gift cards would be AMAZING.

Janna P. says …

My daughter is my special valentine. She is so kind and compassionate towards people and animals. She shows empathy to her friends when they are struggling. She's also a lifelong vegan who hopes to someday open an animal sanctuary.

Claudia says …

My valentine is my Dear Fiancé. On any given day my adorable fiancé always make me feel special. He is caring and loveable. He is patient and cares about my feelings. He is always there for me. Just knowing that I have him and his love is the best gift.

simi says …

My BF. The love of my life... he cooks for me all the time and because of him, my tummy is very happy :)

Lauren says …

My Valentine is special because he would do anything for me and treats me so well :-)

Jackie says …

This will be the first year that i celebrate Valentine's Day! I am very excited to be sharing it with my sweetheart this year! <3

Margesella Garza says …

My fiance is the best! He stays at home and takes care of our 11 month old daughter. I am amazed at what he does, and I think he takes better care of her than I DO! He keeps the house in order as best he can, laundry, dishes, AND he is a fabulous cook! He cooks so much better than I do. I call him my Tyler Florence. Now be jealous of THAT ladies! LOL Not many stay at home dads can do all that! Happy Valentines everyone!

Amanda Naylor says …

My husband is such a sweetheart. He brings me breakfast in bed for no reason and will give me random massages. He is my best friend and favorite person ever!

Chris baker says …

My valentine is sooooo wonderful she is beautiful,and the only woman for me.We dated 6 months and have been marked 29 years on sept 3rd of this year at 7:30 pm and I am loving every min of it. We are watching a movie tonight because she just had major surgery and is in pain but we are together and thankful she is healing. Most of all we are spending time together and that is always special. I still enjoying hearing her voice to just being near her. She is my main investment and I love it that way.Everyone should have a valentine as great as mine. If you want one too just have 4 or 5 close relatives pray for you a spouse with faith and GOD will do most of it. to my love my wife Dana doodle bug baker.xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Christa Johnson says …

My husband is the best. He took a break from being a fire fighter this week to brave the weather and drive a limo for the Superbowl. Why would he do that? Because I'm in school and he is going to use the money he makes this week to pay for some of my classes. He is my hero!

Christin says …

My boyfriend makes my Valentine special. He showers me with gifts!

ariel says …

My parents are my valentines because they support me and send me care packages across the country as little surprises that brighten my days

Kristy Wilson says …

My valentine is special because he is the smartest man I know. He works hard so I can grocery shop at Wholefoods : ) I love him!

Amy says …

My boyfriend regularly makes me dinner and cleans my apartment (which is a huge mess!) He even scrubs underneath the stove ranges, does the dishes, and fixes the appliances/computer/bathroom sink. He really takes care of me in terms of practical things - but is also very romantic :)

TONI SMITH says …

My Valentine will be my Mother,Priscilla she is the best Mother a person could have Priscilla is a Breast Cancer Survivor and doing her Chemo and Radiation she keep a positivc attitude she had become very sick and in doing so she still remain positive and would go out and speak with other ladies regarding breast cancer telling them that they could beat this disease, she lost her hair she lost weight and she even loss 1/2 of her breast but she was still a DIVA i am very proud of her and her courage. i could go on and on regarding her, I now have the attitude that no matter what life brings if my mother can make it so can i. That is why she is my Valentine

Silva Adeniyi says …

My Valentine is sweet all the time, his name is James R. Little. He cooks for me (food from Harry's), he makes sure I am safe, and he always surprises me with something I like. He leads in our Faith in God. He is a man of great integrity, very intelligent, and loving. God made this man just for me.

Gaby says …

My valentine is the best and someone who can make me smile and laugh everyday. This year we will celebrate our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife.

heather howard says …

I love my husband; he will be shovelling us out today and tomorrow! <3

Sharon Whitsitt says …

What MAKES my Valentine special? Nothing. There is nothing that MAKES my Valentine special. In my mind, my Valentine was born special. She was, is, and always will be special. There is nothing she has done, nor is there anything she will do; there is nothing in the way she looked, nor will there be anything about her appearance in the future, which will elevate or bring down my appreciation and understanding of her just "being" her. When God gifts you with a true friend, a companion for part of your journey in life, how could the gift not be special? I could list more than a million attributes about my Valentine. But then again, I would be biased.

Renee says …

He eats the vegan food I cook even though he loves meat!

Dawn says …

My valentine is special because she laughs at all of my jokes -- even the ones that aren't funny.

Lauren says …

My Valentine is special because he came to live with me while I was studying in Italy. When he finally got back, he realized that he had been fired from his job and he didn't care.

Sharon Whitsitt says …

What MAKES my Valentine special? Nothing. There is nothing that MAKES my Valentine special. In my mind, my Valentine was born special. She was, is, and always will be special. There is nothing she has done, nor is there anything she will do; there is nothing in the way she looked nor will there be anything about her appearance in the future which will elevate or bring down my appreciation and understanding of her just "being" her. When God gifts you with a true friend, a companion for part of your journey in life, how could the gift not be special? I could list more than a million attributes about my Valentine. But then again, I would be biased.

Kelly McDavid says …

Valentine’s Day is made special by waking up to lovely flowers and a beautiful healthy breakfast adorned with kisses. A proclamation of the love we have for one another and the the value we place on each other’s lives as we live for today and plan for tomorrow. Ending with a romantic dinner surrounded by elegance and warmth. Holding one another as we dream of the lovely evening we just shared and the blessings we count knowing how much the other cares.

Brandi says …

My husband watches out for my health and safety. He is smart, supportive, and really cares for me and our cat.

Trinity says …

My valentine is special because he opened my eyes to a whole new world. He immigrated to the US when he was a young adult and gives me a different perspective on life!

Ben Roberts says …

My better half (girlfriend) puts up with my grousing over the unrelenting snow. She deserves every Valentine she can get.

Sarah Tillman says …

My Valentine is my newlywed husband Mark. We just got married December 18th 2010. This will be our FIRST VALETINES together EVER! We had a long distance relationship for two years and have overcome a lot of obstacles to be with one another so this Valentines day is deeply special to both of us. Hopefully we can share and celebrate our love with whole foods tasty healthy style!

Dina Maulucci says …

James M. is my valentine because he supports my dreams...and because i just love US!!!

Cheryl Abbey says …

My husband is my Valentine! After being married for 15 years and thinking we could not have a family we were blessed with a wonderful little boy. My Valentine became so much more over this last year as we have been blessed to have our son. Not only is my husband my support and love of my life but is now the most amazing father to our son and truly my best friend. I am so blessed as he is now taking care of me as I am due to have our 2nd son on Valentine’s Day. James, I love you and thank you and the Lord as I have been blessed! Happy Valentine’s Day!

kathy p. says …

My sweetie is one who doesnt buy me presents for my birthday , Christmas or Valentine's Day- he makes me a present . He does really good woodworking and has made me some fantastic gifts which I really like.Anyone can buy a gift , but to have someone spend hours making a gift-wow- that really comes from the heart.

Tiffany P says …

What makes my Valentine special......well this is our first Valentines as a married couple and since we have been together for almost 11 years it just seems that much more special. Even after this long I still get butterflies in my stomach.

Debbie says …

My valentine is my fiance, Joe, who has been my sweetheart for seven years. He is everything I could ever want, and I love him with all my heart. We met at church, and God has truly blessed us through the years with a love that only He could build between us. Joe's heart is for serving the Lord and helping, caring and praying for others. He is a one in a million guy.

Deanna says …

He buys me soy yogurt and health food even though he doesn't eat it himself!

Jean F says …

While I don't have one special Valentine, I have several friends who are dear to me at every time of the year. The reason why is because we enjoy each others' company and can count on each other for advice and support as we go through life.

Marion says …

My mother it the sweetest because, she will lose sleep to make sure that we get enough sleep, by making everyone a great big healthy breakfast. She goes to bed late into the night just to make sure everything is clean. We try to do all these things before she gets to it, but she insists that she does it herself all because she loves me and her grandchildren. My mom is the sweetest person I know. She deserves a shopping spree.

jimmy says …

what makes my wife the perfect valentine, is the fact that she is a very caring and giving person.She will help anyone who needs her help, she always thinks of others before she thinks of her self. Thats why she is a very special person in my life.

Denise Johnson says …

My husband is a hard working and loving man! I'd love to win for him. Thank you.

Julie says …

Every day is special. You never have to ask him to do anything. He just picks up where I left off. He's a terrific partner, Dad and provider. I love my Valentine.

Linda B says …

I have a very special friend whose birthday is on the 13th of February. She is like a mother to me and my son and I respect that she is a very giving and caring person. She is a retired Nurse who lost her husband last year and while I know she is lonely at times since his death, she always makes time to help out others and is a pillar in the community. She has been very supportive of me and I find her wisdom and joy of life is very uplifting. She gives so much and never expects anything back..that is why I want this to be a special gift for her.

Rosalyn says …

As a teacher, I love to get all of the homemade cards and gifts from my students. It makes you feel good to know that your are helping so many little lives and that they appreciate what you do for them!

Beth NOLTON says …

My valentine has taken my life to a new meaning. He makes me want to get up every morning and enjoy my world. The thought of him makes me try to be a better person and a good example, I look at him and think what will the earth be like for generations coming. I love him.

Lara Valigorsky says …

What makes my husband my special Valentine is his sense of humor and his big heart. Being funny when the chips are up is easy, but he's funny and supportive even in difficult circumstances. During one memorable argument, I said he was just being contrary and he retorted, "No I'm not!" and then broke into a huge grin....

Dorothy says …

Well it looks like a lot of people have Husband Valentines! I'm no exception. My husband is the one person in the world that I can be 100% goofy around and with. We've only been married a year (dated 7 years before getting married), but I think we've pretty much been best friends since the start. Right now he works full time, part time and goes to school full time (talk about dedication!), so it's been kind of hard for us, since we never get to see each other except in passing or at the end of the day, when we're brushing our teeth, walking the dogs and going to bed. This Valentine's Day, I'm hoping to surprise him (he'll be at work) with something to show him how appreciative I am of all the hard work he's putting in for his family.

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