Valentine’s Day ideas

V-day: love it or hate it, at least we have chocolate. 🙂 Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day this year? I’m excited to spend it with our little family. We’re not sure what we’re doing yet, but I think a lovely dinner and movie are in the cards. I also look forward to making Valentines with Livi. Some of my favorite Valentine’s Days (or any holiday) are the most low-key; just an opportunity to spend time with those you love.

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If you’re shopping this year, I thought I’d share some fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her, crowdsource some ideas for him (why are guys so tough to shop for?!) and homemade treats.

Valentine gift guide

For her:

Conversation heart macarons

Cute pajamas: love this sleep shirt and this romper

Heart sweater (this one is only $24 at LOFT right now) 

Initial pendant, or Alex and Ani bangles

Rose lip balm, toner, or shower gel

Dark chocolate sea salt caramels


For him: 

I think any of these from my holiday gift guide would make an awesome choice, and experience dates are such a great gift.

Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest:

175 fun date ideas

15 ways to celebrate your husband (or partner)

12 inexpensive date ideas


If you’re planning on getting into the chocolate and card spirit, here are some fun homemade goodies to share with your love, your friends, or yourself 🙂

Basic French macarons

Dark chocolate cherry bark

Peanut butter chocolate fondue

Homemade chocolate marshmallows

Paleo almond butter lava cakes

Raw brownie cheesecake raspberry bars

Hope you have a lovely weekend!




*This post isn’t sponsored in any way, and include some ideas I thought may brighten your Valentine’s Day or make shopping a little easier. Affiliate links are included, and as always, I’m very thankful for your support! <3

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  1. Linda @ the Fitty on February 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I have been single every single valentine’s day to date. I wonder when that’ll ever change, and I don’t loathe the holiday despite being alone. 🙂 I can’t believe it’s only 1 week until the 14th!

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

      i spent a lot of v-days single, too, but they were some of my favorite ones: girlfriends make awesome valentines 🙂

  2. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I’m so excited for Valentine’s Day! I want those message macaroons! Too cute!

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2015 at 9:32 am

      i want them too! haha

  3. Taca @ A Side Of Dessert on February 7, 2015 at 10:58 am

    A box of chocolates and I’m over the moon! Those sea salt caramels look delicious!

  4. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on February 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I have a bunch of Alex and Ani bracelets and I wear them all the time. I have given them as gifts too because I feel you can make them a little personalized through the one you choose. I have had Valentine’s Days alone and with someone and I think you have to make the best of it no matter what your status. This year the boyfriend and I are going the dinner and movie route too. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. Tara @ Living Light on February 7, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I think Valentine’s Day is great for people who enjoy celebrating it!

    I’m single this Valentine’s Day so I plan on treating myself 😉 . Maybe with those paleo lava cakes…

  6. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on February 7, 2015 at 11:49 am

    My boy and I are doing a ‘progressive dinner’ / restaurant hop! Happy hour, entree, and dessert all at different places– and in between each one we have a fun activity planned!

  7. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Gina! I don’t know what the hubs and I will be doing for Valentine’s Day this year, but likely a nice dinner somewhere. I usually buy him good gifts, but I’m thinking of taking the DIY route this year. Yay for chocolate, wine and all things red and pink! 🙂

  8. Tricia @ A Couple Of Dashes on February 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Those macaroons are absolutely adorable! I’m not actually looking forward to Vday this year, but I’m going to buy myself a little something special to try to make up for it. I’m thinking maybe a new pair of workout pants from Lulu should the trick! 🙂

    I hope you guys have a fun day!

  9. Jaime M on February 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    My husband’s birthday is right before Valentine’s Day- I just ordered him a bacon “Mancrate”. (Best website ever!)

    • Lauren S. on February 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Cool site, thanks for sharing!

  10. AJ @ NutriFitMama on February 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Well, I have a Hot Chocolate 15k in the morning and then after that…who knows what we will do. I always do something special for the kids also- so need to figure that out I suppose 🙂

  11. Jessica @ kiwiyogirunner on February 8, 2015 at 1:11 am

    So helpful, I really have to get organised for v day! Have a lovely day with your lovely family 🙂 I’m very happy with my boyfriend so am looking forward to v day this year! 🙂

  12. kristin | W [H] A T C H on February 8, 2015 at 7:29 am

    fresh skincare products are so nice — would love to receive them on v-day!

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

      the bessttttttt

  13. Maggie on February 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Aww, I love Julie’s cheap date ideas that you shared. I think me and the boyf will keep it low-key this V-day, maybe go out to dinner and watch a movie or try one of her ideas. What a great Valentine’s Day ideas post!

  14. Allie on February 9, 2015 at 5:36 am

    The conversation macarons are so, so cute! Now I’m feeling really ambitious and want to try to make them . . . this could be exciting! 😉

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      oooh let me know if you do!

  15. Jackie Fo on February 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    So I totally dropped the ball on picking a dinner place and now everything is booked so looks like we’re staying in! But that’s fine, I’m happy cooking a big ole dinner and having wine on the couch!! in my pjs!

    • Fitnessista on February 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      sounds like a great night!

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