There’s a reason why candy hearts and other sweets are such a staple around Valentines Day. The quintessential gifts of choice for Valentines Day involve sweet and sugary food items. Perhaps the biggest reason is to create a happy metaphor that the person you are buying for is as sweet as chocolate, or perhaps it’s just because those items help us cope with the fact that winter went out of fashion about a month ago and we aren’t happy about it. Whatever the motivation, however, Valentines Day goes hand-in-hand with finding edible ways to say, “I love you.”
With that in mind, we have two ideas for you to do just that, but on the cheap. The first involves Endangered Species Chocolate. These chocolates are special editions from the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Don’t worry, this doesn’t involve chocolate covered siberian tiger or some other actual endangered species (eww). The delicious treats went on sale this past Saturday, January 26 as part of the Second Anniversary Celebration for the library. The proceeds from sales are sent to support the oceans, forests, and animals of Earth. So, not only are you demonstrating your love for your own sweetheart for Valentines Day, but also your home planet. Follow the Endangered Species Chocolate link and you’ll find a wide selection of chocolates available for your Valentines Day gift.
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, on the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a giant cookies from Paradise Bakery. You can order and prepay for a Valentines Day giant cookie in the shape of a heart. If you order before Wednesday, February 13, the cookie will be ready for Valentines Day and you can save 10% on the price. You can have something simple like “Happy Valentines Day” written in icing, but you can also have any customized message you want scrawled on your cookie. If, for example, you wanted it to read, “I love you as much as I love Kurt Vonnegut,” you could do that. We’re not necessarily advocating that much creativity, but best of luck to you on Valentines Day. And remember, while it’s the thought that counts, chocolate never hurts either.