Have you already found the perfect gift for your vegan sweetheart?
If not, we’re here to help!
Sometimes people find it challenging to buy a gift for their vegan partner for Valentine’s day as they aren’t sure if the classics would work.
Is chocolate vegan? And champagne?
Don’t worry, we have a few answers to help you choose the perfect vegan gift and why stop at the classics. If this year you’re looking for some more original ideas, we can help with that too.
Here are some of our favourite ideas for a great Valentine’s day gift for your vegan partner:
1. Champagne (or Prosecco)
Many people don’t realise that wine and beer may not be vegan, as according to their ingredients list they don’t contain any animal products.
However, as surprising as it may seem, producers can actually use some animal products, like gelatine or casein, during the production process without disclosing it in the label.
But the good news is that more and more producers in France and Italy are now selling vegan Prosecco and champagne and are going through the process of getting their products certified.
If your sweetheart loves bubbles, a bottle of vegan certified champagne or Prosecco will therefore be the perfect gift!
But to avoid mistakes, make sure you read our blog on vegan Prosecco before buying your present > https://www.allaboutgreens.co.uk/blog/is-prosecco-vegan
2. Chocolate - Is Chocolate Vegan?
Another Valentine’s day classic is chocolate, and if that’s what you’d like to buy, then it’s important to know how to choose the right product.
Most types of dark chocolates, and especially the high-quality ones, should be vegan and dairy-free. However, some are not, so you really need to read the nutrition facts carefully to check if the product you’d like to buy is 100% plant-based.
Obviously milk chocolate contains milk or dairy, but the good news is that it’s now possible to find some vegan alternatives too on the market.
So vegan milk chocolate is a thing, and it could be a good option for you if your partner used to love milk chocolate.
Our blog about vegan chocolate will guide you in the choice of the right product > https://www.allaboutgreens.co.uk/blog/is-chocolate-vegan
3. Chocolate fondue
If you want to take the chocolate gift to another level, why not organise a vegan chocolate fondue for you to share on Valentine’s day.
This is a great gift idea if your culinary skills aren’t great but you still want to impress your partner with something you prepared yourself.
The first step is to find a good quality dark chocolate which is vegan.
Then you can simply melt it in a hot water bath (bain-marie) together with plant-based milk like almond, cashew or hazelnut. A more decadent option would be to use coconut milk instead.
After that, you just need to choose what to dip in the chocolate fondue, berries, bananas and pears are great options.
4. Chocolate coated flowers
A similar idea, but more creative, would be to prepare some chocolate coated edible flowers.
You’ll just need to find some delicious edible flowers (such as rose, pansy or carnation) and coat them with chocolate.
To do that, the first step is to melt some vegan dark chocolate without adding any liquids. You should then dip in the chocolate only half of each flower, so they can still show their beautiful colours.
When the flowers are ready, place them in the fridge until the chocolate is hard again.
If flowers are too hard to find (or too delicate to handle), a great plan B could be fruits, such as strawberries or dried apricots. A bit more classic, but still delicious.
5. Their favourite dish "veganised"
If you like cooking, another option is to prepare a special meal to eat together on Valentine’s day.
What about veganising their favourite dish from before going vegan? They’ll surely love your idea and efforts!
And don’t worry, from lasagne to tiramisu, anything can be made with a plant based twist. We even have a plant-based recipe for turkey roll!
6. Plant-based cookery course
If your partner likes cooking and is always curious to learn new recipes and techniques, then a plant-based cooking course could be the perfect gift.
And if you both like cooking, you could even do it together and enjoy a great couple’s experience.
If this is something you might be interested in, don’t forget to check our online cooking course here > https://www.allaboutgreens.co.uk/Our-Accredited-Course
7. Tasting dinner at a fancy vegan restaurant
For a foodie, a tasting dinner at a fancy vegan restaurant would be ideal.
It’s a great way to spend a romantic evening together, while also enjoying some delicious food and discovering some new flavours.
8. Vegan hamper box
Many people who recently went vegan love finding new ingredients and foods they can eat.
So why not make some research and prepare a vegan hamper for your sweetheart this year?
Success guaranteed ;)
9. A trip to an animal sanctuary
If your partner is an ethical vegan, you could organise a day out in a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.
It would be a great way to spend some quality time together and to show that you understand and support their decisions.
Needless to say, many vegans would love for their partner to go vegan too.
If that’s something you’re willing to give a go, then you could go through the process together.
In this case, the perfect gift would be our 21-day challenge which you could do together.
In addition to having a good experience together, you’ll also show your motivation and your efforts to try the new lifestyle.
It will definitely be appreciated!
This is how it works > https://www.allaboutgreens.co.uk/21-day-challenge
Whatever you choose to do remember food is the language of love and even if you do not have a significant other in your life you can still choose to cook a delicious Valentines Day supper for yourself as an expression of self care.
We wish each and every one of you a happy Valentines Day from The All About Greens Team, whatever you choose to do. 💚