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Hot Topic Tuesday: Would You Buy Your Valentine a Healthy Gift?

Will you wrap candy hearts or a heart-smart gift? (Photo by Peter Ardito)

Love is in the air and the hunt is on for the perfect gift for your Valentine. Whether it's for someone you're newly dating or your spouse of many years, a good present can mean a lot. You'll also never live down a bad present, so it's important to get it right! If your honey is trying to lose a few lbs, you may be thinking that a gym membership or a few workout DVDs would make for a perfect gift. Unfortunately, recipients might read this gesture as "honey, I think you need to spend more time on the treadmill" or "I love you, but I don't love your love handles." There are a few health-minded gifts that we wouldn't mind unwrapping, like:

  • A spa gift card
  • Dinner for two at a nice restaurant with healthy options
  • Dark chocolate
  • Red wine

But just remember to watch your step if you opt for goodies that don't say, "I love you just the way you are!" (And a final hint to guys out there: We love our Spanx, but we can take care of that investment on our own.) Now tell us: Will you have health in mind during your Valentine's Day shopping? What is the best gift you've ever received on February 14?