It’s that time of the year again: love is in the air, indulgent chocolate treats are everywhere, and extravagant flower arrangements are decorating corners left and right.
If this is your (or your partner’s) first Valentine’s day as a vegan, the big day may present a unique set of challenges: your go-to chocolate gift box is unlikely to be dairy-free, the leather gift you’ve had your eyes on for months becomes unsuitable to give to your committed vegan partner, and your cosy, romantic stay-at-home dinner might require a lot more researching than you expected.
What options are there for a fully vegan Valentine’s day?
Now, there’s no point denying that this Valentine’s day is going to look a little different from what we’re used to, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to make this Valentine’s day the most special yet – yes, even if you’re a newly vegan couple!
In this article, we’ll go over some of the best vegan gifts on the market and give some handy ideas on how to make your cruelty-free Valentine’s day dinner one to remember for years to come, even when classic restaurant dates are off the table!
Say it with (vegan) chocolate!
The indulgent, heart-shaped box of chocolate has always been the most popular option when it comes small Valentine’s day gifts. Most times, it’s either that or a bouquet of roses, and while they may be painfully cliché and overdone by now, these two options are still guaranteed to be liked by lovers all around the world.
So, what’s a vegan to do when all the household name chocolate brands you and your partner used to love are packed with dairy?
Nowadays, finding delicious vegan chocolate doesn’t mean having to settle for 80% dark chocolate – the plant-based market is filled with creamy, indulgently sweet treats for you and your partner to enjoy!
You can easily create your own treat box by combining your favourite vegan chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and scrumptious pralines into a DIY, zero-waste gift box to make the little thought feel that much bigger. Alternatively, you can branch out and present your partner with an indulgent mix of traycakes, brownies, and blondies to share with your romantic dinner – guaranteed to impress!
Find the perfect vegan gift
If you’ve waited way too long and you’re now scrambling to find the perfect last-minute Valentine’s day gift, you’re certainly not alone.
Unsurprisingly, finding a great vegan gift in a time crunch presents a whole other set of challenges than the regular last-minute purchase, but with our vegan Valentine’s day collection you are guaranteed to find something just right for your loved one, whatever their taste and preferences might be!
From scented candles to men’s care gift boxes, cruelty-free makeup and skincare, pamper boxes, and even classy vegan watches, Vegana Marketplace has everything you need for finding the perfect Valentine’s gift – without supporting unethical businesses and unsustainable operations in the process!
Whip up the ultimate vegan dinner in minutes
Sure, there’s no shortage of vegan recipes around to try making a delicious plant-based dinner from scratch, but if you’re not exactly a top-rated chef in the kitchen, whipping up an ambitious three-course homemade vegan dinner might not be the ideal course of action.
Maybe, you’d rather indulge in a takeaway and focus your efforts on creating the perfect romantic atmosphere, picking the perfect movie, and pampering your loved one all day. Or perhaps, you’d rather go all in on baking a delicious vegan Valentine’s dessert than spending more time that you actually have in front of the stove.
If you want to skip the hassle while still treating your loved one to a special meal, we’ve got some perfect vegan dinner ideas for you!
You can start with a scrumptious board full of artisanal vegan cheeses, vegan-friendly crackers, and seasonal fresh fruit for an Insta-worthy appetizer.
For the main event, you can choose to go for your favourite vegan takeaway, or for a more affordable and unique dinner meal, you can opt for a plant-powered ready-meal that will be done in seconds but taste as exceptional as the best dinner spot in town! With Root Kitchen, you can mix and mash a wide range of international cuisines, from Italian to Korean, Greek, and Indian for a dinner that will take you around the world. You can make your own side dishes and add whatever ingredients you like to bring a more personal touch to your romantic dinner date.
Don’t forget to save some cakes for dessert!
Vegan Valentine’s, the way you like it
Being in a vegan couple or having a newly vegan partner on Valentine’s day might have been a challenge for lovers all around the world, but in the age of ethical marketplaces and vegan-friendly substitutes, you have everything you need for a vegan Valentine’s day to remember.
Remember that you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy the day and treat your family, friends, and yourself to indulgent vegan goods and gifts – love comes in all shapes and sizes, and you can celebrate the day just the way you like it!