Step away from the chocolate and invest in these zero-calorie ways to show your affection.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the FDA released fresh guidelines telling Americans that sugar should comprise only 10 percent of our daily calories—basically a can of Coke. So those seductive heart-shaped boxes probably contain more sugar than we’re now permitted to even think about.
Not to worry. These last-minute gifts will make your sweetheart forget there ever was something called chocolate—well, at least momentarily.
If you can’t get her a box of real chocolates, how about a Box of Chocolate Soaps? ($28, Uncommon Goods)
The Verbena Robe from Coyuchi is one of the most elegant intimate garments your lady will ever receive. ($88, Coyuchi)
Rose Petal Soap looks like a (real) beautiful rose, and it smells as sweet. ($20, The Grommet)
The You Are Awesome Yoga Mat will remind her how you feel about her with every downward dog. ($86, Affirmats)
The Timor Butterfly Safety Razor Set for Beginners brings the classic shave experience to your modern man. ($85, RoyalShave)
Did someone say “soft, light, and silky”? We don’t mean your kisses, but some really great underwear: Mr + Muse Bamboo Boxer Briefs. ($22, The Grommet)
These Ridged Glass Guitar Picks are as beautiful as they are useful, assuming your honey likes to strum. ($20, Uncommon Goods)
The Activité Pop Watch looks like a classy wristwatch but acts like an activity-monitoring smartwatch with a pedometer, sleep tracker, and even a swim tracker. ($150, Withings)
Your breakfast-in-bed cred will jump several notches when you make a heart-shaped omelet using this Silicone Egg Shaper. ($9, Mastrad Paris)
The What I Love About You by Me Book lets you count the ways you appreciate your sweetheart, in your own handwriting. ($10, Barnes & Noble)
Made from millennia-old salt deposits beneath the Punjab Himalayas, these Spice Lab Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses let you toast your love in style. ($28, The Meadow)
This batch of adorable Love Tokens gives your sweetheart tickets to the benefits of your adoration, in the form of foot massages, movie nights and more. ($12, Mod Cloth)