Valentines Day is approaching and so we begin to think and worry about what we should get our special someone. How can you make sure you have the best vegan valentines day this year? In a holiday usually dominated by the idea of going for a fancy steak dinner and buying a box of milk chocolates, how should vegans get down on valentines day?
Here are 10 ideas to have a special day full of vegan love and good fun.
Vegan Valentine’s Day Ideas
1. Donate to an Animal Sanctuary
Vegans are far less fussy about receiving stuff for valentines day and always appreciate anything you can do to help animals. At the end of the day, isn’t that what veganism is all about?
So this year, why not make a donation on their behalf to an animal sanctuary? You may want to do some research to find the sanctuary you feel needs the money the most, this is made considerably easier with this great article from Vegetarian Life which lists a ton of great sanctuaries active in the UK.
Animal sanctuaries work incredibly hard to take in and protect animals that have been saved from the animal agriculture industry, those that have been abandoned on the street or have suffered at the hands of previous owners. They need your money to continue with their great work.
A donation is a gift any vegan will find incredibly thoughtful this vegan valentines day.
2. Go to a Fancy Vegan Restaurant
Luckily for us, vegan restaurants are popping up like wildfire across the UK. There has never been a better time to treat your special vegan to a romantic vegan dinner. Dining in a vegan restaurant is a gift every vegan will love.
To help you decide on where to go make use of the Happy Cow app or check out this article from PETA which lists the very best restaurants for this vegan valentines day. Vegan restaurants on will be celebrating the holiday, take full advantage.
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3. Cook a Fabulous Vegan Dinner
Cooking for your date or partner has to be one of the most personal, thoughtful and romantic gifts you can give. Decide on what their favourite vegan dishes are and give it a go this vegan valentines day.
Make sure to add to the romance by providing the ambience, the vegan wine and vegan chocolates for dessert. Everybody enjoys having a special meal cooked for them. If you’re not vegan yourself you can expect to earn top brownie points! Vegans love it when non-vegans go out of their way to cook them a special vegan meal. It means a lot to us!
4. Plant a Tree
Consideration for the environment is very important to vegans. We always want to help improve the planet in any way we can from the choices we make to the actions we take. This year, surprise your special someone by planting a tree in their name.
A tree grows and so will your love with this thoughtful and eco-conscious vegan valentines day gift. Head over to National Forest to get your tree now.
5. Romantic Home Spa
This one is for all the special vegan couples out there. Everybody loves to be pampered so why not create an evening of spa treatments right at home with your special someone. Give them a body scrub, massage them using essential oils, run them a steamy hot bubble bath, put on some gentle music and fill the bathroom with our special Dolma soy candles. Guaranteed to make anyone fall in love with you all over again, that’s a promise.
Make your loved one feel incredibly special this valentines day with a home spa treatment.
6. Get a Veggie Garden
It’s never been easier to start growing your own food. Vegans are eco-conscious and are just as aware of the destruction of crop farming as they are animal farming. If your special vegan is passionate about food and cooking, you can buy them an indoor or outdoor veggie garden this year.
Not only is this eco-conscious gift but it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Check out this list of best hydroponic gardens on the market if you are looking for an indoor veggie garden. If you opt for outdoor, get your gloves on and get in the garden.
If you live with your vegan loved one you will also benefit from this useful gift. Home-grown veggies all year round!
7. Visit an Animal Sanctuary
One step better than making a donation to an animal sanctuary is to actually go visit one. What vegan doesn’t want to spend the day watching animals enjoy their freedom? Going to a sanctuary and seeing the hard work these people do is a great experience for any vegan.
Animal sanctuaries are set up for visitors too, offering a range of activities like feeding and petting. Some even have coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy during the day and most are situated in beautiful areas of the countryside. A fantastic day out for any vegan this valentines day.
8. Vegan Cooking Class
You’re never too old to learn new tricks. This valentines day why not brush up on your vegan cooking skills by taking your loved one to a vegan cooking class? Learn to make some exceptional vegan dishes that you can take home and make part of your regular meals at home.
Vegan food is often labelled as boring but all us vegans know that is not true. Plant-based cooking is new, innovative and exciting. With the recent rise of veganism, there has never been such an abundance of vegan cooking classes on offer. Check out the options available.
9. Vegan Picnic
It may be cold outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of a pleasant day out in the countryside with a good vegan hamper full of treats. Picture this, you and your loved one taking a hike through the breathtaking British landscape, you put a blanket down where you have a great view and together you share a number of vegan treats over a glass of wine or two. The perfect day out.
You could put the hamper together yourself if you know what vegan foods they enjoy the most, this is a very thoughtful touch. Alternatively, check out some of the incredible vegan hampers available from Yumbles.
A vegan picnic is one of the most romantic gestures you can make this valentines day.
10. Romantic Getaway
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Vegan hotels and B&Bs are now launching all over the country. This year why not take your special someone away for the weekend to enjoy a few days of unadulterated fun without any concerns over whether anything you eat or use in vegan.
Check out this list of vegan hotels and B&B’s that are perfect for any vegan couples in need of a break.
Spread the love this Valentines Day
Opting for a vegan valentine’s day can make a difference. Out with the old steak dinners and dairy desserts, in with experiences together and giving back. Its not so much about showing your love to your partner but about sharing the love you have for each other with the rest of the world in meaningful ways. Enjoy your vegan valentine’s day!
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