3 Valentine’s Day Gifts Better Than That Heart-Shaped Box

By Jay Nixon | Thrive Forever Fit

This week there will be over 40 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates purchased and consumed. 

Fun fact, each one of those boxes contains about 2000 calories and over 300 grams of sugar. 

And let’s be honest the last time cheap chocolates in a paper box were considered a good gift was when you were in the sixth grade.

Ladies, you deserve BETTER from us, but please don’t forget guys like to be spoiled too. 

So here’s what I propose. 

How about a gift that doesn’t come with a side of guilt. 

Three Guilt Free #jayapproved Valentine’s Day Gestures ~ Give your partner ALL three for the trifecta of love! 

#1 TIME~ 

In our current fast-paced go go go world time is something we don’t give to each other anymore. 

Now I know this sounds too simple and cheap to have that Valentine’s Day WOW you’re used to purchasing, but I promise it’s not. 

The gift of your undistracted, no cell phone insight time will mean more to your partner than any box of candy or any bundle of flowers ever could. 

Trust Me! 

#2 GRATITUDE

Stay with me here. I’m not merely saying tell your partner your grateful for them as I’m sure you’re already doing that daily. 

I’m talking about going deeper and actually putting some thought into all the reasons you’re grateful for them, not just too easy to see superficial stuff. 

A handwritten, heartfelt note from you on Valentine’s Day morning will bring them more joy, happiness, and love than all the expensive steaks dinners money can buy. But, if your partner love steak, make a damn reservation and take them for steak too. You never get in trouble for doing too much.😊​

#3 RECREATION OR REFLECTION

Recreating a time from your past can be an excellent way of getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit. 

Maybe it was your first date, first kiss, etc.… Make a reservation at the restaurant you went to on your first date. Take a walk to the place where you had your first kiss. 

If these aren’t options based on location, then simply recreate the moment through conversation. Talk about the details and how you remember the moment. 

The practice of positive reflection is a great way to tap back into the love you felt at that moment in time, no matter how long ago it was. 

Cheers to you and your Valentine ~ I wish you the perfect day of love! 

Health and Happiness,

Jay Nixon 

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