5 Candy Free Valentine Gifts

Ahh Valentine’s Day. You can smell the sugar wafting in the air. You dont even need to be in a store…its everywhere. It begs the question…why candy? Why is candy the main gift to give out on Valentine’s Day? Well…besides flowers and jewelry of course.

Think about it for a minute. You are at work and everyone has candy. Handing it out, in a bowl on their desk, or even opening that 5 pound box from their love. You cant escape it in the workplace. What about schools? Kids probably dont get as much candy while at school right? Pshhh…yeah right! If you aren’t imagining the rolls of smarties taped to those mini Valentine’s cards handed out to everyone in class, you are lying to yourself. It happens.

Acknowledge it…there is no denying it’s everywhere!

It got me to thinking of the alternative gifts and Valentine’s related items to share at work and school. I Googled, I Pinned and I have ideas for you. Still cute, sweet and hopefully dentist & insulin free.

Temecula Blogs shared these adorable fruit pouch ideas with the cute gift tags. They have a handful of other ideas too.

temecula blogs

Polka Dot Chair inspired me with these options for the colleague that would appreciate the beauty product related gift. Perhaps ‘You’re the balm’ on the tag?

Polka Dot Chair

Crazy Little Projects has a unisex gift idea for both the workplace and classroom. Who doesn’t love popcorn? And that card on top…cuteness!

Crazy Little Projects

Here Comes The Sun offers a whimsical and let’s face it, a fun gift idea. If given to classmates, maybe at the end of the day so you dont have a bubble fest in the classroom!

Here Comes The Sun

Frugal Coupon Living may be sharing a snack idea, but its not candy. Its those addicting little goldfish crackers. I doubt I could wait long before tearing into the package. But that card…how creative!

Frugal Coupon Living

Are you planning on handing out candy free gifts to your colleagues or kid’s classmates? If so, please share your ideas or links to your blog posts.

Holiday Printables

Not sure how everyone else feels about printables but they are my latest obsession. I worked in the printing industry for over 10 years so fonts are a beautiful thing in my world. The options are endless and knowing some have taken such care as to create printable items for all to use is just plain awesome.

shabby creek

These handwriting fonts from The Shabby Creek Cottage are a great addition to my font family.

This Elf On A Shelf thing is beyond huge. I mean I cant cruise through social media without seeing a new post about elf shenanigans. Its cute and adds a new level of playfulness to the holiday season. The printable notes from Frugal Coupon Living are all about that frisky elf.

Elf

If you are following the Homemade Holidays movement, you can use these great labels for your gifts. I found these gems at EverythingEtsy and absolutely love them. Made with love indeed!

labels

A great site that has both decor and gift options for their Christmas printables is The Chronicles of Home. With festive framed pieces, holiday themed cards, gift tags and other stunning decor options, I had to download them all.

christmas printable

Hope you enjoy printables as much as I do. If you have some absolute must have’s, please share!