Valentine’s Day is coming up (if January ever ends)…
A gift that provokes anxiety or guilt (or both!) is not a good gift.
If your partner is reducing or eliminating junk food, buying chocolate, cookies, candies, etc. is not a thoughtful thing to do.
Likewise, if you’re reducing or eliminating junk food, don’t ask for or expect junk food. Unless this is a special occasion.
In any of these cases, perhaps have a conversation ahead of time about it so everyone is on the same page.
“I know that you’ve always gotten me this fabulous box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t want to have that much chocolate on hand any more. How about [a smaller portion/ something else/ we just go out] instead?”
Surely there are ways to show and receive love that aren’t filled with sugar? Maybe even aren’t edible at all?