Sustainable Valentine’s Gifts That Are Anything But PredictableFebruary 7, 2023 · Monika Harah
Valentine's Day is a time to show love and appreciation to your significant other, yourself, or anyone you love, really. However, it's also important to consider the impact our gift choices have on the environment. Fortunately, there are plenty of sustainable options that are both thoughtful and eco-friendly. Here are some suggestions:
Adopt a Bison
We don’t suggest you bring a bison into your backyard – unless you’re a farmer, then yay! – but you can symbolically adopt one, or any other animal for that matter. It’s a cute and, dare we say, unique gift.
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day probably go better together than most couples celebrating it. But make sure you get these divine pleasures-of-life fairtrade. It’s better for the farmers and the environment.
It’s still the middle of winter, so why not get something you can snuggle up under, together or alone? An added benefit is that it can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep quality.
What is more romantic than planet-saving gifts? Practical and reusable planet-saving gifts. Nothing says “I love you” more than a personal gift, like LastTissue for the sniffly nose in your life, or LastRound for the beauty-loving partner.
Jewelry is a classic gift for Valentine's Day, but traditional jewelry often comes with a high environmental cost. Look for jewelry made from recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds, and avoid pieces made from environmentally harmful materials such as ivory or shark fins.
Local, Organic Food and Wine
Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner made with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Pair your meal with a bottle of organic wine, and enjoy a delicious and sustainable meal together.
Reusable Water Bottles or Coffee Mugs
A reusable water bottle or coffee mug is a practical and sustainable gift that your loved one can use every day. Look for products made from sustainable materials, such as stainless steel or bamboo.
Personal Care Products
Give the gift of self-care with natural and organic personal care products, such as soap, lotion, or bath salts. Avoid products that contain harmful chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, or sulfates.
Nothing says "I love you" like a homemade gift from the heart. Bake your loved one's favorite treats, such as cookies or brownies, and package them in reusable containers.
In conclusion, there are many ways to show your love this Valentine's Day while also being kind to the planet. Choose a sustainable gift that reflects your values, and you'll not only make your loved one happy, but also contribute to a better future for us all.