Whether you are celebrating with friends, family or a partner, Valentine’s is a day where you can do a little extra for that special person in your life. It can be tough to find that perfect gift for someone, so why not show you love and appreciate them this Valentine’s with romantic and sustainable gifts! Thoughtfully picking out a gift made from eco-friendly materials is a beautiful way to celebrate a day meant for cherishing those you love. Browse our list of eco-friendly gift ideas and you’ll be sure to find something to make sweetheart feel loved and show the planet some love, too!
Give a gift that continues giving by buying a Kiva Card for your Valentine. Easily printed or emailed this is a sustainable Valentine’s gift for your loved one and a borrower in need. Once that loan is repaid, they can choose to loan to a new person that inspires them!
Gift Recyclable Cards
If you choose to gift a paper card on Valentine’s, look for ones that are marked “recyclable” or “sustainable”. Many cards may not be recyclable and could contain materials that harm the environment. These cards are printed on eco-friendly seed paper which can then be planted in a pot of soil or outside in a garden. You have the choice of a variety of seeds from basil to wildflowers!
Make Gifts from Recycled Materials
Handmade gifts are greatly appreciated and lend that special touch to your gift. Check out our Pinterest Board for some great DIY ideas that are creative, beautiful and sustainable! Create artwork, jewelry, or paper projects for your loved one this Valentine’s. Try making this paper rose bouquet out of recycled paper at home or this handmade coupon book!
Create a Romantic Dinner
Romance doesn’t have to be items, or even taking your partner out for dinner. The best way to show your love is cooking a romantic, and delicious meal right at home! Light some soy based candles to set the mood, and create a mixtape to play while you enjoy the meal you created. Perhaps some organic fair trade chocolate or tea as a little token of appreciation when they enter the door after a long work day!
Sustainable Sheets, Towels or Pillows
If you’re a couple that already lives together and you want to pamper your sweetheart during Valentine’s, gifting a new set of bedsheets, pillows or towels will be sure to please them! Made from 100% bamboo, we love sleeping on our Chantilly Lace and Charcoal Bamboo bed sheets, and snuggling under our Bamboo Throw Blanket. These are soft, silky, natural and the perfect gift for a great night’s sleep!
Do you celebrate your Valentine’s sustainably? If you have suggestions, leave them in the comments below! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for some more inspiration!