It’s February and you know that that means – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re planning on keeping it small, sharing it with someone you love, or celebrating in some other way, we’ve selected our favorite eco-friendly gifts you can give this year – to yourself, to a friend, or to a loved one! What’s on your Valentine’s Day list?
1. Alaskan Organic Bath Salts | Waterbody
One highly underrated form of self-love and care is taking a soothing bath. Waterbody makes it easy for bathing sustainably and organically. They use organic essential oils, like lavender and peppermint, as well as wildcrafted Alaskan botanicals. Their all-natural and thoughtfully-packaged products promote connection with nature through outdoor-inspired bath salt collections. Plus, they donate 1% of sales to Wrangell Parks & Recreation’s Helping Our Parks Program to support park cleanups and outdoor recreation scholarships.
2. Handmade Ceramic Cactus Mug | Lafayette Avenue Ceramics
Handcrafted by a small, woman-owned business, this gorgeous and minimalist-designed cactus mug is perfect for sipping your favorite drink all day long. Made in Phoenix, AZ from earthen clay, it is coated with a lead-free glaze and finished with a 14k gold Saguaro cactus imprint for a touch of elegance. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe for even the busiest of friends. It’s a gift perfect for anyone!
3. Adaptogenic Organic Camomile Tea | steep & mellow
The perfect tea to pair with your favorite mug (we love our cactus mug above!), this chamomile blend is ideal for relaxing nights. Made with organic ingredients like rose petals and lavender, it helps promote calm. Plus, this tea features nootropics like reishi for an added boost for day-to-day functionality and sleep. And not to worry – these tea bags are corn-based and 100% compostable, so no need to compromise on your sustainable values this gifting season.
4. Weighted Blanket | Baloo
Nothing says comfort and self-love like a weighted blanket that reminds you of a big hug. Our weighted blankets from Baloo feature glass beads and 0% polyester, making them the ideal gift for eco-friendly lounging experts. Moreover, because they’re made from chemical-free cotton, they don’t trap heat so can be used year-round for the ultimate relaxation and comfort.
5. Bamboo Waffle Robe | ettitude
Made with 100% bamboo lyocell fabric, this bathrobe will easily become the favorite of your gift recipient. Not only is it moisture-wicking, but it’s also fast-drying, making it perfect for after-shower lounging or all-day relaxing. Plus, because ettitude (and EarthHero) is a part of 1% for the Planet, you’re supporting social and environmental causes with every purchase!
6. Love Thyself Body Oil | Fat and the Moon
A delicious add-on to any self-care routine, this body oil thinks of it all. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but it’s also extremely moisturizing without leaving your skin oily or slick. Made from superfood ingredients like apricot kernel oil and jojoba oil, it sinks into the skin beautifully and leaves a lovely aroma. Plus, it’s handmade ethically and sustainably by Fat & the Moon’s small team, so you know each and every product is made with love and tons of care.
7. ‘I Love You the Most’ Beeswax Candle | Hive to Home
One of our newest additions to the EarthHero marketplace, the ‘I Love You the Most’ candle features ethically and locally-sourced beeswax from Michigan. They’re also packaged in reusable containers, so your recipient will get twice the gifts with this little fella. For an additional eco-friendly punch, each candle is made with soft-scented coconut oil and wooden wicks!
8. Mindful Upcycled Leather Watch | BERG + BETTS
While many watch companies use new leather to make their creations, BERG + BETTS salvages the scraps to create minimalist and gorgeous upcycled leather watches. Moreover, their watch parts are made in a SEDEX certified factory in Donnguan, which ensures fair labor and sourcing practices. Gift this to your stylish friend looking for a timeless accessory they’ll never want to take off!
9. Capsule Collar Necklace | SOKO
The perfect accessory for any occasion and style, the Capsule Collar Necklace adds a layer of elegance and refinement to any outfit. It is handcrafted in Kenya using 24k gold-plated recycled brass in a chain-link style. Plus, SOKO is woman-owned, supporting entrepreneurship and financial independence amongst its artisans and jewelry-makers. By gifting this necklace to your fashion-forward recipient, you’ll know you’re supporting worthwhile social causes too.
10. Wooden Smartphone Speaker | Bitti Gitti
This low-tech yet forward-thinking speaker is perfect for the friend keen on sharing their newest musical finds. Handcrafted from sustainably-sourced beechwood, it features seven layers of amplification rings to improve sound capacity by 4x. Plus, it comes packaged in a reusable cotton pouch screen printed with low-impact inks.
11. Inquire Within Oracle Deck | Worthwhile Paper
The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the astrology fanatic, this oracle deck features minimalist designs meant to encourage reflection and inner tranquility. Made from FSC-certified recycled paper in a paper mill that operated 100% on hydropower, this deck of 53 cards is ideal for setting intentions and practicing a little self-love. All you need to do is take a deep breath, pull a card, and reflect on the message. Plus, they’re the ultimate add-on to any at-home alter looking for a spiritual boost.
12. Unisex Teca A La Mode Windbreaker | Cotopaxi
For the adventurous type or just the type who likes to look stylish around town, this windbreaker comes in a gorgeous color-block pattern meant to impress. Made from 100% scrap fabric meant for the landfill, this windbreaker celebrates the creativity and possibility of environmental stewardship. Plus, it packs small into an internal pocket for easy storage, making it the perfect hiking or travel add-on.
13. Ahi Cruiser Skateboard Deck | Bureo
A stylish and sultry color, the Unashamed Nail Polish from Rooted Woman is a sandy nude tone perfect for any outfit and season. Made with the planet in mind, it’s non-toxic, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free! All of Rooted Woman’s nail polishes are made in small batches, ensuring they are all made with care.
14. Essentially Yours Makeup Kit |Elate Cosmetics
This kit is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for the person looking to pare down their makeup routine to the essentials. It comes with an eco-friendly mascara packaged in bamboo, an eyeliner pencil made from California cedarwood, and a makeup remover balm for easy cleanup. Perfect for changing your day look to a night look, this kit will fit nicely in any makeup bag. Plus, the ingredients are organic and fair trade, so you can rest assured your sustainability values are upheld, all while looking your best.
We hope you love our selection of ethically made and sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts? Be sure to also check out our curated Valentine’s Day Gift Category and our 2022 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide with gifts for everyone on your list. Let us know what you’re gifting this year in the comments below.