How wild is it that the first month of the new year has already flown by? Hopefully everyone is settling into 2021 and ready for all this year has to offer. Now that it’s already February, this means the next holiday up to bat is: Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate your special someone – or treat yourself – than with a practical and sustainable Valentine’s Day gift? Follow us as we give you 14 gifts that are perfect to send love to your Valentine and the planet (yay eco-friendly goodies!).
1. Fat and the Moon: Self Care Mineral Bath Soak
When we think of Valentine’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind for lots of us is staying in and watching Rom Coms while eating boxes of chocolates. What better way to enjoy a calm evening than with a mineral bath soak? This Self Care Soak from Fat and the Moon is a perfect gift of relaxation for someone who may need it. This soak is made from 100% natural ingredients and does not contain any phthalates, parabens, or sulfates – so you can rest assured that you’re pampering yourself with a clean product.
2. Earth Harbor: Cacao Cove Detox Indulgence Face Mask
While we’re on the topic of self care and relaxation: one of our favorite ways to relax is with a face mask. Earth Harbor has a variety of great gift options for a special someone, or even to put on with your gals for a Galentine’s Day activity. Their Cacao Cove Detox Indulgence Face Mask is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free, and features ingredients such as blue green algae and coconut milk – both great for soothing troubled skin. An added bonus? Earth Harbor donates a portion of their profits to help protect marine life and oceans worldwide!
3. Baleen: 5 Dots Necklace
If you’re looking for a special gift for someone that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impression, check out the Baleen jewelry collection. Baleen offers handmade pieces using sustainable manufacturing, recycled packaging and recycled content – plus all of their products are made in a zero waste facility! This 5 Dots Necklace is a beautiful piece made with gold-filled chain and gold-plated beads that will leave anyone speechless – while also not contributing any waste to landfills.
4. River Organics: Bloom Blush Stick
Valentine’s Day is about all things red and rosy – so what better gift than one that will add a pop of color to someone’s makeup routine? This Bloom Blush Stick by River Organics is vegan and cruelty free and made with all organic ingredients. River Organics is a family owned business that focuses on organic products that won’t have a negative impact on the environment – plus all their product packaging is plastic-free and compostable!
5. Moon Valley Organics: Organic Beeswax Lip Balms
If it’s chilly or dry during Valentine’s Day where you are, a great clean and simple beauty product that would make a great addition to someone’s beauty regime is the Organic Beeswax Lip Balms by Moon Valley Organics. These lip balms are paraben, sulfate and phthalate free, while also being certified cruelty free. These lip balms seal in moisture and will leave you or your Valentines’ lips soft and kissable all day long.
6. Wrappr: Maureen Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap
We all know by now that our choices when it comes to reusable products make a huge difference for the environment. This reusable fabric gift wrap by Wrappr comes in tons of color options and is made from 100% organic cotton. What better way to replace wasteful wrapping paper than with this sustainable wrap that doubles as a beautiful piece of art. Also, this company works to promote the empowerment of women by donating funds toward women’s education. Anyone in your life would appreciate this thoughtful gift!
7. Conscious Step: Socks that Give Water Gift Box
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s safe to say that gifts to our loved ones can sometimes be difficult to pick out. Flowers and jewelry, while great options, can sometimes be overdone. These Conscious Step socks are a great alternative to the traditional gift, but they still make a lasting impact. They are a fair-trade certified product made from vegan materials that provide a comfortable fit. With every purchase of these socks, Conscious Step will donate $1 per pair (so $3 per pack) to Water.org. This is a great way to show someone how much you care about them, while also helping an important cause as well.
8. eco-kids: Arts and Crafts Busy Box
Holidays can prove to be especially challenging this year with some kiddos spending more time at home. A highlight of Valentine’s Day for lots of kids is decorating mailboxes in class to receive valentines from classmates. Since the child in your life may not be able to partake in that this year, a great gift idea is the eco-kids Arts and Crafts Busy Box. It includes eco-dough, crayons, origami, and even beeswax to make candles! This is the perfect way to bring that fun out of the classroom and into your home, while keeping them entertained as well. Eco-kids is a family owned business that provides a ton of playtime options like their Hop Scotch Sidewalk Chalk and finger paint.
9. House of Marley: Stir It Up Bamboo Turntable
If you’re looking for a wow factor gift this Valentine’s season, the Stir It Up Bamboo Turntable from House of Marley will not disappoint – especially if your Valentine is a vinyl lover. This turntable is made with sustainable materials like recycled aluminum and bamboo. In addition, House of Marley has a great program where a portion of their sales go toward planting trees. With this gift you can listen in style, while feeling comforted in the fact that you’re making a positive difference.
10. P.F. Candle Co.: Sandalwood + Rose Soy Candle
What can we say? A candle is the perfect way to set the mood on Valentine’s Day. They create the calm and romantic vibes you want- but you also want to make sure you’re picking a product that incorporates the right ingredients. This Sandalwood and Rose Soy Candle from P.F. Candle Co. is a great choice for any gift because it will burn clean, while smelling amazing. Candles from P.F. Candle Co. are made from 100% natural ingredients and toxin-free soy, allowing you to rest assured that this gift is thoughtful and safe. Plus, the candle container is plastic-free and recyclable after use!
11. Tree-Free Greetings: Valentine’s Day Cards
A super special and thoughtful way to send your love this year is with a heartfelt card. Although we may not all be able to be close to our loved ones this year, we can still show them that they’re in our hearts. Tree-Free Greetings has a great selection of post-consumer recycled paper cardstock cards which are printed in the U.S. using solar power and no chlorine. There are 10 different festive designs to choose from – including their super cute Galentine’s Day cards for the gals as well!
12. Verve Culture: Villa Real Hot Chocolate
If you’re a chocolate lover, you look forward to the chocolate that comes along with this sweet holiday. Instead of a giant box of heart shaped chocolates, mix it up with some delicious Villa Real Hot Chocolate. These hot chocolate discs are made in Mexico with all natural ingredients like cocoa butter, sugar, almonds and spices. Just add some hot milk and voila! Villa Real is also a great sustainable chocolate supplier that works directly with the farmers to make sure they’re being paid a fair wage. Pair your hot chocolate with some of Verve Culture’s fun hot chocolate accessories, like their traditional Molinillo whisk used for stirring your hot beverages and their handmade hot chocolate jug for easy heating.
13. LinenCasa: Stonewashed Linen Textured Throw Blanket
There’s no better year to stay inside bundled up for Valentine’s Day than this one. Whether you’re on the couch with the girls watching a Rom Com or snuggled up to someone special, this Stonewashed Linen Textured Throw Blanket by LinenCasa is the perfect gift. This blanket is extra special because it is OEKO-Tex 100 certified, meaning it meets rigorous environmental guidelines and human health standards, making it extremely sustainable. Your Valentine will love cozying up with it!
14. Costa Nova: Recycled Stoneware Vase
For our last and final gift idea, we wanted to include a gift that serves a purpose specific to Valentine’s Day; flowers. There’s no better way to display some beautiful red roses this year than with the recycled stoneware vase by Costa Nova. This product is made from recycled ceramic clay and is even dishwasher safe! Costa Nova supports fair and safe labor as well as sustainable manufacturing of their products.
Regardless of what you have planned for your Valentine’s Day this year, we hope this gift guide helps you feel prepared and excited to spend time with those you love – in-person or from afar! Make sure to check out our website (including our specially curated Valentine’s Day Collection!) for even more lovely goodies that we think will make a perfect addition to your Valentine’s life.