Are you having a hard time finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a special eco-minded lady in your life? You only have one day left, so time is running out!
Here are 5 last minute V-day gift essentials with a green twist:
1. Organic, fair trade chocolates
When you are in the grocery store or drug store looking for chocolate, look for a brand that boasts organic cacao or has a fair trade seal. Also note the amount of packaging on the bar or box – the more recyclable the better! These eco-friendly chocolates may not come in a heart shaped box, but they taste just as delicious. Plus, your sweetie will appreciate your sensitivity to the environment. The chocolate pictured above is from Dagoba.
2. A potted houseplant
Give your loved one a living plant instead of cut flowers. The gesture is still romantic and the plant and will last infinitely longer than any bouquet. You can buy a houseplant at your local florist or hardware store and will cost roughly the same amount, or less, than a bouquet or roses! The orchids pictured above can be purchased at Home Depot.
3. Eco-friendly lingerie
Set the mood this Valentine's Day with some sexy, green lingerie. When shopping, look for garments made from low-impact fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo fabric, recycled polyester, and recycled nylon. Visit a local clothing boutique in your area and ask if they have fabrics like those in stock. The lacy set pictured above is from the Urban Fox.
4. Upcycled jewelry
Upcycled jewelry is hot right now! Check out any local gift, craft, or jewelry store and they are bound to have an array of recycled, repurposed items for sale. If you are located in the Atlanta area, Re-Inspiration is a personal favorite of mine. The earrings pictured above are made from recycled paper by Hippie Kingdom.
5. Make your own V-Day card
Skip the generic cards at the store and get creative. Use old newspaper, packaging, or magazine clippings to make something one-of-a-kind. You’ll get brownie points for going the extra mile. The example shown above is by Rockmelon.