Every day is an opportunity to show your love and appreciation for the special people in your life, but Valentine's Day is just a sweet reminder to make it extra special.
We like to make Valentine's Day even more special by celebrating it consciously with eco-friendly options that promote sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. Plus, you can show your loved ones how much you value the environment and the planet through your choices.
Here are five suggestions we curated for you to make your Valentine’s Day a little bit extra thoughtful with an eco-friendly sparkle. Let’s celebrate while also taking care of our planet. Happy sustainable Valentine’s Day!
Hand-made Bouquets and Houseplants
Why not surprise your significant other this Valentine’s Day with a touch of green love? The first thing that comes to mind about a Valentine's Day gift is to buy a bouquet of flowers. Sounds easy, but the background is a little bit complicated! Tons of plastic to wrap them, waste of energy during the refrigeration, and transportation process are a few that come to mind.
Visiting your local florist, and talking to them about the origin of the flowers is a great way to celebrate the day with a sustainable touch. Opting for locally grown blooms or potted plants reduces the carbon footprint of traditional cut flowers that are often imported from faraway places, and adds life to your home. A unique and beautiful houseplant will be a lasting gift that will continue to bring joy over time. Caring and growing the houseplant together can be a fun bonding experience.
Bamboo Keepsake Greeting Cards
Who doesn’t love getting a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card? You can level up your card game by gifting a durable bamboo gift card that will not be tossed away, but a keepsake cherished over time. Greeting cards can have a negative impact on the environment due to the materials used, and their one-time use. The production process of the greeting cards also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
A bamboo Valentine's greeting card is a thoughtful choice to promote sustainability and reduce waste. Let’s say goodbye to old greetings cards and hello to biodegradable and carbon neutral unique bamboo ones.
A candle is a simple yet thoughtful gesture that can create a cozy, romantic, and relaxing atmosphere that makes a good gift. An eco-friendly candle is made from natural or organic materials, and does not contain harmful chemicals or pollutants that can harm the air quality in your home. They are made from sustainable waxes such as beeswax, soy, or coconut, which burn cleanly and do not release harmful chemicals into the air. You can prioritize your health, the planet all the while making the gift meaningful and impactful.
Explore EINNIM's Soy Wax Candle.
Reusable Water Bottle or Mug
Using a reusable mug or water bottle is the easiest sustainable switch to help reduce waste. It is a gift your loved one will use daily, and it is also great for the environment. Having more than one on hand is also fun, convenient, and adds more variety to an activity we do every day.
Disposable cups and bottles, such as single-use cups and plastic water bottles, are made from non-recyclable materials that can end up in landfills or pollute the oceans. A reusable mug or bottle, on the other hand, can be used again and again, lowering the need for repeated replacements of single use items and waste.
Explore Huskee's Reusable Coffee and Tea Mugs.
DIY or Recycled Gifts
Why not make a statement by presenting your significant other with a gift that reflects your shared values for the environment? Consider gifting a recycled item, such as a repurposed piece of jewelry or an upcycled decorative item. You could also show your love and creativity by crafting a DIY gift, such as a simple lip balm or bath bomb. A handmade gift is a game changer when it comes to impressing your partner.
These gifts not only show your affection, but also serve as a symbol of your commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. Embrace a conscious and meaningful Valentine's Day celebration this year.