February 3, 2020 – By Steff Shave
The day of roses, heart-shaped candy, and chocolate is upon us. Even though Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly the most eco-friendly holiday, there are still ways to keep the romance alive while reducing our environmental impact.
In the spirit of living a Green 2020, we have compiled the ultimate ethical gift guide to help you choose the perfect gift. Treat yourself to something this Valentine’s day or find the ideal gift for your loved one below.
Flowers are beautiful and certainly can brighten up a room, but why not rather spoil your loved one with a plant that will keep on giving instead of lasting only a few days. The Ceropegia woodii, also known as the String of Hearts, couldn’t be more fitting. Find them online at Hortology.
The Rosewood & Moss candle from the Handmade Candle Co. is the perfect way to set the mood for Valentine’s Day. With notes of velvet moss, amber and pear make this one of their best-selling products. These beautiful candles are made from soy wax which is a renewable, sustainable material that is non-toxic and biodegradable.
Authentic House is an eco-friendly subscription service with an ethos to make sustainable living inspiring. These boxes make unique, worthwhile gifts for a loved one who cares about the planet. A three-month subscription starts at around £42 and each month you will receive 3 to 4 items.
Gifts are great but sometimes it’s more about spending quality time together. The Vegetarian Society Cookery School hosts a Valentine’s experience for two. Spend the evening learning to make vegan bites from delicious dips to sensational salads with the added benefit of brownies to take home.
If the 14th of February doesn’t work for you then have a look at other cooking experiences below:
It can often feel overwhelming knowing where to start when trying to live a sustainable life. The author of this book gives a practical guide of 52 steps, one for each week of the year, on ways in which we can reduce our environmental impact. ‘Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life’ by Jen Chillingsworth is a thoughtful gift for those wanting to make a difference.
We love this sustainable brand and their contemporary easy-to-wear pieces. The Linnear Colour Blocked scarf made from recycled plastic bottles is the perfect item to keep your loved one wrapped up and warm during the colder months.
Why not spoil your loved one with one of these luxurious bathrobes made from a natural cotton and linen blend. With its lovely waffle texture it’s the perfect thing to cosy up in on a Sunday morning.