Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart
This collection of eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts can help you show your sweetheart how much you care and help the environment at the same time. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas are great for men, women, and children, and they can bring a little green to this red and pink holiday.
If you’re interested in making a gift for your loved one, be sure to check out this post that has over 15 outstanding upcycled Valentine’s Day gift ideas to give you inspiration.
Plus, don’t forget to take a look at our simple tips for celebrating an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day and this list of the best eco-friendly greeting cards to make your holiday even greener.
1. Homemade Soap
If you want to give your love eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts that smell great and are very useful, these handmade soap bars are a fantastic option. They have an amazing scent, are made with certified organic ingredients, and contain absolutely no plastic!
2. Plantable Hearts
Instead of giving your sweetheart a bouquet of flowers, get some plantable hearts instead. These beautiful hearts are made using eco-friendly biodegradable paper. Simply plant the hearts and watch as colorful wildflowers start to grow.
3. Gemstone Eye Mask
At the end of a long, your sweetheart will love relaxing with this gemstone eye mask. The cooling jade stones help ease tension and relax tired facial muscles while de-puffing the sensitive skin around the eyes and easing sinus pressure.
Plus, your sweetheart will be happy to know the gemstone eye mask is made by Earth Harbor, which is a fellow planet-advocate that’s dedicated to donating a portion of their profits to protecting marine life and oceans around the world.
4. Indoor Herb Garden
Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for a boyfriend or for your sweetheart who loves to cook, an indoor herb garden is a great choice. This window planter has a compact design, which also makes it good for anyone living in a small space.
Related: The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
5. Fair-Trade Chocolate
Chocolates are a traditional gift, and you can make them wonderful eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts by selecting fair-trade chocolates. Divine Chocolate uses fair-trade standards and no artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives in their savory flavors.
Another great option is Endangered Species Chocolate. Not only do these chocolates follow fair-trade standards, but they also donate a portion of profits to help support endangered animals and habitats.
6. Organic Bath Bomb
If you’re looking to give your love a pampering Valentine’s Day gift, choose a set of organic bath bombs. Organic bath bombs are free of harsh additives and chemicals that can irritate your skin. Plus, they leave your skin feeling soft and smelling great.
7. Soy Candle
Soy candles are also great eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts for pampering your love. Soy offers a cleaner burn than other types of candles. Plus, these cruelty-free candles come in amber glass reusable jars and feature an organic cotton braided wick, premium grade oils, and no synthetic ingredients.
8. Bamboo Sheets
Give your Valentine the luxurious gift of comfort when you shop for a set of bamboo sheets. While bamboo is known for its rapid growth, it’s also hypoallergenic, moisture wicking, thermal regulating, breathable, and antibacterial.
Additionally, bamboo sheets are incredibly soft and wrinkle-free. Once you sleep on a set of bamboo sheets, you’ll never want to go back to your regular cotton sheets again!
9. Snake Plant
While the name certainly isn’t romantic, the benefits of a snake plant are incredible. This hardy houseplant filters out several types of harmful contaminants from the air inside your home.
It also releases oxygen at night, which makes it an excellent addition to the bedroom. Plus, if your sweetheart has a hard time keeping plants alive, you’ll both be pleased to know the snake plant is almost impossible to kill.
If you can’t get past the name but still want to give your Valentine a live plant instead of a bouquet that will just die in a few days, check out these best indoor houseplants for clean air. For any homes with four-legged family members, don’t forget to check out our post on the top pet-friendly houseplants.
10. Picnic Basket
Planning a romantic picnic for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Then make sure you surprise them with a picnic basket as a lovely gift.
This beautiful picnic basket includes stainless steel utensils, plates, wine glasses, cotton napkins, and a picnic blanket. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy a lovely waste-free picnic all contained in one eco-friendly picnic basket.
11. Organic Tea
I love tea, so I’m always happy when someone gives me some tea as a gift. If your sweetheart feels the same way, some organic loose leaf tea makes a great eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift.
I like getting my tea from Sun & Swell Foods because they have an outstanding variety of organic loose leaf teas (and even coffee beans for those coffee drinkers!) that have a deep, rich flavor. They’re also one of my favorite companies to get all kinds of organic and sustainable food delivered right to my door in compostable packaging!
Since you’re gifting your love loose leaf tea, you don’t have to worry about giving them tea bags that contain potentially toxic plastics. However, they will need a way to steep the tea.
This brewing cup comes with the infuser basket and features a beautiful design. You can also check out this post on the best reusable tea bags to find even more great options to include with your loose leaf tea.
12. Organic Cotton Blanket
You likely don’t need any excuse to snuggle with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. However, if you give them this organic cotton throw blanket as an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift, you’ll have a great reason to snuggle throughout the year.
Not only is the blanket incredibly soft, but it’s also nontoxic and chemical-free. That means you can feel safe knowing it didn’t harm the environment and it won’t irritate your skin or hurt your body.
13. Sprout Pencils
Another sustainable Valentine’s Day gift you can give instead of flowers is a set of Sprout pencils. These Sprout pencils have special love quotes on them, which make them the perfect gift for your sweetheart.
They’re also lead-free and made using only natural and biodegradable materials. When you’re done using the pencil, simply plant it and watch as a beautiful flower or herb grows from it.
14. Fair Trade Jewelry
Jewelry is always a classic gift on Valentine’s Day. This year, make it even more special by selecting jewelry that gives back. When you shop the fair trade jewelry collection at Greater Good, you get to choose which charitable cause you support with your purchase.
Options include everything from rainforest conservation and animal rescue to literacy programs and cancer research, so you know you’ll be able to contribute to a cause that’s special to your sweetheart. As an added bonus, you’re giving a piece of handmade, fair trade jewelry that will mean something special to your love.
For example, this beautiful Tree of Life amber necklace is made by a family run business in Rumia, Poland, that provides jobs to local artisans, craftsmen, and jewelers. This helps support families and bolsters their community.
Top Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts
This year, you can show your sweetheart how much you care by purchasing one of these eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts.
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