I try to incorporate some eco-friendly gifts in my purchases, and there are some great gift ideas for Valentine’s day that are eco-friendly. Why not choose something lovely, that also is a little greener? There are plenty of gifts that are lovely ideas for that special person in your life, that are a little greener. Here are some ideas.
Bags are a great way to go greener in general, so that you aren’t using as many disposable bags. Even paper bags use up resources, so why not choose something else. A nice bag reduces the need for single-use bags. You can also find some neat bags that are recycled or repurposed, such as bags made from billboard signs or recycled plastic.
House & Yard
There are lots of great housewares that are eco-friendly, from candles to upcycled drinking glasses, to a new glass water bottle. You can also find plenty of gifts for the yard that help to attract wildlife, such as a bird bath or some bird houses. There are also wonderful items that attract pollinators, such as perennial flowers and butterfly houses.
Shopping local – also known as being a locavore – is a great way to support the local economy and local products, therefore reducing your carbon footprint. Visit small businesses and farmers markets to help support local artisans. Buying locally acquired items reduces the amount that item has had to travel, significantly reducing carbon emissions, and supports the local economy.
There are many ideas for body products that are great gifts. Local, handmade soaps are a wonderful idea, supporting small businesses. But there are plenty more things to find, from bath bombs to skincare.
Sweets & Treats
Local sweets are a nice way to support local businesses. You can also find fair trade, sustainable chocolates and other sweets. Gourmet goods from local vendors are also thoughtful, and you are likely to find a variety of nice items at a local Farmer’s Market.
Flowers are likely out of season on Valentine’s Day in colder climates. However, you can still support local florists, as many struggle with their Valentine flower sales. Another idea is to purchase a potted plant, such as a houseplant or something that can be planted outdoors. Or perhaps a gift card to a local plant nursery.
Sometimes the best gifts don’t have to be a material item. You can make a coupon book for things to do, such as a romantic picnic or tickets to see a concert. Or perhaps something else special to do together.
If your significant other really loves eco-friendly items to begin with, it might be a good time to purchase items on their wishlist! For example, a countertop compost bin or reusable food wraps.
You have a lot of fantastic ideas here. I tend to go for chocolate or funny gifts.
These are all really good suggestions for gifts. I think my husband would like the sweets & treats most.
Such great ideas for gifts. Just give me a pint of vegan ice cream and I am happy.
I think I want to make my kids a coupon book this year. They’ll actually really love it rather than trying to find a cute stuffed animal or candy.
Everything we do it needs to be eco friendly! So mu Valentine’s Day gifts will be eco friendly for sure!
Wow! What a really great gift ideas you have here that is perfect for valentines! Thanks for sharing this with us
I love experiences as gifts, this is always my favorite. Going places and creating memories are great and for smaller gift ideas I usually enjoy getting something I wouldn’t usually buy for myself but would enjoy.
Pressed flowers or flowers in resin as jewelry can be really great ways to give flowers in a lasting way as well!!
Loved the ideas you shared! 🙂 I always give flowers to family and friends on Valentine’s Day. It just feels so sweet whenever I do that and seeing their smiles afterwards, definitely excites me a lot 🙂
These are some wonderful gift ideas and I absolutely love them all! Finding the perfect gift for anyone on my gift giving list can be stressful but these suggestion are amazing and I am for sure checking out a few!
This is a perfect list for me because I can’t eat sweets because they trigger migraines. Also my husband hates to see bouquets of cut flowers die, while I’m allergic to roses and fragrant flowers! Eco-friendly gifts are so important to help the planet!
I love the idea of eco-friendly gifts. Personally, I would love to get a houseplant and it also makes me think it could be a cute idea to gift something like that, or maybe a pack of seeds, for my boys classmates.
So many great eco-friendly gift ideas. My daughters make coupon books and pick flowers outside a lot for mea and I absolutely love it.
Perfect suggestions for Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day gifts. I appreciate the suggestions and great ideas just in time for the holiday!
You have some great gift suggestions. Buying from local businesses is always a great way to be eco-friendly.
I would love to opt-in for eco-friendly gifts this year. You can make people happy as well as help the environement.
Lovely gifts here. My mom prefers eco bags and she uses it a lot to go shopping rather than use plastic bags.
Oh yes, I am so in for the intangible gifts! Those usually leave a much longer mark on me, than those I can feel in my hands!