Gallery: 10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Mai...

 

PACT HEART UNDIES

Okay, we admit that these heart undies aren't made by local artisans, but they stand for such a great cause and are so V-Day worthy that we just had to include them. Each pair benefits the Citizen Effect, an initiative driven by the idea that anyone can make a real and significant impact in the world through community projects in Uganda, India, and America. + Starting at $20 from Pact

Our favorite handmade and eco Valentine’s Day gifts for 2012:

SCRABBLE “LOVE” PILLOWS

If your sweetie loves Scrabble more than they love you (just kidding, but not really), he or she will adore this handmade scrabble pillow set! Sewn in Dallas, Texas out of tobacco colored linen with red felt letters, these cushions are a special creation just for Valentine’s Day.

+ $70 from Etsy

PERSONALIZED TREE STUMP RING

“Stumped” about what green Valentine’s Day gift would best please your tree-huggin’ sweetie? How about this tree stump shaped silver ring that you can even ask designer Aaron Ruff to personalize with you and your lover’s initials? Each one-of-a-kind ring is handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

+ $210 from UncommonGoods

HAND CARVED HEART BOWL

Does your honey cook as good as he (or she) looks? If so, this heart shaped Acacia wood bowl will likely get rave reviews. Hand carved by fair trade artisans in the Philippines, who benefit from product development assistance, access to markets, micro-financing, technical training and special incentives for quality craftsmanship.

+ $23 from Earthlover

STACKABLE LEGO CUFFLINKS

We’d want these awesome Lego cufflinks even if we had no cuffs to wear them on! Made by Ian Bradbury in the Bolton, England, each pair is customizable (you get to pick the colors) and since only the bottom plate is glued to the cufflink, the top 2 layers can be swapped around or even left off completely to create different looks.

+ $6.95 from Etsy

PEACEFUL HEART BRACELET

These charming heart bracelets are made by Jacaranda Workshop, a nonprofit organization located in Nairobi, Kenya, that provides employment, training and other assistance to artisans with mental or physical disabilities. At just $18, we think it’s a wonderful alternative to similarly-priced, mass-made jewelry where the profits mostly benefit big companies.

+ $18 at Ten Thousand Villages

I PICK YOU GUITAR PICK

If your muse is a musician, he or she will fall in love with this clever guitar pick engraved with the phrase “I pick you.” Made in Brunswick, Georgia, the picks can also be customized with any other sweet nothing of your choice.

+ $10 on Etsy

PACT HEART UNDIES

Okay, we admit that these heart undies aren’t made by local artisans, but they stand for such a great cause and are so V-Day worthy that we just had to include them. Each pair benefits the Citizen Effect, an initiative driven by the idea that anyone can make a real and significant impact in the world through community projects in Uganda, India, and America.

+ Starting at $20 from Pact

HANDMADE COUPLES SMARTPHONE COVERS

If your sweetie’s smartphone is still unprotected, this cute character cover is a practical gift she’ll swoon for. Handknit by Ann Zverrikki in the Ukraine, each matching pair (yes, one for you and one for your better half) is made to order. All you need to do is give the measurements of each phone.

$28 from Etsy

HOMEMADE VEGAN HEART COOKIES

It doesn’t get much more local than your own kitchen. Bake your love a batch of heart-shaped (and heart-healthy) gluten-free, vegan cookies with the assistance of this easy recipe from Nourishing Meals.

+ See the recipe here

ANATOMICAL HEART IN A JAR

If your Valentine prides herself on being more geeky than girly, give her your heart – literally. Handblown by Kiva Ford in New York, this incredibly detailed tiny anatomical heart appears to “float” in a matching glass jar. There’s a beautiful necklace version here as well.

+ $95 from Etsy

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  1. maayin February 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Amazing valentines day gifts, valentines gifts for girl friends, olive-wood products gifts, porcelain figurines, handicrafts and paintings collection of Indian tradition, nice to see all at one place in http://www.maayin.com.
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