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10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Main Squeeze
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On February 13, 2012 @ 7:43 am In Accessories and Fashion,gallery,Green Holidays,Green Products | 1 Comment
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 
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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 
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.
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 
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 .
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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URLs in this post:
 Valentine's Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine
 green Valentine's Day gifts: http://inhabitat.com/13-green-valentines-day-gifts-for-your-sustainable-sweetie/
 handmade scrabble pillow set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90759356/valentines-day-love-scrabble-pillows?ref=tre-1985887911-16
 tree stump shaped silver ring: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/personalized-stump-ring
 heart shaped Acacia wood bowl: http://www.earthlovershopping.com/gifts/valentine/heart-shape-acacia-wood-serving-bowl
 Lego cufflinks: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64009565/legor-3-tier-cufflinks-silver-plated?ref=tre-1936780964-14
 charming heart bracelets: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/peaceful-heart-bracelet
 clever guitar pick: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78217833/custom-copper-guitar-pick-i-pick-you?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_query=guitar+pick&ga_order=undefined&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_removeLocation=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
 heart undies: http://www.wearpact.com/collections-and-causes/sharethelove.html/
 Citizen Effect: http://citizeneffect.org/
 cute character cover: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90064162/2-cases-phoneeater-to-oder-heart?ref=tre-1991573023-2
 Nourishing Meals: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2010/02/oatmeal-heart-cookies-gluten-free-vegan.html
 here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66423347/anatomical-heart-necklace-heart-in-a-jar
 + $95 from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66269106/anatomical-heart-in-a-jar-hand-blown
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