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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

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

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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 [5]! 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 [5]

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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 [6] 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 [6]

HAND CARVED HEART BOWL

Does your honey cook as good as he (or she) looks? If so, this heart shaped Acacia wood bowl [7] 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 [7]

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STACKABLE LEGO CUFFLINKS

We’d want these awesome Lego cufflinks [8] 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 [8]

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PEACEFUL HEART BRACELET

These charming heart bracelets [9] 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 [9]

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I PICK YOU GUITAR PICK

If your muse is a musician, he or she will fall in love with this clever guitar pick [10] 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 [10]

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PACT HEART UNDIES

Okay, we admit that these heart undies [11] 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 [12], 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 [11]

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HANDMADE COUPLES SMARTPHONE COVERS

If your sweetie’s smartphone is still unprotected, this cute character cover [13] 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 [13]

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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 [14].

+ See the recipe here [14]

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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 [15] as well.

+ $95 from Etsy [16]


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[5] handmade scrabble pillow set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90759356/valentines-day-love-scrabble-pillows?ref=tre-1985887911-16

[6] tree stump shaped silver ring: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/personalized-stump-ring

[7] heart shaped Acacia wood bowl: http://www.earthlovershopping.com/gifts/valentine/heart-shape-acacia-wood-serving-bowl

[8] Lego cufflinks: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64009565/legor-3-tier-cufflinks-silver-plated?ref=tre-1936780964-14

[9] charming heart bracelets: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/peaceful-heart-bracelet

[10] 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

[11] heart undies: http://www.wearpact.com/collections-and-causes/sharethelove.html/

[12] Citizen Effect: http://citizeneffect.org/

[13] cute character cover: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90064162/2-cases-phoneeater-to-oder-heart?ref=tre-1991573023-2

[14] Nourishing Meals: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2010/02/oatmeal-heart-cookies-gluten-free-vegan.html

[15] here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66423347/anatomical-heart-necklace-heart-in-a-jar

[16] + $95 from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66269106/anatomical-heart-in-a-jar-hand-blown

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