A Greener Valentine's Day: Sustainable Splurges
Your eco-cutie deserves only the best this Valentine’s Day. What better way to say I love you than with a sexy splurge of a gift that’s not just romantic, but sustainable too?! Here are some of our best recommendations for great green gifts for the most romantic day of the year.
ORGANIC FLOWERS FROM ORGANIC BOUQUET
We much prefer living plants to cut flowers – they provide the oxygen that we breathe and last a lot longer as well. But if you’re a sucker for long-stemmed roses or other bouquet options, there are some organic flower companies like Organic Bouquet. Or, make a last minute run to your local farmers market. We must say, though, that at $23 for a long stemmed rose, a potted plant is much cheaper, greener and better in every way.
ECO-FRIENDLY & CONFLICT FREE GEMS
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but eco-jewelry is the green girl’s soulmate. Green Karat is a great option if you’re in the market for a gorgeous jewel with a responsible slant.
LINDA LOUDERMILK WATER NECKLACE
Eco-fashion designer Linda Loudermilk is trying to raise awareness about water issues with her lovely water droplet necklace, and what better gorgeous and good-minded gift to give to your sweetie?
There isn’t much that’s more romantic and celebratory than a lovely glass of bubbly. Celebrate with your sweety this year with an organic or biodynamic options- Diamond Organics has a great selection of good eco champagnes and wines.
ASHLEY WATSON RECYCLED LEATHER HANDBAGS
Ladies love their handbags, so this year give your girl a greener tote- Vancouver-based Ashley Watson’s stylish totes are made entirely from reclaimed and recycled high quality leathers.
ROMANTIC STRAWBALE GETAWAY AT SACRED SANDS
We are all in need of some good old R&R from time to time, and Valentine’s Day is just the time for some eco romance. The Sacred Sands Guest Retreat is a strawbale romantic getaway outside Joshua tree- the perfect V-Day escape.
Make your Valentine’s day cozy and green with the best organic cotton bedding from Amenity- their duvet and sham sets are affordable but oh-so-snuggly.
ENAMORE SUSTAINABLE SKIVVIES
Enamore offers a racy, special occasion lingerie, made from sustainable materials such as hemp, organic cotton, silk, and soya. We love their black and white Peek-A-Boo collection, as well as their silky soft bed jackets and kimonos.
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, chocolate is a close second. Verē chocolates are made from the best, sustainably grown, pesticide-free cocoa beans, and “handmade” Verē’s own state-of-the-art Manhattan factory. Most of the truffles, brownies, and bars are organic, gluten-free, and vegan, not to mention ridiculously delicious.
FOR THE BOYS
VOLTAIC GENERATOR BAG
Voltaic’s Generator bag has got enough oomph to power your laptop. What’s sexier than that? Sure, it doesn’t come out until later this spring, but get on the waiting list while you can!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment on Sustainable Skivvies!
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