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A Greener Valentine’s Day: Sustainable Splurges

Posted By Emily Pilloton On February 11, 2008 @ 4:32 pm In Events,Green Holiday Gift Guide,News | 5 Comments

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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.

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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 [3]. 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.

$39.95 and up from Organic Bouquet [2]

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but eco-jewelry is the green girl’s soulmate. Green Karat [5] is a great option if you’re in the market for a gorgeous jewel with a responsible slant.

+ Greenkarat [4]

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Eco-fashion designer Linda Loudermilk [7] 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?

$85 in the Inhabitatshop [6]

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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.

$59 and up from Diamond Organics [8]

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Ladies love their handbags, so this year give your girl a greener tote- Vancouver-based Ashley Watson’s [10] stylish totes are made entirely from reclaimed and recycled high quality leathers.

$245 from Beklina [9]

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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 [12] is a strawbale romantic getaway outside Joshua tree- the perfect V-Day escape.

$259-$289 a night via Sacred Sands website [13]

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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.

$65 and up from Branch [14]

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Enamore [15] 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 [16] collection, as well as their silky soft bed jackets and kimonos [17].

£45.00 from Enamore [15]

Vere Chocolate
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.

+ $20 and up for gift boxes from Verē [18]


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Your man deserves a splurge too, and Citizen’s fabulous solar powered Eco-Drive watches [19] are sleek and green to boot!

$135 from Amazon [19]

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Voltaic’s Generator bag [21] 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!

$599 from Voltaic [20]

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment on Sustainable Skivvies!

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/11/a-greener-valentines-day-sustainable-splurges/

[2] ORGANIC FLOWERS FROM ORGANIC BOUQUET: http://www.organicbouquet.com/Index.aspx

[3] Organic Bouquet: http://www.organicbouquet.com/

[4] : http://www.greenkarat.com/

[5] ECO-FRIENDLY & CONFLICT FREE GEMS: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/14/design-your-own-eco-friendly-jewelry-with-greenkarat/

[6] Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/water-is-a-human-right-necklace.html

[7] Linda Loudermilk: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/11/12/sustainable-style-sundays-green-designer-linda-loudermilk/

[8] ORGANIC CHAMPAGNE: http://www.diamondorganics.com/prod_detail_list/32

[9] ASHLEY WATSON RECYCLED LEATHER HANDBAGS: http://www.beklina.com/ashleywatsonbag.html

[10] Ashley Watson’s: http://www.ashleywatson.net/main.html

[11] ROMANTIC STRAWBALE GETAWAY AT SACRED SANDS: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/29/sacred-sands-a-strawbale-bb-guest-retreat/

[12] Sacred Sands Guest Retreat: http://www.sacredsands.com

[13] $259-$289 a night via Sacred Sands website: http://www.sacredsands.com/rooms.htm

[14] AMENITY BEDDING: http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=243

[15] ENAMORE SUSTAINABLE SKIVVIES: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php

[16] Peek-A-Boo: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/product_info.php?cPath=1_102&products_id=733

[17] bed jackets and kimonos: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php?cPath=1_105

[18] VERE CHOCOLATE: http://www.veregoods.com/index.php

[19] CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE WATCH: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMens-Citizen-Straps-Eco-Drive-Watch%2Fdp%2FB000WG75Q4%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Djewelry%26qid%3D1196034636%26sr%3D1-12%23moreAboutThisProduct&tag=inhabitat-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

[20] VOLTAIC GENERATOR BAG: http://www.voltaicsystems.com/bag_generator.shtml

[21] Voltaic’s Generator bag: http://www.voltaicsystems.com/

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