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A Greener Valentine’s Day: Sustainable Splurges
Posted By Emily Pilloton On February 11, 2008 @ 4:32 pm In Green Design Events,Holiday Gift Guide | 5 Comments
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.
+ Greenkarat 
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?
ORGANIC CHAMPAGNE 
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.
AMENITY BEDDING 
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 .
£45.00 from Enamore 
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.
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!
$599 from Voltaic 
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment on Sustainable Skivvies!
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/11/a-greener-valentines-day-sustainable-splurges/
 ORGANIC FLOWERS FROM ORGANIC BOUQUET: http://www.organicbouquet.com/Index.aspx
 Organic Bouquet: http://www.organicbouquet.com/
 : http://www.greenkarat.com/
 ECO-FRIENDLY & CONFLICT FREE GEMS: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/14/design-your-own-eco-friendly-jewelry-with-greenkarat/
 Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/water-is-a-human-right-necklace.html
 Linda Loudermilk: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/11/12/sustainable-style-sundays-green-designer-linda-loudermilk/
 ORGANIC CHAMPAGNE: http://www.diamondorganics.com/prod_detail_list/32
 ASHLEY WATSON RECYCLED LEATHER HANDBAGS: http://www.beklina.com/ashleywatsonbag.html
 Ashley Watson’s: http://www.ashleywatson.net/main.html
 ROMANTIC STRAWBALE GETAWAY AT SACRED SANDS: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/29/sacred-sands-a-strawbale-bb-guest-retreat/
 Sacred Sands Guest Retreat: http://www.sacredsands.com
 $259-$289 a night via Sacred Sands website: http://www.sacredsands.com/rooms.htm
 AMENITY BEDDING: http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=243
 ENAMORE SUSTAINABLE SKIVVIES: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php
 Peek-A-Boo: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/product_info.php?cPath=1_102&products_id=733
 bed jackets and kimonos: http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/index.php?cPath=1_105
 VERE CHOCOLATE: http://www.veregoods.com/index.php
 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
 VOLTAIC GENERATOR BAG: http://www.voltaicsystems.com/bag_generator.shtml
 Voltaic’s Generator bag: http://www.voltaicsystems.com/
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