Today’s the day for love, and while pinks and reds tend to rule Valentine’s Day, we’re ushering in the green with these last-minute gifts. If you’re a procrastinator, or just not big on the big gestures, here are some small but very green ideas for your special sweetie. From organic chocolate to better flower options and socially-responsible greeting cards, we’ve got you covered. Also check out our Sustainable Skivvies and Splurges posts from earlier this week. Happy Valentine’s Day from Inhabitat!!
HALLMARK PRODUCT RED CARDS AND GIFTS- $2.50 and up The latest from the Project Red campaign is this great line of recycled cards and gifts from Hallmark. Available at most Hallmark stores, there’s a great variety of red (duh) greeting cards and other romantic gifts, all of which benefit people living with AIDS in Africa.
REINDEER GREETINGS E-CARDS FROM URBAN REVISION- $0.99 each Our friends at Urban Revision have a great new e-card company, the proceeds of which benefit Architecture for Humanity. They’ve teamed up with local designers and artists to bring you some eye-catching and downright gorgeous e-cards, which are way cooler than the usual cartoony e-cards we’re used to seeing.
TERRA NOSTRA CHOCOLATE- $4/bar Our other favorite chocolate choice is Terra Nostra, USDA Certified Organic, and a great combination of a century of family technique with modern technology to produce intense burst of flavor. Use their store finder to locate retailers near you.
SEEDLINGS AND SAPLINGS AND SUCCULENTS, OH MY! Instead of the usual cut flowers this year, swing by your local nursery and pick up a real live plant for your honey. What better than some plantable flora represent your “growing” love?!
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