Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Some may argue that the holiday is a Hallmark fabrication to encourage consumption of useless goods, but whatever your thoughts, its a nice day to show your loved ones that you care and even treat yourself to some love as well. Of course, you can easily do all of this without fancy jewelry or chocolates or flowers. The best gifts come from the heart, and simply cooking a special dinner for someone would make a much appreciated treat. If you do want to go the route of more traditional gifts, here are some of our green suggestions:
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 single long stemmed rose, a potted plant is much cheaper, greener and better in every way.