Valentine’s Day gifts don’t just have to be red or pink. Why not go green and show the Earth some love too?
I looked around and found some eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Some of them are even on sale
Buy Local & Pick up the Gift
Whether you’re ordering flowers, chocolates or baked goods – buying local can be eco-friendly. Instead of adding to the delivery truck’s scheduled stops, pick up your gift. Plan ahead and pick up your Valentine’s Day gift when you’re in the neighborhood so you’re not burning extra gas.
Do you see some wild flowers growing in a field, farm or community garden?
Ask for permission to grab some as a gift. Make a monetary donation in exchange for the flowers!
For the gadget-lover in your life, there’s an array of energy-efficient electronics that can be used at home or in the office.
Sharp DKA1 i-Elegance Music System with Alarm Clock for iPod (value: $199) is Energy Star Qualified. It also serves more than one purpose by playing music, charging iPhones and iPods, playing CDs and helping you wake you up on time.
Is there anything else the techy person in your life would love for Valentine’s Day?
For the tea drinker in your life consider Teatulia Organic Teas grown in Northern Bangladesh. They’re USDA Certified Organic and come in eco-friendly packaging. Teautlia actively supports social programs in Bangladesh to increase literacy, alleviate poverty and promote health. I reviewed the Teatulia Sampler last fall and enjoyed the peppermint tea especially.
Organic Cotton Pajamas & Bathrobes
This is a personal favorite. I’ve never had the pleasure of wearing organic cotton pajamas, but they sure sound comfy.
The Green Store features women’s jersey knit nightshirts and gowns. Since one of my goals is to get more rest this year, I can imagine myself slipping into these comfortable pajamas. But first, I’d soak in a relaxing bath surrounded by candles. Then dry off in an organic cotton bath towel.
What person on your gift list would love an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day present?
CLICK TO TWEET
— Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) February 7, 2015
If you live in Atlanta, I’ve created a list of restaurants for Valentine’s Day restaurants with fixed price menus and seating times to help you enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetie.