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The month of love has finally arrived, and we will all soon be out buying gifts, candy, and cards for our loved ones (if you’ve already done this, way to go!). I enjoy buying gifts as much as anyone, but it makes me even happier when I know I am buying gifts that will be less likely to harm the environment.
Why not take a more eco-friendly approach to Valentine’s Day this year? Below I have listed some of my favorite environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas. These ideas are perfect for spouses, children, or even your bestie!
9 Environmentally friendly valentine’s gift ideas
I recently learned about plantable seed cards, and I wish I had known about them sooner! It is a wonderful idea to give a seed card for any occasion! Instead of someone just reading the card and storing it away (or throwing it away), they can read it, plant it, and then have beautiful flowers grow from the seeds in it. They will think about the person who gave them the card every time they see those flowers!
Seed cards can also cut down on paper waste since the cards won’t be getting thrown away. The cards are made from compostable or biodegradable paper, and they will be getting planted.
There are seed cards for every occasion and holiday- start using these on Valentine’s Day with the perfect card for your loved one.
You can also make seed cards instead of buying them. Making seed cards would be such a fun activity for the kids to make cards for their friends and family!
Cards made from recycled paper will bring joy to the person you give them to. These cards will also help protect the environment because they are much more sustainable and eco-friendlier than giving a regular card to someone love.
By using recycled paper, you are saving trees, saving water, and creating less waste.
You can learn more about why using recycled paper is good for the environment here.
How many types of other paper can there be? Many more than I ever realized! A few other types of paper made from recycled materials are lemongrass paper, tea paper, upcycled cotton, and more! Giving a card made from other types of paper/material is such a neat and environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day gift idea. You’ll have a blast picking out the perfect card!
These cards help to cut down on waste because they are made from leftover materials and recycled into paper. They are fully compostable as well, which creates less waste at home!
These cards are a win-win. They are better for the environment and will be loved by whoever receives them. Grab your favorite card and candy for the perfect environmentally friendly gift for someone in your life.
Any woman (and some men, too!) would love hand soap as a gift for Valentine’s Day.
Natural soap is one of my favorite environmentally friendly gifts. I love good-smelling hand soap, and this is the perfect alternative to hand soap in a plastic bottle!
Natural soap is free of harsh chemicals and toxins! It is much better for your skin. It also smells wonderful, and it looks beautiful, too.
Put a smile on someone’s face for Valentine’s Day with this perfect gift!
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.“Unknown
Do you have someone in your life that loves plants?
Gardening is one of my favorite past times. Receiving a house plant or seeds to grow my own flowers or start a garden makes me so happy! This is much better than a bouquet because they will last much longer.
Spring is around the corner, so seeds are also the perfect gift to get a garden started. A garden will bring continuous happiness for a long time.
A plant or seeds are the perfect environmentally friendly gift for the plant lover in your life.
Loose Leaf Tea
Loose-leaf tea is a special and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for someone who loves tea or warm beverages. It’s also a great environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day gift! Loose-leaf tea is all-natural and has great health benefits. It also doesn’t create any waste because it can be composted after use.
If you need some inspiration on tea- White Peony loose-leaf tea is one of my favorites! It has the perfect fresh and floral taste.
Everyone loves to get candy for special occasions (at least, I know I do!). Chocolate is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, so why not make it environmentally friendly?
Buying candy in boxes rather than plastic wrapping is the best option. You can recycle the box rather than throwing the plastic packaging away.
Spoil your loved one with their favorite candy this year for Valentine’s Day!
Who doesn’t love to be gifted with an experience? I would much rather make a memory with someone I love than get material things!
Some ideas for gifting an experience would be concert tickets, a day at an amusement park, seeing a show, a trip, and so much more!
Think of something special your loved one would want to do and surprise them this Valentine’s Day!
Handmade gifts are the best kinds of gifts. I think handmade gifts are thoughtful and unique.
Some of the best and most interesting gits I have ever received were handmade!
Etsy is the perfect place to start when looking for a handmade gift. You can find jewelry, notecards, shirts, and more that are handmade by someone!
Handmade gifts are made with love.
Surprise your loved one with a unique, thoughtful, and exciting handmade gift for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift this year!
If you’re looking for more environmentally or eco-friendly gifts- check out these suggestions!
I hope this list has helped you think of the perfect environmentally friendly Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life!
Until next time,