In need of Valentines gift ideas? Here’s The Wellness Feed’s guide for a few great ethical and sustainable gifts.
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Last minute shopping for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. There’s still time to give a great personalized gift or something that feels unique to your Valentine or Galantine. It might be tempting to dash into a pharmacy for a box of whatever chocolates or cards they have on hand but trust us, your giftee will appreciate the thought and uniqueness of these gifts that we’ve rounded up. Plus, our organic chocolate just tastes much better than what is usually on pharmacy store shelves.
Each gift on these lists is from a brand that has several sustainable or ethical credentials to its name. They use recyclable or recycled materials. They’re certified as a B Corp brand. Or, they build products that will last for years to reduce waste and invest in ethical production. From clothing to cookware and cozy blankets here are The Wellness Feed picks for sustainable gifts for your Valentine this year!
Personalized Gold Jewelry
Plaitly Heliodon Pendant donates 10% of sales to the Solar Electric Light Fund $199
A gift ranking high on the ethical scale is Plaitly’s personalized gold necklace. Handcrafted from 18K gold, each necklace is personalized to coordinates of your choosing. That personalized note makes it a special keepsake for commemorating a first date, a birth, an anniversary, or a birthday.
Environmental Impact: By using recycled gold and other metals, Plaitly focuses on minimizing the negative impact of gold mines. The Heliodon collection also partners with Solar Electric Light Fund, a nonprofit that delivers solar energy solutions to communities in need by donating a portion of sales.
A Luxurious Feeling Apple Leather Laptop Sleeve
Oliver Co. Slim Laptop Sleeve is made from vegan apple leather $102
For those on your list who prefer practical gifts that they’ll use every day is this laptop sleeve. With a two-year warranty, your Valentine can rest assured that this will be an item that will last several seasons. And, made from apple leather, an OEKO-TEX certified bio-based fabric made using apple waste from the fruit industry, this sleek-looking gift is sustainable too.
Environmental Impact: Oliver Co. is a 1% for the Planet partner, a certified B Corp, and the 2022 winner of the “Best in the World” Environmental award. The brand crafts premium ‘leather’ goods from apple leather.
Redwood Succulent Heart Kit is crafted of reclaimed redwood and six succulents that you can arrange and decorate to your liking. $59
This heartfelt gift is for the craft lover in your life. They can decorate and arrange to their heart’s content. And, as a ‘living heart’ this gift will give their home a little love from nature.
Environmental Impact: The heart is made from reclaimed wood- so no trees were harmed in the making of this gift. The retailer, Uncommon Goods, is a certified BCorp that specializes in selling gifts made with ethical materials that are handmade in the U.S.A.
Hesslebach Dutch oven 26cm Royal is made from PurraSteel & PurraCotta and no toxic materials. Built to last a lifetime.
Shower the foodie and chefs in your life with cookware that they’ll love to use and will last forever. Hesslebach’s Dutch oven is a solid (and heavy) piece of cookware that will evenly simmer their stews just right. Plus the vibrant bright hues are pretty enough to display on a perfectly set table.
Environmental Impact: Hesslebach specializes in state-of-the-art cast iron cookware. Quality ceramics, stainless steel, and a specialized casting method ensure that their pieces will last for decades. Toxins like synthetic coatings and non-stick chemicals are never used.
Beaumont City Bike – Step Through 7 Speed is made from a high tensile steel frame perfect to conquer the city.
This gift is for the outdoor enthusiast in your life… but who lives in the city. This bike is built from sturdy steel but is light enough to carry into elevators or up a flight of stairs. Choose from one of the five fun colors to give a gift with a flair that your giftee will enjoy hopping on every day.
Environmental Impact: Giving a city dweller a great way to get around the city that reduces CO2 emissions is a thoughtful way to help someone embrace living sustainably.
Ettitude Bamboo Sateen Eye Mask is made from clean bamboo lyocell $50
An affordable, sustainable gift that exudes luxury without breaking the bank is a sleeping mask from Ettitude. Available in colors Sage, Slate, and Ocean, this luxurious eye mask will no doubt bring about a good night’s sleep and sweet dreams. Consider bundling this present with a gift card to a spa.
Environmental Impact: These masks are made from Ettitude’s signature sustainable CleanBamboo™ fabric. This special material is made from organic bamboo and is free of toxins and chemicals. The mask also comes in a bag created from biodegradable materials.
Personalized Leaf Bamboo Serving Board is handmade in Florida from FSC certified Bamboo Wood.
The perfect gift for the friend who loves to host dinner parties is a serving board. From serving cheese and crackers to delicious homemade desserts, the possibilities are endless. Prioritize the environment this holiday season and instead of logging onto Amazon, opt for a serving board made from sustainable materials such as the Uncommon Goods Leaf Bamboo Serving Board.
Environmental Impact: This serving board is made from FSC-certified bamboo wood and is ethically handcrafted in Florida. Each board is also treated with food-safe oil to ensure longevity.
Fleece Blanket RECYCLED BOTTLES – Harmon Checkerboard
A cozy holiday gift made from recycled materials is Lucy & Yak’s fleece blanket. Each blanket contains a funky, colorful print and is soft to the touch. This sustainable home decor item is a great addition to any house or apartment.
Environmental Impact: Lucy & Yak is known for its sustainability measures. The brand only uses organic, recycled, or deadstock fabrics, has a recycling/return program, and reinvests money in impactful organizations like Fior Di Loto. While these blankets are made from polyester (a fabric known to contain microplastics), it is recycled fabric that would otherwise end up in a landfill.