Eco Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Every January, stores start to expand their aisles to fill the shelves with assorted chocolates, oversized stuffed bears, and plastic bags of candy. Along with this sweet influx is an excessive amount of waste that isn’t very eco-friendly (not to mention, a large increase in spending.) In 2018, CNN reported that $143 is how much the average American spent on Valentine’s Day-related gifts. Don’t you want your money to last beyond the plastic that will inevitably end up in the trash? It’s not as hard as you think to change your mindset and give a Valentine’s Day gift that doesn’t harm the Earth!
Support sustainable scrunchies: Nacho! Scrunchies are made out of Tencel and are more eco friendly than the average scrunchie. They come in a variety of cute colors/styles and can be reused forever! Perfect for girlfriends, work wives, moms, sisters, daughters, and more.
Bake some sweet treats: Never underestimate the power of a homemade yummy dessert. Wrap up your favorite cookies, brownies, or cakes in a reusable tin or glass container to pass off to a friend or loved one for an even sweeter Valentine’s Day.
Give a plant: Buying plants is a simple way to give back to the Earth. Everything from small windowsill succulents to a living room corner Ficus can be a fun and unexpected gift for someone who also loves nurturing the planet. Pro tip: scope out flea markets and Goodwill shops for cheap planter holders and stands that have been recycled already!
Purchase jewelry: Although this is not a new type of gift, it is a sustainable one. Purchasing a personalized piece of jewelry for your spouse or BFF is such a beautiful way to show your love for them. Pro tip: try buying from local shops and artists to avoid wasteful shipping packaging.