Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February all over the world. Love birds exchange cards, gifts, go out for movies, lunch or dinner dates and use different yet regular ways to celebrate this day.
In the spirit of the season, what could be better than a heart-felt exchange of gifts which are both kind to the Earth and deeply personal? The planet on which you both are living and cherishing your love, is getting hotter, and the real feel of every season is dead, there is pollution everywhere……you get the idea. Everyone loves giving gifts to their valentine, but the best gift you can give to them right now is a leg up in the fight against the treat to the planet. On that cheery note, there are some environment-friendly gifts to pamper your beloved as well as Mother Earth on this Valentine’s Day.
Handmade clay pottery items: Handmade clay pottery is not only beautiful but eco-friendly as well. Gifting your valentine one or many clay pottery items can do a good cause too by encouraging handicraft. So add beauty in authentic style in the life of your beloved and pamper Mother earth as well.
Solar-powered products: Solar gifts are sure to surprise your beloved. It might not seem romantic at first glance, but when they see the cool things solar power can provide for their favourite activities and hobbies, they are sure to get on board fast. Whether they are into camping, travelling, photography or just love fun new gadgets, gift them something from the collection of solar gadgets.
Energy-efficient products: This Valentine’s Day, lavish your valentine with the hottest new technology while still keeping things energy-efficient. One of such lovely eco-friendly gifts is sensor-driven power strip which intend to save energy. Plug your computer, monitor or other electronic devices into this power strip and place the tethered sensor under your desk, those power-hungry machines will automatically power down.
Organic cosmetics: Choose wisely the organic makeup brands which use pure earth –friendly ingredients and never test their cosmetics on animals. Many makeup brands marketed as ‘natural’ or ‘green’ are often not actually either of those things, so be careful! Some of the organic makeup brands are – 100% Pure, Juice Beauty, Alima Pure, Au Naturale, Real Purity and many more. These brands use only the highest quality botanicals and plant-derived ingredients to make naturally good-for-you cosmetics at affordable prices.
Floral plants: Definitely a bouquet of flowers is beautiful but they do not last too long. Here is one of the reasons that floral plants make you happier given the responsibility of looking after them that is of course something gifted to you by your special one that gives you a sense of reward and satisfaction resulting in increased love and happiness. Choosing the right floral plant to match the personality and memory of your beloved is a rewarding moment. Each floral plant has its own personality and characteristics. They as home décor items can add to the beauty of their home. And everyone loves a lively and beautiful home. Hence floral plants can be one of the loveliest gifts you can give to them on this romantic day.
Decorative pot plants: The unique shapes and colours make them attractive to be gifted on this day. These plants will provide many years of enjoyment by sitting in their room’s window. This living gift will be beneficial to your lover as well as to the Mother Earth.
Herb pot plants: Herb pot plants are unusual gifts which your valentine would watch growing and fall in love with it too. A potted herb like basil is a good idea to be gifted as it can be used by your special one several times a week and is a beautiful reminder to the person whom you love. Each time they consume it, they will think about you. These herbal plants combine a raw sense of beauty with everyday usefulness. This combination makes them an unforgettable gift. Your beloved will enjoy vibrant colour, aroma and taste with any of these herb plants – lavender, mint, coriander, rosemary and many more.
Up cycled home décor: Up cycled bottle lanterns dress up deck and light the space, photo frame made of recycled maps adds a touch of colour and meaning to a special photo, paper lanterns made with plastic water bottles can be customised for Valentine’s Day, up cycled sweet and simple bottle lamp is perfect for their room, tea cup candles look gorgeous on their side table – your beloved will definitely want more of these items.
Recycled furniture: Spoiling your beloved while doing some good is easy with eco-friendly recycled furniture. From old to new, from problems to possibilities – that is the spirit and the true innovation behind this creation. The designers have been working on this small revolution creating holistic and beautiful furniture from waste. Embrace this chic idea and avail the opportunity to gift your valentine something trendy – be it a chair, table or a glassware – they are actually real eye-catchers! They are pretty lovely and useful gifts which you can get customised for Valentine’s Day.
When it comes to wrapping, save your time and use reusable colourful fabric shopping bags rather than throw away paper, even if it is a recycled paper. They are not only reusable, but can make life easy as they can be kept folded and are extremely handy.
Valentine’s Day is an occasion that calls for celebrating presence of a special one in your life whom you love immensely. On this day, have a lot of fun and make your lover feel how special he/she is in your life. Ideas can be many – ring up a radio station and dedicate a song to your valentine, sing a list of songs for them which define your love for your valentine, grab a camera or visit a photo studio and take some photos to preserve the lovely memories of your togetherness, buy beautiful, luxurious reusable products for the special one in your life. These things would let them know how much you love and care for them.
There can be a number of innovative ideas that are truly the way to go since other gifts items can be much of a problem in our polluted oceans and shrinking habitats. So explore the art of gifting this Valentine’s Day. The thought and effort that goes into selecting a gift is what makes it so special.
Happy Eco-Friendly Valentine’s day!