As Valentine's Day approaches, love is certainly in the air. But as we shower our loved ones with gifts and tokens of affection, it's important to consider the impact our celebrations have on the environment.
Millions of roses are cut, packaged, and shipped to be given as gifts. Millions of bottles of wine and champagne are opened, and millions of cards and gifts are sent, but what happens to all of this waste after the celebrations end?
To truly show our love and appreciation for our planet, it's crucial that we take a closer look at the environmental impact of our Valentine's Day celebrations. From the production of flowers, to the plastic packaging and transportation of gifts, to the disposal of waste, there are many ways that we can reduce our environmental footprint on this special day.
One way to reduce waste is to opt for sustainable and eco-friendly gifts, such as useful everyday products like soaps, shampoo bars, natural deodorants, skincare essentials, a potted plant, or a digital gift card that can be enjoyed on daily basis or for years to come. By being mindful of our impact on the environment, we can still enjoy the celebration of love and make a difference for the planet.
That's why we've put together this easy and simple gift guide, featuring some of our most popular and requested products. Whether you're looking to gift household or self-care essentials, we've got you covered.
First, let's talk household essentials.
Share the love this Valentine's Day with presents for your family and friends. Consider thoughtful and useful gifts like a new sustainable and low-waste laundry detergent bundle, a plastic-free cleaning kit, or a set of reusable straws.
Next, let's talk self-care essentials.
Giving the gift of self-care is a thoughtful and luxurious gesture that everyone will appreciate. We recommend gifting face & body care essentials, such as a Rose Water Toner, Organic Face Oil, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Everything Balm, Zero-Waste Lip Balm, Natural Deodorant, Organic Body Wash Bar, or Organic Body Scrub. These products will help your loved one take a moment to reset and recharge, and will leave their skin feeling silky smooth, all without the guilt of any plastic-waste.
Finally, if you're not sure what to gift, consider a zero-waste candle.
Candles are a timeless and universal gift that everyone can appreciate. Our selection of vegan and zero-waste candles includes everything from inviting vanilla to intoxicating amber to beautiful rose blossom. Some of our customer favorites include Rose Blossom, Evergreen Citrus, and Oakmoss and Amber.
Share the joy of clean beauty with our safe, natural gift ideas. Treat a friend, your loved one (or yourself!) to our wide range of clean, non-toxic personal care products. Our cruelty-free, low-waste, and zero-waste beauty products are a better way to achieve inner and outer beauty and peace.
In addition to the gift guide, there are many other ways to show a bit of extra love for the environment on Valentine's Day.
Consider skipping the cut flowers for potted plants, booking your dinner date at a local restaurant that specializes in organic or locally sourced food, buying presents that will be used on a daily basis or for a long time, supporting local bakeries or baking your own desserts, and gifting experiences or making time for yourself or your partner.
Let's make this Valentine's Day not only a celebration of love, but also a celebration of sustainability. We hope this gift guide helps you and inspires you find the perfect present to express your love this Valentine's Day.
Happy shopping and Happy Valentine's Day!