Valentine’s Day? We could probably take it or leave it. But a day to celebrate love and friendship- well, we’ll take that any day of the week. Do something thoughtful? Give sustainably-made Valentine’s goodies? Sign us up.
Here are 10 top picks for sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts for your most adventurous cohorts and loved ones.
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Hitch | Bottle and Cup
The gift of nixing single-use plastics could be the best one of all. Hitch makes a pretty spectacular carry-it-all bottle for any occasion. Not to mention, they are a climate positive, 1% for the Planet company who stands behind their commitment to sustainability.
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Daughter of the Land | CBD Bath Soak
Packaging? 100% compostable. Printing? Entirely done with vegetable ink. And the inner bag? Well, that’s made of renewable wood pulp. That should say enough about why this one made the list. Daughter of the Land uses 100% organic, fair trade ingredients.
The calming essence of lavender fields after the rain is paired with floral notes of Vetiver and 10mg of Full Spectrum CBD in this other-worldly bath soak. This one’s a no-brainer for Valentine’s Day. And worth adding an extra one to your cart to gift yourself! Or, go for the full monty with their curated Bath Soaks Gift Set.
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parks project | yellowstone geysers sherpa fanny pack
If you haven’t happened upon anything Parks Project yet, we would highly recommend checking them out. They’ve helped fund vital projects in U.S. national parks, contributing over $2,500,000 since they started out. Their goal is pretty on point with our own: to preserve and protect our planet (and parks, specifically) for the generations to come.
And their Yellowstone Geysers Sherpa Fanny Pack is just icing on the cake. Built for any adventure, and made using 100% recycled polyester sherpa.
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Goddess Garden | Wild Rose Aromatherapy Candle
The floral notes of Rose and Jojoba essence make this super light and luxurious aromatherapy candle a hands-down for Valentine’s Day. Enlighten your space with a hand-crafted and hand poured candle made in Boulder, Colorado. All vegan. Cruelty-free. Woman-owned. And made with no harm to bees. It’s a sustainability + self-care match made in heaven.
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Teva | Geotrecca Hiker Boots
These eco-friendly hikers are made with certified sustainable and recycled materials, including 95% recycled polyester, 20% Recycled EVA liner and 30% recycled EVA midsole. A boot the wears just as well for errands as it does for weekend hikes. Or, as TEVA puts it, “for any terrain the planet puts in your path.”
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Monica Vinader | Green Onyx Necklace
Transparency and sustainability when it comes to decking ourselves out in cool jewels is something to stay tuned in to. Monica Vinader is committed to accelerating change in the jewelry industry by using 100% recycled gold and sterling silver, as well as recyclable and carbon neutral packaging.
This gemstone nugget cutie is adorned with ethically sourced natural Green Onyx alongside recycled gold and silver. Plus, it’s hand-faceted, hand-strung, and responsibly manufactured. Win, win, win.
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ThredUP | Gift of Thrift
Not much beats shopping sustainably than when we’re shopping pre-loved. ThredUp is one of the largest online thrift stores in the world, and continues to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand first. Not to mention they’ve displaced over 1.3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Give the gift of sustainable style to gift super well—and responsibly.
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Lack of Color | Western Wide Palma
Nothing pairs better with sustainably-made natural sunscreen than a sustainably-made sunhat. This one is a winner as far as we’re concerned. Handmade by artisans in Mexico. Crafted with natural fiber: 100% baked palm leaf. Entirely vegan. Plus, the added bonus of UPF 50+.
Goddess Garden | Reef-Safe + Sustainable Mineral Sunscreen
Goddess Garden was founded with a pioneering spirit and candid objective: to offer nature-made products at a reasonable price that are safe for both people and our planet, while leading the way for environmentally conscious consumer goods businesses.
Sustainability has been our main agenda since day one—over 17 years ago. And we’ve been paving the way for reef-safe, ocean-safe sunscreens since the beginning. Add the Daily SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion to your loved one’s shopping list this holiday. Stay safe in the sun, sustainably.