1. Natural beauty and cosmetics
2. Sustainable & functional accessories
Make their life more sustainable, stylish, and functional. Accessories such as the DaCosta Verde lunch bags will make their life easier without compromising aesthetics or environmental impact.
For the lady, gentleman or non-binary person on the go, other options include reusable travel coffee cups or stainless-steel water bottles.
3. Potted plants
Instead of giving your loved one a bouquet of flowers this Valentine’s Day, why not gift them a potted plant instead? This option is one of our favorite sustainable gift ideas because it will keep them happy for a long time – not just a few days before the flowers wilt.
If they’re already experienced in tending house plants, you can choose ones that are a little more difficult to maintain – a fiddle leaf fig, an orchid, an elephant’s ear or a Boston fern. If, on the other hand, they haven’t got as much practice, a peace lily, a snake plant, a ZZ plant or some succulents may be your best bet.
4. Fairtrade chocolate
If you and your loved one can’t imagine Valentine’s Day without chocolates, there’s no reason to skip them – you just need to know which ones to choose. Skip the plastic-packaged milk chocolates in from the supermarket – opt for Fairtrade certified bars, ideally packaged in paper and aluminum rather than plastic.
You could also get some Fairtrade cocoa and vegan marshmallows, to prepare delicious yet eco-friendly hot chocolate!