This year for Valentines Day, do something different and say, “I love you and the environment” with great eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts like these:
Recycled Wine Bottle Necklace
Two classic Valentine’s Day gifts, wine and jewelry, come together to create this beautiful and unique necklace from Uncommon Goods. It may not be diamonds, but it’s a lot more original, and it’s eco-friendly (as well as a whole lot cheaper!)
Endangered Species Chocolate
Look at your local grocery or health foods for some great Endangered Species chocolate bars and fill a Valentine’s Day themed box (you should be able to find one at a craft store like Hobby Lobby) with a few of your sweetie’s favorites, or visit their website here (they even have purses available for sale made from their recycled candy bar wrappers!)
Organic Spa Set
Burt’s Bees products are great organic products. They don’t contain any harsh chemicals that might harm the delicate skin of your delicate beauty, so get her a tub full of them with this great Bath and Body Invigoration Set from Gift Tree.
Wine Barrel Furniture
Instead of getting your wine lover a bottle of their favorite booze for Valentine’s Day, get them an amazing table like this one from Uncommon Goods made from recycled wine barrels. As an added plus, it has a special display to keep their favorite wines accessible.
Street Sign Briefcase
This makes a great gift for your hipster hubby who doesn’t want to look all corporate and yuppie-ish. This stylish briefcase from Uncommon Goods is made from recycled street signs, and it’s so cool, you might want to trade your purse in for one yourself.
Organic Boxer Shorts
For the environmentally conscious man in your life, there are these ultra-comfy and stylish organic boxer shorts from Patagonia. If you don’t like this style, do a Google search for “organic boxers” (you’d be surprised how green men’s underwear have become).
Inner Tube Purse
This edgy black purse from Uncommon Goods looks like it’s made of leather, but it’s actually made from old inner tubes! She’ll really enjoy letting all her friends see how stylish and environmentally conscious she is (as well as what a thoughtful significant other she has!) with this great gift.
Bamboo Blanket and Eye Mask
Get her a blanket and eye mask like this set for Valentine’s Day, and she’ll swear it’s made out of cashmere! This snuggly set from Wrapables is actually made from bamboo, however, and it costs about a third of what cashmere does.
Bicycle CD Rack
This stylish and unique CD rack from Uncommon Goods is made from recycled bicycle pieces and makes the perfect gift for your favorite gear head.
Recycled Beer Bottle Glasses
If your man plans on having beer instead of wine for Valentine’s Day, get him a set of these great tumblers from Elsewares. The beer glasses are actually made from the bottoms of Sol beer bottles, and they make very cool conversation pieces.
So while these green gifts may not be as classic as a red box of Russell Stover’s and a dozen red roses, they’re all very unique and unexpected, so your special someone should feel a little more special upon receiving them.