Last year we wrote about how to have a green outdoor Valentine’s day. This year I thought we could look at some great gift ideas that are not only environmentally friendly, but will show your loved one how much you care. Best of all, they will last much longer than chocolate and flowers.
1. Solar Charger
Giving a solar charger is a great way to provide something we all need at one point or another, but with a renewable twist. Solar chargers can keep all our electronics charged up so we can stay in contact with our loved ones and also provide a power source for those middle-of-nowhere dates.
Terrariums are a great way to bring the outdoors indoors. They range in size and do not require a lot of care to keep alive. You can either make one yourself or purchase one with a personal touch. Either way, it will last a long time reminding them of you.
3. Reusable Cup or Bottle
I can’t live without my coffee and I use a reusable bottle or cup to keep my coffee by my side at all times. Give your love a personalized bottle to remind them of you when they are on the move. My favorite are the aluminum and stainless steel bottles.
4. Upcycle Something
Find something that may mean a lot to both of you and upcycle it into something new. I found a tutorial on how to make coasters out of beer boxes, tiles and cork. There are thousands of tutorials online and Pinterest is one of my favorite places to get some amazing ideas.
5. Organic Just About Anything
You can get just about anything organic today. From cotton sheets, bathrobes, food, etc. there is so much you can do to be not only environmentally friendly, but show that you are interested in their health as well.