Plus Where to get Dinner, Chocolates, and Flowers
Valentineâ€™s Day is a romantic holiday but who said you had to stick to the usual gifts that may not go with your green lifestyle? Here are five gifts ideas for your green significant other:
Jewelry is the most common gift to give to your loved one on Valentineâ€™s Day. So why not make it something eco-friendly that didnâ€™t cause peopleâ€™s lives? Here are gifts from recycled, reused, and/or natural materials that will go excellent with your â€œgreenâ€ Valentineâ€™s Day.
There are many companies that make accessories that help a good cause. Iâ€™m choosing Hemp Sisters (Earth Divas) this time because they have a great variety of green gifts for your significant other.
Romantic Evening â€“ Do a Home Spa
Gaiam is a great site with wonderful gifts for any occasion. I picked this â€œHealing Home Spaâ€ set because it a great way to show your loved one that you care for their health and the earth.
When you are Ready to Commit
Compost buckets! Not your typical romantic gift, but it will make a statement that you both are ready to take the next step in your â€œgreenâ€ path and commit to it.
Something Practical for All
This is a great gift if you know you significant other has everything and doesnâ€™t need another necklace, ring, earrings, etc., or your family doesnâ€™t exchange gifts. I picked Tonic, formerly Green Dimes, for this occasion because itâ€™s a great way to stay green by eliminating unnecessary junk mailings that are cause trash. Not a typical romantic gift, but a very original idea!
So now that you picked the gift, all that is left are the card, the flowers, the chocolates, and dinner.
Picking a card that is green is easy. Most places sell now cards made or recycle paper etc. However, if you want to take one green step further, check out these cards that have wild flower seeds that can be planted to grow. Very original and will impress your â€œgreenâ€ significant other.
If your honey is like me, they wonâ€™t want flowers and may prefer plants. However, if they do like flowers, here is an organic shop that has a great variety for this special occasion.
Take this opportunity to try raw vegan chocolate. I have many raw favorites, but for Valentineâ€™s Day Iâ€™m recommending Gnosis Chocolates.
If you are truly green, you will want to go to a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. To locate a local place to take your significant other for dinner, use Happy Cow. And if you are in South Florida and want an impressive restaurant, try Sublime.
Happy Green Valentineâ€™s Day! Remember that the most important part of this holiday is LOVE!
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