Do you have a Valentine who is conscious about the environment? Improving the world around us by changing our gifting habits to be more eco friendly is something many of us are doing these days.
And this Valentine’s Day you might be on the lookout for eco gifts for your special someone.
It’s only when we truly get to know our loved ones that we fully appreciate their passions in life. And if your Valentine is an eco warrior, they’re likely to be eager to spread the word of sustainable, eco-friendly living.
Indeed, if they are concerned about the environment then it goes to show they are a kind, thoughtful and conscious person. You’ve got yourself a keeper!
These days there are plenty of gifts for eco warriors who want to make a difference. And here at Take Good Care we want to help the environment too. And that’s why we’ve curated the ultimate eco Valentine’s Day guide for anyone to enjoy!
And you know what? Being eco friendly on Valentine’s Day could be the start of a whole new adventure for you too…
Gifts for eco warriors
Making a difference doesn’t have to mean overhauling your life. Not many of us have the time and freedom to fully commit to the eco warrior lifestyle.
But as your Valentine may have already said, often it is the small things that we can change that set us on the road to being more thoughtful about the environment. If everyone contributed a bit, the world would be a greener place.
And so eco Valentines Day gifts don’t need to be extravagant. Your eco-conscious valentine won’t be expecting you to save a rainforest or buy an electric car. Instead, you can get into the eco spirit and begin to understand the value of ethical gifting by being smart about what you buy.
Here at Take Good Care we make sure our gifts are ethical and consciously sourced. That means skincare products with as few nasties as possible, clothes made from recycled material, and gift boxes ideal for vegans.
Take a look at some eco gifts UK environmentalists love…
1. Recycled scarves
If sustainable fashion is their thing then our range of recycled scarves and shawls are the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Effortlessly stylish, our scarves are sourced from recycled plastic and polyester yarn, which means fewer plastic bottles in the ocean. They’re made by Repreve, the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fibre. This high-quality fibre is made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste.
2. Sustainable homeware
Homeware has come a long way in the past decade as eco warriors turn away from environmentally-damaging products. Bamboo and charcoal are proving to be viable, long-term choices for sustainable gifts. Toothbrushes, cotton buds, makeup remover pads and even breakfast bowls are now made from natural materials – and make for great Valentine’s gifts. Explore our sustainable homeware range here.
3. Men’s skincare
If you’re seeking a men’s Valentine’s Day gift that is free of nasties then our skincare box is the ultimate package to help his skin relax, renew and then resume. Featuring everything from beard shampoo to face wash and moisturiser, the men’s complete skincare gift box is bound to keep your eco warrior chap looking his best. Explore our men’s skincare range here.
4. Vegan friendly gift boxes
Vegan gifts have come a long way over the past two decades and there are few treats better than the Take Good Care vegan box. It’s packed with 16 tasty goodies and is already pre-wrapped in our eco friendly and repurposed packaging. These boxes make for the perfect gifts for eco warriors who are looking to explore alternative foods. The vegan box is available to order online here.
5. Kissable lips
There’s no day more romantic than Valentine’s Day and if you or your partner are suffering from chapped lips then our beautiful lip balm duo can help. Use the lip balm to revitalise your lips and the scrub to work away any chapped bits. Our lip products use natural ingredients that work to help rejuvenate your lips. Here’s a guide on how lip balm works.
Eco friendly Valentine’s Day cards
Valentine’s Day – like Christmas and Mother’s Day – is one of those days in the year where millions of cards are sent to loved ones. Unfortunately these cards often end up in landfill and many can’t even be recycled due to glitter, foil and other materials used in their production.
So, how can you ensure your Valentine’s Day card is recyclable? By buying your loved one eco friendly Valentine’s Day cards that grow into flowers.
Our range of cards make perfect gifts for eco warriors because they feature seeds hidden within the recycled paper material, which when planted and watered in soil grow into wild flowers. It’s the ideal way to reuse recycled paper and watch your love flourish throughout the year.
Green tips for Valentine’s Day
Of course, you don’t always have to buy something to show your love on Valentine’s Day. These days many of us offer the gift of time as the perfect symbol of our affection.
If you decide to spend time with your eco warrior Valentine on 14 February this year day then here are some green options that won’t cost the earth!
Go wild – Because Valentine’s Day takes place in February, it is the perfect time of year to get your hands dirty in the garden and prepare your flower beds for the spring and summer ahead. Using eco friendly compost – either from your own compost heap or from a store – is ideal.
Go outside – Yes it’s still a bit chilly in the air but a stroll with your loved one, whether it’s in the local park, along the beach or into the countryside, is a delightful way to spend time in a relaxed setting. Following footpaths and exploring nature will bring you closer together and grow your understanding of the magnificent world around us.
Go yoga – Finding inner peace can greatly improve your mental wellbeing and help couples through difficult times. Yoga is an ideal practice to help relax and renew our physical and mental worlds – and it’s free! Discover beginners yoga and learn how to fine-tune your body, without the need to leave the comfort of home.
Go Clean Green – Learn how to make your own ethical cleaning products together with the Clean Green guide, and make your home a healthier place to enjoy. Your eco warrior Valentine will be delighted with the new tips and advice from Jen Chillingsworth’s book that focuses on small steps and big changes.