Can you celebrate Valentine’s Day sustainably? Heck yes! Last year, we gave you a little history lesson about this one-day celebration and suggestions about adding some good to your woo! Think of Valentine gifts that give back and make your honey smile.
Save paper, ink and postage by sending a Valentine’s Day card from your mobile phone from Sincerely, the maker of mobile apps that lets you send your photos as print postcards.
Naturally, our favorite place to shop is Bette’s Boutique. Create a Valentine’s Day basket with any of the goodies there. Don’t forget that expression of rapture and taste – chocolate. Ancient Mayans thought it the nectar of the gods, while other cultures revered it as a symbol of wealth and power. We all know it’s aphrodisiacal! Chocolate is always the quickest way to our heart and our sweet teeth love Lake Champlain’s organic truffles. They’re certified Kosher, as well. Other Fair Trade chocolatiers are Sweet Earth, Dagoba and Green & Blacks Organic.
Splurge on a few bottles of Roederer Cristal 2004 champagne. Roederer has dedicated 12 hectares (1 hectare = 2.5 acres) of their fields to biodynamically grown grapes and another 12 hectares to organic methods. Add our favorite sustainably farmed caviar and you’ve got a love gift hit on your hands!
For those intimate moments in the bedroom give her (or you) something from Blue Canoe’s organic lingerie. Blue Canoe follows the natural path and was one of the very first natural organic clothing lines to be made in America. Another website we like is Eberjey’s Eco Collection which is beyond dreamy!
So put your money where your heart beats. Give love away to fill yourself up with it. Happy Valentine’s Day!