Four Green Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

by Owner on February 4, 2009

Want to show your loved one some attention this Valentine’s Day, but in a more eco-friendly way?  Check out these four Valentine’s Day ideas to get you going.

one-dozen-veriflora-red-rosesOne Dozen Veriflora Certified Long Stemmed Red Roses from

Give the most traditional expression of love and romance this Valentine’s Day–one dozen organic long-stemmed red roses. These beautiful roses are Veriflora certified, a highly meaningful eco label denoting flowers grown using rigorous water-, soil- and habitat-conservation measures as well as with limited pesticides and fertilizers. They are also considered “fair trade,” meaning farm laborers are reasonably compensated in their local communities. These flowers from are rich, lush, and of the highest quality. They also ship in eco-friendly packaging.

organic-chocolates1Life Is Sweet Organic Chocolates from

Want to give more than roses? Try out these scrumptious dark chocolate ganachesfrom the same company. These chocolates are certified organic and fair trade by Transfair USA, which is also a highly meaningful eco label. They are painstakingly handmade by a chocolate artist and come in a variety of different flavors. Examples are Masala Chai (hint of Indian spices), Peach Blossom (with crystallized peach blossom tea leaves), and Spicy Ginger Mate (crystalized ginger bits with hints of mate tea). The chocolates also come in recycled, eco friendly packaging.

gaiam-organic-cotton-towelsOrganic Cotton Thick & Thirsty Towels from

Let your partner revel in the soft, cozy warmth of 100% organic cotton towelsicon. Organic cotton is grown without pesticides or other harsh agrochemicals that can poison the environment. The premium, long staple organic cotton in these towels is super absorbent and has a velvety feel that only increases with time and additional washing. The rich colors available come from dyes having low eco-impact and last without fading for a long time.

soy-candles-2Contemporary-style Soy Candles and Tea Lights from Green Nest

The plain, white, contemporary look of these candles takes nothing away from their romantic appeal. Soy wax candles are made of 100% soy, a natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffin. They’re non-toxic, contain no pesticides or herbicides, are soot free, and are 100% biodegradable. They even last longer than regular candles.

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