As consumers, we make decisions everyday that can have an impact on our planet. It can sometimes feel like a drop in the ocean, but every choice you make now, counts towards the impact made tomorrow. It can be as simple as switching out single-use plastics, or investing in a gift that has been made with the planet in mind,
At GoEthical, we support brands, micro-sellers and artisan businesses that are committed to producing ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable products. Their thoughtful products are helping consumers meet the needs of the present without compromising the planet for future generations.
We’ve put together some of our favourite UK made eco friendly Valentine’s Day gifts, from a selection of our fantastic sellers. The range of sustainable gifts are from brands big and small that are doing their bit – from recycled materials to ethical standards of production and supply chain. Discover something special this Valentine’s Day, from eco-friendly kitchenware to zero-waste gift sets and the best eco jewelry gifts.
If you’re not looking to purchase a gift for Valentine’s Day, perhaps you can recycle or donate an old unwanted gift, check out our guide on ‘What to Do with Unwanted Gifts’ for some inspo.
Kitty Heart Earrings
Luna Tree’s Kitty Heart Earrings have a beautiful hammered finish which reflects the light making them shine. Handmade from fine silver, these are a great gift for the one you love or as a treat for yourself.
Tulip Tote Bag in Black or Caramel
The tulip tote from Love&Love is made from Vegan Leather and comes in black or caramel. Its lining is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and it also comes with a detachable strap making it a really versatile accessory.
Eco Friendly Marble iPhone 12 Case in Navy or Marble
These iPhone 12 cases from Uunique have an eco friendly design and are 100% compostable and biodegradable. These protective phone cases have a raised edge which acts as a drop proof feature providing ultimate protection from drops and scratches without adding extra bulk to your device.
The Botanical Candle Maker
The Heart Chakra candle from The Botanical Candle Maker has a sweet and heady aroma with a luxurious blend of 5 essential oils including Lavender, Mandarin and Palmarosa. It’s like walking through the most wonderfully scented garden at midday when the fragrance of roses fills the air.
Raspberry and White Chocolate Lip Balm
This indulgent Raspberry and White Chocolate Lip Balm from Bee Good is deliciously fruity. Raspberry notes are whizzed together with lip-smacking white chocolate extract. Good enough to eat!
Zero Waste Gift Set
Surprise your loved ones with a delectable, nature-friendly gift set. This set from Sintra Naturals contains two bars of soap and soothing cleansing balm, perfect for a bit of ‘me time.
Strawberry Infused Honey
The Edinburgh Honey Company have created this amazing treat that will blow you away.
The creaminess of the Rapeseed honey combined with freeze dried Strawberries makes this honey an incredible experience.
Scarlett Glow Necklace
This majestic garnet necklace from Harfi has been meticulously hand cut to a pear shape, hand polished and then prong set onto an elegant plain link chain. Garnet is known as a passionate stone that intensifies emotions and promotes self-confidence and strength. The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift.
Gifting Alternatives This Valentine’s Day
We understand that not everyone can be with their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, or you simply may not want to splash out on a gift, there are still plenty of other thoughtful gestures to show you love to someone.
Scavenger ‘love note’ hunt
Start with a few pieces of recycled paper, it can be any colour! Neatly write down all the reasons you are grateful for that certain someone – leaving some space underneath the note for some instructions. Cut each note into it’s on square and number them 1-10. After each thoughtful reason, write an instruction to find the next note. Next, carefully place your notes throughout your house or garden, leading your loved one onto a trail of messages!
Tip: Remember when you placed them all, otherwise the hunt could be never-ending.
Cooking with care
Surprise your loved one with some pink pancakes in bed, decorated with all things ‘love;. Add a drop of red food colouring to your pancake batter, top with strawberries and a splash of pink cream! Guaranteed to go down a treat!
Tip: Don’t use too much food colouring, only a drop is needed.
Sometimes nothing says ‘I love you’ more than some dedicated time with each other. Explore some nearby forests and find a nice patch for some hot chocolate and treats! Spending quality outdoor time with each other is a great way to focus your attention, show someone you can and enjoy mother nature at her finest.
Tip: Take plenty of blankets and a hot water bottle!
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