Valentine's Day is a special occasion to show your loved ones how much you care. But in a world of disposable paper hearts and stuffed teddy bears that fall apart immediately, it can be hard to find a present that is not only meaningful, but also eco-friendly. Luckily there are plenty of sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts for the wellness-focused loved ones in your life.
Reusable Water Bottles
With single-use plastic water bottles contributing to the pollution of our oceans and landfills, a reusable water bottle is a thoughtful and practical gift that also promotes a sustainable lifestyle. Not only is it good for the environment, but it’s also a good reminder for your loved one to stay hydrated - a crucial key to wellness. Look for bottles made of stainless steel or glass, as these materials are durable and free from harmful chemicals. You can even add a personal touch by personalizing the bottle with your loved one's name or initials.
After you give your gift, sit down together to take the Pledge to Say No to Plastic Water Bottles. What’s more romantic than making a commitment together to lower your environmental footprint and make a difference in the world?
Bed of Nails Eco Mat and Pillow
Gifting a Bed of Nails Mat to your Valentine is an incredibly unique and thoughtful gift that will give their daily routine an extra wellness boost. BON acupressure can help with a variety of different conditions including circulation, pain management, stress, muscle recovery and much more. And if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind sustainable Valentine’s Day present, the Bed of Nails Eco Mat and Pillow are perfect!
All of the Bed of Nails products are made with 100% recyclable non-toxic plastic nails. The BON Eco Mat is filled with 100% coconut fiber and the BON Eco Pillow is filled with 100% buckwheat hull. Both products are lined with 100% organic linen, which requires less water to grow than other fabrics. All of these natural materials are biodegradable, so while your Valentine love will (hopefully!) last forever, the materials from your Eco Mat will eventually go back to the Earth.
Nourishing Organic Skincare
Skincare is an important part of wellness, and an organic skincare gift set is a thoughtful way to show your loved one that you care about their health and the health of the planet. Look for products that have minimal ingredients, and avoid those that contain a lot of synthetic chemicals. Some common synthetic ingredients to watch out for include parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. You can also look for skincare products that are made by companies that are transparent about their sourcing and production methods. Brands that use sustainable, fair trade ingredients and avoid animal testing are mindful of their environmental impact. Sustainable skincare makes a great Valentine’s gift because the recipient gets to pamper themselves and think of you every time they do!
Aromatherapy Spray and Candles
Aromatherapy is a natural way to promote relaxation and wellness, and essential oils are a great way to bring the benefits of aromatherapy into your home. Bed of Nails aromatherapy products come in a spray and candles, both made locally in California. Use the scented candles while you enjoy a bubble bath with your partner or give them a pampering massage. Each candle is made from pure essential oils, each with an emphasis on relaxation, pain relief or stimulating energy. The aromatherapy sprays are made from a blend of pure essential oils and help with relaxation, relief and energizing. These are perfect to use for a room spray or while your partner enjoys time on their Bed of Nails Mat.
Jewelry may not necessarily be a traditional wellness gift, but when your loved one is looking down at the necklace or bracelet you thoughtfully picked out for them, their mental wellbeing is sure to improve. Jewelry is also a classic Valentine’s Day option and can be a cherished gift that lasts a lifetime. Buying sustainable jewelry as a present makes it even more meaningful, as it has a positive impact on the planet. Look for pieces made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled gold or ethically-sourced diamonds.
Gemstones are a particularly good gift for wellness conscious loved ones. Not only are they beautiful, but many gemstones have properties that promote spiritual well-being. Turquoise, for example, is known for its ability to ward off negative energy and provide spiritual balance and amethyst has soothing qualities, helping with anxiety and stress. Whether you choose simple pendants or more elaborate necklaces, gemstone jewelry truly makes for an empowering gift that lasts more than just a moment.
You can also find sustainable jewelry by looking for products that have been certified by an independent organization, such as the Responsible Jewellery Council or Fairmined. These organizations have strict standards for what can be labeled as "sustainable," and they are a good way to ensure that a product is truly environmentally and socially responsible.
Another option is to look for handmade jewelry made by local artisans who use traditional techniques and are committed to sustainability practices. It can also be a great opportunity to support a small business and have a unique piece to give to your Valentine.
Plan a Day Together
Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you need to give your loved one a physical gift. Surprising them with a fun day or weekend getaway together is sustainable and incredibly thoughtful! This can be a great way to get out and enjoy nature while also promoting sustainable living. Try visiting a local farm, hiking or biking in a state park, or taking a sailing or kayaking trip. Tailor the trip to what they love to do and you’re guaranteed to knock it out of the park!
Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care, and by giving a sustainable wellness gift, you can also show that you care about the planet. An eco-friendly Valentine’s Day present will last much longer than most disposable gifts so your loved one can continue to feel the sentiment of your thoughtful gesture.