Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how much they mean to you and treat them to something special. There a variety of different gifts you could go for, so remember to be careful and only select something your girl actually needs. Get her a gift that gives back this year; something that has been made in a sustainable manner, from natural materials, or one that gives to a good cause. Not sure on what you could go for? Here’s my Valentine’s Day gift guide for an eco girl:
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1. Stella McCartney, Alina Lace Lingerie Set, £100
Stella recently released this new hot pink lace lingerie set as part of the brand’s continued support for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Alina playing set modelled by pals Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne epitomizes McCartney’s signature fun, original lace designs.
2. Lush, Bath Bombs, £3.95-£4.25
Lush ensure their products are handmade, 100% vegetarian, and are bought ethically. They are also working to fight against animal testing.
3. Nathalie Bond Organics, Pink Himalayan Bath Salts, £18.50
Nathalie Bond Organics makes small batches of beautiful skincare products with organic and wildcrafted ingredients.
4. Matt & Nat, Red Vegan Gil Crossbody Bag, £80
This vegan, environmentally friendly brand is committed to using sustainable materials. The linings of their products are made of recycled plastic bottles, approximately 21 are recycled to make one bag! Read more about the brand here.
5. Monica Vinader, Rose Gold Pendant, £55
Monica Vinader is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which addresses human and labour rights, environmental impact and mining practices within the jewellery supply chain. They have been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury for their outstanding commitment to sustainability. This beautiful pendant can also be engraved for free.
6. Paperthinks, Card Holder, £9
Paperthinks use 100% recycled leather to create their entire range. They use off cuts and trimmings that are otherwise sent to landfills.
7. Stella McCartney, Lip Iphone Case, £45
Stella McCartney avidly promotes a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. It is a vegetarian brand that refuses to use animal skins, furs or leathers, or to test on animals. In 2014, it received the Walpole Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
8. JOCO, Reusable Coffee Cup, £18
JOCO reusable cups come in three different sizes and a variety of colours. They’re made from high-quality, non-porous, borosilicate glass that won’t affect your taste buds like Styrofoam or plastic does. So stop her using disposable cups and creating unnecessary waste by switching to JOCO.
9. NAK, Jackie Heels, £275
NAK stands for No Animals Killed. Their vegan leather, called micro fibre, has a 3D structure making it identical to that of animal leather but superior in quality. Considered one of the most advanced material available for 21st century footwear, it is much more robust, completely waterproof and incredibly light.
10. Conscious Chocolate, Cranberry Kiss Chocolate Bar, £3
Conscious Chocolates are hand–made, vegan chocolate bars. All products are created using premium quality, organic, raw and primarily wild ingredients. The bars are also made and wrapped by hand with biodegradable and compostable packaging in West Sussex.
11. Etsy, Recycled Pug Valentine’s Card, £3
These handmade recycled card are made to order by Tache Crafts. Etsy have hundreds of handmade, recycled card designs by a number of different boutiques and artists. See more here.
Not find what you were looking for? Try my DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, with handmade gifts for him and her, and recipes to die for!