Ahhh… it’s that time of year again. Everyone has been pushing through their New Years Resolutions for about a month and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
Valentine’s Day can be filled with chocolates and flowers and mushy cards but for your Earth-loving, zero wasting sweetheart these options will be sure to melt their heart.
Chocolate Filled Jars From the Bulk Section
The bulk section is full of chocolate covered pretzels, peanuts, and truffles. Grab a cute Mason Jar (like these) and fill it up with tasty treats. No need for plastic-wrapped candies!
A Living Plant
Instead of buying a cut bouquet of flowers, get them a potted one that can continue to grow. Go for a classic like an Orchid or Lilly. Or go for a little more new age and go for a succulent or an aloe plant! Home Depot allows you to order them online and they will be waiting for you at the door! Check out their selection here.
An Organic Bouquet
If a potted plant won’t work for them or you’re sending the gift long distance, try a bouquet from Organic Bouquet! They use little packaging and all of their flowers are beautifully organic. They even have gift baskets with flowers and chocolates. Check them out!
A Home Cooked Meal
Everyone loves a meal that is made with love. Make your sweet cheek’s favorite meal and they will be thrilled. Check out the True Food Cookbook to complete your dinner menu and as an added gift for your babycakes with all sustainable recipes!
Homemade Delicious Treats
Make some easy chocolate covered pretzels, cupcakes or cookies. These treats are tasty, thoughtful and cost very little!
Give the Gift of an Experience
Instead of giving a teddy bear or a bunch of candy, plan a day for just the two of you. Take a hike, go to the zoo, have a picnic, go to a museum, go see a movie! The time together will be worth more than a stuffed bear will.
Get A Good (Glass) Bottle of Wine or Champagne
A little wine or champagne can be a great addition to dinner. Make sure to buy a glass bottle and to recycle the cork! Some brands like Nativa, Paul Dolan, and Parducci have organic wine- brownie points!
Rent a Movie
Renting is a great way to see movies without the waste of a movie theatre or buying it! Rent a movie, pour a glass of wine, and eat some bulk bought chocolate- they’ll love it.
Skip the Card
Lastly, save the $4 and write a nice little love letter instead. It will be way more meaningful and you won’t have a card laying around.
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