Valentine’s Day often gets a bad rap. Some say the greeting card companies invented it to cash in on the love sick, and cheesy “Made 4 U” candy hearts aren’t helping matters. I happen to believe that any excuse to show loved ones even more love than usual is reason enough to celebrate. Check out my picks for local, environmentally-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts you’ll both adore – almost as much as each other!
Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate: Every woman looks forward to chocolate on Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter!) This year, surprise your sweetie with a box of decadent, organic, fair-trade chocolate. Every bar or box of truffles you select will not only satisfy her sweet tooth, but it’ll also benefit the cocoa bean growers who made them. Now that’s really sweet!
Organic Flowers: Flowers on Valentine’s Day are second only to the aforementioned chocolate. Send her a beautiful, environmentally-friendly bouquet from OrganicBouquet.com, whose stunning flowers are certified by third-party agencies, such as the USDA, Fair Trade or Rainforest alliance, and can be shipped in biodegradable packaging anywhere in the US. Present them with some of those chocolates and watch her love for you blossom.
Craft or Local Beer: Lets be real. Choosing a gift for your guy on Valentine’s Day is tough. Candy? Been there. Cuff links? Done that. Cupid printed boxer shorts? He’s expecting ‘em. What does any guy really want at the end of the day though? Beer! Have an ice-cold mug of his favorite local or craft beer waiting for him on the big day, and he’ll be shouting “I love you!” – and not just to the empty bottle.
FOR YOU BOTH:
This Valentine’s Day, light the fire, pour a couple glasses of organic wine, and snuggle in style with Locally Grown’s warm-weather gear for him and her. Made in the USA with 100% cotton, these soft and cozy long-sleeved T-shirts, zip up jackets, and pull over hoodies will keep you both warm against the February chill. Not that you’ll need it with all those sparks flying!