Conscious gift ideas for your loved ones
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and finding the right gift for your favorite people can be difficult, especially when considering your impact on the environment. You might think that eco-friendly gifts are boring or lack creativity. Here’s a list of sustainable ideas that could change your mind:
Candles bring a warm touch to your day and are loved for their aesthetic and fragrance. Unfortunately their packaging is often unsustainable. Artisan of Sense candles are made from pure soy wax and sustainably harvested essential oils. These are hand poured into a reusable recycled glass jar. They also offer plenty of gift packs if you are struggling to choose a candle.
Jewels are a common gift among lovers and loved ones. Recently we discovered Scéona, a niche brand with a wide range of sustainable jewelry. They use luxurious materials like 18 karat recycled gold and cultured diamonds with traceable and transparent origins. For those ready to start a new chapter, Scéona also offers beautiful engagement rings!
Celebrate this special day with a glass of sustainable champagne. Vintage Roots is a brand that offers quality organic champagne with bottles that express the French savoir-faire and quality terroir. The distributor selects carefully evaluated products confirming their organic journey.
Fair Trade Chocolate
Despite its popularity, gifting chocolate comes with a great social and environmental cost. We recommend looking for chocolate with a Fair Trade logo guaranteeing an ethically sourced product. And if a box of chocolate seems too generic, you could always bake something yourself!
Choose a plant instead of flowers
Flowers might be the first thing that come to mind as a gift for V-Day. Unfortunately their journey makes them highly unsustainable due to the energy required when harvesting, packing and shipping. An alternative is to purchase a plant, as it will last longer, can be replanted and releases fresh oxygen.
Choosing a gift can become a difficult task, as you may not know the person that well, or you’re not sure of their preferences. Thanks to our range of natural products (Home, Body, Baby and Dog) combining natural ingredients with fragrance of Australian botanicals, you can find the right gift that will be good for that person and for the planet.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten the idea yet, you can always make a gift yourself. Not only will it have a reduced impact on our precious environment, but it will also be personal and show you really care. Happy Saint Valentine’s!
Photo credits: The Million Roses