Valentine’s Day is the day we show our friends and family how much they are loved.  We usually express this by sending flowers, cards and candies.  But all these gifts can take a real toll on the Earth.  So below are some great green gift ideas for this Valentine’s Day.  Show Mother Nature some love….

 

  • Instead of buying pre made valentines make them yourself!  Use scrap paper from around the house to create fun and interesting personal valentines, or make your own homemade paper valentines.  http://www.ehow.com/how_2048827_make-homemade-paper.html
  • Long stem red roses are the epitome of Valentine’s gift giving.  This year why not give your sweetie a flowering plant instead!  Just like your love it will continue to grow and blossom. 
  • Looking to up the ante this Valentine’s Day?  If jewelry is in your Valentine’s Day plans consider buying pre-owned jewelry or from jewelers that are certified in ecologically and socially responsible sourcing.
  • Spend some quality time together and support your local businesses by purchasing a holistic spa package for two.
  • Plan a quite night in and cook dinner for that someone special with ingredients from your local farmers.  If you live nearCincinnati, Findlay Market (http://www.findlaymarket.org/) is a great place to shop!
  • Bathand beauty products are a popular gift item on Valentine’s Day as well.  Burt’s Bees, Origins, Aveda and Kiss My Face are a few eco-friendly brands to choose from.