Ah Valentine's day. The most romantic day of the year, a chance to shower loved ones with special gifts and exchange sweet notes to tell them just how much they're loved.
This once sweet tradition consisting of small tokens of affection and keepsakes has certainly become more commercialised over the last few decades, with many Valentine's gifts becoming somewhat throw away products and definitely containing lots more plastic such as flower bouquets and chocolate wrappers.
If you're reading this blog you're probably here because this year you're looking for something that says "I love you" whilst being sustainable and eco-friendly, that's why we bring you this gift guide. Shopping eco-friendly not only shows the person you're buying for how much you love them but shows you're genuinely a great human who cares about our amazing planet ✌️
For the one who has it all.
Our Zero Waste Club Stainless Steel Razors are the perfect gift for all genders. Available in metal grey or rose gold they're a stunning addition to your bathroom too.
This stainless steel safety razor comes with a pack of 10 razor blades, a blade should last about 6 shaves so this pack will keep you covered for months! They're super long lasting and should last a lifetime. New blades come in packs of 100 for £10 so they're great value too. These plastic free razors give a perfect close shave and the blades are really easy to change.
Our stainless steel disposal tin makes changing your blades easy and safe and once it's full they can go straight into your metal recycling or can be opened and emptied to be reused.
For extra brownie points add one of our soap bars and the Arcala Natural shaving brush.
For the one who loves romantic walks.
We love nothing more than a romantic walk somewhere beautiful, after all it's how the Ideal Sunday was born, and what can be better than taking your favourite warm drink and a snack for along the way? Our Neon Kactus reusable coffee cups come in such an array for colours and with a choice of a reusable glass cup or insulated cup, there really is one to suit everyone.
Pop your favourite snacks into our Elephant Box Lunch Box, eco-friendly and plastic free of course, these great lunchboxes are stain and odour free and will keep your chosen nibbles fresh all day.
For the one who loves date night at home.
If you're planning a date night in (I mean aren't we all this year?!) our Be Sensual Gift Set from The Nature of Things is your perfect partner. Containing Sandalwood in Jojoba, Rose absolute in jojoba, Organic almond oil, a recipe card and a simple Guide on Essential Oils, this nourishing oil for your body can be used in diffusers, in the bath or for a relaxing massage. It comes in beautiful gift box so all you need to do is light those candles.
For the one who's new to eco-friendly products.
Our ultimate zero waste essentials starter kit from Acarla is perfect for the eco-friendly newbie in your life. This kit gives them the opportunity to try multiple items all at once. Starting out on a Zero Waste/Low Impact journey can be tough. Searching for good quality products that are people, planet and animal friendly, as well as reasonably priced, can be a minefield, this starter kit will simplify the transition, and allow them try a variety of alternative products. With all natural ingredients the set includes; Bamboo Toothbrush with charcoal bristles for squeaky clean teeth, Vegan Dental Floss made with corn, candelilla wax and peppermint essential oil, A 3 month supply of refreshing, minty dental tablets, Reusable Hemp Cotton Make Up Wipes, reusable Nail Varnish Wipes, Bamboo Cotton Buds, Double edge safety bamboo razor.
For the coffee lover.
The Zero Waste Club Reusable Coffee Filter is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. The perfect alternative to disposable coffee filters, this super fine mesh stainless steel filter is far more versatile too and is perfect for using with coffee pots, cups and bottles. The wide mouth and handle are perfect for resting in teapots, mugs, cups, or glass bottles and the fine mesh filters mean even the smallest coffee grounds won't get through, giving you mess-free coffee. It's easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and won’t rust.
Add a bag of our Fairtrade, plastic free coffee grounds in your favourite blend for a perfect valentine's morning coffee. For extra points, make it breakfast in bed.
For the perfect little extra don't forget you can now purchase extra trees to be planted with every order in addition to the one we plant as our little gift back to you and the planet.
Wishing you all a happy eco-friendly Valentine's day!