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The first month of 2021 passed by quite quickly, don’t you think? It’s almost February! You know what’s coming 🙂 Yup, Valentine’s Day.
To be honest, we don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not because we believe in the whole notion of ‘we don’t need a special day in a year to show love to our partner’, but more because we’re generally can’t be arsed to go out—also because we don’t really care about giving or receiving gifts.
Last year I asked Jess what she wanted for Valentine’s Day. I was surprised when she said she didn’t want anything because she thought it wasn’t important. In my previous relationships with my exes, I dreaded the day because I felt like I had to prepare something: a surprise, a romantic dinner, or a gift; otherwise, my girlfriend would get mad at me. I was so relieved that Jess was so relaxed about it; it lifted the burden off of my shoulders.
When I was younger, yes, Valentine’s Day was a big deal. I would prepare myself for the day, buying gifts or cards, just because everyone else did the same. But as I got older, I realized it’s not the stuff. It’s the attention and love that matters.
We are, unfortunately, still in a long-distance relationship up until this day due to the border closure. Therefore, this year we decided to do it differently by spicing things up a little bit and do something special for each other. There are not that many things that we can do because of the distance situation. So we, might as well, are not doing the typical Valentine’s Day ritual—buying chocolate or romantic dinner.
Here’s what we are going to do instead: send each other a gift. Not just any gift, an eco-friendly one. Since we are showing our love for each other, why not show some love for Mother Earth at the same time?
8 eco-friendly gift ideas for Valentine’s Day
What better way to tell someone you love them than to send them a self-care package? HALLELUBEYAH by Lovability is a plant-based, pH balanced and moisturizing lubricant. It is not made with parabens, hormones, harsh chemicals, animal products, artificial colors, flavors, and fragrances so it’s safe for your intimate parts! Not to mention, it’s also condom and sex toy-friendly.
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Who doesn’t love quality bed sheets? We all know that having a good night’s sleep is essential for our health. Since we also spend roughly one-third of our time sleeping, why not choose quality bed sheets as our health investment?
Delilah Home offers sustainable, breathable, and lightweight bed sheets made from 100% organic hemp. Do you know that hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man? It has been used for paper, textiles, and cordage for thousands of years. Due to its versatility, hemp has gained noticeable traction recently and it’s definitely going to get bigger.
Find out more about Delilah Home Hemp Bed Sheets here:
The pandemic has changed a lot of things; one of which is how we have come to embrace loungewear as a staple in our wardrobe. Sunday Morning, just like its name, makes you feel the Sunday morning vibe through their clothing line.
Their Ava Wide Leg Linen Drawstring Pants are made of French linen with wide legs and elastic waistband. Sunday Morning is also committed to making goods with high ethical and sustainability standards, so you don’t have to worry about where your clothing comes from or who assembled it for you.
If you want to wear something nice that you can feel awesome in, check out their linen pants here:
You can never not need a nice and durable backpack. A backpack is so versatile and handy, you ought to keep a quality one with you at all times. The Terra Thread backpack is not only convenient for your everyday use, but it’s also made with 100% organic, fair trade cotton. The backpack is spacious, it can easily hold your laptop, water bottle, and other things you need for the day!
What’s even better you ask? Check this out: each purchase of this backpack contributes 20 meals to children, families, and seniors in need in the United States through Feeding America.
More about Terra Thread backpack here:
During a pandemic, such as now, if you’re not excited about good cleaning supplies then you got your priorities wrong 😀 The awesome thing about Supernatural, it’s not only that their products can effectively clean any surface (they have cleaning solutions for stainless steel, granite and countertops, glass and mirrors, even wood and floors!) but it’s also made of all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, so it won’t contaminate the environment. The fact that the packaging looks super chic makes it even much better.
More about Supernatural Cleaning Starter Set here:
Currently, eating out is no longer an option for many of us. Many restaurants and food places have adjusted to doing takeaway instead. But have you ever contemplated on how much waste you’ve produced just by regularly doing takeaway? More often than not, your food will be packed in layers and layers of single-use plastic.
One way to avoid that is by bringing your own takeaway container. Choosing the right, eco-friendly container is the key. Minimal is a brand that creates products that are environmentally friendly through the use of sustainable materials, design and innovations. Their award-winning Natural Fiber Bento Boxes are made of discarded rice husk. It’s environmentally friendly due to lower carbon footprints and it’s also compostable naturally, making it from the earth and ultimately giving back to the earth.
Check out their product here:
Do you like going on an outdoor adventure? Camping or hiking? Or maybe sometimes you are not sure of the quality of water when you’re in a new place? Hydros has the filtering technology to reduce over 90% of chlorine and 99% of sediment from your drinking water. The filter is made from 100% coconut shell carbon in a BPA-free casing, so it’s safe for the environment. It can also filter water five times faster than their competitions.
More about Hydros here:
For you who want to start doing the right things for the environment, a set of glass straws will come in handy for your everyday purposes. Simply Straws offers glass straw products which are reusable and durable, and they’re dishwasher & microwave safe too! You can use it for hot or cold beverages, whichever suits you!
The best part? Every purchase comes with a lifetime guarantee should you break and need to replace your straws!
Get your Simply Straws here:
Let us know how you celebrate your Valentine’s Day this year!