If you are as late in the game for sustainable Valentine's gifts this year as we are, then this post is for you!
Whether you have a partner or you are by yourself here are some ideas. Even if it's not Valentine's Day, they make great gifts. Why only honor the ones you love on Valentine's or say 'thank you' just on Thanksgiving or be generous and loving on Christmas? I get it, we live in a consumer culture and those holidays make great profit for retailers, and let's be honest, that's the reason why they are so commercialized. With a sustainable living mindset we understand that consuming consciously and buying environmentally sustainable products is essential.
Here are some brands that meet the high standards of verified environmental and social performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Alter Eco is a certified B Corporation. They make sure every aspect of their business gives more to the world than it takes. They have become pioneers in compostable packaging, and have worked with their cacao partners to replant the rain forests where the beans are grown.
Another ethical company that values transparency and works with sustainable farms is Farmgirl Flowers. They are also waste conscious and wrap their hand-tied bouquets with reused burlap coffee bags from local roasters. Most of their flowers are grown in the US.
For sexy lingerie Between The Sheets is a Benefit Corporations, which are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They are also Made in the USA certified. Between the Sheets designs loungewear, lingerie, robes, and pajamas for modern living.
Zoë Chicco's Babe Necklace is part of the brand's uplifting capsule, which is a collection of sweet words spreading empathy, unity, and love to girls and young women everywhere. All their jewelry is handmade and sustainable. The proceeds of the Babe Necklace go towards supporting the Kind Campaign, a nonprofit dedicated to ending girl-against-girl bullying. Zoë Chicco is LA based.
Happy Valentine's Day! If you are single, don't forget to do something for yourself as we deserve all some extra love in these most challenging times. As cliché as it sounds, but I love the idea of becoming the person you want to be with, which also means treat yourself in a way you would want to be treated by a loved one. ❤️
*Ad Vitam is not affiliated with any of these brands, we just think they are doing great work and that's why we decided to highlight them.