With Christmas and New Year firmly in the rear view mirror and the January pay check over the horizon, we’re thinking ahead to the next diary-worthy date – Valentine's Day!
We've put together a list of sustainable and vegan gift ideas for her and for him to suit all budgets. It’s a selection of thoughtful gifts that are good for the planet too. Whether you plan to treat your partner, friend, or yourself, there is something for everyone to love. And let’s face it, we could all do with a little treat to brighten our day in this pandemic!
1. Sustainable incense
For the fragrance fan
ZenBunni is a wonderful family-run company based in the Santa Monica mountains. With excellent earth-friendly values, ZenBunni practises conscious commerce, with plant-based packaging and rigorously screened ingredients. We love their Holy Smoke Incense – an enchanting blend of natural Indonesian roots, flowers, barks, nuts, and spices. Hand-rolled, sustainable, and a truly thoughtful gift.
2. Beautiful ceramics
For the interiors enthusiast
These charming ceramics and pinch pots are created by a Los Angeles-based artist. Humble Ceramics is all about artisanal pottery made with mindfulness. Their pieces bring together simplicity and imperfections for an authentic and beautiful addition to any home. A perfect gift for the conscious interiors lover.
3. "Notes on a nervous planet" by Matt Haig
For the conscious and curious bookworm
A powerful book that looks at the link between anxiety and the modern world we live in, encouraging us to live in the present and put down social media. Impactful, honest and wise.
4. The Full House gift set by UpCircle
For the skincare lover with a conscience
The gift set enables you to handpick your favorite scrubs and soaps from our sustainable beauty range. All products are vegan and handmade with repurposed ingredients. Not only are they good for you, they are also good for the planet. Each gift set comes housed in a 100% fairtrade cotton drawstring pouch.
5. Authentic tea & teaware
For the tea connoisseur or anyone moving away from the unsustainable one-use tea bag
The aim of Living Tea is to embrace the harmonious combination of nature and culture. Their tea is defined by seed-propagation, room to grow, biodiversity, no chemicals, and no irrigation. They also believe in healthy relationships between everyone and everything involved in production. From a range of different teas to beautiful teaware, you’ll find the perfect gift for the tea connoisseur in your life.
6. Sustainable underwear
For luxurious sustainable intimates
Perhaps the most comfortable pair of underwear that will ever grace your bottom. ARQ creates beautiful organic cotton base-layers which are wonderfully functional. With fantastic sustainability credentials and plastic-free, recyclable shipping materials, these undergarments are both earth and human friendly. We love this wide-strap bra, available in 11 different colours.
Let us know of any other sustainable gift ideas in the comments below!