Whether you are looking for a Christmas, Valentine’s day, a birthday present or to simply show your love to someone on any given day, here’s a list of eco-friendly items and experiences worth gifting.
Forget about fully booked restaurants and common presents out of stock, presents for your loved ones don’t always have to be material things.
In fact, it can be a new experience, such as exploring places or trying out new things.
That’s why we created a list of what you could do with your partner or loved ones on special occasions. In this article, we will help you come up with the best and most eco-friendly Christmas, birthday, and Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones.
- Gifts and ideas for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day or special occasion
- Eco-friendly and travel-themed gifts for all genders
- Final thoughts
Gifts and ideas for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day or special occasion
As we mentioned before, a gift doesn’t have to be a material thing. Instead, invest in a meaningful experience without the trash that will be produced by packaging if you buy a gift. Let’s start with fun, educational, and eco-friendly gift ideas to enjoy with your significant other first.
Classic Dinner for Two with a Twist
Romantic dinners never get old but you could up your game and have dinner with your special someone in a restaurant where you haven’t dined before or don’t frequent in. Try out new places such as vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based restaurants if you don’t usually eat in those places. You might be surprised at how creative the chefs of these restaurants are and how awesomely delicious the foods are.
Adventure for Two
Sky’s the limit for these types of activities. You can have a kayaking and hiking trip, rent solar-powered boats, take cooking classes, or even try out extreme activities such as bungee jumping or skydiving. Your special date will definitely be memorable if you choose to do one of these activities.
Besides those, you can also do volunteer work such as volunteering at an animal shelter, visiting a home for the aged, or providing food for people in need. After all, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating romantic love, it is about celebrating all types of love, in all shapes and forms.
Tree for Love
Tree planting is another activity that we highly suggest. You and your partner will not only enjoy the activity itself, you’ll even get to help in trying to mitigate the adverse effects that climate change brings. This activity can also be an eye-opener and may raise awareness regarding trees’ positive impacts on our environment.
Aside from partaking in the activity, you can also choose to sponsor. You can even sponsor an acre of rainforest. Just look for credible organizations with actual testimonies and videos of their previous activities. If you feel that that is the perfect organization for you, then that’s the time when you can go ahead and donate.
We already tackled this in our previous pointer, but here, we will provide you with more options on where you can donate. You can contribute to charities that are fighting climate change and global warming.
Eco-friendly and travel-themed gifts for all genders
For those who want to give physical gifts to their significant others, don’t worry because we also prepared a list for you. And don’t fret because these are not your usual special occasion gifts, they are unique and eco-friendly as well. Here’s a list of eco-friendly Christmas and Valentine’s gifts that you can give to your significant other.
Indoor Herb Garden
Gardening is becoming increasingly popular. There are many indoor herb gardens in the market. We have recently found one that consists of six pods of gourmet herb seed kits: dill, thyme, Thai basil, parsley, Genovese basil, and mint.
You don’t need soil for the plants to grow as they grow in water in this hydroponic garden and grow up to 12 inches. The machine will also remind you when you need to add water or plant food.
Full-body Spa Day
Let your significant other and yourself have a stress-free day with a spa voucher. Best thing? You don’t even need to buy an actual spa voucher for this gift!
Eco-friendly Stainless Steel Bento Lunch Box
Packing your own meal indeed saves you money as outside food is usually expensive. This is also more environment-friendly as you wouldn’t have any trash from straws or disposable food containers. Thus, the bento lunch box has a few compartments and usually includes big and small food containers, an insulated carrying bag, and magnet sets. They are available in various colors and designs.
Eco-Friendly Food Accessories Bundle
Bundles are usually more cost-efficient than buying things separately; that’s why we also love including them on our lists.
Finding food accessories bundles online is quite easy. They are usually made of various food accessories including beeswax food wraps, reusable produce bags, zip-locked bags, stainless steel straws with brush, and a travel bag to keep things nice and tidy.
Engraved Wooden Watch
This is one of the sustainable gifts that are perfect for sentimental people as you can have a personal message engraved in the watch. There are several wooden watch brands in the market. They are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, aesthetically pleasing, and easily adjustable. Many can even contain your loved one’s heartwarming message. Most of them also have a lifetime – or quite extensive – warranty, so no need to worry if in case it malfunctions.
This is another bundle included in our list. Buying the complete set would be better than buying cheap razors that you can only use one time because the razor in this bundle is rechargeable using solar-powered battery packs! On the other hand, we recommend searching for a shaving cream made from plant-based ingredients which are TSA-free and cruelty-free. The bundle also can include a shaving brush that dries fast and is easy to maintain.
What you can include: Bamboo Razor, Plant-based Shaving Cream, Synthetic Shaving Brush, extra razor blades, USB Rechargeable Shaver, Shaving Kit Bag
There you have it, you finished going through our very own list of eco-friendly birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s day gifts containing both material and non-material suggestions. We hope that this has been helpful and that you’ll get to enjoy this season with your special someone. Truth be told, as we have already mentioned before, these gifts and activities aren’t just limited to partners.
You can also give these gifts or do these activities with your family. If you’re single, this is the perfect time to show your appreciation to your friends, family, or to anyone you want to share this occasion with. After all, isn’t love worth celebrating?