- Emily Friday
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day
Stuck on gift ideas for Valentines Day next week?
Whilst Valentines Day isn't exactly the most environmentally friendly holiday out there, there are ways you can show the love with a little green this year - even if you're on a tight budget.
Keep reading to find the perfect gift for your special person that's both sustainable AND sentimental with our Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day. 💚
DIY Treat Box
If you're on a budget (or perhaps just slightly indecisive!) an eco-friendly DIY "Treat Yourself" box could be the perfect gift. Use a recycled gift box or shoe-box, decorate it with heart confetti and/or glitter, and fill it with some green goodies!
Make your own pamper box by filling it with cruelty-free bath bombs from Lush, or a delicious treat hamper with some vegan or Fairtrade chocolate. You could earn yourself some extra brownie points by filling the box with sentimental items to make a 'memory box' e.g. the first photo you ever got together or the cinema ticket from your very first date.
The options are endless!
Looking for something more symbolic than a physical gift? The Rainforest Trust allows you to fund the protection of rainforest lands to prevent habitat destruction and protect endangered wildlife, with 100% of your gift going toward conservation action!
Another option is to fund an entire acre of rainforest in your loved one's name. Yes, you heard us right - The World Land Trust actually operates a 'Buy an Acre Fund' to protect against illegal logging and habitat destruction.
Did you know you could also donate to these charities using our digital donation cards in the ImageNPay app? We have a range of charity images to choose from including the WWF to make your donations extra special - view them all here.
Read more: What Makes ImageNPay Eco-Friendly?
Nothing says romance quite like a home-cooked dinner. This year, why not take a twist on the classic budget-friendly date night by making it green?
Use local ingredients to cook your loved one a delicious meal, and step it up a notch by switching some meats to their vegetarian/vegan alternatives. The BBC GoodFood website has some excellent vegan recipe ideas you can try that are both easy and affordable.
Set the table, light the candles, and enjoy the fine dining experience straight from your living room - not only good for the environment but also good for your wallet!
Small Business Gifts
Last but certainly not least, make a special effort to only shop at local or small businesses this Valentine's Day. Not only will this have a positive impact on the environment, but you'll also be doing your bit to help support these smaller businesses.
Use websites like Etsy to find all-natural Valentine's gifts e.g. eco-friendly candles, vegan hampers, or even home decor that's both ethical and sustainable.
You can also use your plastic-free ImageNPay card to make it an eco-friendly shopping experience - complete with our Valentine's Day themed images! 💝
Looking for an eco-friendly way to budget and stay on top of your spending?
The ImageNPay App is FREE to download on iOS and Android and allows you to shop online and in-store with your very own digital prepaid card. Click below to download!
Credit to The Goodness Project and Bustle for these great ideas.