February is here and it signals many things. Like, being 28 days away from March (I see you spring). No, seriously, February is also the month to celebrate love. Valentine's Day is just 13 days away. It's possible to show your significant other (or yourself!) love in an eco friendly way. Here's your ultimate guide to an Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day.
Romantic gifts are the most heartfelt. It's a chance to really show your significant other how much you care for them. Part of romance is knowing your significant other and knowing what they like. For example, you can surprise them with a book by their favorite author. Other romantic gift ideas: breakfast in bed, prepare a romantic candlelight dinner, or a picnic. If the weather in your area does not allow for an outdoor picnic, and indoor picnic is a unexpected twist. Lastly, poetry is always romantic. You can write your own or recite one from their favorite poet.
Homemade gifts are always special because they are made with love. You can give cookies, an organic fruit basket, candles, or a basket of handmade goods from a local shop. If you are an artist, this is an excellent time to make something special for your significant other.
You can still give the gift of social distanced experiences. Museums and art galleries are still open in some areas. Museum passes and tickets to an art gallery are thoughtful experiences your special person might enjoy. Escape rooms are also fun. They can bring the two of you closer because you have to cooperate to get out. Once it's safe to travel again, a weekend getaway or trip to a local tourist destination will probably be very appreciated.
Give the gift of binge watching with a year subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, or HBO Max. If you special person likes to read they will love a subscription to Audible. Eco friendly clothing such as comfy pajamas, or eco friendly shoes make practical gifts. Digital gift cards are a sustainable gift because there is no plastic.
Classes are also nice and something you can do together. Yoga, art, gardening, or cooking classes are a fun way to break the routine and make for an interesting date night.
Gifts for yourself
It's okay if you don't have a significant other this Valentine's Day. Use this Valentine's Day to show love to yourself. You can have an at home spa day, buy yourself some chocolates, or invest in yourself and buy a set of luxury eco friendly pajamas. Use this day to pamper yourself and celebrate you!