Valentine’s Day may be one of the most controversial holidays a lot of people celebrate. Many claim it’s a “hallmark” holiday, made up to make you buy gifts and flowers and chocolate for no other reason than giving the companies that sell these, money (which doesn’t sound very sustainable).
Others don’t mind the holiday and think even though they don’t need a date (like mother’s, Father’s Day, etc) to celebrate their love… It doesn’t hurt to take a moment to appreciate their relationships.
Regardless of where you stand on this -not really an- issue, it’s definitely a “thing” almost everywhere. Stores have massive sells; you can find coupon codes for whatever you want to buy and a ton of people have huge expectations from it.
We welcome all celebrations and don’t think there’s harm in letting the world know how you feel about you loved ones. However, there are for sure more eco-friendly ways to celebrate than spending money on disposable cards or cutting up flowers.
Don’t worry we’re here to help, here are a few eco-friendly gifts/ways to celebrate your love:
- Gift experiences: Who said you have to buy a physical gift? Experiences can be just as fun/well appreciated. In fact, experience were a huge hit pre pandemic. Everything from spa days, concert tickets (during normal times), a funky restaurant outing, an escape room, throwing axes, you name it. This can be an amazing gift for someone who’s love language speaks of quality time.
- Everything that involves food: Well, at least we know food won’t go to waist. Of course, restaurants are always great, but food can come in many shape and forms. Edible bouquet arrangements, chocolates (a classic), a fruit box, etc. Depending of where you’re at in you’re relationship/life you can send your loved a week’s worth of groceries and take out it’s always a nice gesture.
- Subscription boxes: This is another thing that has picked up game in the last years and boomed during the pandemic. You can find one for almost anything, from food to books to kids toys and cleaning products. You name it, there probably exists. We love the one’s committed to sustainability of course, but generally speaking as long as you’re gifting something the person needs and is going to use, you’re good. We like Literary for kids (and now adult) books and brands that care about the environment like Thrive market, Wellness box, The Clean Beauty Box, The GreenUp Box, Earth Box and Life without Plastic are good-to-start ones.
- Eco-friendly Jewelry: Like chocolate, jewelry is a timeless classic gift. But is not a gift that is always budget or eco-friendly. Luckily for you, at Jason Hyde we check those two boxes, and we have an ample collection for you to choose from.
So, tic tac, you have a few days left to get something for that special someone. There’s no day like today to be proactive.