The Kind Life is a community around Alicia Silverstone and The Kind Diet where friends, doctors, experts in green living, and members share vegan tips.

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Valentine Goodies

What are your plans this Valentine’s day?? Do you and your loved ones exchange gifts or indulge in sweet treats? For those of you who plan to do some giving, I hope you find these kind ideas below helpful :)

Chocolate

Yummm check out my chocolate post, lots of mouth watering delicious chocolate companies to choose from. Let me know below what your favorites are, I’m always on the look out for the yummiest!

Flowers

If you can, put together a bouquet from flowers around your place or buy organic flowers from the farmer’s market. Local, organic flowers are the healthiest choice for your body and an important ethical choice to support the health of your bigger home and other humans. Regular flowers are laden with tons of chemicals (insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators) to achieve perfect flower status. Plus, if they’re shipped by plane from overseas (which about 70% of flowers in the U.S. are), think about that giant carbon footprint! And, when you shop local, you’re supporting local businesses, which I love! You get the idea… try for local, organic, Fair Trade flowers when possible.

If you’re in New York, check out Gardenia Organic. If you’re in LA, Silver Lake Farms is great.

If you’re looking to get them delivered, try one of these sites:

Bouqs
Organic Bouquet
California Organic Flowers

Healthy Candy

If you want to give your partner or loved ones a delicious sweet treat they can take every day that’s actually great for them, check out these gummies!

Lingerie

AIKYOU

Anekdot uses upcycled fabrics to make their looks.

Brook There has cozy looking sets made from organic cotton.

Aikyou has cute pieces made from Fair Trade Certified and organic cotton fabrics.

Donation

If you’re not into indulging in sweets this year or don’t want to give anything material, there are so many awesome non-profits out there doing great work. Give the gift of compassion by supporting clean drinking water via Charity Water or sponsoring an animal at Farm Sanctuary. Find more ideas on orgs. I dig, here!

I would love to hear from you! What do you get up to on Valentines Day? Do you give gifts or treats? What other eco-lingerie companies are out there and what kind of chocolate brands do you love??

 

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  • Elena

    My husband and I are going to get a couples massage for Valentine’s Day. It’s good for the body and the mind and it gives us an hour break from our 17 months old son!
    I will buy my husband a Valentine’s Day card and he usually gets me flowers.
    As for the chocolate, there are so many delicious brands that I like, Chocolove is one of them it is delicious and there’s a love poem inside every wrapper.

  • Kara

    I love No Whey Chocolate. Their truffles are delicious, especially the salted caramel. But I had no idea there were so many other companies–I’m definitely going to try out some of the ones you mentioned. Thank you so much for sharing :)