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February 1st, 2021 | By Alicia Silverstone


Love doesn’t cost a thing!

Quality time with loved ones is the most precious gift. A love letter is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift and always has been! Really, what could be better than a deep meaningful letter by the one you love?

If you find yourself in the mood for some Valentine’s love – because we still are active participants in loving life and other people – perhaps this guide will inspire you to enjoy your festive holiday but with conscious, thoughtful, earth friendly, healthier gifts.

We still believe in loving and goodness and romance, right? Let’s celebrate love!

Want to go the totally no-waste route? Kids can make cards using recycled materials, and you can make a book of coupons (a massage, cleaning house – clothing optional – ha!) for your amour, make cookies from the kind diet, or put together a candlelight dinner – even a silent dinner with only laughter allowed could be fun and sexy.

Thinking flowers? Only organic will do, my love (more on that below!)  Please choose kind chocolate as well – so much of it is made from child labor and using ingredients that hurt people and animals. (Read: Is Your Chocolate Fair?) Review my favorite chocolate blog for the best chocolate ever.

If you don’t find anything you’re in love with on this guide, consider choosing vintage from The RealReal for lifelong keepsakes like jewelry & handbags that will last way past next year’s trend.  Take a peek at my holiday guide because it’s full of fun stuff you may have missed that would work so well for Valentine’s Day gifts too!

Also: see the bottom of this guide for wonderful charities to donate to in your sweeties name.

To love 🥂,

Alicia

Traditional flowers are flown from the nether regions of the earth, racking up quite a carbon footprint before they make their way to your sweetie.
Local, organic flowers are the healthiest choice for you and the environment. Find out where to get them here.

You can also look at these sites:

Thinking lingerie? You can find sustainably sexy pieces here:

  • Anekdot uses upcycled fabrics to craft their elegant lingerie looks.
  • Brook There has cozy-looking sets made from organic cotton.
  • Aikyou has cute pieces made from Fair Trade Certified and organic cotton fabrics.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.. but only if they are sustainably lab grown or vintage. This is the perfect subtle bling, made responsibly!

Idyl Lab Grown Responsible Diamond Studs, $348 @idyl.com

Idyl Lab Grown Responsible Diamond Studs, $348 @idyl.com

Fewer dresses flow more beautifully than this vegan silk dress. It’s gorgeous on – I love this dress! Made from vegan silk, and the most perfect fit!

Ruth Dress, $199 @ohsevendays.com

Ruth Dress, $199 @ohsevendays.com

This aikyou bra is fair trade certified, organic, and gorgeous.

MIA - triangle bra, €79 @aikyou.de

MIA – triangle bra, €79 @aikyou.de

Love notes used to be chiseled into cave walls, now you can gift them a sweet recycled journal, perfect for waxing rhapsodically about your lover.  This gorgeous journal is made from 100% post consumer recycled paper.

Jellyfish Decomposition Book, $9 @decomposition.co,

Jellyfish Decomposition Book, $9 @decomposition.com

These glittering huggies are responsibly made, and the cornerstone of every great ear story. Ethical diamonds, responsible craftsmanship, and traceable 14k gold!

Ethical Diamond Huggie Earring, $368 @idyl.com

Ethical Diamond Huggie Earring, $368 @idyl.com

Gorgeously set the mood with this diffuser which will emit calming scents all over your home. Perfect for that essential oil zen!

Stone Diffuser, $119 @vitruvi.com

Stone Diffuser, $119 @vitruvi.com

Made from AppleSkin: an innovative leather alternative with a high content of natural waste, from the skin and core apple waste of the food industry, this vegan red saddle bag will add such a POP to anything they put on. Plus – you’ll have a great story to tell anytime you wear it!

Iris Prima Linea - Apple Rosso Amore, €220 @miomojo.com

Iris Prima Linea – Apple Rosso Amore, €220 @miomojo.com

A treat beyond the usual box of chocolate – this chocolate superfood yumminess is made in LA, and women owned!    Vegan, raw, organic, goes well in coffee and smoothies!

Cacao Magic Superfoods, $28, @thephilosophie.com

Cacao Magic Superfoods, $28, @thephilosophie.com

Beautiful bath and body oils are always appreciated… even more so when they are kindly procured.

Ultimate Wellbeing Bath & Shower Oil Collection by Aromatherapy Associates, $99 @spacenk.com

Ultimate Wellbeing Bath & Shower Oil Collection by Aromatherapy Associates, $99 @spacenk.com

If you want to buy something sweet and useful for V day, we love this reusable drinking cup!

Tronco 20oz Glass Tumbler Glass Water Bottle Straw Silicone Protective Sleeve Bamboo Lid - BPA Free, $15.99 @amazon.com

Tronco 20oz Glass Tumbler Glass Water Bottle Straw Silicone Protective Sleeve Bamboo Lid – BPA Free, $15.99 @amazon.com

Rescue pets deserve a Valentine’s day treat!  For your four legged love, a recycled rubber ball.

ChuckIt! Recycled Remmy Ball Dog Toy, Medium $5 @amazon.com

ChuckIt! Recycled Remmy Ball Dog Toy, Medium $5 @amazon.com

This rose gold bottle stays cold forever, and really elevates their water drinking game.

Rose Gold Drinking Bottle, 38.90€/ $47.96 @24bottles.com

Rose Gold Drinking Bottle, 38.90€/ $47.96 @24bottles.com

For the sweet chef in your life, a pan that looks as good as it works. Why clutter up their kitchen space with ugly gadgets when museum quality pretty pans exist?!

Always Pan, $145 @fromourplace.com

Always Pan, $145 @fromourplace.com

Okay, it’s not lingerie – but it’s so pretty and practical! These organic pj’s are perfect for letting her sleep in on Valentine’s Day morning.  I love this cozy, organic PJ set, Mate The Label, (top/bottom sold separately.)

Purchase top here, bottom here. You can use code Alicia20 on anything from Mate The Label!

Drizzle a dollop of this delicious olive oil on ANYTHING to make it taste special. This gift basket would make most foodies squeal with delight! This is the yummiest California olive oil.

Nuvo, $64.99 @nuvooliveoil.com

Nuvo, $64.99 @nuvooliveoil.com

A monthly wine membership will make them think of you, fondly and boozily, for 12 months a year! These offerings from Winc are are proudly sustainable from bottling process to eco-friendly production and shipping methods. They are also vegan and made with sustainably farmed organic grapes – grown without pesticides.

Winc Wine Of The Month Club (Choose Vegan), $60 and up @winc.com

Winc Wine Of The Month Club (Choose Vegan), $60 and up @winc.com

Each Bottle sold of this delish rose donates a portion of proceeds to benefit Love Leo Rescue to help save Animals in need in Los Angeles, California. Love Leo is a non profit 501c3 that saves thousands of dogs and helps them find forever homes.

Rescue Rose, $25 @rescuerose.com

Rescue Rose, $25 @rescuerose.com

A chic swiss army knife for the modern lass or fellow is useful for everything from opening bottles of wine to tinkering in the garden.

Brushed Copper Swiss Army, $109 @etsy.com

Brushed Copper Swiss Army, $109 @etsy.com

These lovely wooden cards are made in the USA from sustainably-harvested birch wood, and 100% biodegradable!

Wooden Love Card, $6 @nightowlpapergoods.com

Wooden Love Card, $6 @nightowlpapergoods.com

These handmade kids Valentines day cards are biodegradable and embedded with plantable seed hearts, which make them so much more meaningful and conscious than the usual mass kiddie school cards.

Plantable Valentine's Card, 25 cards for $31 @etsy.com

Plantable Valentine’s Card, 25 cards for $31 @etsy.com

Consider a donation in their name printed out and tucked into to your Valentine’s Day Card!

Nonprofits I suggest:

  • Contribute to ending animal cruelty and a kinder planet  – Animal Equality
  • Sponsor a rescued farm animal – Farm Sanctuary
  • Fund solar energy in your community – RE-volv 
  • Help refugee children receive the resources they deserve – MercyCorps
  • Educate high school and middle school students on ethical food choices – Ethical Choices Program
  • 80% of the orangutan population has been lost in the past 75 years mainly as a result of mass deforestation. Help orangutans and their habitat – Orangutan Foundation International
  • Help conserve and protect our oceans wildlife – Sea Shepherd
  • Give the gift of clean and safe drinking water – Charity: Water

All products featured on TKL are independently selected by Alicia. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Header Photo by Secret Garden on Pexel.


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