It is almost February, the month of love. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day but we do try get each other something small. This year, if we do swap gifts, I want it to be something I really need and is as waste-free as possible. There are so many cool sustainable Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
You don’t need a partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. There is nothing wrong with showing yourself some love and buying something you really want.
These are just a few sustainable Valentine’s Day gift ideas I wouldn’t mind receiving
Plants. I can honestly say I never thought I would want to get plants but since we started adding plants to our home, I want more and more. We have a lot of open counters and shelves now and they would look amazing with plants along them. A plant is so much better than a bunch of flowers and it will last longer.
Book a class together. This is a great way to get some couple time away from home. Book a cooking class or an art class or whatever it is you are interested in.
Book a spa day. We have done this before and it is such a great way to recharge together and is waste free. A lot of spas are offering amazing specials at the moment, take advantage of that and book a package for you and your partner.
Coffee and chocolate. I love coffee (almost as much as I love David) so some yummy coffee and chocolate would be perfect and it is possible to keep it sustainable and local. Terbodore coffees are amazing, they are a local brand with recyclable packaging. There are also some awesome local chocolate brands – De Villiers Chocolate, Honest Chocolate and the Refillery sell NOVA chocolate.
Gift an experience. This is another great gift idea that will create amazing memories for you and your partner. Whatever your partner enjoys, you will find an experience day – from 4×4 courses, sunset cruises, helicopter flips, walking with elephants – there is literally something for everyone.
Netflix and Chill. If you have support close by, organise a sleep over for the kids and stay in. Order takeout or make your favourite meal and watch whatever you want on TV. With lockdown still a reality, this is probably the safest option and to be honest I prefer staying in anyway.