It is that time of the year when you get to celebrate your love with your beloved partner, friends or family. Do you wish to be creative this Valentine’s Day or are you unsure about how to spend the day with your special person? If you want to show your love in the most sincere way, you don’t need to buy an expensive gift or the prettiest roses. Instead, you can start by going green and celebrate an eco-friendly Valentine’s day this year. If you want to give it a try, here are 6 environmental-friendly alternatives that might please your loved one:
1. Cook a delicious meal together:
Why bother waiting in a long line and going through all the hustle when you can enjoy a romantic, healthy and nutritious dinner at home? Cooking together is a sensual experience and the kitchen is often a great space for communication. Impress each other by adding some culinary creativity. You can always find surprising recipes online or you can check out our suggestion here.
2. Give each other spa/massage:
Every now and then, everyone deserves a relaxing time away from their busy life. Why not take some time off your busy schedule and do something nice for each other? Treat your partner or loved one with a soothing massage and enjoy a stress-free session. Spend some time to set the mood to add to the experience. If you don’t know what products to use, check out some natural personal care products from our shop. A perfect spa/massage starts with the right skincare products and essential oils. You can find more suggested products, such as oils and candles, here.
3. Look for a spectacular view
If you are sick of being home all the time, seize the opportunity to go out and have fun with your partner, a friend, or a family member. Eco-friendly activities such as walking in the woods, riding a bicycle together or hiking do no harm to the environment while keeping you healthy at the same time. Enjoy nature and the company of your loved ones.
4. Adopt an animal
If your special someone loves animals and is thinking of getting one, consider adopting animals from the shelter. Give them a home. And of course, make sure the recipient is ready to welcome this new member to the family before adopting. You can find some eco-friendly products, such as organic dog food, for your future pet here.
5. Exchange Eco-friendly gifts
The most important part of a green Valentine’s day is making sure to give each other environmentally friendly presents. Instead of getting generic gifts, be more creative and get him/her something meaningful, that is also good for our planet. Visit our shop to find wonderful gift suggestions, such as sustainable fashion products, kid toys, books and many more. You may also check www.amazon.ca for more options using our affiliate link. As an Amazon associate, a percentage of the proceeds made from your purchase goes towards funding our GSGF project. By purchasing gifts through our website, you also get the satisfaction of being a part of our project!
6. Name something after them
Do you know you can name a star as a gift? If you want to give something special, consider registering a star under their name. Although they won’t receive an actual star, it would come with a certificate and a celestial map of it. If this is too ordinary, you can also plant a tree together and give it a special name. Planting trees not only helps the planet but also serves as a symbol. Isn’t it nice to see it grow as your love for each other grows? Last but not least, if you and your loved one wish to support the environment by building green schools and providing sustainable education, you can always make a donation to us in their name.
Make a donation to GSGF: https://www.greenschoolsgreenfuture.org/donate/
No matter what you do on Valentine’s Day, never forget that it’s a blessing that you have someone you love by your side. The key is to show them you care. There is no better way to show you care than by loving the environment. Happy Valentine’s day!
By: Maria Chen