Lockdown Valentine's Guide: Sustainable Gifts For Your Valentine
Valentine’s day is fast approaching, but if you’re looking for sustainable and thoughtful gifts, there’s no need to sweat. Here’s our Valentine’s day gift guide.
For beautiful and ethical jewellery
Yala is a brand that has been making waves since its conception for its beautiful and contemporary jewellery that is ethically and sustainably made (it's a fellow B-Corp, and the first jewellery brand in the UK to be recognised as one). Selling classic and timeless pieces handmade by artisans in Kenya, this is a brand that has nailed gorgeous, sustainable jewellery at an affordable price. Anyone would be ecstatic to receive a piece from them.
For vegan grooming
Gift them this shaving gift set, which is completely plastic-free and vegan. Safety razors may be new to them but it is easy to learn the technique, and it’s well worth it — safety razors deliver an impossibly close shave. The cucumber and aloe soap also rehydrates, and adds a little luxury and pampering to their shaving routine.
For your favourite bookworm
Gifting your Valentine a book they want? Bookshop is the go-to destination for getting a bookworm a present. Connecting local independent bookshop sellers in one place, it should definitely be on your radar. From cookbooks from their favourite chefs to new fiction releases you know they’re bound to love, the possibilities are pretty endless if you’re looking to put a smile on your loved one’s face, while supporting local independent sellers.
For art lovers
For those who love a nice art print or are looking to brighten up their walls, these Choose Love prints are perfect. Coming in a range of sizes, prints and prices, you can be sure to find a unique and beautiful print perfect for your valentine. Print Club London has a range of art from independent artists with Choose Love, the charity providing support to refugees. 100% of proceeds from purchases go directly to the charity — so it’s a win-win.
For beer lovers
This is the ideal gift for the beer connoisseurs in your life. This gift set contains four award-winning beers and two glasses and makes a great little gift for those that like to sample different stouts and ales. All the beers are vegan and will give your special someone a taste of a pub trip until we can all return.
Valentine's can be celebrated with friends, too — so get this lovely hug ring from Etsy for your favourite guys, gals and non-binary pals. This ring is a cute token to give to someone — especially if you’re not locked down together, as a reminder what is to come in the future!
For kooky home decor
For someone who likes a more out there and modern piece of decor, this wonderful hand vase should be in your basket ASAP. This handmade porcelain vase is an eye-catching piece that will bring life to any table or desk — and with all the time we’ve been spending indoors, a piece like this will mean more now than ever.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.