Where to Shop for Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Ahem, gifts. You love them, but they’re bad for the planet. Well, mostly. There are some sustainability-focused people who also have an entrepreneurial bent, and they’re the ones we need to head towards if we want to buy something brand new that’s sustainable produced. Now that the dreaded day is coming up, here’s a cool list of the online shops for sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts (or any gift). Before we jump in, I have to say two things:

  1. Best option is to not buy anything. Sad but true. Love doesn’t always require material proof;)
  2. Second best option is to buy pre-loved goodies. Secondhand good FTW! 

This post covers option #3: Buy sustainably made items. 

There are loads of online stores to buy stuff from, but which of them are the most considerate towards the planet? Certainly not Amazon, although they seem to have vastly reduced the plastic packaging. I mean, Amazon is needed for some items (and by many locations underserved by other commercial options), but – let’s face it – shopping on Amazon is more of a utilitarian chore than a delightful, aesthetic experience. (I am not a fan of the Amazon website’s appearance. It works wonderfully well, but is nothing much to look at.)

So. Why not have a lovely experience shopping online, aside from the actual buying? Check out these online stores that have a wonderful website, stunning products on offer, and – the icing on the cake – they are ethical, sustainable businesses that are ideal for the conscious, low-waste shopper.

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ONLINE SHOPPING FOR SUSTAINABLE Valentine’s Day GIFTS

 

1. The Little Market 

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, artisan-made

Great for: Home goods

 

2. Ten Thousand Villages

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, artisan-made

Great for: Jewelry and kitchen wares

 

3. Made Trade 

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair Trade, Sustainable

Great for: Clothing, Home goods

 

4. Rêve En Vert

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, artisan-made, low-waste

Great for: Sustainable luxury gifts

 

5. Accompany

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Artisan-Made, Fair Trade

Great for: Clothing, Home, Accessories, Gifts, Stationery

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6.  Bead & Reel

Why it’s on this list:  Fair Trade, Cruelty-free, Slow Fashion (made to order)

Great for: Apparel, Accessories, Baby

 

7.  The Acey

Why it’s on this list: Innovative, fair trade brands

Great for: Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Lingerie

 

8.  Ethica

Why it’s on this list: Sustainable, Handcrafted

Great for: Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes, Bags, Beauty

 

9.  The Green Hub

Why it’s on this list: Ethically produced, Handmade, Recycled

Great for: Accessories, Home, Beauty, Stationery

 

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10.  Elborne

Why it’s on this list: Cruelty-free, B-Corp certified brands

Great for: Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories

 

11. The Responsible Shop (Verishop)

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, artisan-made, cruelty-free

Great for: Apparel, home, beauty

 

12. Fair Trade Winds 

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, traditional craft preservation, sustainable, women’s empowerment

Great for: Apparel, Bags, Jewelry

 

13. Society B

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade

Great for: Gifts That Give Back

 

14. We Dash Love

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Why it’s on this list: Fair trade, artisan-made

Great for: Home, Fashion

 

Buying ethically-made gifts are a helpful way to support businesses making a difference. That way, we all get to win. In the spirit of everyone feeling loved, wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

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Read More

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Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

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