Valentine’s Day Sustainable Gift Guide
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some of you may be wondering how you can make it extra special this year. Since many of us are at home, there’s no better time to say ‘I love you’ with a beautiful gift – and even better still, our Valentine’s Day sustainable gift guide supports small businesses with a environmentally-friendly vision. If you’re in need of some inspiration for the perfect present, read on for our favourite Valentine’s goodies this year!
Ogham Treasure Jewellery
Using traditional and modern jewellery-crafting techniques, including sculpting and carving, Ogham Treasure takes inspiration from the first ever written form of Gaelic. Each pendant features this fascinating alphabet, making them perfect to give to friends, family and that special someone.
Our particular favourite for Valentine’s Day is this sterling silver ‘Love’ pendant.
Anchor & Crew Jewellery
Creating ethical unisex pieces using a traceable supply chain, Anchor & Crew pieces are perfect for anyone on the move. From chain and leather bracelets to geometric necklaces, each piece is lovingly designed and wrapped, making them gift-ready for Valentine’s Day.
This durable yet elegant braided leather bracelet is a great choice for the journeyman or woman.
Tartan Blanket Co.
Ready to get cosied up on the couch with your favourite rom-com? The Tartan Blanket Company has just what you need for a romantic night in on Valentine’s Day. With sustainability at the heart of their vision, they use recycled wool and other recycled fibres for their unique designs.
We especially love this classic tartan pattern for that touch of Scottish tradition.
Adding a beautifully-scented touch to a romantic dinner, a candle is a brilliant go-to gift for Valentine’s Day. From tangy mojito scents to fresh floral aromas, there’s something to suit every occasion. Best of all each candle comes in reusable packaging, from tins to recycled glass jars.
In the spotlight are these Rewined candles, made from natural soy wax in hand-cut wine bottles.
Kubu Leather Photo Albums
Photo albums are the perfect way to take a trip down memory lane, and this one is no exception. This Kubu photo album is handmade using by-product leather and recycled cotton paper, giving it a gorgeous rustic effect. Whether you’re leaving this blank for the photographer in your life, or are putting together a heartfelt scrapbook, this photo album is a truly timeless gift.
Badly Made Books
For the stationery lover, the organiser, or the academic in your life, these Badly Made Books come in a range of quirky patterns. All made with a minimum of 70% waste materials, these low-impact diaries and planners will keep you organised and inspired. Not only this, they’re handmade in Cork by a small team, using a unique binding method to make each book lay flat. No matter whether you’re jotting down your weird and wonderful ideas or planning the year ahead, do it sustainably with Badly Made Books!
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