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Our Top 10 Eco Valentine’s Day Gift Guide featuring ethical British businesses

Charlie / 2 February 2017

Our Top 10 Eco Valentine's Day Gift Guide featuring ethical British businesses // The Natural Wedding Company

Our 2017 Eco Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 

Samantha and I are sharing our favourite finds for a possible Eco Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one – women, men, and even a gift from your little ones. We’ve stuck to all UK based businesses and artisans, most of them small independent businesses. You’ll also find we’ve tried to include ideas across a span of costs, with only one true ‘blow the budget’ gift.

In putting together this guide we discovered that neither of us celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way. I’m sure lots of people choose to celebrate their love and gratitude towards each other on a daily basis. But for those who are looking to give something special or just a token of their love, here are some ideas.

Personalised Valentine’s Biscuits

Personalised Valentine's Day biscuits // The Kitsch Hen // The Natural Wedding Company

The Kitsch Hen is run by a former TNWC Real Bride, Caroline (part one + part two of her wedding is not to be missed). Her iced biscuits are homemade from locally sourced ingredients, and all handstamped. We love this option because it can be personalised to a meaningful message – lyrics from ‘your’ song, a love quote from your favourite novel, or just a simple ‘I Love You’. A scrumptious Eco Valentine’s Day gift.

£12 for 6 personalised biscuits – Buy them here

You Are My Favourite Valentine’s Day Card

You Are My Favourite Valentine's Day card // Lucy Says I Do // The Natural Wedding Company

Our friend Lucy Says I Do always has a fab offering of Valentine’s Day cards, and we love this design. Short and sweet, perfect for anyone not wanting to give an overly mushy card full of text. Printed onto FSC approved card and with a brown kraft envelope it’s a great card for the eco-chic.

£3.25 – Buy it here

Fairtrade Gold Heart Ruby Ring

Fairtrade gold heart ruby ring // Shakti Ellenwood // The Natural Wedding Company

This is for those who are looking for a truly luxurious gift, perhaps to mark a special occasion. This 18ct fairtrade gold heart-shaped ring from our friend Shakti Ellenwood is set with the most brilliant rubies. What a beautiful eco Valentine’s Day gift this would make for a loved one.

£680 – Buy it here

Luxurious Lavender Scented Sleep Mask

Lavender scented sleep mask // Ellie Gill // // The Natural Wedding Company

This gold silk sleep mask from make-up artist and holistic therapist Ellie Gill is perhaps what I’d choose for my Eco Valentine’s Day gift this year. It is scented with lavender, which I love for its ability to help me fall asleep easier on nights when my mind is racing.

£25.99 – Buy it here

Dark Chocolate Love Hearts

Dark chocolate organic love hearts // Cocoa Loco // The Natural Wedding Company

There can’t be many of us who didn’t love the childhood sweets ‘Love Hearts’?! In which case I’m sure you’ll agree with us that these dark chocolate – dare I say ‘grown up’ – version from Cocoa Loco would go down a treat. Made from Dominican Republic cocoa beans they are both fairtrade and organic.

£3.99 – Buy them here

Hipster Boys Botanical Pampering Kit

Men's botanical pampering kit // Ville de Fleurs // The Natural Wedding Company

We feel like men are pretty hard to buy for, if anyone has any tips please share! This gift set from Ville de Fleurs contains an after shave spritzer and after shave balm, plus a choice of comb. We love that they’re made from natural botanicals, because think men want to avoid chemical ingredients too.

£25 – Buy it here

I Love You To The Moon And Back Plate

I Love You To The Moon And Back plate Valentine's Day gift // OHNORachio // The Natural Wedding Company

Hand screen printed in the UK, we love this sweet ‘I Love You To The Moon And Back’ plate, becautifully illustrated by designer OHNORachio. Organic chocolates or locally grown flowers make a wonderful Eco Valentine’s Day gift, but sometimes it’s nice to have a keepsake that lasts a little longer.

£20 – Buy it here

Botanical Heart Paper Garland

Botanical heart paper garland // Peony & Thistle // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be extravagant, and this paper heart garland from Peony & Thistle is a lovely example. Made from an up-cycled vintage book of botanical drawings, it would be perfect for decorating a corner of your home or work space.

£10 – Buy it here

Exotic Pink Himalayan and Rose Petal Bath Salts

Pink Himalayan bath salt // Lauryn's Botanicals // The Natural Wedding Company

It’s that time of year when you feel like your skin could do with a bit of TLC. We love the idea of a self indulgent soak in the bath and a luxurious scrub with these pink Himalayan salts from Lauryn’s Botanicals. They are an exotic blend of patchouli, may chang, lemon and ylang ylang essential oils and rose petals to float in your bath.

£10.50 – Buy them here

Mama and Papa Bear Enamel Pin Set

Mama and Papa bear enamel pin set // Land and Furrow // The Natural Wedding Company

All three of us here at TNWC have become parents in the past few years, so it seemed only fitting to include a gift from our children. Not strictly an Eco Valentine’s Day gift, this pair of enamel ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’ pins from Land and Furrow are super cute and super sweet. We also love that their available as ‘Mama’ and ‘Mama’ or ‘Papa’ and ‘Papa’ sets. Big thumbs up from us!

£10.50 – Buy them here

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Eco Valentine’s Day gift guide and perhaps even found a present for someone. Do consider supporting small, independent, British businesses with high ethical and eco credentials when gift giving this year.

Comments

Peony and Thistle on 2. February, 2017

Thanks so much for featuring our bunting! Loving all your Valentine’s Day finds!!!

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