Valentine's Gifts That Give Back To People & Planet
Valentine's Day means something different to everyone: some people prefer a lavish night out on the town (complete with chocolate + roses), while others prefer to spend a quiet night in with their partner. Either way, it's a day we love to spend with our nearest and dearest.
If gifting is your style, there are so many great ways to show your husband, partner, or boyfriend you care—from a sweet and simple chocolate bar to a luxurious robe. Whether your man is a foodie, an active adventurer, or even a stay-at-home-and-snuggle kind of guy, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite sustainably and ethically-made gifts for him this Valentine's Day!
1. Pierpont Robe | Highway Robery
Gift your loved one some everyday luxury with this ultra-comfortable kimono-style robe. It's made from cotton, so he'll stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter! Highway Robery makes robes in a fair wage USA factory—plus, they make mini robes from excess fabric that hilariously fit beer bottles.
Shop Online | $118
2. Let's Get Lost Enamel Mug | United By Blue
This durable handmade coffee mug is versatile enough to handle a rigorous camping trip (or even just a trip down to the local coffee shop!) For every product sold, United By Blue is able to remove one pound of trash from the world's oceans and waterways.
Shop Online | $20
3. Essentials Bundle | Wise Men's Care
Wise Men's Care caught our eye thanks to their dedication to natural, healthy and cruelty-free ingredients and their minimalist, eco-minded product design. Snag a glass jar of pomade or shampoo and subscribe to a refill to reduce your plastic waste.
Shop Online | $95 CAD
4. Beard Tonic Sampler | Herbivore Botanicals
Pamper the bearded man in your life with this set of all-natural beard tonics that are handcrafted in small batches in the USA. This delightful sampler includes three therapeutic scents: Palo Santo, Vetiver + Sage, and Cedar + Bergamot.
Shop Online | $22
5. Lux Ribbed Vegan Backpack | Doshi
This PETA-approved vegan backpack is the perfect sleek commuter accessory for the on-the-go husband or boyfriend. In addition to not using animal products in their bags, Doshi also donates five percent of sales to nonprofit organizations that benefit animals, people, and the environment.
Shop Online | $159
6. Cork Card Wallet | tentree
Tentree is a powerhouse in the world of sustainable apparel and accessories. For each item purchased, they plant ten trees—they even give you access to a tree registry to see where exactly your trees are planted! This cork wallet is made from renewable cork and recycled polyester.
Shop Online | $32
7. The Odin Cable Knit Hat | Krochet Kids intl.
For those of us in the midst of a frigid February, a cable-knit hat makes a cozy gift! This one from Krochet Kids is handmade by fairly-paid female artisans in Peru who sign each piece. Go to the Krochet Kids website to learn about the artisan behind your purchase!
Shop Online | $38
8. Organic Coffee Sampler | Dean's Beans
Dean's Beans has been producing delicious fair trade, shade grown and organic coffee for over twenty years. This sample pack will help your loved one decide which roast is their favorite! Or if he's adventurous, Dean's Beans also sells green coffee beans so you can roast them yourself.
Shop Online | $15.99
9. Fair Trade Organic Dark Chocolate | Equal Exchange
Chocolate makes for a sweet little "thinking-of-you" gift, and fair trade organic chocolate is even sweeter. Equal Exchange has been offering fair trade goods for thirty years, and we especially love their coffees and chocolates.
Shop Online | $3.50
10. Organic Wool Striped Dress Socks | Maggie's Organics
A great pair of socks is an underestimated gift—and these incredibly soft dress socks are sure to please. They are GOTS Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, and made here in the USA. Not a stripes fan? Maggie's Organics has plenty of patterned and solid socks to choose from.
Shop Online | $33.75
11. Ada Eco Acetate & Wood Sunglasses | Proof
Prepare him for summer sunshine while preserving the environment! These shades are handcrafted from cotton-based acetate and sustainably sourced wood, and $10 from each purchase goes towards empowering entrepreneurs, women, and children around the world.
Shop Online | $130
12. Eco Warrior 1 Yoga Shorts | OHMME
OHMME is changing the game for men's yogawear by creating modern, comfortable, eco-friendly workout wear that encourages free movement. Their eco-collection is bluesign®-approved, meaning that each step of the textile supply chain adheres to the highest environmental standards.
Shop Online | $52
13. Carry On Hoodie | Outerknown Supply
This super-soft Fair Trade hoodie will keep him warm and snuggly on those chilly days. Outerknown Supply's hoodie is focused on reducing the impact of their raw materials, and this recycled polyester and hemp sweatshirt is no exception. Plus, it's Fair Trade Certified!
Shop Online | $78
14. Organic Meal Delivery | Green Chef
If you and your partner love to cook and explore new foods together, Green Chef is a sweet and practical experience gift! Each box includes 90% certified organic products, and they have gluten-free, paleo, keto, and vegan menu options so there's something for everyone.
Shop Online | Starting at $10.49 per meal
15. Insulated Coffee Mug | Klean Kanteen
A tried-and-true favorite, Klean Kanteen's insulated travel mugs not only keep coffee or tea hot for 10 hours, but they're also leak proof. Klean Kanteen is a certified B Corp dedicated to reducing single-use waste, is involved in 1% For The Planet, and their products are made in fair-wage work environments.
Shop Online | $30.95