Your Sustainable Guide to Valentine's Day Shopping

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’ve been struggling to find a gift for your loved ones that is both meaningful and sustainable, we have got you covered! While we love the sentiment behind Valentine’s Day, it can also feel heavily commercialized, which an emphasis on easily disposable items (think cards, plastic wrap on flowers, mass produced chocolates, etc.).

To help you find a gift that is as heart felt as it is eco conscious, we’ve put together your sustainable Valentine’s Day gift guide. Skip the cards and gift wrap While a card and some gift wrap may not seem like a big deal, it really adds up to a lot of waste when you think about all of the gift wrap that gets used during a holiday. Luckily, there are so many fun and creative ways to wrap your gifts without using disposable paper. A few of our favorite alternatives include old newspaper, cloth, wicker boxes, or just skipping the wrapping altogether!

Our bedding comes in reusable cloth bags, which are the perfect zero waste wrapping!

Shop from brands that share your values
In the last few years, we’ve seen the emergence of so many amazing sustainably focused brands and businesses, and we love that it is now easier than ever to vote with your dollar and support businesses that share your values. Organic, fair trade, zero waste, and otherwise ethically focused and sustainably minded companies have given all of us the opportunity to buy the things we want and need in a way we can feel good about.

At A1HC, creating sustainable products is one of our top priorities, and it’s why we choose only high quality, eco-friendly materials for our home goods. From our organic cotton bedding to our coconut coir doormats, all of our products are made from materials you can feel good about.

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Buy something your loved one actually needs
With all of the Valentine’s products out there, it’s easy to get swept up in the buzz and buy a bunch of items that no one really wants or needs. The oversized stuffed animals, heart themed mugs, and corny cards seem cute at the time, but more often than not end up collecting dust just a few weeks after the holiday.

Instead of buying something just for the sake of getting a Valentine’s gift, why not buy something your loved one really wants or needs! A fresh set of high quality bedsheets, for example, is the perfect way to treat your loved one to something special that they’ll actually use.

Give an experience rather than a material gift
Or skip the gifts altogether and opt for an activity that you and your loved one can enjoy together. An afternoon of skating and hot chocolate, making a romantic dinner at home, or a cozy movie marathon are all fun ways to enjoy quality time together without having to spend a dime on presents.

Spread a little love to our planet
While Valentine’s Day is generally thought of as a romantic holiday, we think it’s about sharing the love with everyone and everything you care for. This Valentine’s Day, why not show a little love for our planet by planning an eco-friendly activity for you and your friends? You can organize a beach cleanup, run a fundraiser for a cause you care about, or volunteer at a local charity. Small steps really add up!

Save on your holiday shopping with our Valentine’s Day sale! Apply code valentine15 at checkout to save 15% off your entire order.