10 Ethical Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and if there’s one thing we absolutely love here at Nomads, it’s keeping things ethical and sustainable.
Have a read of our 10 Ethical Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for a little bit of inspiration on how to treat both your loved ones and the planet this year…
1. Fairtrade flowers – Arena Flowers
Ranked as the UK’s most ethical florist, Arena Flowers work directly with Fairtrade growers all around the world. For every bouquet you buy, Arena plant a tree in countries experiencing deforestation, like Haiti, Mozambique and Madagascar. Shop their Fairtrade collection here.
2. Fairtrade chocolates – Divine Chocolate
Divine is quite special, in that it’s the only Fairtrade certified chocolate company which is 44% owned by the cocoa farmers themselves. All of the cocoa in Divine chocolate is grown in Ghana by Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of cocoa farmers who own the largest share of the Divine company. It means the cocoa farmers receive 44% of the profits. Shop their Milk Chocolate Hearts here.
3. Ethical intimates – Organic Basics
Treat your loved one to long-lasting and beautifully soft organic underwear this Valentine’s Day. Organic Basics are an intimates clothing brand founded in 2015 with a mission to create ‘sustainable and better-made basics’.
4. Ethical Jewellery - Nomads
Here at Nomads, we're incredibly proud to be partnered with 'Daughters of the Ganges', a socially conscious brand that works with artisans in India, celebrating their traditional crafts whilst supporting them towards building a better future for both themselves and their families.
Want to treat someone to a piece of ethical jewellery this Valentine’s Day? You can take a look at some of the Daughters of the Ganges' beautiful handiwork right here: https://bit.ly/31jkoRS
5. Skincare - Moa
MOA create natural and organic skincare products, made in England and inspired by old herbal folklore. A magical blend for radiant skin; their easily absorbed ‘Aphrodite’ organic facial oil helps to smooth fine lines and ward off premature aging with its nourishing rosehip oil base.
6. Candles – Song of India
Hand-poured in India using natural soy wax, this Song of India Desi Gulab Rose candle burns with a subtle and fresh rose fragrance.
All ‘Song of India’ products are hand-made, and the organisation is now supporting more than ten thousand families in India. With the help of sales from Song of India products, the organization has adopted several children from distant villages of Rajasthan, India who are very poor and/or lost one or both parents and are financially struggling for an education. These children are provided with all necessities including school uniforms, stationery, school fees, transportation, extra tutoring, medical, vision and other necessities needed to prosper.
7. Vegan perfume – Eden Perfume
Want to treat someone special to a new fragrance made from purely vegetable-derived elements? EDEN Perfumes use exclusively vegan ingredients (jasmine, vanilla, passion fruit, musk, saffron, oud, sandalwood and much more) and then blend them to create perfumes similar to your favourite popular fragrance.
The same scent, without the nasty synthetics – we love it!
8. Pamper Giftbox – Ethical Giftbox
Want someone else to take care of the gift wrap this year? You can’t go wrong with a beautifully presented ‘Queen of Hearts’ Box from The Ethical Giftbox Company. Chock-full of specially-selected Fairtrade and Vegan goodies, this box is certain to delight any recipient in need of a pamper.
9. Tasseled Scarf - Nomads
Our plain tasseled scarf is available in a total of twelve sumptuous shades! The super-soft weave will add delicate texture to any outfit, whilst the decorative tassels are always a fun addition. Choose their favourite shade and team with a pretty pair of earrings or some super-soft socks for the perfect seasonal gift bundle.
10. Vegan Leather Notebook – Monk & Anna
Beautiful, practical and inspiring, this Monk & Anna Vegan leather notebook makes for a charming and thoughtful gift. With 80 lined pages to fill, it’s guaranteed to become a constant companion for your loved one.
Planning a romantic meal too? Take a look at some of our delicious Vegan recipes for even more planet-friendly inspiration.