SAVE (Gifts under $25)
BottleNeck Scarf – $15.99 – Gift your sweetie the gift of warmth with one of these scarves, or better yet, by a matching pair. BottleFleece™ is made from 85% post-consumer recycled fibers obtained from plastic soda bottles and post industrial waste. The scarfs (and other products on this site) are hand-sewn in Portland, Oregon.
Organic Double Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Truffles – $20.00 – As we mentioned before, Endangered Species Chocolate sells only ethically traded chocolate, from farmers who are paid fair wages (thus promoting more sustainable farming practices). The company also donates 10 percent of its net profits to organizations that benefit animals, people, and the environment.
SPEND (Gifts from $25 to $100)
Organic and Fairtrade Cotton Bathrobes – approx. $99.90 – Bundle your sweetheart up in one of these bathrobes made from 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton.
A Romantic (and Local) Dinner for Two – Prices Vary – Take your loved one out to dinner at a restaurant that uses local ingredients. Look for one in your city at LocalHarvest.org or SustainableTable.com.
SPLURGE (Gifts over $100)
Deluxe Organic Hemp Duffel Bag – $165.00 – Get packing (together) with this heavy-duty 100% organic hemp bag canvas with waterproofing fabric protection. Sweatshop-free and 100% vegan (no leather).
Sierra Club Outing – Prices Vary – Choose a region and take a environmentally responsible “vacation” abroad, or in your own backyard.
A Furry Friend – Prices Vary – While we don’t recommend surprising anyone with a new pet (and the responsibility that goes along with them) — a dog or cat can be a wonderful addition to many households. If you have the attention, time and finances available to commit to a furry friend, don’t head to the nearest pet store! Instead, spend some time determining what pet is best for your home. (Two great sites are ASPCA.org and the Humane Society web site). If you decide you are ready to give a pet a loving home, visit your local shelter or PetFinder.org and give a dog or cat a second chance at a happy life.