Eco Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Forget the imported roses and hastily scribbled cards destined for the bin – we’ve chosen a few sweet, stylish and unusual gifts that have been designed and made with passion, so you can float someone’s boat this Valentine’s Day! Will you be ours?

1) River Glass Necklace (handmade in Sydney from vegetable tanned leather and recycled coke bottle glass beads), $49, from Eva Cassis, an Australian artisan jeweller and clothing designer creating beautiful products from recycled materials and natural fibres. See below for details of how to win! 

2) Happy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift Pack (including coconut & goji, sour cherry & vanilla, mint and rose flavours), $29.90, from Pana Chocolate, who make their raw, organic and vegan chocolate by hand in Melbourne.

3) Jar of Hearts Candle (fair trade, made in Thailand), $6.95, from Oxfam Shop – where you’ll also find a selection of fair trade homewares, jewellery, kitchenware, fashion, books and toys from around the globe.

4) Bamboo Underwear Gift Set (two pairs of boxer trunks made from 95% bamboo), $59, from Bamboo Village, an online store featuring a great range of sustainable bamboo clothing, homewares, gifts and more.

5) Whiskey Barrel Cuff Links (handmade in Dublin from reclaimed Irish oak barrels), $49, from Upcycle Studio, an online store that sells an inspiring range of stylish recycled, repurposed and sustainable apparel, homewares and gifts.

6) Wild Flower Lingerie Set (made ethically from 100% cotton), $124, from Madonna Bain, an Australian purveyor of pretty pants, beautiful bralettes and splendid sleepwear.

7) Love and Happiness pillowcases (screen printed in Melbourne using non-toxic inks), $35 each, from Feliz, who create bright, beautiful, ethically made homewares that’ll brighten up any living space.

8) Vanilla Summer fragrance by LaVanila (made without parabens, sulphates or synthetic dyes and fragrances), $79.95, from Beautiful Because, an Australian online store selling a range of natural bath, beauty and skincare goodies from brands including Inika, La Mav and Vanessa Megan. See below for details of how to win! 

To be in with a chance to WIN the gorgeous Eva Cassis River Glass Necklace or the sultry Vanilla Summer fragrance from Beautiful Because, leave a comment below telling us which of the two you’d like and what you’ll be doing to spread the love this weekend. {Entries close 5pm AEST Friday 13 February, 2015}. And feel free to tag your significant other in our Facebook post telling them which of the above you’d love to receive this Valentine’s Day… hint, hint!