Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking for an eco-friendly Valentine's Day gift for your loved one? Do you exchange gifts with your loved one on Valentine's Day?  Skip the cut flowers that will wilt in a week and get her/him something that nurture your relationship instead.  Here are a few items that when combined together would make for a special night. Eco-friendly clothing by Aventura - Give her the gift of sustainable clothing for a special night out.  The Glenora bamboo blend skirt paired with the Bryn cowl neck shirt would be a versatile outfit for day or night.    A new bag or purse by OverLand Equipment - Help her accessorize with a new compact, super-organized bag like the Bayliss by OverLand.  Each bag comes complete with an Everyday Shopper reusable shopping bag that coordinates and fits nicely inside the bag.  She'll never forget her reusable bag again. The Modern-Day Pioneer book by Charlotte Denholtz - Don't just get her this book, bake her a loaf of cracked wheat and honey bread using ... [ Read More ]

More Eco-Gift Wrapping Ideas & Directions

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This is the first year that I've actually tried not to buy new gift wrap, ribbons, and tags for our holiday gift wrapping.  We still have several rolls of wrapping paper (I doubt we will ever run out!) but I really wanted to make some of our wrappings a little more eco-friendly in nature.  One of our gifts to wrap was a cute little tutu (3 actually) for some of Big B's girlfriends.  How on earth do you wrap a tutu anyways?  I decided to take use some old t-shirts for the wrapping and tie them with tulle that was left over from the tutus (yes, I made the tutus as well).  For the tags I cut out shapes from food boxes that were in our recycling box and tied them on.  I'm sure if I had taken my time I could have made them even prettier but those who know me know that my time is limited these days!  Here is the final product...not too bad!   And remember all those magazinesI told you I received in the mail?  I decided to make some upcycled ribbons from them.  I found a simple tutorial ... [ Read More ]