Valentine’s Day is not usually a sustainable celebration. It is one of the days in which more resources are consumed and more waste is generated. But we can reverse this.
We can use this day to love not only our loved ones, but also our planet. There are many sustainable and very romantic alternatives for February 14.
There are many plans you can make with that special person. You don’t need to spend large amounts of money and resources to have an incredible time.
You can take a romantic walk in nature or in your city. There are plenty of parks and museums you can visit. You can also choose a hiking trail and spend a day enjoying the fresh air.
Visiting nature has many benefits, and what better than sharing them! Among them are:
- Increases concentration and memory
- Reduces stress
- Combats depression and anxiety
- Protects eyesight
- Improves life expectancy
All these benefits have been confirmed by studies. Fundación San Rafael
Prepare a romantic dinner
What is Valentine’s Day without a romantic dinner? This is the perfect time to share how you both care for the environment. That is, to prepare and enjoy a sustainable dinner.
You can cook a delicious dish together. It is a better option than ordering delivery, thus avoiding transportation and plastic delivery containers. Besides, it is an activity that will bring you closer together.
For dinner, don’t forget to use local and seasonal products. These not only respect the environment, but are also much more delicious and nutritious. And if you avoid or reduce animal foods, all the better!
And of course, don’t forget to toast your love with an organic (and local) wine or cava.
Give a plant as a gift
Receiving a bouquet of flowers is a very nice gesture. But it is even nicer to receive a living plant from your loved one.
Following the premise that “love must be cultivated”, a good gift can be a plant. This can signify the love that blossoms between you. Whenever they water it, they will remember you.
In addition, plants are a good decorative element. They expel carbon dioxide at night, but the rest of the day they bring fresh oxygen. In addition, they absorb pollutant gases, improve and purify the air and make the environment a little more humid.
Choosing the right plant for the right person can be wise: orchids, clivias, joys, water lilies… you have many options.
Make a DIY present
There is nothing more sustainable than making something yourself instead of buying it. Furthermore, it’s much more personal and expresses our feelings better. In other words, it’s much more romantic.
If you have clothes or fabrics that you no longer use, you can try making a teddy bear. It’s very easy: you will only need fabric, thread and needle and whatever you want to put as stuffing.
If you are handyman or handywoman, you have a thousand options of crafts to give as gifts. Your partner or loved one will love to know that you spent that time thinking about him or her.
Write a letter
Yes, there are still hopeless romantics. Writing a letter is a very nice gesture in which we can express everything we feel. You can make a beautiful card with recycled materials. You have a lot of room for creativity in a letter or card – let your inner romantic out!
And if you want to surprise your partner with a gift, at Kendani.com you can choose the price that best suits your pocket in the “gifts” section. Here are some ideas.
What to shop for her
Here are some original gifts to buy for that special girl in your life.
Who doesn’t like sustainable makeup?
So that she remembers that your heart beats for her:
A comfortable backpack to carry everywhere:
What to shop for him
These gifts will leave him impressed by your good taste.
For those who like to be clean-shaven:
For those who are too much on the computer:
For those who are always well groomed:
True love is sustainable
Enjoy an “eco” Valentine’s Day and fall in love with your planet. Your loved ones will appreciate your environmental awareness and will be inspired by your values. Your gifts and presents will be more memorable and personalized.
Because real love is sustainable!