5 tips for a more sustainable Valentine's...

Whilst it may be lovely to be showered with gifts, have you ever considered how wasteful and harmful to the environment that Valentine's day can be?

On average, we Brits typically spend over 1 billion pounds on Valentine's day in the form of novelty gifts, packaged in excess plastic as well as balloons and cards adorned with lots of glitter and flowers. None of which is recyclable (bah humbug!).

Here are our top 5 tips so you can work towards having a zero waste Valentines day in the years to come! ❤️ 

1. Why not have a go at making your own cards? Personal gestures such as these often mean the most!

2. Instead of items, gift your loved one things to do together! What about a massage or a getaway together (for the future - obviously!)

3. You could even make each other food gifts. Maybe bake some Valentine's brownies or try something fancy like chocolate truffles! You could use this as an excuse to go all out and make your significant other a meal with locally sourced ingredients.

4. If your loved one is partial to flowers, ask your florist to wrap them in paper or newspaper rather than cellophane. And try to go for locally grown, organic, in-season varieties (we've said it before, we'll say it again).

5. But if big and lavish isn't your vibe, try a living room picnic and cosy up with a good film (this would be my choice!).

Looking for an eco-friendly gift for a loved one? Head to our Gifts Collection for lots of ideas!