Valentine’s day is coming up this Saturday! Stumped as to what to get your valentine? Here are a few ideas to surprise your sweetie and feel good also:
- Flowers and Love notes
According to www.Statisticbrain.com, on average 196 million roses are purchased for Valentine’s Day worldwide! Roses are the traditional flowers for Valentine’s Day but now you can buy them with the fair trade logo. Your valentine can feel great about the fact that planting and harvesting of these flowers helped build local communities. If you want to send them a message that is environmentally friendly you can buy different stationary from Four Corners of the World, a company that creates handcrafted fair trade items by local artisans.
- Coffee and Hot chocolate
Does your date love coffee or hot chocolate as well as social issues? Here at Buena Vida Coffee our mission is to sell coffee so that we can provide meals for the children of the Honduran orphanage, Sociedad Amigos de los niños. We even have deals on hot chocolate for the month of February, 2 containers for $14 in honor of Valentine’s Day! Not only will you be giving a great gift for your coffee lover but you will also have a great story to tell them about our fair trade certified products.
Coffee/Hot chocolate: http://buenavidacoffee.com/
As chilly as it is in February, why not surprise your date with a socially conscious sweater? Fair Indigo has a wide selection of clothes that are all certified-from dresses down to socks-there is definitely something for everyone. There is also jewelry, ornaments, as well as wallets and purses. Not only are these items fair trade certified, they also have certification from Green America and meet the Organic Textile Standard.
Purchasing gifts for Valentine’s Day can be overwhelming, but buying items that help create a better world will help you make a good decision!