If your love is a vegan, a raw food health guru or organic devotee with a secret passion for chocolate, this is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
Sacred Chocolate hearts are made from the purest raw chocolate, sweetened with healthy alternatives to cane sugar and retain all the super-food nutrients of cocoa. They come in a whole range of flavour varieties, each one hand-poured and hand-wrapped. The chocolate hearts aren’t huge, only 1.44oz each, but well worth it for a burst of pure chocolate guilt-free goodness!
A heart hole punch – essential romantic tool or waste of office space? I’m not sure whether I would buy this just for Valentine’s Day, unless I had a whole class full of small kids to entertain, but it could be fun to have around to liven up office life, or even just for the heart shape confetti it produces as cut out leftovers.
On second thoughts it could be just the thing for a wedding to punch holes for ribbon threading in menus or programmes and I’m sure there are many other creative uses we could come up with. What do you think would be a good use for it?
Such a pretty bracelet with its colorful beads and wire heart detail, that it hardly needs the added incentive that it’s also about as eco-friendly as it gets.
The beads are hand-made from recycled paper sealed with non-toxic lacquer, the wire is re-purposed, and the whole thing is made in a Fairtrade project by women in Kenya and Uganda. Beyond that for each bracelet purchased a donation goes to a Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The ultimate in feel-good green living!
It would make a great little Christmas gift, perfect as a stocking stuffer or buy it for yourself. I’m tempted!
What do you give a pink princess for her birthday if you are yourself a green goddess?
Most of the pink paraphernalia on sale these days is not very eco-friendly: pink plastic, sparkly plastic, all non-bio-degradable and destined for the landfill. But if her heart yearns for a musical jewelry box, pink of course, here is a reasonably eco-friendly solution.
This gloriously tacky heart-shaped musical box is made from recycled fibers and features the Eco Snoopers – cartoon characters that I haven’t yet come across, but who apparently go on environmentally friendly adventures. Now there’s a good message for the kindergarten gang to engage with.
So it’s pink, it’s kitsch, but it’s a heart, it plays music and she’s bound to love it!
Who knew that you could get eco-friendly watches as super-cool and funky as this! Sprout is a watch company that professes to make its watches as eco-friendly as possible without promising the impossible. It says that the watches are about 80% eco-friendly, which is impressively honest!
The watches come in a huge range of fun designs, but this simple heart motif is perfect for the young at heart romantic with green sensibilities, or the eco-warrior teen with an eye for fashion.
Sprout uses corn resin in place of plastic – renewable resource and bio-degradable; mineral crystal for the watch face instead of plastic plexi-glass; mercury free batteries; bamboo for the dial; and of course recycled packaging materials.
For the eco-warrior who still loves a dash of glitz, these heart pins made from recycled glass and pottery would make a great little gift.
Artist Nicole Whitney of Paloma Pottery collects broken glass and re-purposes it into a wonderful range of jewellery and household items. The glass almost has the look of a crystal geode with its multifaceted reflection of light.
Perfect as a stocking stuffer or a lovely romantic gift, the heart pins come in various colours from amethyst to forest green and measure 1” by 1”. I love the extra green touch of a selection of packaging options, from zero waste, through biodegradable low-impact packaging, up to gift wrap.
These wooden heart buttons are so pretty that I’d be tempted not to use them for sewing at all, but to frame them exactly as they are.
Or use them as decorations rather than buttons or part of an embroidery project. Let them start off a creative impulse of a flowery variety. Off course they would also look great as part of a sewing project.
There are 20 buttons in the set, in a random mix of colourful flower designs each measuring about 17mm or 2/3 inch across.