This is what I’ve been looking for for ages… a beautiful and simple hand-carved wooden heart. Slightly distressed and with a beautiful grain showing through and a lovely warm glow, I love the way the walnut has been used so sympathetically.
This wood heart is big – 12″ by 14″ approx and 2″ thick, but the back is flat so it can be hung on the wall.
Valentine’s may be over but this would make a wonderful gift at any time of year – for an anniversary, a wedding gift, a birthday or just because.
Carved wood heart costs $135 from Treewiz on etsy
Wooden hearts have their own special feel, warm and smooth, with the wonderful grain of the natural wood to trace your fingers around. This beautiful heart paperweight is made from sustainable olive wood by a Palestinian West Bank artisan. Sourced by Green Heart, it is ethically produced and traded, so makes a perfect Valentine’s gift for the eco-conscious man or woman.
The heart paperweight is quite small, 3 inches across, but perfect to hold in your hand, so it really doesn’t have to function as a paperweight, just as a carefully crafted piece of natural beauty!
The olive wood heart costs $21.95 from Green Heart.
This would be a gorgeous little gift to find under the tree at Christmas. Silky smooth cherrywood, carved into a heart shape and lovingly shaped to contain keepsakes from your beloved.
It is even small enough to fit in a stocking if you are looking for last minute ideas… and it’s not too late to get it delivered for Christmas if you order today!
The perfect gift for anyone who loves natural materials, it is made in the USA from sustainable wood and finished with organic jojoba wax – a great green gift!
Cherry Wood Heart Jewelry Box, 1.25 Inches Deep costs $22 from Amazon
Berg cypress with natural hand-carved hearts
If you’re looking for a loving gift for an eco-warrior, what better than a tree? And a tree hung with natural hand carved hearts from a sustainable source gets even more romantic green stars!
These trees come from Heart Wood, a South African tree gifting company, who have gone all the way to make sure that this is a truly green gift, with recycled packaging, indigenous tree choices and loads of love put into the whole concept.
Love the idea but you’re not in South Africa? Try Tree2myDoor, a tree gifting company who deliver special trees as wedding gifts, Valentines gifts and more in the UK.
And in the US you can send gift boxed trees and bushes of various indigenous and exotic species from Colorado spruce to Ginkgo tree.
Assegai tree with hand-painted red hearts
If these little trees don’t make a big enough statement for you, how about buying an indigenous large tree from a specialist nursery. These can be any size up to about 3m tall or larger if you choose. Hang the tree of your choice with hearts and have it delivered to her door. Make sure you’re there to help plant it though, otherwise the romantic gesture might not go down all that well. Better still hire the tree planting service to do all the planting and maintenance of the tree.
The bright heart pattern on this sturdy shopping bag is enough to catch at the heart of any eco romantic. Gorgeous colours, trendy pattern and clever design it’s a winner for all of us grocery shoppers who make a habit of re-using shopping bags.
The bag folds away into a smaller carrying pouch, so you get two for the price of one. It’s made of durable polyester, so is light to carry and can easily be tucked into a handbag to carry your groceries home later.
Its trendy design makes it a great little gift for friends or stocking stuffer for family. Another bright idea is to use one of these bags instead of gift wrap, so your friends are getting two gifts in one !
The bag folded with its little carry pouch