Valentine’s Day Green Gifts For Gals And Guys

You might be seeing pink and red everywhere as Valentine’s Day rolls around, but the color we’re focusing on for our loved ones this year is (surprise!) green. We’ve compiled a list of some of green gifts for your sweetie that are non-tech in nature. From the sexy to the geeky to the downright weird, there’s something for everyone. What’s even better, everything on this list is under $40, so you can express your love for your significant other and the environment without breaking the bank.

For Her:

1. Cheeky undies by Devil-May-Wear

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Devil-May-Wear was started in 2003 by Stephanie Ostler when she was just 17, and features a wide variety of clothing, intimates and even jewelry that are, for the most part, made of recycled or reclaimed textiles from Ostler’s native Canada. With a focus on local sourcing, recycling and sustainability, Ostler proves that being eco-conscious and being sexy don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Items like these cute undies are made from a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, and are available on Etsy in a variety of price ranges.

2. LUSH Lip Tint in A Million Kisses

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This sweet lip balm adds a burst of color to lips without being overpowering, and is made of all-natural, vegan ingredients. LUSH, hailing from Canada originally but with stores worldwide, prides itself on providing quality cosmetics and beauty products without excessive packaging or loads of synthetic ingredients. In fact, their product pages feature pictoral ingredient lists so you know exactly what you’re getting.

3. Uncommon Goods Growbottle

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Perfect for someone who would like to have a garden, but might not have the space, the Growbottle is the perfect environment for hydroponic herb growing, all neatly housed in a reclaimed wine bottle that allows for maximum sunlight and measures only 8 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. For $35, each kit comes with clay pebbles, plant food, a cork coaster, a wool wick, seeds and instructions. Choose from basil, oregano, chive, mint or parsley.

4. Eco-Tools 6-Piece Bamboo Brush Set

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For the woman who’s both beauty and eco-conscious, Eco-Tools’ makeup brush set is the perfect gift. Each brush handle is made from sustainable bamboo, synthetic brushes are totally vegan, and even the ferrule (the metal part the joins the bristles to the handle) is made from recycled aluminum. They all come in a pretty, all-natural cotton and hemp case, and cost $10.62 over at Lucky Vitamin.

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Laura Caseley is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a resident of New York State’s Hudson Valley. She writes for several publications and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found painting in her makeshift studio or enjoying the scenery of her hometown.