If gift-giving is one of your Valentine’s Day traditions, spread the love by giving them something that is ethically and sustainably made.
Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, here are a few ideas to get you started. Every item in this guide has been selected with care to ensure that you are giving back, not only to your special someone but also to the global community.
On this list, you’ll find goods made by companies that empower women brought out of modern day slavery, support Fair Trade manufacturing, and prioritize making the world a better place.
Have fun browsing!
Ethical Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
1. Velvet Floral Tank | Only Hearts
This beautiful sleepwear tank is made from decadent velvet burnout fabric, right here in New York City. Pair this with the matching shorts for a pretty PJ set that will make your sweetie blush.
Shop Online | $89
2. Silver VARIO Watch | Classic Engineering
This classic burgundy watch is a combination of American, Swiss and Dutch engineering and manufacturing. Elegant and made of only the highest quality materials, this splurge item will be worn for a lifetime.
Shop Online | $249
3. Cashmere V-Neck | Everlane
You can never go wrong with cashmere! Warm, soft, lightweight and totally timeless, this sweater will be a favorite for years to come. Click here to take a look at the men’s version!
Shop Online | $120
4. Soy Blend Candle in Champagne | Prosperity Candle
Fill your home with the elegant scent of champagne without all the chemicals. This zero waste candle is made from a clean-burning mixture of GMO-free, American-grown soy, plus it’s vegan! The sale of this candle supports female refugees.
Shop Online | $26
5. Sierra Necklace | Purpose
Dainty chains and a sleek bar pendant make this piece of sustainable jewelry a classic. Handcrafted by a survivor of modern-day slavery.
Shop Online | $34
6. Naomi Black Mesh Bralette | Underprotection
As comfortable as it is lovely, this silky lyocell jersey and mesh bralette was designed for maximum chill. Designed in Denmark and Fair Trade manufactured in India.
Shop Online | $79
7. Owen Belt in Brandy | Nisolo
This leather belt is a classic! Perfect for the man who likes to keep things simple. All Nisolo items are ethically made: workers receive far beyond fair trade wages and work in a healthy environment. Learn more about the company here.
Shop Online | $48
8. Pour de Bon Crew Tee | Bon Label
Limited edition and totally cool, this slogan tee will quickly become a staple in your sweetheart’s closet. The phrase “pour de bon” translates to “for good.”
Shop Online | $69
9. Tiny Brass Cube Earrings | Nisolo
I just adore these delicate cube earrings! For the minimalist at heart, this gift will be a real treat.
Shop Online | $28
10. Foldover Pouch | Everlane
Is this not the sweetest, most elegant little clutch you’ve ever seen? This item is perfect for the ‘grab it and go’ type of gal. Manufactured with love in Spain.
Shop Online | $98
11. Whipped Shea Butter | Alaffia
A little bit of this whipped body butter goes a long way! Made without chemical fragrances, certified fair trade, and packaged in recyclable materials.
Shop Online | $6
12. Patience Yoga Strap | ABAN
For the yogi in your life, give the gift of convenience! This fashionable yoga mat strap is made from recycled plastic bags, then covered in hand-stamped Batik fabrics made by artisans in Ghana. Or pair it with an eco-friendly yoga mat!
Shop Online | $14