Be sure to put some thought into this one. While hand painting an adorable gnome coffee cup in their favorite colors might be the cutest thing you’ve seen all year, it’s still going to add clutter. Think about something that they need, want, or would enjoy using...and that they can use up!
Does your sweetie love to cook? Try making them a variety of herbal infused butters or a few DIY spice blends. Does your partner mix a mean cocktail? Blend some dandelion & cacao bitters or infuse an herbal homemade vermouth. Could your valentine use some relaxing aromatherapy? Whip up some homemade massage oil or a rose & lavender facial toner. Or sometimes a simple treat is all it takes to make them smile. Try making these no-bake paleo ashwagandha chocolate bites or gluten-free salted chocolate cookies, because who doesn’t love chocolate?
Give Them the Gift of Time
One of the most valuable gifts you can give is your time, and there are so many fun ways to make memories together. Planting an herb garden, attending an herbal conference or concert, taking a walk outdoors, or planning a staycation together are only a few of the many ways to make lasting memories. Don’t forget to snap a few selfies along the way, laughing over old photos is always time well spent.
Make a Charitable Donation in Their Name
Making a donation to a charity that your sweetie is sweet on is a win-win. It shows that you care about their passions, and you get to support a worthwhile organization simultaneously. Browse our favorite nonprofits for inspiration.
Celebrating love is most meaningful by your actions and heartfelt intentions. While zero-waste gift-giving can seem complicated, it’s not so bad if you follow your heart.
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