Valentine's Day: if there ever was an opportunity to send something sweet in the mail to the people you love -- this is the time! A surprise package can be just the thing to remedy those winter blues and show someone you care. Whether it's friends, kiddos in your life, or that special someone, we've got your gifting needs covered.
Valentine's Day gifting can come with a bit of unnecessary waste -- cheap trinkets and single-use do-dads, while fun, are destined to end up in the garbage a week later.
We've curated a few gifts that rise above the rest, so you can send something beautiful and thoughtful (and kind to workers and the environment, too!)
Need something soft and adorable for a sweet little one? The Cashmere Button Baby & Toddler Hat is perfect for chilly winter temps. Made from 100% recycled cashmere and vintage buttons right here in our studio, these super cozy hats are like being wrapped in a hug ($24).
These deluxe children's sock gift boxsets from Thought Fashion include four sweetly patterned pairs, made from a bamboo and cotton blend. Both toddler ($22) and kid ($26) sizes are breathable, naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, sure to keep little feet happy all winter long.
Keep that pre-teen busy during cold winter months with a fun DIY activity, like this Bath Bomb Kit. The kit includes everything you need to make 8 heart-shaped bath bombs, and also includes a furoshiki cloth wrap (wrapping paper alternative) and a greeting card, so your kiddo can gift their creations to someone special if they wish ($22.95).
A card, and a garden too! These whimsical mini grow kits are perfect for children of all ages. Pictured above is the Mini Magical Garden, and the Mini Dinosaur Garden is also available. At just $12 each they'll provide weeks of fun as kids watch their growth on the windowsill. Made with FSC certified recycled paper.
These silky and soft Alpaca Teddy Bears will delight kids of all ages. Made in Peru with fair labor practices, they're crafted with real cruelty-free alpaca fur, hand washable, and come in Mini (5.5" - $28), Medium (12" - $65), and XL (18" - $88).
ETHICAL GALENTINE'S PRESENTS
These charming magnets from Tanner Glass will delight your music, nature, & travel loving pals. Each set is one-of-a-kind with a mix of vibrant colors, and will resemble but not exactly match what's shown. Choose from the Vintage Sheet Music (shown above left, $12), Pressed Flowers (shown above right, $12), Japanese Chiyogami ($15), Vintage Map ($19) and Flora and Fauna ($12).
For your friend who could use a little dose of cozy, this Bamboo Socks Box by Thought Fashion is sure to satisfy her senses. The sturdy drawer-style box is filled with four gorgeously patterned sock pairs, made from a bamboo and organic cotton blend. Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, they're kind to both feet and the planet! ($34)
Perfect for the bohemian fashionista in your life, these Vintage Floral Cocktail Scrunchies are handmade in our studio from a set of vintage cocktail napkins, all a different color, found in like-new condition. The bows are attached to black bases to emphasize the vibrant colors. Just the right dash of color and romance to brighten a winter day ($14).
For your bestie on-the-go, this luxe clutch is evening-ready. Designed and handmade at the Ash & Rose studio, it's made from designer upholstery remnant fabric, the deep burgundy velvet accented with a shiny brass zipper and suede pull. Roomy enough for a cell phone, wallet, lipstick and other personal items (small is 7.5 x 5" and $32; medium is 8.5 x 6" and $38).
ETHICAL JEWELRY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
These Celestia Crawlers by JaxKelly are proof that simple can also be stunning. The 5 dainty faceted stones glimmer in the light as they "crawl" up your earlobes. A modern, fresh take on the everyday stud, they're made from Cubic Zirconia and set in 18K gold vermeil and approx. 1/2" long, made in the USA ($32).
Sweet and simple, these All Heart Earrings by Saraswati are sure to win her over. Wear them alone or use them to accent a statement piece of jewelry. They're perfect for everyday wear and make a super-special gift for someone you cherish. Handmade following fair trade production practices, these little beauties come in sterling silver (slightly larger) and 18 kt gold vermeil ($36).
Both sleek and earthy, the Double Labradorite Lariat Necklace by Altiplano subtly wows. Handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala, it has a 16"-18" L adjustable gold plated chain and a lobster claw closure. Diamond and bar detail measures 3" L ($48).
Glam enough for a night out but versatile enough for everyday wear, the Crystal Cuff Bracelet by Larissa Loden is a fun, beautiful piece she'll adore ($34). A gemstone pendulum is wrapped to a brass cuff that bends to adjustability (note the size and coloration of the crystal will vary slightly due to its natural uniqueness).
A perennial best-seller, the Infinity Knot Ring is a classic and timeless gift to cherish forever. It's a perfect friendship ring or romantic gift of commitment to your love. Available in solid gold as well as more affordable gold fill and sterling silver options, starting at $26. Handmade in the USA.
Send a bold, sweet sentiment with a card from Pen + Pillar (above, $5), printed on sustainable paper (plus 10 % of proceeds were donated to local refugee resettlement). Or grab a cheeky Valentine from A Zillion Dollars, sure to bring a smile to your besties or your love (below). They're authentic Valentine card designs from the late 1800s, modified and reprinted with a dose of sass! All cards are 4.25" x 5.5," digitally printed on 100% recycled, 100 lb. cover stock ($5 each).
For lots more creative gift inspiration, visit our Valentine's Shop!