Hey guys. I know Valentine’s Day can be nerve racking. Doubly so, when your partner refuses to support corporations that pollute or exploit workers. Remember how she reacted to that Victoria’s Secret teddy you got her last year? Let’s not let that happen again.
Instead, I’ve made it really freaking simple for you. I have a wide range of romantic Valentine’s Day gifts at all price points that most any girl would love. I’ve even told you in the caption of each exactly what to say to her when she opens it up. (Of course, you have to use your critical thinking skills. If your gf has never said, “Man, I really need to detox,” don’t buy her the facial steam detox kit and tell her that she’s always saying she needs to detox. That would be weird.)
“I know you said you didn’t want a Valentine’s Day gift because you think the holiday is too commercial, but I thought you would appreciate a little token of my love for you. Also, they’re made in the US, and a portion of the proceeds go to an environmental cause.” “It’s handmade in the US, and a portion of the proceeds to goes to help animals in need. Because I know you’re an animal lover as well as a me lover.” “Because you’re always sending me digital kisses. It’s made in the U.S.” “Oh, look at that! Hmmmm …” Tokens of Affection ($10+) Nice Little Gifts ($25+)
“It’s made in Brooklyn of sustainably and ethically-sourced ingredients. You could use it alone or with me … just sayin’.” “I know you’re going to do amazing things this year.” It’s biodynamic and free of carcinogens and chemicals. The packaging is eco-friendly, too. Let’s light in and get romantic.” “It’s made from recycled sterling silver dipped in gold.” “I know you love peonies, but they’re not in season right now. So I got you this instead.” (Every girl loves peonies, trust me.) “Both of the brands are non-toxic. I mean, you look beautiful no matter what …” “It’s a vegetarian, locally-sourced cookbook. I would love to help you cook up a recipe from it.” “Well, I just love your butt! These are made in NYC’s garment district. Go try them on.” “It’s made by hand in New York City from organic and ethical ingredients.” So Much Love ($50+)
“It’s non-toxic and made in the USA.” “For all the traveling we’ll do together. It’s fairly made from vintage handmade Peruvian fabrics that are dyed using natural dyes from plants, flowers and seeds.” “You work so hard, I thought this could help you relax after a day at work. It’s made in Brooklyn.” “Something a little bit romantic. It’s handcrafted and eco-friendly.” “For all that wine you drink. Hey! No hitting. You know it’s true.” “It’s made by single mothers in Colombia, who get an education through Naja’s program.” “Not like you need any encouragement, of course.” It’s made in New York City from all plant-based ingredients. The compact is vintage and you can reuse it when you’re done.” “I put a picture of us in there for you.” It’s Getting Serious ($100+)
“These are handmade by an Indian artisan. Those are uncut diamonds.” “It’s made in New York City.” “I thought you deserved something really classy. It’s made in New York.” “It’s made by a female artisan in Afghanistan.” “Would you like to go see 50 Shades of Grey with me?” “It’s from an eco-friendly brand called Kayu. It’s made all by hand by artisans, with natural materials.” “It’s handmade in New York City by an up-and-coming designer. It’s unique, just like you.” “The designer, Melissa Joy Manning, is supposed to be one of the most sustainable jewelry designers around. It’s recycled gold and rholodite crystal.”