Green is the New Romantic: Green Gift Ideas this Valentine’s

couple datingYear after year, Valentine’s Day has been filled with same old gift ideas. With the influx of plastic consumer items, the occasion has soon lost its “special” feeling – a unique sense of being special to someone. It has boiled down to whoever can spend the most and not who gave wholeheartedly.

This year, you can make the day extra special to that someone by going green. Skip the bouquet of roses and the usual boxed packages. With organic gifts, you will not only show your affection in a unique way; you can give back to nature, as well.

Take a look at some of the things you can give this green Valentine’s Day:

Organic Wine and Chocolate Hamper

Nothing epitomises Valentines best than chocolates. You can take things a notch higher with organic chocolates and wine. The organic sweets are different from the factory-made ones because they are cultivated using natural means. Australian farmers do not use synthetic pesticide, herbicide, or fertiliser to grow cocoa beans. Due to their many health benefits, it’s not surprising many include them in their Australian gift baskets.

Organic wines are the same. The grapes are grown without the help of any chemical aid or sulphite concentration. Most wine connoisseurs describe the taste of organic wines as fuller and richer in texture, perfect for that romantic candlelight-dinner date.

Eco Beer

Beers can be organic too. These special alcoholic drinks are becoming more popular among health-conscious drinkers. They are preservative-free, low in carbohydrates, and are generally high in Vitamin B6, which is essential for good metabolism. Pair a few bottles with nutritional snacks like organic corn chips, natural table olives, and organic potato chips for your home-stay Valentine’s rendezvous.

Natural Body Care Products

There are many pampering products in the market today. Not all can give the kind of relaxation natural body care items can give, though. The human skin absorbs everything through its pores, be it natural or not, so it’s better to give her natural care products. They can revitalise the body far more than any other chemical products.

This Valentine’s, veer away from the traditional, drab gift ideas. Give her something that she will remember for years, from gift baskets from Australia to bottles of organic beer. Nothing shows affection better than a gift that has been thoroughly thought of.

Resources:

http://www.naturallygifted.com.au/default/gifts-category/gift-baskets.html
http://www.organicgardening.com/living/how-be-organic-romantic?page=0,2
http://www.organicconsumers.org/valentines/index.cfm

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.