Eco Friendly Valentine’s Gifts

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Looking for just the right eco-friendly Valentine’s gifts? Eco News Network offers some suggestions for fun and eco friendly Valentine’s gifts for pets and people.

Sweets for the Sweet
Rescue Chocolate
rc_jess_rainbow_small_compact“The sweetest way to save a life!” Rescue Chocolate donates 100% of the net profits from each 100% vegan chocolate to animal rescue organizations around the country. The chocolates are also certified Kosher Parve and are made in the finest Belgian tradition in Brooklyn, New York. And, a different aspect of the pet “overpopulation” epidemic is featured on the packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate. To see Rescue Chocolate’s beneficiaries click here.


Some of the flavors they offer are:

  • Peanut Butter Pit Bull (crispy peanut butter and chocolate, countering the negative public image of the pit bull-type dogs)
  • Pick Me! Pepper (sweet ’n spicy dark chocolate with peppers, highlighting the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores)
  • Foster-iffic Peppermint (dark chocolate with peppermint, highlighting the need for people to provide foster care for shelter animals as they await their forever homes) Forever Mocha (hazelnut praline and coffee, highlighting ways to help people make and honor a lifetime commitment to their pets)

For more details or to order visit

Pet Perfect
Island Time Pets
Island Time Pets is the creation of Captain Dave, a captain who heart to CAtook his love of setting sails and combined it with his passion for animals. All of Captain Dave’s non-toxic, nautically inspired rope dog toys and cat toys are handmade in the USA using traditional nautical materials and hand splicing in the nautical tradition. He also makes nautical rope dog collars and rope dog leashes as well.

For your feline Valentine, Captain Dave is featuring a free handmade heart filled with organic catnip with any cat toy order. And, 25% of the proceeds from the sale of Captain Dave’s CatNip-n-Grip Cat Toy go to “It’s All About the Animals, “ the local cat adoption center that helped to develop the toy.

Sweet on a special pooch? Then one of Captain Dave’s Naturally Nautical Rope Dog Toys and a nautical rope leash might be just the thing. Find out more about Captain Dave and Island Time Pets here!

Wrap It Up
Kimono Robe from Under the Canopy

UTC Kimono robe copyUnder the Canopy’s signature, super-soft 100% organic cotton robe is as cozy as can be. It is also the first Fair-Trade Certified robe in the USA. The robe features a patch pocket and attached belt and is a one-size-fits-most option, which saves you from worry about fit. Offered in lavender aura, mineral blue, cloud or white, your sweetheart’s mind will feel as good as her skin while wrapped up in this cushy robe knowing that it was produced in a sustainable way under fair working conditions.

The Kimono Robe from Under the Canopy is available at numerous stores and online including and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Precious Posies
Organic Fair Trade Flowers form FTD FH52_200x225
This may come as a surprise but eco-friendly bouquets are available from FTD. So if flowers are the way you show you Valentine’s love, why not make sure your gift shows love for the Earth and respect for those who made it. Not all of FTD’s flower options are organic certified so take a close look before ordering.

One Fair Trade option offered is the New Day Dawning Fair Trade Rose Bouquet for $59.99. FTD’s Go Green Living Collection, which features eco-friendly bouquets and organic gift baskets (starting at $42.99).

Wine Time
Bonterra, Coturri, and Frey Vineyards
3971830915_992384c481_nWhat would Valentine’s Day be without wine. Options for organic wines in the US are growing. Promoting an environmentally responsible farming practice, the grapes at vineyards including Bonterra, Coturri, Frey, and others are holistically grown without the use of any pesticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, and other synthetic products.

Ask at your local wine store for other options including biodynamic wines from France and other countries that set a high standard for environmental sustainability in wine-making practice.

Hope you find just the right eco-friendly Valentine’s Gift for you sweetheart!

Photo Credits: Rescue Chocolate, Island Time Pets, Under the Canopy, FTD, Frey Vineyards

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