14 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back
From Earth-friendly flowers to jewelry that aids survivors of human trafficking, these 14 Valentine’s Day gifts give back…big time!
Contrary to popular belief (and Hallmark), Valentine’s Day isn’t all about exchanging glitter-filled cards and overpriced chocolates. In fact, organizations across the world boast gift-worthy offerings that help those in need. Here are 14 picks that’ll make shopping for loved ones a heartwarming affair!
1. (FEED) red love 30 bag ($80, feedprojects.com).
We can’t help but heart this Valentine’s Day-perfect burlap bag. Each purchase provides 30 days of antiretroviral treatment and food for those with HIV/AIDS via the Global Fund and UN World Food Programme.
2. Two dozen assorted roses ($69.95, organicbouquet.com).
This February, send your mother, sister, or BFF a breathtaking bouquet she’ll never forget. Each vibrant assortment features organic long-stem roses that are kind to Mother Earth.
3. Extreme dark truffle bar ($3, seattlechocolates.com).
With 100 percent of net profits donated to the battle against breast cancer, these delectable dark chocolate bars are perfect for your Valentine’s Day gift basket. We’re sure that your besties (and the survivors in your life!) will love noshing on these –guilt free!
4. Pleasure dots ($13.99, sirrichards.com).
Vegan-certified and chemical-free, this 12-pack will make your time between the sheets all the more pleasurable. And with each condom purchased, Sir Richard’s provides one to a developing country. Getting frisky for a cause? You can count us in!
5. 18k white gold pink sapphire halo earrings ($1,150, brilliantearth.com).
These glimmering earrings were crafted from ethically sourced sapphire and diamond accents. Additionally, the company donates five perfect of profits toward education and community development. If you’re swooning over this pair as much as we are, clue your beau or hubby in by leaving the Brilliant Earth page open on your screen and “accidentally” walking away. Your secret’s safe with us!
6. Madison sunglasses ($95, warbyparker.com).
Celebrate the season of love with a red-framed pair of glasses. Funky and fun, they’ll make any Valentine’s Day outfit pop. And for each pair you buy, one pair of optical glasses is distributed to a person who needs them.
7. Pick Me! Pepper bar ($6, rescuechocolate.com).
Give an animal lover a gift she’ll eat right up. Organic, vegan, and fairly-traded, all of the net profits from each bar sold are donated to U.S.-based animal rescue organizations. The Pick Me! Pepper bar urges potential doggie mamas to adopt from animal shelters.