Fresh Finds: Green Valentine's Day Gifts

Cupid’s arrow points to healthy, recycled and charitable gifts.

lavender sachets

Sales from these lavender sachets benefit SOS Children's Villages. $15

Photo Courtesy Henry Road

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Initial Impression
Monogram Votives: $10 each
soy and beeswax candles scented with essential oils
The Giving Tree
Jane Basch Designs 
Tree of Life Sterling Silver Pendant: $175
sales benefit Gulf Coast cleanup effort via the National Wildlife Federation

Sweet Scents
Henry Road
Lavender Sachets: $15
sales benefit SOS Children’s Villages

Treasure Trove
Recycled Bangle Jewelry Box: $39
made from handpainted, recycled glass bangle bracelets

From the Heart 

These Valentine’s gifts are big on caring but low on resources.

Cupid’s Coupons: Create coupons redeemable for a special date, a long massage or a quiet, scented bath.

Virtual Love: Send e-cards from your favorite charities to help raise awareness (and funds). The Make-a-Wish Foundation offers free cards designed by the children it benefits. The World Wildlife Fund offers animal-inspired love notes.

Big Heart: Forgo a gift in favor of a donation that helps people in need. Heifer International gives food-producing animals to people in developing nations. Charity Water provides clean drinking water.