Valentine's Day | An Ethical Guide

"Roses are red
Violets are blue
Grass is green
Valentine’s Day can be too"

The gifts - For a treat that's both ethical and tasty opt for brands that have been organically certified - Divine Chocolate and Green & Blacks are two of our personal favourites. If chocolate isn't your thing, then places like Holland and Barrett's are a great way to source ethical treats - you could even put together a little DIY hamper for your loved one. Additionally, you can usually find organic roses and bouquets at whole foods and most of your local stores!

Why not try something different from the usual 'dinner and movie' scenario and research into booking an organic cooking class, wine tasting or a craft workshop. This is a great way to have fun whilst learning some new tips that might help you lead a more eco friendly lifestyle. We like the locally situated Bali Lounge in Manchester, which is currently offering some lovely Valentine's Day packages including a couples massage class.

If you're still struggling to find the perfect gift, Beaumont loves - it's perfect for finding something both unique and thoughtful!

A green way to give cards - This is your opportunity to get creative and make something completely unique for your loved one. Whether it's for your partner or a fun gift for a girlfriend, old photos make a great foundation for a homemade card. You could also take cuttings from old magazines and postcards depending on how adventurous you want to be! If you're not the best with scissors and glue, then an e-card is a fun way to surprise a loved one without any of the mess!

Setting the ambience - Valentine's Day doesn't have to be complicated and over the top! Romantic date or not - candles and an evening of pampering are the way to every girl's heart! There are lots of organic beauty based brands out there to choose from - Neom Organics do some of the best candles around and Burt's Bee's offer lots of affordable beauty products for your perfect night in!

What to wear?

Cosy night in? Our Cydney Organic Cotton Striped Tshirt is the quickest way to look cool in your loungewear this Valentine's Day. Team with our Brook Organic Cotton Lounge Shorts and Lilianna Organic Cotton Hoodie to complete the look!

Date day? Our Henrietta Embossed Cotton Jumper is sure to get you in the V-day spirit. You can team it with skinny jeans and an oversized shopper for an effortlessly chic day of shopping and sightseeing.

Date night? Our Daisy Organic Cotton Oversized Tshirt makes the perfect LBD option for a look that's effortlessly cool and can be dressed up or down. Throw on some heeled boots, chunky jewellery and red lipstick and your good to go! This is a great little investment piece that will become your fail safe for many future dates. Check out our favourite looks below!

Words By Alice Haran | Images By Laura Whittaker

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