How Green Is Your Valentine's Day?

Event Date: Feb 04, 2020

How green is your Valentine's Day in 2020? Named after St. Valentine, this 'day of love' has been lately maligned as a marketing gimmick. Why not promote mindful purchasing this Valentine's Day?

You can counter the ill-effects of consumerism by following a few simple steps.

Buy artisanal:

Combine handmade with fashion. Crochet and tie-dye are making a splash on the fashion runways this season. Buy your significant other a gift that gives back to the artisan communities. Take your pick from crochet kaftans, tie-dye tunics or scarves.  You will not only contribute to the artisans' wellness but also keep the crafts alive.

Buy flowers that last:

Roses are a Valentine's Day staple. It is a happy coincidence that designers are honing in on rose prints in 2020. Would you a bunch of expensive roses that will wilt in no time? Or would you buy a rose printed scarf or rose-patterned bag that would create memories for years to come?

Get the packaging right:

Ensure the chocolatiers, florists and gift shops you buy from, use bio-degradable packaging. Deidaa uses eco-packaging. Bags are compostable or re-usable. Gift wraps are made from recycled paper. Deidaa offers complimentary gift wrapping with recycled handmade paper. A handwritten note with your message in it adds a personal touch. On request, Deidaa will send your gift to your Valentine, reducing carbon footprints.

Take a staycation:

Stay at home or at a boutique hotel in a bushfire-affected area. Create a romantic ambience with bubble baths and soy candles. Watch a movie, cook an organic meal with fresh produce. Finish off with some fair trade chocolates.

Valentine's Day is not about luxe gifts and expensive meals in fancy restaurants. It is about creating memories together.

Share your Valentine's Day tips with Deidaa.  Post comments  at @deidaaecogiftsonline, tag #deidaaecogiftsonline. Each post or comment earns a #coupon code for a 10% discount across all products at deidaashop.