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Healthy Valentine’s Day Cards & Gifts

Think Outside the Chocolate Box

You don’t have to be a master of creativity or romance to come up with a great idea for a less conventional Valentine’s Day gift. Consider a piece of vintage costume jewelry, then have it engraved at a local jeweler for a low cost. Visit Etsy to search for handmade jewelry or other items. This “Lover Letter Bird Sparrow” locket necklace would make a perfect gift, as would this gold-plated “Love Birds” customized initial necklace.

Want to toast your loving relationship? Pick up a bottle of organic or biodynamic wine or organic champagne.

If you want to make something yourself, consider some simple bath salts or a pain-relieving massage with this homemade herbal muscle rub (get seven ideas for handmade gifts). If your love is a nature lover, make one of these simple homemade terrariums. If food is the way to your sweetie’s heart, try whipping up a batch of these handmade truffles (free of refined sugar!) or homemade candy hearts.

Read more: Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Desserts, Eco-friendly tips, Holidays & Gifts, Love, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Relationships, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

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Jessica Kellner

Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, a national sustainable home and lifestyle magazine. She is dedicated to helping readers create more sustainable, delightful homes that are in tune with the natural world. She is also the author of Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing, published by New Society Publishers in autumn of 2011. Email her at


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12:03PM PST on Feb 14, 2012

thanks for these great ideas

9:08PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks so much for the good ideas!

2:30AM PST on Feb 12, 2012


4:49AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Thanks, great tips.

4:17AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Very cute valentine day gift cards and it is really healthy since it is not only recycled but also hand made that means it is easily affordable

9:00AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Great ideas, thanks so much..

7:36AM PST on Feb 10, 2012


5:08AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Great ideas--thanks!

2:30AM PST on Feb 10, 2012


6:18PM PST on Feb 9, 2012


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