Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Sustainable Picks

Our gift store has you covered if you’re looking to spoil your sweetheart, or a slew of friends, this Valentine’s Day! In January and February 2019, LMC collected 110 balloons during the Center’s beach cleanups. Balloons, which are common gifts for Valentine’s Day, pollute our oceans and pose a threat to marine life. Instead, choose from LMC’s go-to sustainable gifts, online or at the Center’s store, to shower loved ones this upcoming holiday. 

For the Homebody

Does your valentine have a keen eye for home touches? Add a splash of color to their space with our eco-friendly Swedish dishcloths. Both heart-patterned prints replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels and can be machine washed up to 200 times. The 100 percent biodegradable buy also absorbs 20 times its weight and cleans streak-free. 

For the Beach Bum

Give the gift of a driftwood heart for your favorite beach bum. They’ll adore the sweet, rustic piece on the days when they can’t take a trip to the beach. Give them an extra coastal charm to hang in their home with its twine rope.

For the Boho Friend

Let your valentine unwind with aqua wooden hearts strands for their patio. The decorative strand is made with seagrass rope, stones, and driftwood, which features brightly hand-painted aqua wood hearts. White wooden hearts are available, too, to add tropical decor inside or outside. 

For the Collector 

As the saying goes, another man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Gift a beautifully recycled heart ornament that’s made out of recycled magazine pages. Looking for a collector’s item that speaks to their love of sea turtles? Gift a rustic sea turtle ornament, which is inherently recyclable and can be used over and over again, minimizing the negative environmental impacts.

For the Sentimental

Write a sweet message on our hearts and starfish greeting card to express your love. Lost on words? Give a token of love, which already has an embossed message, and comes in a floral drawstring bag for them to carry wherever they go. 

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