Who needs pink and red when you can have green? This Valentine's Day, don't forget to show a little love for the environment. Here are some distinctive gift ideas that make a positive ecological impact.
Organic Wine and Spa Collection
Picture this: Your loved one walks into the bathroom -- and it's been transformed into a spa. A lavender-scented hot bath has been drawn. A glass of wine sits in the soft glow of an aromatherapy candle, and relaxing music flows through the room. And you're waiting to give a massage with natural oils. Sound good? This collection has all the organic goodies you'll need. Only problem: You'll have to clean the tub. Now, that's love.
$75 - $90, ecoexpress.com
Recycled Wooden Frame
Who said frames are cliche? This gender-neutral beauty gets its stripes from recycled wooden boats and homes in Thailand, making it a conversation piece even without a picture. It's the perfect gesture for any family member -- especially one who doesn't already have a photo of you on his desk at work.
Diamonds may be forever, but these beads give back. Made in Kenya using natural resources (fallen wood and grass) and paired with Czech glass, these beauties come in more than 200 color choices and provide economic opportunity for Maasai women in Kenya. We love the Nakuru style of coral pink balanced with turquoise blue.
Prices vary, zulugrass.com for store locator
If you're the type to jet off for a fabulous Valentine's Day getaway, try an eco-vacation this time around. The Tiamo Resort on South Andros Island (in the Bahamas) is surrounded by 125 acres of preserved wilderness and uses 100 percent alternative energy. Bonus: With only 11 beachfront bungalows, you'll get less crowding and more privacy. And no, you won't have to use an outhouse!
$315 to $515 per night, tiamoresorts.com
Cuff Links That Score
Hit one out of the park with cuff links salvaged from America's most famous stadium seats. Coated in the original paint of the arena, these accessories represent decades of home openers, double-headers, and grand slams.
$150 to $230, redenvelope.com
There's nothing sexier than rolling around in natural fabrics. Agreed? Then dim the lights, show off this cotton lace negligee, and let the organic in you go wild. (Available in black with raspberry trim, navy with purple trim, or natural with black trim.)
Text by Andrea Mooney