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Have A Heart This Valentine's Day And Go Plastic-Free

Written by Sustainability

8 Feb 2021

6 plastic free valentines gift/date ideas

One high-street retailer was recently offering people the chance to buy their loved ones the ‘Gift of Nothing’, which is precisely what you'd expect - a clear, plastic heart, filled with nothing. It is time to show a bit of real love for the planet - check out our plastic-free Valentine’s ideas below. 

1. Gift an experience

Gift your loved one with an experience – like a yoga class, photography course, or horseback ride. Researchers have found that experiences deliver more-lasting happiness than things. Check out Groupon https://www.groupon.co.uk/ and Virgin Experience Days https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/ for some more ideas.

2. Valentine's Day walk


Choose your favourite local walk and soak up the stunning scenery. Or, ask friends and family who live locally what their favourite walks are nearby, you may find a new route for your daily exercise! 

3. Romantic dinner

Can you bake a cake or cook your Valentine their favourite meal? Minimise your plastic-packaging at the supermarket and then get creative in the kitchen.

4. Night at the movies 

It’s an old-time classic for date night, but still one of the best! 


5. Send a personalised music playlist

This is easy to do using digital channels like Spotify and YouTube. It is thoughtful and will likely be appreciated more than a shop-bought CD!


6. Seed Paper Hearts

By planting some seeds, you can expect more than just your love to blossom this Valentine’s Day. We love this pack of 20 Seed Ecofriendly Paper Hearts https://plantableseedpaper.co.uk/shop/plantable-seed-paper-hearts/. The bumble-bees will love you too!