Valentine’s Day is around the corner and gifts for our loved ones and ourselves can enhance our health and contribute to a more conscious lifestyle. Here are out top ten conscious Valentine’s gifts.
Vegan Good Life Magazine, €15
For the conscious connoisseur, what better than the latest issue of Vegan Good Life, a sophisticated print collectable on plantbased counterculture packed with the very best in vegan fashion, travel, lifestyle, art and design. Free of advertising, this independent coffee table magazine offers free international shipping. Issue 4 is out now.
Botanicals Organic Massage Oil in Deep Peace, £20
Couples massage creates an intimate connection by focusing the mind on the present moment, reducing stress and enhancing bonding as well as releasing the feel good hormone dopamine which helps regulate emotional responses and encourages us to take action towards receiving reward. This calming blend of apricot kernel, jojoba and sunflower oils with lavender, rose geranium, sandalwood and marjoram promotes deep relaxation, whilst enriching the skin with essential nutrients.
John Masters Sultry Spice Roll-On Organic Perfume, £22
This 100% organic vegan unisex fragrance uplifts the senses, is perfect for travel and great for daily use. The rich, amber aroma of bourbon vanilla is complemented by a careful mixture of orange, neroli, and wild-forest petitgrain, with cypress and turmeric adding a spicy twist to this exotically earthy scent.
Gorg.e Raw Organic Valentines 36 Chocolate Truffle Box, £22.99
Treat your loved one to a beautiful ‘Champagne and Roses’ Valentine’s selection box of raw, vegan, sugar free, dairy free and gluten free chocolate truffles. Each box of 36 truffle includes Rose, Marc De Champagne, Double Chocolate, Sour Cherry & Kirsch, Rum, Coconut and Raspberry flavours. All made with pure, raw organic superfoods and nothing else.
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon, £25.97
A stunning gift for art lovers, nature lovers, plant lovers and coffee table book lovers, this fresh and visually stunning book celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings and prints to bring this subject to life. This compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
Organic Basics Underwear Sets, €58/ €91
What is sexier than a healthy body? Nothing in our minds which is why we think these Organic Basics organic cotton underwear sets are such great Valentine’s gifts. Crafted from organic faitrade cotton produced by artisans in Turkey with deep knowledge in producing high quality long fibre. Her Classic Pack includes one hipster, one bra and one t-shirt and His Complete Pack includes two pairs of socks, two boxers and two t-shirts.
Venusrox Rose Quartz Sphere, £54
The stone of love for oneself, family, friends, the planet and the universe. Rose Quartz releases stress and anxiety, dissolves anger and fear, brings hope and love and encourages compassion and kindness. This beautiful ‘A Grade’ Rose Quartz Sphere from Madagascar is the perfect energetic gift for Valentine’s Day.
Abaca Organic Percale Double Bed Range, £152
What better romantic gesture than organic luxury white bedding for our loved ones. In a classic design, crafted from 300 thread count, made in the traditional French style to add a heritage feel. Abaca’s organic cotton bedding is certified organic, fairtrade and tested for shrinkage in commercial laundries. Cotton Oxford Pillow Case £14, Double Cotton Sheet £49, Double Cotton Duvet Cover, £75.
Organic Blooms Four Seasons of Flowers, £160
Organic Blooms is a Social Enterprise based just outside of Bristol growing seasonal British cut flowers sustainably and without the use of artificial chemicals. Their working nursery employs specialist staff to support people with disabilities and support needs to gain valuable skills and the confidence to work. Their Four Season of Flowers voucher is a gift that keeps on giving. This voucher gifts four bouquets of organic flowers spread across the seasons, allowing the recipient to choose which months they receive their bouquets with their first delivered in a beautiful stoneware jug.
Art by Christiane Spangsberg, POA
Art that touches the soul and stills the mind is a pure expression of love. An artist inspired by originality and imperfection, drawing has always been a part of Christiane Spangsberg’s life. Motivated to practice the one-line technique by Picasso’s animal drawings, her “faces” collection garnered world-wide interest and critical acclaim. More recently inspired by Fauvism, a style developed by artists including Henri Matisse and André Derain, her recent art seeks a deeper understanding of the Fauvism style and work.