The Hunt: thoughtful and ethical Valentine’s Day Gifts for her

When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, there’s always the risk of running into the clichés, so in our ethical Valentine’s Day Gift round up you won’t find any chocolates, roses or teddy bears. We’ve got the gifts she’ll really want, ones that’ll last beyond V-Day…

Cred LOVE Necklace, £109
The gift with the hidden message…

Because it’s Cool: The knot design holds a spinning pendant which when spun reads the secret message of love. Although a piece of jewellery may be an obvious choice for Valentine’s Day, this necklace from Cred is completely unique.
Because it Matters: At BICBIM, we’re big fans of Cred’s progressive work with Fairtrade certificate gold and silver mines. They work closely with small scale mining communities in Peru and Uganda and offer complete transparency in their supply chain.
Last order date for Valentine’s Day: Monday 12 February (Free Express Delivery for orders over £100)

 

Earl of East London Candle, £20
Set the mood this Valentine’s Day with a candle…

Because it’s Cool: Setting the right mood is essential for a romantic Valentine’s Day. A couple of scented candles means low lights and a subtle fragrance filling the air. The Smoke and Musk scent is a tried and tested favourite at BICBIM but East of Earl also have dreamy scents such as Greenhouse, Wildflower and Atlas Cedar.
Because it Matters: Hand poured in London, the founders of East of Earl collaborate with other skilled makers and artists. They make naturally sourced soy candles, which when lit produce less toxins, carcinogens and pollutants than traditional paraffin candles (a product of the petrol and plastic industry).
Last order date for Valentine’s Day: Monday 5 February

 

Ayten Gasson Eye Mask, £22
They say love is blind, lust can be too…

Because it’s Cool: Something small and subtle can sometimes say so much. If you’ve got a hot date for Valentine’s Day but unsure on what gift to give, we suggest this eye mask… Also check out the matching babydoll set in our Valentine’s Day ethical underwear round-up.
Because it Matters: Based in Brighton, Ayten Gasson uses some of the few British lingerie manufacturers left in the UK. Ayten Gasson also uses organic and kinder ‘peace silk’ instead of conventional silk.
Last order date for Valentine’s Day: Monday 12 February

 

Nathalie Bond Bath Salts, £15
Give the gift of relaxation…

Because it’s Cool: This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday so show you really care by creating a night of relaxation after a long day. A gorgeously indulgent and luxurious rose and patchouli bath is perfect beginning or end for that romantic night in.
Because it Matters: Founders husband and wife, Nathalie and Andy create organic and sustainable bath and body products that are as good for the planet as they are for your skin in their Sheffield workshop. They also donate a portion of their profits to World Vision and Baby Basics.
Last order date for Valentine’s Day: Monday 5 February

 

Cloe Cassandro Top, £80
A sexy silk top perfect for a Valentine’s date…

Because it’s Cool: There’s a reason red is the colour of passion, this bold silk backless top from Cloe Cassandro oozes with sex appeal. Perfect for wearing to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner this gift is not only perfect for a date night but come summer she will get a million wears out of it.
Because it Matters: All pieces are hand-made, hand-dyed and hand-printed by local Balinese artisans. Investing in Bali’s heritage and talent means Cloe Cassandro produce pieces for the modern fashion market, while offering an ethical production line.
Last order date for Valentine’s Day: Monday 5 February

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