Valentines Gift Guide 2017

By Jodi Truglio — February 07, 2017

Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or a reason to splurge and buy yourself something nice, below is one of our ethical gift guides and a reason to smile.

Fjallraven’s RE-KÅNKEN

I guess you can say appearances are deceiving because I would have never have guessed this environmentally friendly backpack was made from 11 recycled plastic bottles.

The RE-KÅNKEN Mini backpack has been a lifesaver to say the least. I have been dealing with a wrist injury for the past year that is now resulting in surgery. This has been the bag that I have been using everyday to avoid putting pressure on my wrist.

What I love about this eco-friendly bag it is super environmentally friendly Fjallraven’s which is a Swedish company that uses a special SPIN DYE process that reduces water consumption. Saying the bag is very roomy is an understatement I am able to comfortably fit more items in it than a lot of my purses and including a bottle of water without feeling too heavy. It is also very strong and durable and easy to clean. It’s is also really fashionable, fun and perfect for everyday use in addition to travel. I am constantly receiving compliments about this bag whenever I use it. I recommend purchasing more then one color, our favorite is the red for Valentine’s Day.

Another reason to love Fjallraven is since the company started in the 1990s they have been committed to saving the arctic fox of Scandinavia which is under the severe threat of extinction due to overhunting because of its desirable fur coat. Unfortunately, despite the fact that arctic fox was declared a protected species in 1928 in Sweden and 1930 in Norway, the population has never fully recovered. Fjällräven has been cooperating with researchers with several different arctic fox projects to help spread information, supply equipment and donate money to research and food supplementation.

Puravida Bracelets Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC)

A bracelet always makes a great gift especially when it is simply understated yet fashionable and can be easily adjusted to fit any wrist size and can be worn with other bracelets. What I love is that Puravida donates 10 percent of net profits from the purchase of this bracelet to Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) which empowers young people to make positive choices that promote lifelong wellness through outreach.

Puravida bracelets are made well and are waterproof the more you wear them the softer it becomes. You will also notice there is a style for everyone so it makes gift buying easy and goes to a good cause. The bracelets are handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica. Each bracelet is one of a kind to the person wearing it. To date the company has partnered with over 190 charities and have donated more than $935,358. They are also a member of 1% for the Planet and donate 1% of their annual net revenue to environmental organizations worldwide.

Nadin Art Design
Love Ahava Hebrew Necklace

I discovered Nadin Art Design when I was looking for a gift for my mother and myself for Hanukkah. I wanted to find a piece of jewelry that would honor my grandparents that passed away when I was really young. I was excited when I found the “Love Ahava Hebrew Necklace” because I was looking for something that I could wear casually or to dressed up. I choose to have my name engraved on copper in Hebrew. Since the necklace came from Israel it took about three weeks for it to arrive.The picture doesn’t do the necklace justice it is so much more stunning in person and is made really well, you can tell that Nadin makes sure even the smallest detail is perfect. The only thing I had to do was apply a thin coat of polish on the back of the pendent to prevent my skin from turning green which is a common easily to resolvable issue for a lot of people.
Founded by, Nadin and her husband in Israel the two create personalized jewelry that is trendy and looks amazing. Her goal is to make her customers feel comfortable that they are purchasing a piece of jewelry that is handmade and of highest quality.


Image Courtesy: Fjallraven, Purevida and Nadin Art Design

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