We scour the most beautiful, conscious things so you don’t have to. Here are a pile of lovely things that anyone conscious and elegant would be overjoyed to receive this upcoming day of hearts.
Consciously Luxe Valentine’s Day 2015 Gift Ideas
Chocolate n’ Treats
BIY: (Bake it Yourself) Chocolate Love Kit: Enjoy legendary DC bakery Sticky Fingers signature Chocolate Love cupcakes, baked fresh in your own home! Included is all of your measured dry ingredients, cupcake liners, mixing and baking instructions along with pastry bag and deco-tip, filled with their chocolate frosting. Vegan, obvs.
BIY: (Bake it Yourself) Chocolate Love Kit, $25 @stickyfingersbakery.com
Healthy Vegan – But Decadent – Baking Classes
Desserts by Fran Costigan
Why not sign up for a Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive course together and learn how to make decadent desserts! If you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar. Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the new Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts created this class, based in NYC. You’ll learn to use ingredients specific to vegan baking and gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), arrowroot and kuzu starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free fruit, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers alike will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be the finale. Can’t get to NYC for one of Fran’s classes? Buy her the sexy cookbook above as a great V day gift.
Organic vegan chocolate truffles from Lagusta’s Luscious are always a treat.
February: Box of Hearts (one 22-pc box), $40 @lagustasluscious.com
Kosher, organic, vegan donuts from VeganDivas are light and healthy-tasting, somehow.
Assorted Donettes Box (24 pieces) $36 @vegandivasnyc.com
Bark from Allison’s Gourmet tastes like heaven in small bites.
Vanilla-Kissed Strawberry Bark, $16 @allisonsgourmet.com
Unique, Not Boring, Pieces We Love: All of these are handmade, eco-friendly, indie companies, and radiate good vibes. You’ll notice we are extra hot for crystals lately. According to Francis Frank; Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.
Raw Quartz Dangle Earrings Crystal Earrings Healing Crystal Jewelry Rustic Earrings by DanielleRoseBean, $62.00
Amethyst Druzy Elongated Slice Necklace, $70 @keijewelry.com
Valentine’s Day XOXO – Hand Carved Heavy Cast Ring in Brass by Rachel Pfeffer Designs, $72 @etsy.com
Titanium Quartz Crystal Festival Necklace by Francis Frank, $45 @etsy.com
Ring from Australian wood and resin with embedded gold leaf flakes by Britta Boeckmann , $43.87 @etsy.com
Mega Crystal Cuff! This candy coloured Psychedelic Jelly Crystal cuff is the next installment from the incredible creative mind of visual artist Kate Rohde, $400 @editionx.com.au
Recycled Gold Trapiche Emerald Slice Stud Earrings, $600 @melissajoymanning.com
Adina Mills, Rose Quartz on vintage chain, $120 @adinamills.com
Call Number Necklace (made from dead stock and vintage and worn by Deborah Harry!), $245 @dirtylibrarianchains.com
Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Heart Ring by Nanis, $2500 @lastcall.com
Citrine Necklace by Chaseandscout, $110 @etsy.com
Michael Spirito Stoned Fang Earrings ,$140 @stanleykorshak.com
Maniamania Ceremonial Ring, Opal & Conflict-Free Diamonds, $2900 @catbirdnyc.com
These fingerprint rings use you and your loved ones prints and then open up to wear each other’s print from starting price is $1,295 and $2,495 @brilliance.com
Pink Hearts Corn Resin Dial with Cork Strap, $45 @sproutwatches.com
Lights and Rainbow Makers
Exquisite cedar rose lead-free, hand-poured, clean-burning candle with a gorgeous crystal glass jar s/he’ll use once the candle is long gone.
Cedar Rose Woven Crystal Candle, $55 @agrariahome.com
Who says you need to be a kid to enjoy the sweetness of a rainbow on your wall? We love both of these – one uses LED lights, the other solar power. The solar powered one we love- but only works during the day, so if romance is your aim – go for the LED for V day.
Rainbow Maker, $9 @amazon.com
Solar Powered Rainbow Maker, $31 @amazon.com
Hearts In Any Form
Perfect patent heart bag that can be worn cross-body style.
Asos Heart Bag, $20 @asos.com
Talk about a Valentine – check out these tushy-toppers.
Belle Heart Bottom Les Coquines, $46 @revolveclothing.com
Thigh highs that proclaim you the sinner/saint for a post dinner surprise.
Devil Heart Print Tights, $16 @chicwish.com
Comfy PJ’s that proclaim your love.
All You Need Is Love BJ PJ set, $72 @betseyjohnson.com
Eco-friendly lingerie from Clare Bare – all handmade in LA.
Alpha Garter Short, $54 @clarebare.com
Leave her/ him lovenotes every morning on this precious chalkboard heart mug.
Ceramic Chalkboard Heart Mug ,$12 @etsy.com
A unisex headband full of love!
littlenuggetrepublic Valentine Headband, $6 @etsy.com
A brilliant handmade wooden robot meets cube. Designtastic.
CubebotMiniMulti, $15 @areaware.com
A precious, classic frilly girl dress that reads as classic – but not twee.
Slip Dress with Pintucks and Lace, $69.99 @feltmanbrothers.com
Talk about a loveseat – this eco-friendly rocker is the ultimate lounger for your V Day Prince/ss
Bloom Coco Baby Lounger – Plexistyle Frame Red Coco Rosso, $300 @pishposhbaby.com
Wrap n’ Roll
Don’t forget to wrap it green using reusable organic wrapping fabric, or reused paper, or scraps. We love Enfold gift wrap which makes gorgeous packages idiot proof with attached bows. Fabric wrapping paper just makes everything feel more special.
Cranberry Gift Wrap , $16 @enfoldgiftwrap.com
Out Of The Box Ideas
Maya Epler cowl, $9 @etsy.com
If you’re anywhere like where we are, the weather has only recently gotten brutal and perhaps you don’t have a good scarf for this chill. Finding a chic scarf that’s not wool and handmade ethically is a challenge. We love this cowl from Maya Epler because it can be worn as a headpiece or neckwarmer. And her things are all PETA approved/ crueltyfree. The french messaging is sexy and sweet, it’s a perfect supplemental gift to a jewelry box or for someone you love in a platonic way.
Pretty Boy Lip Tar, $14 @occmakeup.com
Get your single bestie a tube of this cruelty-free, kiss-proof, vegan hot-date ensured lip color so she gets a Valentine no matter what.
rose red by Allison Glancey & Craig Seder, $99 @uncommongoods.com
This print from husband and wife design team Allison Glancey and Craig Seder depicts that truth as a dark, romantic fairy tale. A pale young woman with hair as black as night seems carried away in the perfume of a rose that looks both sensuous and slightly sinister. It’s an image that invites the viewer to fill in the details with countless possible stories. This is not a reproduction, but an actual, hand-pulled screen print, which each color applied individually. Printed in Pennsylvania; framed in Portland, Oregon.
Hipster For Sisters Fringe Belt Bag in Mulberry, $145 @hipstersforsisters.com
This bag is 100% vegan and made with Ultrasuede HP, an eco-friendly fabric made with 100% recycled ultra-microfiber purely reconstituted from post-industrial material such as scrap polyester film. Additionally, all of these bags are convertible and can be worn cross body, in addition to a fanny pack. A perfect bag as we head (happily) towards spring.
Mauve Tibetan Lamb Faux Fur Throw, $99 @fabulousfurs.com
This faux fur throw in pale pink screams Miss Piggy’s dressing room. And we want one.
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