Valentine’s Day creates a wide array of emotional reactions – some loathe it and others love it. For me, Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. And no, it’s not because I’m a hopeless romantic who has always had a significant other to celebrate with. I was single for a large part of my adulthood. Although I agree it has been overly commercialized, it is the sentiment behind Valentine’s Day that I love. It’s a day set aside to celebrate the ones we love and cherish the most. Be it your significant other, best friend, mother, dog/cat, whomever!
- Theo Love is Love assorted chocolates ($16) For every box sold, $1 will be donated to a Mary’s Place, a women’s and children’s shelter in Seattle.
- RMS Beauty Rose-Marie’s Essentials Set ($120) I cannot say enough good things about RMS Beauty products. My good friend and professional makeup artist told me about RMS several years ago, and I have been using the Magic Luminizer ever since. To read more about the philosophy behind this organic makeup company, click here.
- Pour Le Monde Envision Parfum ($82) This 100% natural perfume is free of “harmful chemicals such as phthalates, dyes, sulfates, chemical sunscreens, and petrochemicals.”
- The Little Market’s Rose Soaking Salts ($18) Each purchase supports women artisans through a Chicago-based organization called Bright Endeavors.
- Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Legging ($58) This company that strives for complete transparency uses recycled materials to make high quality active wear.
- MADÉCASSE Honey Crystal Dark Chocolate ($4.50) This chocolate company works directly with cocoa farmers in Madagascar to produce high-quality chocolate from heirloom cocoa.
- GAIA Rose Pom Pom Earrings ($48) I mention this organization often because I love the product and mission. GAIA provides job opportunities for refugee women living in Dallas.
- Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick ($30) This vegan lipstick is “concentrated with pomegranate oil, shea butter and colored from fruit pigments.”
- All Birds Wool Runners ($95) This certified B Corp sources its wool from only the most sustainable and humane farms in New Zealand. “The merino wool requires 60% less energy to produce than typical synthetic materials used in shoes.”