Love is in the air! Cupid is set to grace us all with his presence very soon – are you ready for his arrival on Valentine’s Day? Some celebrate this occasion more than others and we know that it’s a little bit of a Hallmark holiday but we still think it’s a lovely gesture to show your significant other a little bit of extra attention on the day. Grab something small as a token of your affection or really go all out with a showstopping present. We’ve got a fantastic selection of eco friendly Valentine’s day gift ideas to pop a smile on anyone’s dial!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Zen Botanics Bulgarian Rose Face Mist
What girl doesn’t love getting beauty products for Valentine’s day? Treat your lovely lady to a bottle of Zen Botanics Bulgarian Rose Face Mist. This all-natural product is a perfect pick-me-up for any type of skin as it’s free of any nasty toxins. The spray instantly refreshes tired or irritated skin and is a great companion for all those frequent flyers. Yep, it’s 100ml so can be taken on planes! A little spritz is all she’ll need to feel a million bucks.
Mae Laine Bath Tea Bags
A bath always offers a calm and relaxing experience. Let her take her bath game up a notch with a Mae Laine Bath Tea Bag, beautifully hand blended in the Hunter Valley, NSW. We love the Zest bath salts, which are blended with an invigorating combination of citrus, cedarwood, ylang-ylang and neroli. This concoction provides an uplifting feeling that will make her feel relaxed and simultaneously energised.
Buy the Zest Mae Laine Bath Tea Bag.
Mojo Candle Co
Not just your everyday candle, this one is made from reclaimed wine bottles! Our Mojo Candle Co selection is a fantastic eco friendly Valentine’s Day gift for all the scent lovers. The Moroccan Spice fragrance is the perfect blend of decadent spices that will whisk her away to another land. This candle is perfect for any room of the house or a great way to liven up an office space. Why not pair it with a delicious red or white to create a wine-themed gift this year?
Buy the Moroccan Spice Mojo Candle.
Elvis & Kresse Firehose Tote Bag
The ultimate in sustainable luxe accessories. This Elvis & Kresse Tote Bag is carefully crafted in the UK from reclaimed firehose. Can you believe that this isn’t actually leather and the bag is made from recycled materials? It is a wonderful bag that’s big enough to hold laptops, notebooks, lunch and water bottles and can easily become an everyday bag that hauls everything! A stunning Valentine’s day gift for the eco-friendly woman in your life.
Buy the Elvis & Kresse Firehose Tote Bag.
Chloe Ringpull Clutch
For those ladies who love a bit of glam and sparkle, a Chloe Ringpull Clutch will be right up her alley. From afar this bag looks like funky glomesh or sequins, but it’s actually made from reclaimed ringpulls from soda cans! It’s the perfect bag for taking out on the town and we guarantee she’ll get numerous compliments wherever she goes. This is a truly stunning bag that shows just how clever people can be in the upcycling world. Each ringpull accessory we carry at Upcycle Studio is lovingly handcrafted by our talented co-operative of female artisans in Mexico.
Buy the Chloe Ringpull Clutch.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
Does your beau love a good coffee or tea? More and more Australians are jumping on board the reuse wagon and we think a KeepCup is a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for the eco-conscious coffee fanatic. Grab him an elegant glass KeepCup that he can proudly take to the cafe each time he needs a little caffeine hit. These come in a variety of different colours to suit everyone’s personal style.
Shop the KeepCup collection.
Oiled Reclaimed Timber Frame
Print off a photo of a romantic moment, or a travel snap of your favourite holiday destination and pop it in a beautiful oiled timber frame. Our collection is handmade in Melbourne from reclaimed fence pailings and are available in a bunch of different sizes, washes and stains. We love the simplicity of the oiled timber. The polished look lets the reclaimed material really shine and pop against a wall.
Buy an Oiled Reclaimed Timber Frame.
Alchemy Goods Dravus Messenger
The perfect everyday bag for cyclists, the Alchemy Goods Dravus Messenger is made from reclaimed inner bike tubes and seatbelts! It’s super durable and tough but is also incredibly lightweight, making it ideal for anyone who commutes on two wheels to work, school or uni. We love how cleverly designed this bag is, with tonnes of zippered pockets for excellent organisation and also a reflective strip for ultimate road visibility.
Buy the Dravus Messenger Bag.
Green Guru Toiletry Bag
An excellent travel accessory for frequent flyers is a Green Guru Toiletry Bag. The Grand size is ideal for longer trips, with enough room to fit all of the essentials like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, shower gel and plenty more. The bag is made in Colorado from upcycled materials making each one special and unique. It may have had a previous life as a school bag, camping tarp or truck tube, just to name a few! These pouches are super versatile and can also be used to carry charging cords and electronics.
Buy the Green Guru Toiletry Bag.
Watch Capsule Cufflinks
A touch of sophistication combined with a unique way of repurposing old objects. These Watch Capsule Cufflinks are an elegant addition to any outfit and great for guys who have to wear suits for work or frequent events. Each set is one of a kind and has had a previous life as a timepiece. Who would have thought you could even create anything this beautiful with old watches?
Shop the range of Watch Capsule Cufflinks.
We’ve got loads more inspiration for all your gift shopping at Upcycle Studio. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a wonderful eco friendly gift that also does some good for the planet.