Whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s important to remember that this holiday is all about love – and there’s no such thing as spreading too much of it. I’ve shared with you in the past all the amazing things UNICEF USA has done for children around the world. And today, I wanted to tell you about the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts that can be found on the UNICEF Market.
As I strive to shop consciously and sustainably, I’ve found that it’s more productive and efficient to buy artisan-made goods. You’re not only limiting your carbon footprint as many of these products are made using natural resources, but you’re helping local economies thrive – and supporting the work UNICEF USA provides to children. So, if you’re up for shopping with a cause, grab my favorite handmade gifts below for your S.O., friends and family this Valentine’s Day.
For Your S.O.
My husband and I typically celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out for dinner without the children in tow. However, this year, I wanted to get him a little something special. The UNICEF Market offers an assortment of handcrafted leather goods that are perfect for your man. I have my eye on the leather wallet. Its sleek, minimal style will go with all his outfits. The value of this wallet is enough to equal 21 doses of measles vaccine!
For Your Mom
As I said, Valentine’s Day should extend beyond just your partner! I love treating my mom to a little something for the holiday because she continually showers me with support. To give back to her, I thought this sterling silver jade ring and matching jade heart pendant suits her perfectly. In fact, in Chinese culture, jade symbolizes nobility and immortality. These beauties were carefully crafted in Guatemala.
For Every Other Guy
This Brazilian Cedar and Agate bottle opener set would be cool for dads, brothers, and guy friends given the sleek masculine vibe! I love that the designer’s children help him with getting his work online to platforms like UNICEF Market. This small gift provides polio vaccines for 85 children!
For Your Girlfriend
Don’t forget about Galentine’s Day too! My closest girlfriends deserve to be spoiled just like anyone else! So what better gift than a printed batik robe from India. It’s a floor length robe that’s sure to make the wearer feel like a million bucks and perfect for those days when they’re lounging at home. The purchase of this robe can provide 38 packets of lifesaving nourishment to children suffering from acute malnutrition. This recycled glass wine set will also put a smile on her face, especially if she just purchased a new home or got engaged!
For Your Grandparents
The UNICEF Market also features a lot of sweet, sentimental gifts that any grandparent would adore. For the people who already have everything, a present with meaning behind it is just the thing. This Valentine’s Day, treat your grandparents to a resin mosaic frame to display photos of themselves or their lovely grandchildren. 🙂
It’s certainly fair to treat yourself too. I instantly fell in love with these gold-plated earrings, which are fun for Valentine’s Day but also chic enough to be worn throughout the year. The designer has a pretty incredible story, which you can learn more about here. And one purchase provides 45 packets of nourishment to children. Anklets will be a huge trend this year, so definitely grab a hold of these. I’m loving how stylish they’d look with kitten-heel mules and cropped jeans.
I know material gifts aren’t exactly necessary but I truly think it can brighten up your loved one’s day, especially when it goes towards a cause. You can shop more Valentine’s Day gifts on the UNICEF Market here!