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  • Writer's pictureHeatherAnne Norbury

32 Clutter-Free Valentine's Gift Ideas

Updated: Jan 22

Even if your love language isn’t gift-giving or receiving, most people enjoy selecting a special gift for their special someone. While I think paying attention to your relationships is a 365-day-of-the-year sort of thing, it is nice to remind our loved ones that they are, well, our loved ones on seasonal holidays like Valentine’s Day. I’m not a fan of the idea that we HAVE to give gifts on such occasions, but if it’s something you genuinely enjoy, you should do it!

Unfortunately, all these gift-giving holidays also result in a lot of junk and clutter coming into our homes. So how do you balance gifting a token of your love and affection with being a good environmental steward and minimizing the excess stuff in your home to create a clutter- and chaos-free sanctuary? Here are my top Clutter-Free Valentine’s ideas for 2023. If you have more ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments!

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Consumable Gifts

1. Equal Exchange Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate. Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative that is climate pledge friendly and believes in building a democratic food system… and it’s delicious!

2. The Body Shop Skincare Gift Set. The Body Shop is B Corp Certified, uses 100% vegetarian ingredients, and opposes animal testing.

3. Davidson’s Organics Tea. If you have a real tea lover on your shopping list, then you’ll want to look into the broad selection from Davidson’s Organics. Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic, and Climate Pledge Friendly. I personally love their Orange Spice.

4. Yellowbird Foods Hot Sauce. Homegrown in Austin, Texas. They offer a great selection of organic options. Packaged in recyclable, BPA-free, and phthalate-free PET plastic.

5. Lorissa’s Kitchen Beef Jerky. They offer organic, grass-fed options. No preservatives and no added nitrites or MSG. They are made with high-quality, recognizable ingredients.

6. YumEarth Organic Candy. From gummy candy to chocolate to lollipops – YumEarth candies are free from the top 8 allergens, artificial dyes, and GMOs.

Experience Gifts

7. Vacation I am all for prioritizing experiences over things. A family or couple vacation away from the stressors of everyday life is a great way to show love for one another.

8. Zoo passes

9. Movie or theatre tickets

10. National Park passes

11. House cleaning services

12. Salon gift certificate

13. Art classes

Practical Gifts

14. Nice Pillows We all need them, but how often do we replace them or spend a little extra for a pillow of better quality? Nothing says "I love you" quite like a gift that also says, "I want you to be well rested."

15. Meal Delivery Service

16. Underwear or sock of the month clubs

17. Live plants or flowers

18. Goodie boxes for a dog or cat

Gifts for Readers (hint, hint)

19. Kindle Unlimited membership

20. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda - Sensual, earthy love poems by Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!"

21. What I Love About You and Me from the Knock Knock store - This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for a loved one

Money Gifts

23. Grocery gift card

24. Donation to their favorite charity

Handmade Gifts

25. Jam, bread, cake, or other edible goodies.

26. Handmade card with a thoughtful note written inside.

27. Repotted cuttings from your plants

28. Recipe cards of special family recipes

29. A product of your unique art - painting, woodwork, crocheted or knitted item

30. Hand-written love letter on pretty stationery.

31. Custom playlist of meaningful songs expressing your affection.

32. Digital scrapbook album of photos reminding them of your love.

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