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Love is in the Air

Ah February is here already, time really does fly as you get older, it’s crazy how fast valentine’s day has snuck up on me once again.

Now traditionally I have been against valentine’s day as I always thought it to be a way for hallmark to manipulate us and squeeze out some easy money for a slow part of the financial year, in hindesite this was just the thinking of a cynical and almost certainly, lonely young man. But now, I have a partner! I’m all on board for valentine’s day and showing my significant other how much they mean to me!

Now, traditionally I am supposed to ply my loved one with chocolates, cards, flowers and other large and wasteful shows of affection. This doesn’t sit well with me as I am over here trying to reduce waste. So I thought I’d share some of my zero waste gift ideas for valentine’s day with all of you!

Plan a Nice day out:

You know what your partner likes and nothing says I love you like planning a lovely day out for them! Plan ahead, get snacks, make a meal of it and really tap into what they enjoy!

A full day of pampering:

What’s better than pointless little trinkets? Being waited on hand and foot! Get the jump on your valentines and start with a bang, sort breakfast in bed, get them cosy for the day with a little homemade spa treatment and end with a fancy meal you prepared. This one is a winner.

Unburden them of chores:

What’s this? Your place is in a state, kitchen dirty, laundry everywhere don’t worry you got this one. Let your partner take the day off guilt free by offering to do all the housework (this one works best if you promise to not bring it up at a later date to get out of future housework) Littlefoot even has you covered with this one, we have plenty of stuff to help make this particular gift a reality.

Do a fun bonding experience:

Sometimes we forget that valentine’s day cuts both ways, so why not do something where you can both show each other love. Any activity that gets you both working together and having fun is always a great experience. My personal favourite is baking together in the kitchen, it’s always a good time, we learn a new skill then get to eat the results!

So there you have it, just a few ideas for valentine’s day that don’t involve buying silly trinkets that will almost certainly end up in a landfill in a few years’ time.

Have Fun and Happy Valentines to you all!

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