Valentine’s Day Gifts: Zero-Waste Starter Kits

What do you give as a gift for Valentine’s Day to your eco-conscious other half? How about a zero-waste starter kit? Whether your other half is taking their first steps in to living more sustainably or is in the process of going plastic-free, zero-waste starter kits are a practical and thoughtful gift on all accounts.

Wearth, an online marketplace which partners with independent UK brands making contemporary products in an eco-friendly and ethical way, have a range of gifts that make ideal gifts to a newbie zero-waster or a pro zero-waster. There’s everything from Wakeup’s shopping kit containing a vegan tote, a bamboo water bottle, and a bamboo straw; One Green Bottle’s stainless steel lunch box set; a loose leaf herbal tea starter kit; and a reusable razor kit by Naked Necessities.

For those wanting to give their other half’s ditching of plastic a leg up, then &Keep’s Plastic-Free Starter kit is likely to tick all the boxes. The plastic-free kit includes Abeego beeswax food wraps, a Hydrophil bamboo toothbrush, and a stainless steel lunchbox from A Slice of Green. Online store, &Keep, is a Dorset-based business providing a range of mindfully selected, eco-friendly, reusable and sustainable products, to help consumers make informed ethical purchases that protect our planet.

To create your own zero-waste gift set, head over to LOWTOXBOX. LOWTOXBOX’s basic Zero-Waste Starter Kit includes a natural tote bag, mesh produce bag, string bag, stainless steel curved straw, and a straw cleaner. You can also build on this starter kit by adding a food wrap, stainless steel spork, rCup Thermal Travel Mug, Jerry stainless water bottle, or Jerry Insulated Bottle. LOWTOXBOX will plant a tree with every LOWTOXBOX gift box purchased, contributing the company’s mission to plant 25,000 trees by 2028.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. I write about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and I offer content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at



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