Fairtrade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us in all its sugar-coated glory. As people flock to the shops for overpriced cards and oversized balloons, remember your purchase could support the livelihoods of the farmers and workers who grew, harvested and packed your gift.

Keep scrolling to see our favourite Fairtrade gifts this Valentine’s Day – from award-winning flowers to Fairtrade gold jewellery that will last a lifetime. And who said you need a special someone? Treat yourself to some pun-named ice cream or sparkling wine with strawberry aromas.

A bunch of yellow, pink and orange Aldi Fairtrade roses

Aldi Fairtrade roses

Roses are red, violets are blue, Fairtrade flowers empower women too. That’s why Aldi is investing £200,000 in the Gender Empowerment Programme, focusing on gender equality for Ethiopian flower workers and training women to become leaders at work.

Find out more about Aldi’s Gender Empowerment Programme

RRP: £2.99

Where to buy: Aldi stores

A glass vase of a dozen Arena Fairtrade Sweetheart red roses

Arena Fairtrade Sweetheart roses

Red roses for your Valentine, need we say more? 100 percent of their roses are Fairtrade this Valentine’s Day and they also plant a tree for every bouquet you buy.

RRP: £38

Where to buy: Arena Flowers

a tub of Ben & Jerry’s Netflix and Chill’d NEW Non-Dairy Flavour

Ben & Jerry’s Netflix and Chill’d NEW Non-Dairy Flavour

Cosy on down with your favourite show and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s new ‘Netflix and Chill-d’ non-dairy ice cream for some (real) brownie points this Valentine’s Day. Think peanut butter, sweet & salty pretzel swirls and brownie chunks all swirled together in one delicious plant-based tub.

RRP: from £4.90

Where to buy: Tesco

A selection of Cocoa Loco ‘Be Mine’ gift box

Cocoa Loco ‘Be Mine’ gift box

Filled to the brim with Fairtrade chocolate, this gift box is the perfect way to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. It’s also organic and palm oil free to make it that bit sweeter for the planet.

RRP: £42.99

Where to buy: Cocoa Loco

A bottle of Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Organic Malbec

Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade organic malbec

From the high-altitude vineyards of Argentina to your candlelit dinner table/movie marathon on the sofa, this Fairtrade and organic Malbec is a sophisticated addition to your Valentine’s Day, whatever your plans. It comes from the community of Tilimuqui, where Fairtrade Premium and funding from Co-op has helped build a secondary school that now boasts 650 pupils. We’ll drink to that.

Watch a short video by Co-op about the secondary school project

RRP: £7.50

Where to buy: Co-op

Divine white chocolate with strawberry hearts

Show you’re a smooth operator with this silky smooth white chocolate made with real strawberries. Each mini heart is wrapped in silver foil and made with the finest Fairtrade cocoa from Ghana. Here a co-operative of farmers co-own Divine and receive a fair share of the profits.

RRP: from £3

Where to buy: Divine Chocolate, Ethical Superstore, Oxfam GB

a handcrafted 9ct yellow, white and rose Fairtrade gold bracelet

Erin Cox Siren bracelet

This bracelet is the perfect way to make a romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day, or simply treat yourself! Handcrafted with 9ct yellow, white and rose Fairtrade gold, this bracelet catches the light beautifully or maybe the eye of an admirer this Valentine’s Day.

RRP: £548

Where to buy: Erin Cox 📍 Exeter, Devon

A large selection of Green & Blacks love dark chocolate in a basket

Green & Blacks love dark chocolate basket

Fun fact: Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate bar was the first Fairtrade certified product in the UK. It also happens to be part of this jam-packed chocolate basket, an excellent gift this Valentine’s Day for any dark chocolate lovers.

RRP: £30

Where to buy: Green & Blacks

Jessica McCormack Fairtrade wedding band

Jessica McCormack Fairtrade wedding band

Hot off the press, Jessica McCormack has recently launched three beautiful Fairtrade gold wedding bands. In case of any Valentine’s Day proposals…

RRP: from £975

Where to buy: Jessica McCormack 📍 Mayfair, London

Lavender Green Romeo and Juliet bouquet of red roses

Lavender Green Romeo and Juliet bouquet

‘Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art… my bouquet of Fairtrade red roses?’ This Romeo and Juliet bouquet is the perfect luxury gift this Valentine’s Day. Grown by Fairtrade flower workers in Ecuador, you can order it now from award-winning florist, Lavender Green.

RRP: from £135

Where to buy: Lavender Green Flowers

If you’re looking for Fairtrade flowers more locally, ask your local florist to stock Fairtrade! Order a Fairtrade flowers postcard here.

Propercorn Sweet popcorn sharing bag

PROPERCORN sweet sharing bag

The film is rolling, the candles are glowing, now all you need is a delicious Fairtrade snack. For anyone staying in this Valentine’s Day, grab a sharing bag of PROPER’s sweet Fairtrade popcorn and munch away.

RRP: case from £12.75

Where to buy: case of 8 bags available from the PROPER website. Individual bags available from major retailers.

a heart amulet pendant handcrafted from 18ct Fairtrade gold

Shakti Ellenwood rosy ethical pendant

Melt the heart of your Valentine with this stunning heart amulet pendant handcrafted from 18ct Fairtrade gold. Not only will it be treasured forever, it also supports Peruvian gold miners, their families and communities.

RRP: £425

Where to buy: Shakti Ellenwood 📍 Ashburton, Devon

a single bottle of Stormhoek Fairtrade Moscato Rosé

Stormhoek Fairtrade Moscato rosé

Date night is sorted with this sparkling South African Fairtrade rosé. Fruity and fun, this pink fizz is delicious served alongside a fruity dessert or fresh strawberries. At only £4 a bottle, you can thank us later.

RRP: £4

Where to buy: Co-op

Tony’s ‘You’re the sweetest’ personalised chocolate bar

Tony’s ‘You’re the sweetest’ personalised bar

Here’s one for your secret crush, BFF or casual acquaintance (there’s a tick box on the front to decide). It can also be personalised with your favourite photos, decorations and flavours – the delicious Fairtrade chocolate is a given.

RRP: £6

Where to buy: Tony’s Chocolonely

Whitakers milk chocolate hearts gift box

Whitakers milk chocolate hearts gift box

Smooth and creamy milk chocolate hearts made with Fairtrade cocoa and wrapped in 100 percent recyclable packaging. Each gift box is packed with around 21 red foiled chocolate hearts. Sharing optional.

RRP: £3.95

Where to buy: Whitakers

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