Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, 2024. How are you celebrating love?
Over the past several years, Valentine’s Day has been met with plenty of cultural criticism claiming that the holiday is a marketing gimmick that makes people feel bad about being single. But we like to think about it differently. What’s the harm in reminding your loved ones (especially during the doldrums of winter), that you care about them?
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Instead, take the opportunity to remind the people in your life that you’re thinking about them. One way to do this is by gifting products from our favorite Fairtrade brands. You never have to make a purchase to express how you love someone, but should you choose to buy a gift, you can put your mind at ease knowing that Fairtrade products are created with love for people and the planet in mind.
A few ways to have a Fairtrade Valentine's Day:
Breakfast in bed
Is your love language Acts of Service? Making breakfast in bed is a great way to tap into that love. No breakfast is complete without a warm beverage. Whether your loved one is a tea or coffee fan, Fairtrade has a wide variety of great products we certify. We have a great partnership with our friends at Twiga Coffee (find out what their name means!). We are also big fans of our friends at Gimme! Coffee (how many times do I say this every day?) and Kicking Horse Coffee.
Chocolate is the classic Valentine’s Day gift for a great reason: it’s delicious. Covering strawberries, found as chips in cookies or simply eaten straight from the bar, people love chocolate. Americans eat 12 pounds of chocolate per year, on average. Valentine’s Day is an ideal opportunity to make your contribution. Buy some great chocolate from Divine Chocolate.
Ideal for wooing, but also great to share with a pal, wine is nearly synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Wine has brought people together for thousands of years. Fairtrade verifies several fabulous wines from both La Riojana and Six Hats. Look for the Fairtrade Mark when you’re shopping for wine for this Valentine’s Day and raise your glass for love.
This incredible pairing has yielded some fabulous results. Ben & Jerry’s-inspired chocolate from Tony’s. Tony’s chocolate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It’s a Chocolate Love A-fair. and it has us head over heels. Get some for the perfect night in this Valentine’s Day.
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