Our Valentine’s Day gift guide for everyone in your life

30 January 2023   |   Fairtrade America MarComms

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14, 2023. If you’re reading this now, you already missed it. You might want to make plans for next year.

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. 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:

  • Fairtrade Breakfast

    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 new 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.

  • Close-up of a chocolate bar produced in Acopagro coop laboratory

    Classic chocolate

    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.

  • Fairtrade wine

    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 label when you’re shopping for wine for this Valentine’s Day and raise your glass for love.

  • Photos of B&Js x Tony's collaboration products

    Ice Cream

    Valentine’s Day is a great day for relationships, and we’re thrilled about the latest relationship between two outstanding Fairtrade partners: Ben & Jerry’s and Tony’s Chocolonely.

    This incredible pairing is yielding 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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