Valentine’s Day is approaching. While Valentine’s Day is traditionally reserved for expressing romantic love, why not use the opportunity to show some love to the community as well? Bless the less fortunate while purchasing a gift for your loved one. Not only will your girlfriend be pleased with your gift, but you will be supporting a social cause at the same time.
1. Felt Bouquets
On Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic than receiving a bouquet of flowers? Traditionally, people have always given roses on Valentine’s Day because they are a symbol of love. Instead of giving 999 roses to convey everlasting and eternal love, why not give a felt bouquet that can last forever?
This handmade felt bouquet by Adorninglory is included in Matcha 5’s Love Blooms Mini Felt Bouquet Set. The set also includes a clay bead necklace from Claydaysg handmade by marginalised women in Cambodia, a heart drawstring pouch handmade by low-income and single mothers in Singapore, as well as a Calligraphy text B5 card.
2. Love Bracelets
If you’re a budget-conscious student, then this may the gift that you’re looking for. At only USD $5.50 (SGD $7.86), this Love Bracelet makes a versatile piece of fashion accessory that can be easily accompanied with choice of clothing. Subtle yet classy, your girlfriend can be constantly reminded of your love for her.
These love bracelets support the employment of the disabled from The Association of Physically Disabled based in South Africa, as well as provide fair wage job opportunities for refugee-status foreigners and disadvantaged South Africans.
3. Mori Notes pursebook
Please your favourite wordsmith with a specially handcrafted pursebook from Mori Notes. These pursebooks are stylish yet functional – Whether it is for documenting daily life, penning down thoughts during outbursts of inspiration, or to keep money just like a normal purse.
These unique leather and recycled paper pursebook are made using upcycled materials. Handcrafted by low-income mothers based in the Philippines, they are able to support their livelihoods through Mori Notes. As part of the You are Loved set, a tote bag, love bracelet, recycled newspaper pencil and some temporary tattoos will also be included.
For more gift ideas that are both pretty yet supporting a social cause, do check out the Cause over Cost section on the Thinges app.