Looking for Valentine's Day gifts that are sweet and thoughtful to offer to a loved one this February 14th? Whether you're on the hunt for a present for your significant other, a gal/pal, or even to treat yourself, these social enterprises gifts are a great way to shop consciously and make a difference.
Keen to have an impact on social and environmental issues to help make Scotland better? Look no further and browse this selection of ethical Valentine's Day gifts to delight a loved one and support some great community organisations at the same time.
Indulge your sweet tooth with these delicious Valentine's treats
Is there a better time than Valentine's Day to relapse (just a little) into the festive season indulgence and delight your tastebuds with some sweet confections? It's possible to yield to the siren call of chocolate and do something good for others at the same time, so there's no reason to try and be reasonable, is there?
Persian Love Cake from Breadshare (£2)
Hibiscus Jam from Just Trading Scotland (£3.25)
Cranberry Rose Sencha Tea from A Longer Table (£4.80)
Assorted Brownie Box from Social Bite (£17.99)
Valentine’s Luxury Chocolate Box from Grace Chocolates (£28.95)
Pick a Valentine's gift from this selection for him and her
Do you have a special someone that you want to spoil this Valentine's Day? Whether you live together or not, here are some options for thoughtful presents from social enterprises across Scotland that will delight anyone and deliver a positive impact at the same time.
My Cup of Tea Print from Lackdhu Crafts (£12)
Vintage High Waist Period Pants from Hey Girls (£16.95)
Embroidered Makeup Bag from Hadeel Palcrafts (£23.50)
Natural Beard Kit from Lil (£30)
Gents Stitch Scarf from Isle 20 (£30)
Spoil a friend who's always there for you with a Galentine's gift
Are you single or not into the whole goeey heart celebration with your partner? You're not alone. These last 10 years, many of us have put a spin on the occasion and used it to treat themselves and their friends. Is there a great woman or girl in your life that needs some recognition? Treat her to one of these gift ideas as a virtual thank you hug.
Scottish Valentines Card from Kinlochlovin' (£3)
Little Notes Of Gratitude Set from Kindness and Co (£7.95)
Copper, Glass and Bead Necklace from Garvald Edinburgh (£8)
Conscious collection box from Social Stories Club (£26)
Valentines Zero Waste Bundle from The Eco Larder (£30
Get a romantic Valentine's dinner or hamper delivered to your door
There is something utterly romantic about cooking together with someone you love. Preparing delicious dishes is a feast for all the senses and you can pick from one of these scrumptious dinner options from local social enterprises to get a hamper, readymade dinner, or finish at home dishes to enjoy a nice evening with your significant other.
Valentine’s Day Meal from the Giraffe Gift Shop and Cafe (£24.50)
Valentines Afternoon Tea from the Grassmarket Community Project (£35)
Party in a Box from Dechomai (£50)
Valentine’s Dinner for Two from Edinburgh Food Social (£120)
Cook together with Love from Kaleyard Cook School (£120)
Surprise your significant other with an original Valentines gift
Looking to offer an original present to a loved one this February? If a heart-shaped anything won't do and you want to do something a little different, then consider these great options for presents that offer the opportunity to try something new and have something to look forward to beyond the day of.
Love Your Bike from Bike Town (free!)
Italian Cooking Class from Cyrenians (£10)
Candle Making Kit from Mecoco (£18)
Language Class from Lingo Flamingo (£25)
Sustainable Starter Kit from Make it Last (£52.95)
Whichever way you're celebrating Valentine's Day this February, we hope you will have found some inspiration from this curated edit of social enterprise gifts. Don't forget that with every pound you spend with a business for good, you help make Scotland a better place because they reinvest some or all of their profits to solve key issues in our communities. Valentine's Day might be a slightly commercial holiday, but it's still a great opportunity to drive change and do something positive if you're planning to buy a present for a loved one and with this list, we hope you will have plenty of ideas!