Valentine’s Day Gifts With a Heart

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Then don’t miss the post below from our friends at TransFair USA.

Gorgeous bouquets of roses, mouth-watering candy hearts, romantic dinner reservations—and Fair Trade. There are so many ways that you can make Fair Trade a part of this Valentine’s Day, which is why February 14th holds a special place in our hearts at TransFair USA.

TransFair USA is a nonprofit, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. We enable sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products in over 60 countries around the world.

So how can you help? The Gifts of Fairness giving program allows you to give a gift that changes the world.

What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate hearts? Now you can make them Fair Trade Certified chocolate hearts with heart-shaped bonbons from Divine Chocolate. Looking for a more seductive gift for your sweetheart? Check out Theo Chocolate’s Aphrodisiac Confection Collection.

Do you have a date to impress? Then pick up Theo’s Chocolate and Wine Pairing Kit. The kit comes with several varieties of Fair Trade Certified Theo chocolate and offers suggestions of great wine to pair it with. Buy a bottle of Fairhills Bus Stop Red and enjoy some great vino AND help build a school bus system for the children of over 800 farm employees in Mendoza, Argentina. Or pick up some Solombra Merlot and help buy bricks for the community hospital that is being built in the Famatina Valley of Argentina. Watch this video to learn more.

As it turns out, many Fair Trade Certified products are also common cupcake ingredients (sugar, coffee, chocolate). Look for sugar from Wholesome Sweeteners or Alter Eco at your local store or order online. And those that aren’t so common (roses, tea, bananas and honey) are potential components in exquisite recipes. Carefully selecting ingredients that are responsibly grown and traded ensures that each cupcake is Made with Love.

And last, but not least, flowers! Show that special someone in your life how much you care by giving her/him Fair Trade Certified flowers. The Fair Trade Certified label on your bouquet means that flower workers—most of whom are women—can put food on their tables, send their children to school, invest in community development, and use sustainable farming methods. Watch this video to learn more.