It's T-minus five days until Valentine's Day. If you're having a tough time finding the perfect gift for that special someone, consider giving green.
"Anytime you can multipurpose an item, then it's so much better and so much more special," says Kimberly Grigg, owner of Knotting Hill Interiors in Myrtle Beach.
While flowers are always a great Valentine's gesture, think outside the box this holiday. Many vendors and stores such as Knotting Hill Interiors make it easy to do just that, while helping out the environment at the same time.
"You want to think about the person that's the recipient of the gift. If they would be excited about receiving something that is also eco-friendly then you should go for it," says Grigg.
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Consider giving vintage antique jewelry, a piece with a story behind it such as a bold necklace with an abstract dresser knob from the 19th Century as the center piece. Other vintage jewelry is made out of material melted down into different shapes and designs.
Another out-of-the-ordinary gift to consider is a purse made of recyclable material. Knotting Hill Interiors sells bags made out of recycled paper and bags made out of magazine covers woven together.
"Maybe her favorite magazine is Elle. You can actually get one that has Elle décor involved," says Grigg.
If you're looking for the perfect gift for your perfect guy, consider purchasing a comfortable chair such as a recliner made from sustainable material.
If the gift isn't necessarily green, you can make it green by wrapping it in a unique way.
"Wrap a box in a scarf and once you unwrap it, then the recipient can wear the scarf, or tie it on a purse or whatever you can do with the scarf. It's a great way to have a double-ended gift," says Grigg.
Grigg says don't forget a card made from recycled paper to go along with your one-of-a-kind gift.
"You can personalize and be eco-friendly at the same time, it just doesn't get any better," she says.