Why not open beers in style and eco-awareness? These can openers, designed by Graham Bergh for the Ecoist, come from recycled bike chains and parts. Bike parts that can still be salvaged for bikes are donated by Bergh and his team to non-profit organizations that teach bike maintenance and repair to kids, and what would otherwise become scrap gets reused. They’re available on Ecoist for $12, and come in blue, green and red.
Seriously. What guy would be able to resist? It’s LEGOs, it’s Star Wars, and you can bring them to a formal occasion. These silver-plated cufflinks are made from discarded LEGOs by bitsandbadges and are available on his Esty for just $4 in the US (and the equivalent of $2 if you reside in the UK). The site also offers other reclaimed LEGO cufflinks and even gift boxes made of–you guessed it–LEGOs so you can skip the wrapping.
Keep the wine for your romantic evening cool with this wine bag from Sativa. It’s made from sustainably-harvested hemp and cotton, and features an insulating sleeve to regulate temperature, as well as plenty of padding to keep your beverages safe on the go. At 16 X 36 cm, it can hold two bottles in case you really want to party. It’s available on Sativa’s website for exactly $26.84.
A tie might seem like an unimaginative gift for the guys in your life, but not if it’s this one. This one-size tie available form Vat19 is actually made from reclaimed redwood beams from old barns. Each tie is handcrafted into eleven segments that are held together by an elastic band, which simply slips over your head (insert your own wood knot pun here). Weighing in at only 2.5 ounces, it’s light enough to wear comfortably, and can be yours for $33.99.
Bonus Gift for Anyone:
Have someone who’s just way too hard to shop for? The Bronx Zoo in New York City is teaming up with the Wildlife Conservation Society this Valentine’s Day to help people express how they really feel about each other. For just $10, you can have a Madagascar hissing cockroach, one of the Zoo‘s 58,000, named after your special one, and the proceeds go to the Wildlife Conservation Society to help support its five parks in NYC. For just another $15, you’ll even get a dark chocolate roach, hand-painted with edible paints to look just like the real thing, to share with your sweetie. How romantic.
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