Give the gift that will last long after February 14th

Sustainable fashion brand Pangaia is showing its love for the environment this Valentine’s Day by offering a unique gift idea.

Rather than sending your sweetheart a dozen roses, which will only last about a week, Pangaia wants you to consider gifting a tree, which will last a lifetime and benefit the planet.

The company points out that: “Over 250 million roses are produced annually for Valentine’s Day, emitting over 360,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions on transportation alone. That’s a lot of CO2 for something short-lived. So, why not get your loved ones something as everlasting as your love?”

To gift a tree, simply add tree credits to your shopping cart (you might want to add a few of Pangaia’s sustainable wardrobe essentials as well), then check out and you will receive a link to share with the gift recipient.PangaiaPangaia“Trees are long-lasting and considered a keystone of our ecosystem,” states Pangaia. “This means they have a huge impact on—and are essential to the survival of—the surrounding environment. Trees give back to the planet again and again by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, storing carbon, releasing oxygen and helping to slow down global warming. What better way to say I love you?”

Tree credits are available for USD $5, $10, and $15, which amounts to 5, 10 or 15 trees planted respectively. Your donation goes to Tomorrow Tree Fund, which helps “grassroots NGOS working on tree planting and conservation around the world on both land and within vital coastal ecosystems.”

So, save yourself some money and avoid the hidden environmental costs of sending roses this Valentine's Day by choosing a more sustainable and thoughtful gift.