Valentine’s Day usually brings to mind pretty little gifts, sugary candy treats and sweet flowers. All of the former are perfectly easy to find in eco-friendly options, however, what if your special someone borders on bizarre? What about those zombie lovers out there?
Can you hack an eco-friendly zombie gift for Valentine’s Day? As it turns out you can, but it might take some doing. To make it easy on you I’ve rounded up some greener options for the weird loves in your world.
Zombieland which debuts on DVD on February 2nd is a top notch choice for the eco-friendly zombie lover in your world. Not only is this movie more eco-friendly than most, but it’s actually entertaining to boot. Even if, like me, you’re not necessarily a huge zombie fan.
Head to your nearest thrift store, garage sale, or your own saved toy collection, grab a used Barbie doll and make your very own recycled undead dolly – scarily easy with a super tutorial at Geekologie.
Instead of a product gift, give the gift of fun with Plants Vs. Zombies, a killer online game with a low carbon footprint and lots of plant hungry zombies. This game got such rave reviews at my house that I gave it five out of five brains.
Pencil of the Dead – eco-friendly pencils that will come in handy when the zombies take down the power grid. Made from recycled newsprint and good for communication, or you know, stabbing zombies in the eye.
Forget frilly valentines; it’s not like you need lovey prose when zombies attack. Go with some useful zombie prep instead like the Be Informed Zombie Attack card made with 100% recycled (PCW) stock.
If you’re super sweet you could get a zombie head cake for your honey made by a local, sustainable, organic, and vegan bakery – like this person did. Nice gross images at the link by the way. Be ready.
Just because it’s the end of the world does not mean you get to trash the planet with plastic bags – geez! Get your fave Valentine a nifty reusable zombie tote for groceries, grenades, and other survival gear.
Zombies are Crap at Knitting Aqua Duct Tape Wallet – a perfectly eco-friendly (non-leather) way to stash cash while on the run from zombies.
For the serious zombie lover – you know, the fella preparing for the end of the world, weapons are a must, but most decent chainsaws gobble up gas and thus resources. Go with a hand powered chainsaw instead; which yeah sounds a little scary, but then so do zombies. At least it makes for an eco-friendly kill.
Peace, Love, Zombies T Shirt – for tree huggers who like a little gore with their eco-ethics. Made with 100% certified organic cotton. Available in all sorts of colors and styles (hoodies, fitted, ringer, etc).
Just for zombie lovin’ tots:
- Grab some eco-friendly organic yarn and crochet your little one a frightfully cute Zombiebot.
- I Heart Zombies Organic Children’s Tee Shirt
The Zombiefie Six – fun (and free) paper crafts for kiddos and adults. Use recycled paper for the ultimate green experience.
Eco-friendly zombie girl skateboard – at first I was hard pressed to figure out what exactly makes this board eco-friendly. Then I realized, hmmm, zombie girl is planting a tree. Interesting, and green in mindset I suppose, but not technically eco-friendly material wise. Still a cute idea. That said, if you’re looking for an actual eco-friendly skateboard check out Bamboo Sk8.
[Header image via Flickr]