Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2011: Sweet on Earth

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You could tell your loved one that Valentine's Day is one of the most commercial holidays of the year -- a day dedicated to consumerism, over-consumption, and senseless spending on over-priced heart-shaped boxes of carbon-footprint-heavy chocolate.

But you could also end up sleeping on the couch.

Strike a balance with the green gifts on these pages for everyone from your husband or wife to your kids or furry best friend. All of them are useful, thoughtful, and -- best of all -- sustainable.

Homemade Organic Red Velvet Cupcakes

Trying to stick to a budget this year? Treat your sweetheart to a homemade dessert, like red velvet cupcakes made without white sugar and with organic, gluten-free flour.

Read More: Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2010: How Green Is Your Love?

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