For Valentine’s Day, green is the new red!

How about getting your significant other an environmentally friendly gift this year? Our thrift stores, boutiques and bookstores are full of inexpensive, tax-free green gift ideas for the annual celebration of love. Renaissance is the place to go for a different kind of token of devotionYou can pick up jewelry, books, clothes, stuffed animals, or a Renaissance gift card. The only limit is your imagination. Find the perfect environmentally friendly gift, or create it yourself. You can look to our Ecollaborators for inspiration to find hidden treasures or upcycling ideas.

We’ve selected some easy and fun tutorials, just for you:

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Create your own Valentine’s Day card, a simple and practical way to say how you feel.

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A gift inside a gift. How’s this for a decorating idea? A delicacy with a little jewel hidden inside.

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With just a pencil and string, turn an ordinary cotton bag into a Valentine’s Day gift made with love. Trace the outline of the hearts with a pencil and then embroider the hearts with coloured thread. 😊


When you buy second-hand, you are helping the environment and also helping thousands of people get back into the workforce. Make somebody happy and be a responsible consumer at the same time. Our thrift stores, boutiques and bookstores are teeming with items looking for a new home!


From February 7 to 14, now go to our Instagram page to enter our #ValentinesDay contest. You could win one of two $25 Renaissance gift cards. Read the contest rules.

It’s easy to enter: follow our page, add a comment under the contest post describing your plans for Valentine’s Day (“nothing” and “finish off a tub of ice cream” are perfectly acceptable answers) and tag your partner or your single friends.


From February 7 to 14, our Privileged clients will receive double points on their first purchase of $30 or more at a thrift store or boutique, or of $20 or more at the bookstore. If you don’t have your “Trésors” card yet, ask for it at the cash before paying. Happy shopping!