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Sustainable Wedding Gift Ideas
Be sustainable with your wedding gifts this season
More and more people are opting for sustainable lifestyles. That includes significant event, like weddings, with couples really thinking about how to limit their environmental harm on their special day.
Couples are looking for unique wedding gifts that are both sustainable and ethical, and guests are hunting for ways to show their love and support, while still being mindful of the planet.
We've put together a list of sustainable wedding gift ideas that will inspire you to embrace sustainability and eco-friendliness. From handmade gifts to consumable products, there's something for everyone.
1. Shop small
Small businesses are one of the easiest ways to give back to the local economy and support individual makers. You can browse your local shopping street for independents or browse for wedding gifts on eco-websites or small business focused websites.
2. Buy second-hand
One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to purchase second-hand gifts. With the rise of online marketplaces like eBay and Facebook Marketplace, you can find unique items that will appeal to the couple's tastes. From furniture to decor, there are so many treasures just waiting to be found!
3. Gift experiences
Gift experiences like restaurant vouchers, weekend getaways, or outdoor adventures are a great way to show your love and support. Experiences create lasting memories that will be treasured forever, for example you could gift an experience on the couple's honeymoon.
4. Give a potted plant
Plants are not only beautiful but are also beneficial to the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen - with the added benefits of making the air cleaner. Why not try a small plant that will grow over the span of the couple's marriage, a symbol of their growth together.
5. Glassware and kitchenware
Glassware and kitchenware made from sustainable materials like bamboo or recycled glass are an excellent choice for newlyweds. They are both stylish and eco-friendly while still being useful. Sustainable kitchenware is free of chemicals that can harm the environment, and it’s safer than plastic.
6. Make a charitable donation
Another thoughtful, sustainable option is to make a charitable donation in the couple's name. You can choose a charity that supports environmental conservation or sustainable living to promote a better future. For example, for our wedding, we asked for donations to the Manchester Dog's Home.
7. Handmade gifts
Handmade gifts are always appreciated and add a personal touch to the present. There are plenty of DIY tutorials available online that teach how to make anything from candles to jewellery. Crafting gifts is a fun and creative way to express your love and support while also being eco-friendly.
8. Upcycled gifts
Upcycling is the process of taking something old and turning it into something new and functional. You can upcycle anything from wine corks to picture frames to clothes. Upcycling requires creativity and imagination, but the end product is always unique and eco-friendly. Something special, the couple will know is personal and you've taken the time to create!
Any gift that you give will be appreciated by the newlywed couple, no matter what you choose. These ideas should allow you to gift sustainable and thoughtful gifts on their wedding day. Remember that little changes can lead to significant impacts, and by making sustainable choices, we can all contribute to a better future, even with sustainable wedding gifts.
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