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Weddings are back. And after two years of cancellations, postponed ceremonies or relying on livestreams to witness the big day, we’re finally able to celebrate freely!
If you’re lucky enough to be attending a wedding this year, one of the challenges you may be grappling with is what exactly to gift the soon-to-be newlyweds. Things get even trickier if the couple are eco champions and would recoil at a gift that wasn’t in line with their sustainable lifestyle. And a quick Google search may only leave you wondering which claims to believe.
Now, we don’t claim to be experts by any means, but we do know a thing or two about ethical gifting. So to help you on your hunt, we’ve curated a list of eco-friendly wedding gifts for the newlywed couple. All our gifts are functional and designed to last from one generation to the next – a rather good omen for the happy couple as they embark on their new lives together.
But before we jump in, we answer your burning questions on gift buying. How much should you spend on a gift? What makes a good wedding gift? How can I make the gift meaningful? Read on for advice and tips to help you select the perfect sustainable wedding present.
How much should you spend on a wedding gift?
The truth is, there are no definitive terms for how much you should spend on a gift. The answer depends largely on who the happy couple is and what your relationship is with them. What we can say, is that you don’t need to break the bank to find something special. And if you do find something that you love that stretches beyond your budget, there’s nothing to stop you from partnering with a friend or two and giving the gift together.
What makes a good wedding gift?
When it comes to what makes a wedding gift “good,” it’s important to think about the purpose of the gift. A thoughtful wedding gift is not only a way of congratulating the newlyweds, but also your chance to help them build their new lives and home together. With this in mind, we find the home itself is an excellent place to start. If the couple has a wedding list, it can be easy to see what they already have and what they still need. But if they don’t have a registry, or if you have decided to venture away from it, it’s best to avoid “the essentials” (i.e., the toasters and the blenders) to save the couple from being inundated with duplicates. Start by looking for something practical and high quality and you’re on the right track.
How can you make your wedding gift meaningful?
The best and most memorable gifts are often those that carry meaning. Whilst again, there are many ways for a gift to have meaning, one thing’s for certain: people are caring more and more about where their products come from, who made them, and under what conditions. By choosing ethically made and eco-friendly wedding gifts, you’ll find that each product has its own story that makes it special. Whether that be where it was made, how it was made, who made it, or all three. Opt for something artisan-made and handcrafted and you’re guaranteed to find something that is not only memorable, but something that is totally unique and will stay with the couple for years to come.
And so, without further ado: 24 of our favourite eco-friendly wedding gifts for the newlywed couple.
Gift Ideas for the Home
1. Abay Cotton Hand Towel, Qasa Qasa, £19.50