Green and organic weddings are becoming popular alternatives to conventional venues for celebrating a couple’s big day. When your invitation arrives in the mail you might wonder: What should I give the eco-minded bride and groom? Here are our top picks for green wedding gifts that are truly people and planet friendly:
A quality-made, organic gift such as a blanket, quilt or a sheet set will be used daily and appreciated for years to come. A plush organic wool blanket or certified organic cotton sateen sheets, for example, are purposeful gifts that enable a couple setting up their first home to begin creating a healthy, chemical-free bedroom.
Healthy, non-toxic essentials that help turn a bathroom into a personal spa make a thoughtful green gift. You can’t go wrong by giving a set of soft organic cotton towels or a couple of bath sheets made of silky bamboo viscose.
Even the most practical bath items such as an organic cotton bath mat and a natural cloth shower curtain make smart green gifts for eco-conscious newlyweds.
Tuck little bath luxuries into your organic bath gift like locally-made soaps and body srubs free of synthetic additives.
Sustainably Produced Home Accessories
Consider products made by businesses who don’t have organic certification but who can demonstrate their materials and production methods are people and planet friendly.
Look for locally-made, artisan and handcrafted items such as beeswax candles infused with essential oils, table linens hand-printed with eco-safe inks, non-toxic ceramic pottery and salvaged wood picture frames.
Green Gift Certificates
When in doubt, give a gift card from the newlywed’s favorite local green product store.