On the hunt for a meaningful and planet-friendly wedding gift for a special couple you know? There are plenty of green gifts you can buy, and we're not just talking about plants, plants and more plants (although we have included a few of these too!).
If the happy couple are animal lovers, an adoption package will make their day, or perhaps they need décor for their dream home and would love a set of bamboo plates? Whatever you choose, each of the items we've included have been made from eco-friendly materials or using sustainable and ethical practises.
If you're wedding planning and looking for an eco-friendly wedding gift list, we've also rounded up the best gift lists to consider that have creative green options.
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The Best Eco-Friendly Wedding Gifts
1. Recycled Glass Vases - from £16.95, The Pink Pheasant
2. Wooden Bug Hotel - £25, Hedera Artistry
This bug hotel, crafted from sustainably sourced willow branches, home grown straw and recycled wooden pieces, would look so sweet in a garden. Not only will it make the married couple happy, it can also be dismantled, cleaned and maintained to ensure the health and happiness of its insect residents.
3. Coconut Bowls, Candle and Cutlery Set - £40, Cocabana
Aptly named the 'couples night in' package, this set includes two coconut bowls crafted from real coconut shells, reclaimed wood cutlery and a gorgeous toasted coconut scented soy wax candle. They're brilliant at reducing your plastic consumption and will be a sure hit with couples who love to cook.
4. Ceramic Compost Caddy - £37.99, The Caddy Company
Who said composting had to be ugly? Gone are the days of plain, plastic kitchen compost containers, gift the couple this beautiful ceramic compost caddy. Handmade in the UK, the lid includes a carbon filter to keep odours at bay. We love this red heart print design - it's so appropriate for a wedding present!
5. Handmade Recycled Organic Cotton Throw - £19.99, Traidcraft
Traidcraft is one the UK's leading fairtrade organisations, fighting poverty through trade and traditional practises. As stylish as it is sustainable, this beautiful recycled, organic cotton throw has been handcrafted from a talented artisan in India and would look lovely over a bed or on a sofa.
6. Eco Suitcase - £155, Samsonite
If you have a little bit extra to spend, a suitcase is ideal for honeymooning couples. This suitcase is part of Samsonite's Spark ECO collection and made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and cork.
7. Recycled Newspaper Coasters - £9.95 for six, Amber & Rose
Brighten up their bedside table with these rainbow coasters. They're hand crafted from eco-friendly recycled newspapers by a social enterprise in Sri Lanka and available in a choice of eight colourful combinations.
8. Hedgehog House - £50, National Trust
Encourage hedgehogs into their garden by gifting them this sweet hedgehog house. All the couple will have to do is part-fill the nest chamber with dried leaves, place the box in a secluded corner and cover it with soil or leaves.
9. Bamboo Serving Plates - £28, Wearth London
Wearth London are a brilliant brand to have on your radar if you're after eco-friendly wedding gifts. They offer an array of sustainable homeware from ethical UK brands, and even ensure carbon neutral delivery. We adore these bamboo serving plates by designer Emilie O'Connor. They look really chic and 5% of all sales go towards The Great Barrier Reef Foundation.Buy It Now
10. Vegan Dinner Spice Selection Box - £12, The Teaspoon Club
In all the excitement of the wedding the happy couple might not have thought about stocking up the fridge. Help them out with this vegan dinner box which contains five main meal kits to get them through the week. There's creamy coconut dahl, Mexican quinoa and more!
11. Zero Waste Kitchen Kit - £24.99, Made Eco
Practical presents make great wedding gifts and this zero waste kitchen kit from Made Eco is just the ticket. Designed to help you make the switch from single use plastic products within the kitchen to a more natural and sustainable alternative, it includes two sponges made from plant cellulose, two organic cotton bags, a wooden pot brush and a tote shopping bag.
12. Floral Embroidery Hoop Decoration - £39.99, Made Eco
Made Eco also specialise in these gorgeous dried flower decorations. Crafted from real preserved flowers and foliage, they make a unique and elegant arrangement to hang on any wall, plus you can even request a personalised hand embroidered message. We think surnames and wedding dates would be a great idea.
13. Bed Diffuser - £24, Wxy
Duvet days just got a whole lot better thanks to this sensual warm musk and black vanilla scented diffuser from plant-based fragrance brand Wxy. Not only will it make the bedroom smell oh so good, it's hand poured in the UK with no elaborate, wasteful packaging and 3% of all profits go to Mind charity.
14. Silver Birch Tree - £35, The Present Tree
In Celtic mythology the Silver Birch tree is sacred and symbolises new beginnings and protection, making it an ideal wedding gift. When you place an order with The Present Tree, you'll receive a planet-friendly wrapped tree, a card with a personal message and an engraved brass plaque.
15. Bird Drinker Dish - £9, National Trust
We don't think we've seen a more stylish bird drinker than this contemporary ceramic one from the National Trust. It'll look gorgeous hanging in a garden or balcony and any purchase goes towards preserving the natural world.
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16. Adopt a Turtle - £19.99, Gift Republic at Not On The High Street
Animal lovers will rejoice when given this sweet and thoughtful gift. There are loads of options for this present and so many different animals to choose from that go towards helping endangered animals. From pandas and penguins to monkeys and meerkats, their favourite animal is bound to be there.
17. Solar Powered Water Feature - £149.99, Robert Dyas
As a newly married couple, your loved ones will probably want to hold social events at home, so having a gorgeous feature in their garden will paint the prettiest picture for a venue. This three tiered solar powered fountain constantly recycles the water it uses, plus it's small and compact so perfect for placing in any size garden.
18. Adopt an Olive Tree - £49, Pomora
19. National Trust or English Heritage Pass - from £51
National Trust or English Heritage passes for a year would make a lovely present. It'll give them the ability to have plenty of days out free of charge and is also a great excuse to see wonderful parts of the UK all in one year.
20. Organic Cotton Bedding - from £126, Little Leaf Organic
This may sound like a less interesting present, but organic cotton sheets can be a luxurious item which a couple might not buy themselves. This aquamarine bedding set from Little Leaf Organics is registered with GOTS and the UK Soil Association so all farmers and workers involved in the process have received a fair wage and good working conditions.
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21. More Plants Less Waste Cook Book - £22, Amazon
Max La Manna is a zero waste chef and sustainability advocate who bridges the gap between vegan food and waste free cooking. His book More Plants Less Waste will get the newlyweds' taste buds watering with delicious and healthy recipes that will save them money and ensure they start married life eating well.
22. Wooden Chopping Boards - £50, Konk!
Handmade in Bristol, this ethical range of chopping and serving boards are made using sustainably sourced European Oak and sealed with a food safe mineral oil. They'll look so attractive in the happy couple's kitchen as well as being their ideal cooking companion.
23. Handmade Photo Album - £15, Paper High at Not On The High Street
After the wedding there's going to be lots of fabulous photos that your friend or family member will want to treasure forever. Why not gift them one of these stunning handmade, fairtrade and eco-friendly picture albums so they can look back on them in style. The paper is made from recycled cotton leftover from the garment industry in India by a charity that promotes women's education.
24. Jim Red Shield Plant - £55, Patch Plants
If you're after a good quality plant to gift, Patch Plants offers plenty of indoor and outdoor plants to pick from, all with fun names. We love Jim, but how about searching the site for the names of the newlyweds! You can also buy a beautiful decorative pot to go with it.
The Best Eco-Friendly Wedding Gift Lists
Creating a wedding gift list is a really helpful way to share ideas with your guests of what you would like to receive. Thankfully, gone are the days of trudging around a department store and registering household items needed for after your wedding - there's now a brilliant range of wedding gift lists that offer couples the opportunity to request exactly what they want without even having to leave the house.
Whether it's a stylish and sustainable chopping board you're after, or you want funds towards a honeymoon escape, these modern and eco-friendly wedding gifts lists will make life a whole lot easier and greener!
2. The Wedding Shop
Create the wedding gift list of your dreams online, or you can visit or book a virtual appointment with their flagship showroom in London to see thousands of potential gifts and meet your dedicated Gift Guru to help you with every step of the journey.
If traditional wedding gifting isn't your thing, Patchwork allows you to create an exciting gift list that lets your guests collectively fund one thing you really want, from a new kitchen or a house deposit, to a campervan or a piece of art. Using a picture gallery and a set of easy templates, create a Pinterest-style mood board that welcomes your guests and allows them to contribute piece by piece.
The money goes straight into your bank account too, so you can buy your gift whenever and however you like.
4. Made Trade
If you're looking to fill your home with more responsibly made items, Made Trade has done the hard work for you when it comes to eco-friendly wedding gift listing. Made Trade only carries ethically made, exceptionally crafted goods so you can be safe in the knowledge your wedding gift list will support local businesses and the environment.
Need a little more help? Check out our top tips for choosing the best wedding gift list.