Wedding Gifts: Planet and Pocket-Friendly Alternatives
Of course, so many newlyweds already have what they need to set up home, or at least have the means to get what they want. So what do you do if you can’t fall back on a toaster or a cheeseboard set? Some will go for travel vouchers and cash gifts towards the honeymoon, but if you want to give the brand new Mr and Mrs something special to unwrap, some serious thought is needed.
There are plenty of lovely gift ideas out there, ranging in price and styles. Some iconic go-to gifts aren’t always feasible though, especially if you have a month’s worth of weddings this spring and summer.
Similarly, if you or your newlywed friends are environmentally conscientious, finding a gift that is fancy, fun and green is a difficult task. That is why we have come up with some planet and pocket-friendly alternatives to the most popular wedding gifts year on year.
These gift options are all available from LittleCherry.co.uk and will be guaranteed to put a smile on the happy couple’s faces.
Organic scented candles instead of leading-brand alternatives
Scented candles are big business these days. From seasonal aromas to mood-setting fragrances, a pretty glass jar full of scents of every kind is the ideal way to create an ambience or clear the air at home. Fresh linen scents in the bathroom, cinnamon or cake in the kitchen, sea breeze in the bedroom; it all works. Unfortunately, most of these scents are manufactured, so the candles are too over-processed.
A better choice would be our organic scented candles, which come in a range of natural fragrances and colours. If you want a particularly nice presentation, our scented organic travel candle is perfect, with its glass jar, screw top lid, and a choice of four scents. These candles are not only eco-friendly, but they also look great and smell delicious. Alternatively, our smaller candles look great when displayed on one of our heart-shaped palm leaf plates or bowls.
Recycled aluminium tableware instead of boring bone china and monotonous melamine
Traditionally, bone china and other such luxury tableware sets are gifted to newlyweds, to help them settle into their new home. A dinner service or a one-off decorative piece, like a platter, is always appreciated, especially if the happy couple like to entertain. That said many couples are opting for brighter and less traditional homes. This means that the extortionately priced dinner services of the past are quickly becoming redundant.
To keep your gift on-trend and in line with green giving, consider recycled aluminium tableware sets. Our recycled aluminium pieces are all stunningly designed, making use of the material and bright jewel colours in the best possible way. Cake stands and slicers, bowls and heart-shaped dishes all make for fabulous entertainment ware.
Charming eco-friendly touches instead of dime-a-dozen homewares
Whilst many newlyweds will already have everything they need, there will be plenty of sweet finishing touches they will want, as well as few they didn’t know they wanted!
Instead of shelling out on mass-produced knick-knacks and homewares though, try and find something meaningful. Even commonly found pieces can be personalised, and with a strong eco-friendly message behind it, a gift can mean the world.
Our heart-shaped slates would be perfect for writing a quote or a sweet message on, whilst our candle holders would be ideal as part of a “get cosy” gift set. Just use your imagination and our charming eco-friendly products to give your friends finishing touches they will love.
Now, the kind of gift or gifts you intend on giving the newlyweds by way of celebration will depend very much on their needs and tastes. If you want to gift them something a little different though, especially if you want that something to align with your (or their) green beliefs, there is plenty on offer here at littlecherry.co.uk.
Just look around and find the perfect alternatives to the conventional wedding gift. You can even mix and match our products, to create a sort of newlywed hamper. Be as creative with your gift-giving as possible and give the bride and groom a treat they will remember.