9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, a girl and a bride sitting on a log bridge above a stream in the woods.

You've said yes to the proposal, the dress, the venue, the caterer. You've done it all according to plan – sustainably-made attire, farm-to-table menu, compostable dinnerware, locally grown arrangements – but you can't walk down the aisle without a registry. You and your spouse-to-be have been searching endlessly for the perfect eco-friendly wedding gifts, and we know first-hand that struggle is real. It’s tough to build an eco-friendly wedding registry. Hard enough to find pieces for your home that you both love and are reasonably priced, let alone searching for gifts that are kind to the environment. Going green shouldn’t be this difficult. So…

It’s our go-to list of eco-friendly wedding registry gift ideas, including a few we think might surprise you (and, hopefully, satisfy your need for green)!

1. Fair trade organic towels and sheets

It's highly probable you already have organic towels and sheets on your list. They're everywhere now – from Target to West Elm to Amazon. Most places you register at will have multiple sets from which to choose. But are they all Fair-Trade Certified? Double check the styles you've added to your eco-friendly wedding registry if you want to respect your environment and the people in it.

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Fair trade organic towels and sheets
COYUCHI Air Weight Organic Towels | Amazon


2. Reusable food preservers

Also known as "food huggers," these small, reusable silicone pieces can be life savers (or food savers) in the kitchen. They are meant to wrap around opened fruits and veggies to avoid the use of plastic wrap, and they're a great eco-friendly wedding registry gift. Add a set of circular food savers to your registry, along with a hugger shaped specifically for avocados. There are also biodegradable food wraps that you can use over 100 times before giving them an eco-friendly disposal.

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry Reusable food preservers
Organic Reusable Food Wraps by Etee | Amazon

3. Water-saving shower head

Obviously you already have a shower head, and maybe it's already a water-saving style, but if you are moving into a new home with your partner, you might need an update. Add one with multiple settings to your eco-friendly wedding registry, so you can reduce your water usage when you don't really need it without sacrificing your comfort in the shower.


9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Water-saving shower head
Autobag Shower Heads with Handheld Spray Multi-functions Showerhead | Amazon
4. Rugs of recycled plastic or natural fibers

Rugs add their own special touch to any room with their pops of color and unique designs, so they’re really fun to find and put on your registry. And what's helpful is that there are several sustainable rug alternatives available. While most are considered outdoor rugs, they can easily be used indoors as well, beneath furniture, the room where your pets sleep, or in the kitchen.

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Rugs of recycled plastic or natural fibers
Linnea Handmade Area Rug | Wayfair
5. Glass jars for storage

Skip the plastic containers. They are terrible for the environment and always end up disfigured, scratched, or discolored. Glass jars not only organize your space, but are a trendy way to decorate your kitchen with various sizes. Add a DIY touch to your new-home decor by aligning four or five glass jars in a row. Fill them with dried flowers or colorful spices and add hand-scripted labels. Joanna Gaines would be so proud!


9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, glass storage jars,
KKC Borosilicate Glass Storage Jars with Airtight Lids | Amazon

6. Cloth napkins

Another effortless method of bringing a little style to your kitchen area, cloth napkins are obviously reusable and avoid the use of paper products. We adore West Elm's super soft and stylish cloth napkins, and we think you will too!

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Cloth napkins
Organic Washed Cotton Napkin | west elm


7. Organic Mattress

Honestly, this product is one of the larger sustainable alternative purchases that is easy to justify. Let’s face it, it’s rare to find a comfortable mattress under $1000. So spending a little more for for the benefits of going organic is a no-brainer. For example, Avacado Mattress offers a green Queen (at the time of this blog posting) priced at a fair $1399 and King, $1699 – about what you would expect to spend for any quality mattress, but much more rewarding. An Avacado Green Mattress is handmade in America, using sustainable materials like organic latex, wool, and cotton; it's the epitome of a sustainable wedding gift. And it doesn’t hurt that reviews for the brand are so strong, praising its soft, yet firm, nature and ability to put you right to sleep.


9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, organic mattress
Oliver Smith Organic Cotton Euro Top Luxury Mattress | Amazon

8. Air filters & purifiers

Okay, here us out. Sure, air filters aren't the most glamorous of gifts, but they are certainly one of the most practical, and eco-friendly wedding registry gift. Did you know you are supposed to replace your filters at least once every other month? And as often as every 30 days if you have pets? Air filters and purifiers work to remove the pollutants in your home, from dust and dirt to bacteria and pet dander (depending on the filtration efficiency). If you don't change your air filter, not only do you risk negative effects on your health, but you waste energy, making your AC system work harder to push out air (and increasing your energy bill). Having a full year's worth of air filters or one good air purifier could save energy and money!

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Air filters & purifiers
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier | Amazon

9. Indoor herb garden

Improve the air quality in your home while bringing life into the world with an indoor herb garden. Pesticide- and preservative-free, this approach to gardening provides health benefits as well, allowing you to add fresh spices to your meals all year round. This one takes our #1 spot because you can pretty much grow herbs indoors no matter where you live. Just think, you can finish off great recipes with a few sprigs of fresh herbs and prove to your new spouse what a great chef you are! Best of all, you're reducing carbon emissions and cleaning the air when you have your own mini herb garden.

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Add to Your Wedding Registry, Indoor herb garden
AeroGarden Harvest Elite Indoor Garden | Crate and Barrel

You can add any of these eco-friendly wedding registry gifts to your list at MyRegistry.com. Don’t have one? It’s amazing — you can add any gift from any store! Create your registry here.

We are a universal gift registry website where people can create a registry and add gifts from any store in the world. If you buy any of the products listed here, we may be compensated. Thanks for reading, we love you!

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