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Green Wedding Gift Lists :: Eco-friendly gift ldeas

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

At e-weddinglist we are always looking for new ideas for your wedding gift, and how you can make the most out of the flexibility that the e-weddinglist offers. This week, we have been thinking about how you could write an eco-friendly gift list online, using our website! This can cover a huge range of wedding gift ideas, whether you choose to donate to a particular charity that you are passionate about, a particular store or range of products.

Eco friendly gifts do not have to be hand calved figures or furniture from obscure parts of the world. The umbrella extends far beyond that now…

Wedding gifts that use an alternative energy source
We are all being encouraged to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. A consideration would be to include on your wedding gift list solar powered, wind up or wedding gift designed to minimise environmental impact. www.ethicalsuperstore.com shows some good products and is one example of the many online stores that you could list products from. There are a wide range of solar powered products, as well as low energy products, specifically designed with low standby power consumption. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, it would also help reduce your household energy bills.

Wedding gifts to help reducing household costs
With a new household and a wedding to pay for, (let alone the honeymoon!), green thinking in your new home, could make life easier and cheaper! You could suggest simple items such as tumble dryer balls – these are reported to reduce the energy usage by up to 20%. There are many energy saving small items on the market, how about asking for ‘an energy saving package’ on your wedding gift list – low energy light bulbs, dryer balls, etc., your guests could use their imagination when putting a purpose made package for you!

Charity donations on your wedding gift list
Whether you want to help promote garden waste recycling, or encourage and help educate in growing ‘organic’ vegetables, or to help ensure that vital plant seeds are protected from extinction, www.gardenorganic.org.uk is a eco-friendly charity you could request donations to as part of your wedding gift list. Alternatively, there are eco sites that protect various wildlife or natural resources, www.mcsuk.org or www.savetherhino.org are two further examples of charities you could request donations to on your wedding gift list.

Start 2009 with ‘green tinted spectacles’ and take advantage of the flexibility the e-weddinglist provides by listing environmentally friendly items on your wedding gift list.

Don’t forget, the e-weddinglist is completlly independent of all of the stores listed in this email today, they are just ideas to help you compile your list. We provide the means to compile your wedding list, you write it and your guests do their own shopping.


Charity Gifts on your Wedding Gift Lists

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Do you regularly donate to charity? How about considering asking for charity donations as part of your wedding gift list?


Oxfam is one charity who offers a diverse list of donation ideas, some of which come with a dvd so you can see what your donation has brought and the good it will do. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/Hub.aspx?catalog=Unwrapped .


Most charities offer on-line donations and some then provide a receipt detailing what your donation will be used for, the link shows an example. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/supportus/


Charity wedding gift donations are becoming a more popular idea for wedding gift lists. Most guests are quite happy to fulfil your wish if they understand why you are asking for donations in the first place.


When putting your wedding gift list together:

• start by detailing why you are asking for donations to be made to that particular charity.

• Consider how much you would like to donate in total and split it up into denominations (ie 5 lots of £10).

• Include a link to the website, make it easy for your guests!


By using a wedding gift list like http://www.e-weddinglist.co.uk, charity donation requests can be included alongside regular gift ideas. This is where you could include on your introduction page why you have chosen to ask for charity donations. Pass on the giving.


Good luck and happy listing!