Whether or not brides and grooms incorporate environmentally friendly practices, like renting formal wear and biking to their ceremonies, into their weddings, a couple may appreciate receiving a gift that helps them create less waste or live more sustainably.
In shopping for such a gift, consider these general tips: Choose an item or service from a local business, buy something pre-owned that has been refurbished or simply give cash.
For more specific ideas, four experts who study and promote sustainable living share the eco-friendly gifts they like to give. From ugly (but plenty edible) produce shipped to a couple’s door to consciously made linens, all have a less harmful impact on the planet.
Ms. Wynn-Grant is a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist with a Ph.D in ecology and evolution from Columbia University.
Ms. Gallagher is a co-founder of MOB Beauty, which makes vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics in refillable packaging.