Sweet and Super Green Wedding Gifts

Summer is wedding time, and if you’re like me, you might be running out of ideas for great, eco-friendly gifts. I try to give native trees or bushes from my local nursery (a great gift because they add value to a home, are not too expensive, are pretty, and they suck up CO2 to boot!) But some friends are not into planting and landscaping, or live in apartments in New York City, which is why I’m so excited about Uncommon Goods. Seriously, not only is their stuff ‘not the usual gift crap’, to quote myself, but they also have a whole recycled section (10 pages of it!). Check out some of my favorite picks below.

Uncommon Goods Circuit Board Lamps
Lamps Made of Old Circuit Boards, $220-$280

Uncommon Goods Reused Wine Barrel Basket
Basket Made from Wine Barrels, $215

Uncommon Goods Recycled Plate
Recycled Glass Plates, $72

And if you’re feeling particularly generous…..

Uncommon Goods Road Tested Chair
Chair Made from Old NYC Street Signs (really lights up!), $3,700

Uncommon Goods Pinball Machine Table
Recycled Pinball Machine, Now a Table, $2,800

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About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.


  1. those lamps are especially nice. I also really like these tables that seemed like they could belong in your set of items:

  2. god damn those are expensive for what they are. but the lamps are pretty nice.

    im a cheapskate aren’t i?

    i hope people don’t spend that much on our wedding gifts. i’d feel guilty or something.

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  4. Hello, I only just found you. What a huge amount of very cool stuff you have posted.
    This flowgram I made is in the eco-chick spirit: it features ethical diamonds and charitable registry but also just championing love-of-life..

    figured this was kindred spirit territory!


    “Wedding Touchstone”:
    VOWS WILL BE MADE… “A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of (all) people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must ….” (finish the sentence according to your high ideals).

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