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Plastic Free Gift Ideas for Occasions or Weddings (+ Wrapping Ideas!)

If gift-giving is a love language, make it a plastic free gift! Especially at weddings, gifts are often encased in plastic or made from it.

If you have a wedding coming up, no need to fall into this trap! There are tons of excellent ways to give a thoughtful plastic free gift that the happy couple will love.

A plastic free gift is a mindful gift

Apart from the gift itself, you’ll need to consider the packaging. Shiny wrapping papers often have a thin layer of mylar or plastic coating. Gift boxes also sometimes have plastic wrapping and are usually used once before being thrown away. Of course, plastic ribbon is also common. 

Skip the traditional wrappings and go for something plastic free. A few great options include:

  • Kraft packing paper
  • Newspaper
  • Scrap paper
  • Vintage scarves
  • Fabric scraps
  • A fabric bag or tote that is part of the gift

If you’re ordering a plastic free gift online, check out my guide on getting plastic free packaging here!

Eight fantastic gift ideas

plastic free spice jars
  1. Pantry spice kit

This spice kit comes with jars and the option to order them filled or empty. If you choose the former, they come labelled as well!

  1. Zero waste laundry kit

Newlyweds often ask for home items on their gift registry – give the gift of plastic free laundry! This set includes dryer balls, laundry detergent, a stain stick, cotton laundry bag, and a microplastic catch washing bag. If you choose the former, they come labeled as well! Since they ship from the Package Free Shop, they will truly be plastic free, no need to request special packaging!

plastic free wedding gift idea
  1. Bouquet art

Help the beautiful bride save her bouquet forever by giving the gift of bouquet art! This Etsy shop will turn bouquets into hanging art that they can appreciate for years to come. 

  1. Wedding painting

Help the couple turn their wedding day into a gorgeous painting. After the wedding, the couple will provide a photo of their choice to the artist and receive a work of art!

  1. Spa gift set

Encourage the couple to spend a day pampering themselves with this kit which includes a candle, bath bomb, sugar scrub, and soap in the scents of their choice – all packed in a paper box with crinkle paper.

plastic free skillet pan
  1. Finex cast iron skillet

This cast-iron skillet is made to last a lifetime and will serve the happy couple many delicious meals over the years.

  1. Recycled Collins glasses set

This set of glasses is made from 100% recycled glass. They’re hand-blown by small artisan shops in Spain. Perfect for the couple to share a few drinks together!

plastic free gift idea

  1. Recycled bamboo storage jar set

These jars are dishwasher safe and come with a bamboo fitted lid, so the happy couple can store any snacks or items from the bulk store inside!

Which plastic free gift will you give? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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Mia Hadrill
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