Monday, December 15, 2008
Earth Friendly Books Make a Great Wedding Gift Idea
It can challenging to come up with appropriate gift ideas when you’re trying to think of just the perfect gift for your favorite “earth friendly” couple. Most people would probably get a young couple just starting out practical gifts like small kitchen appliances or crystal stemware or something similar. But let’s try thinking outside of the box here. Instead of a blender or wineglasses or something equally mundane and predictable, why not give the happy couple some Earth Day books? Now before you dismiss the idea out of hand as too boring, consider this: a nice sampling of Earth Day books can help an environmentally conscious couple better realize their dream of a greener lifestyle. A well-chosen set of Earth Day books can provide information on how to make anyone’s lifestyle greener in all areas from one’s diet to the wardrobe you wear to the furniture in your home.
Plus, books can give a young couple ideas for dozens of ideas for ways to construct a green home from the ground up, or to modify an existing home to increase its earth friendliness. I don’t know about you, but personally I think that knowledge is one of the most precious gifts anyone can give to another person.
Right now there is so much interest in going green that you can find Earth Day books on virtually any topic from raising your child in a green environment, to making the interior of your home greener, to making your business greener. For someone who’s genuinely interested in living a green lifestyle that usually goes hand-in-hand with wanting to preserve the world’s environment, even if it’s just planting one tree at a time. If your green-minded friends are politically active, you can even find books about how to organize in your city, state, or neighborhood. Really, at this point in time, there’s virtually no limit to the range of Earth Day books that are available both online and in the chain and independent bookstores that exist in the brick and mortar world. However, if you want to be sure that the books you give will be appropriate and will be properly appreciated by the happy couple, and then it’s up to you to do your research to ensure that what you’re giving them fits their needs and desires.
Giving Earth Day books is not something that I would recommend as a wedding gift to people who are only casual acquaintances, as they might not be appreciated as the wonderful, thoughtful gifts that they truly are.