Green Gifting

As we approach Fairtrade Fortnight, John Lewis has been looking at the top ten green gifts appearing on its wedding gift lists.

Online PR News – 19-February-2010 – – Jo Ryde Manager Gift List John Lewis Oxford Street comments, “We are often asked by couples who wish to be more environmentally conscious for help in selecting gifts that are either from renewable sources, created from recycled products or are an aid to recycling.”

Top Ten Green Gifts

1. Eddingtons Stainless Steel Compost pail - £35
This shiny, stainless steel pail can be kept in your kitchen. Carbon filters in the lid will stop unpleasant odours until it's time to empty.

2. Fairtrade Organic Ripple Rib Throw - £120
This throw carries the Fairtrade certification mark.

3. John Lewis FSC Wooden Chopping board - £12
The John Lewis FSC wooden chopping board range is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The smooth texture of the curved edges of this board make it a real pleasure to use.

4. Bunbury Hardwood coasters - £15
Traditionally handmade in Ireland, this set of 4 coasters are all unique. They are crafted from wood and retain their natural colour variations and markings – each coaster has a unique reference number and the tree they were made from can be traced through the suppliers web site

5. John Lewis Washing Machine - £449
An ‘A+’ rated machine for energy consumption which washes a very large 7kg load while being economical on water, detergent and energy.

6. Recycling bin - £19.85
Ideal for recycling, this high quality, brushed steel bin by simplehuman features 2 Separate buckets, each of which can hold up to 18.5L.

7. John Lewis Recycled Tyre planter - £19.95
Planters, made from recycled tyres. Available in 3 sizes so you can mix and match.

8. Recycled Newspaper basket - £7.75
A useful storage basket, cleverly woven from recycled newspapers.

9. John Lewis Value Recycled Polyester Duvet - £12
These value duvets are filled with hollow fibre polyester that's been made from recycled plastic drinks bottles.

10. John Lewis Samoa Garden bench - £320
A curvy and eye-catching combination of FSC-certified slatted teak and tubular steel that seats up to 3. Over time, the teak will weather to a beautiful, silvery grey colour. With an optional seat cushion for extra comfort.

John Lewis, ‘Britain’s favourite retailer 2009’ and 'Multiple Department Store of the Year 2009' typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines. The website stocks over 100,000 lines focused on the best of fashion, beauty, home and giftware and electrical items including online exclusives. is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK.