This year marks the 10th anniversary of our Ask Umbra advice column, and to celebrate, we’re pulling one particularly poignant question or tidbit of eco-advice out of the archives each week. Recent news has us thinking about something old, something newsomething borrowedsomething blue. Without further adieu, here’s an old but ever true dilemma from a partygoer in Utah:

“My wife and I have made great progress in simplifying our lives … We’re just wondering what we might give as wedding gifts to children of our friends in order to be in line with our goal yet not seem ‘weird.’ Any ideas on this subject?”

Read on for Umbra’s ideas. Her advice on gifts for gay couples might surprise you. 

Find more of Umbra’s pearls of wisdom here.

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