Saturday, 10 December 2011

Xmas Gift Ideas #3 The No New Gifts Challenge (Zen

No new gifts! That's right! In this anti-consumerist challenge, gifts can only be the following:

  • "Make gifts, like crafts or construction type gifts.
  • Bake or cook consumable gifts like cookies.
  • Give the gift of your service — wash cars, give a massage, babysit, clean a house, mow lawns, etc.
  • Buy used gifts at thrift stores.
  • Donate to charity, as a group.
  • Volunteer at a charity together.
  • Have a shared experience together.
  • Create something, together, instead of consuming.
  • Give to others things you don’t need (a good sewing machine, etc.).
  • Find gratitude for what we already have."
Of course, you probably need a rather understanding family to give this one a go. And you probably should mention it beforehand, so they don't get you some expensive gift and end up with a birdhouse or cookies. Anyway, it's something to think about. Maybe for other holidays...

1 comment:

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