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Sustainable Christmas Gifts

Gifts are part of the holiday season. There's almost no way around it. But maybe we can change the way we see gifts and make it more valuable in the non-economic sense.

If you want to give “Zero Waste” for gifts this year, I'd suggest the following:

(Warning: this list goes from one extreme to the other)

No gifts... at all

Just enjoy the moment of being together between family and/or friends. Leave the material belongings out of it.

Experiences (my favourite!)

Instead of buying an object, why not get your loved ones an experience. An introduction class to dance/ paint/ learning how to cook/ a theatre piece or ballet... The list is long and people will cherish memories and experience far longer than An object that might be outdated in the next months.