The holiday season has finally arrived! Isn’t it interesting how Thanksgiving (a day where we give thanks for all that we have in life) is followed by Black Friday (a day where everyone gets excited over deals and buys way more than they need)?
- Avoid online shopping. As convenient as it can be, it produces a lot of unnecessary waste and greenhouse gas emissions
- While it’s great to buy sustainable living products for others, make sure it’s something that they are actually interested in. They’re more likely to use it, so their gift will be worth the money!
- IF they are okay with shopping at thrift stores, nothing is wrong with buying thrifted gifts. If you get lucky, you can even find pieces with the tag still on! A few weeks ago I found a brand new $90 jacket from Marine Layer that was selling for $18! When I buy gifts from thrift stores, I wash the clothes before gifting them (just in case). Keep in mind that not everyone feels comfortable thrift shopping, so please be mindful of this.