'Every time you go shopping, make a difference: make your dollar count!.’ from Shop Ethical! ...the Guide


It’s important that we ask ourselves why we celebrate at Christmas in the way we do. This includes our motivation for gift giving. What makes an ideal Christmas gift? Something the recipient likes? Something you like? Something that is useful? Something that is meaningful? Something that isn't disposable? The perfect gift is likely a combination of all these things.

There are different ways of doing gifts. Some require some time, energy and creativity. Others directly contribute to a positive environmental and social outcome. Where possible, plan your Christmas. That way you will avoid impulse buying those last minute gifts which are often discarded after a few days.

Below we've listed some issues connected to your gifts and some examples of 'good buys'. Start by asking what your friends and family value. What will be an enjoyable, meaningful or appreciated gift for them. What may help them on the journey towards a more sustainable and intentional way of living.

You will find more ideas by searching the links for ideas here.






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