I love giving gifts to people that I admire. It’s a special ritual that allows me to show my appreciation for an individual. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always hit the target. I believe the best way to avoid waste at Christmas is to help others navigate the gift giving. It would be so much easier if I had some hints.

Have a think about what you want for Christmas. To maintain the joy and surprise of the gesture, it shouldn’t be too specific.

Got some ideas? Now, tell one person. Preferably someone close to you with instructions that they must pass it on if anyone asks 😉

For me? I don’t need or want anything. Plus I am the WORST because my birthday is 2 days before Christmas. If I love giving gifts then I should make it fair for others too. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what you might like… What would make me happy? A membership that also gets me an experience! A gift voucher for a bulk foods store! A holiday! Or something that helps me have a holiday! Concert tickets (Sidenote: this concert changed my life and was the catalyst for our move from Sydney to Melbourne) Tea! A cleaner ocean! Beeswax so I can make more balm! A nice dinner! Essential oils! A cuddle! Soap! Less plastic! Pretty handkerchiefs! A true democracy! Plants or seeds! A caravan home experience! Less exclamation marks! Homemade dukka! Less poverty! And any zero waste goodies from brands I trust and admire!