10 FREE (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas

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My aunt gifts her nieces and nephews with loaves of homemade cinnamon bread every Christmas. Maybe you are a crafter/knitter/crocheter with a stash of supplies? Gifts must be expensive and store bought—-SAID NO ONE, EVER! There’s outside pressure during Christmas to spend lavishly only to have the recipient not really like the gift or even use it. I read recently that Americans will spend on average of $800 on Christmas.

Sustainable Gift Giving this Holiday Season

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My sister-in-law routinely gives items that she crochets. We found a toy car made from recycled materials for my young nephew, and I once received a journal made with recycled paper. Now that the holiday season is underway, it’s probably a little difficult to scale back the consumerism. However, it is possible to have a greener Christmas, as well as find gifts that are a little more eco-friendly.

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