With Christmas in 11 days, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and pressured to buy your loved ones gifts to show you care. Today's Feel Good Friday post is full of tips on how to make memories by giving people experiences instead of things.
Attainable Sustainable is a site maintained by Kris Bordessa who encourages readers to "embrace a more self-reliant life style, one small step at a time." She shares recipes, gardening tips and a DIY section with instructions on how to make things like bread bags, sunscreen and candle holders.
I found her site when searching for ideas of experiences to give to people this holiday season. Lucky for me she has a blog entry with over 30 ideas! You can read them all here: https://www.attainable-sustainable.net/giving-experiences-instead-of-gifts/
There are those you might have already thought of, or even used, like a spa day or coupon book full of chores. What I like about this list is it doesn't stop there. She suggests classes that teach people how to cook, garden or paint. You can also give people memberships to zoos and museums or tickets to shows and sporting events. Organize a weekend getaway, give a gift certificate to a family to get their portrait taken or send them to an escape room and decide whether or not you want to be a part of it.
What about the gifts that you do buy? Here are some greener gift wrapping ideas to keep the packaging waste to a minimum: https://www.attainable-sustainable.net/presents/
To get more tips on how you can adopt an Attainable Sustainable lifestyle (New Year's resolution anyone?) like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @AttainSustain.