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I spotted this article in Monday’s SMH...the dilemma of giving pre-loved presents at Christmas. The opening paragraph sums it up well “most Australians say they would be happy to receive a second-hand present this Christmas but are shy about giving one for fear of looking cheap”. Last year was my first year of ultimate Christmas sustainability. I re-gifted my sons’ presents to them. Ones they had received for their birthdays and never opened. On Christmas Day I quickly became the worst mother in the world. Something that I thought was a neat idea had gone awry. I told my story to many people, with mixed response. There was a real divide of opinion in my close family.  This year I’m bringing my sustainable present giving down a notch. For close family and friends I have either bought something that’s good quality secondhand or vintage that I know they’ll love, or put my time and effort into cooking a bunch of yummy gluten free sweetie treaties (dietary needs family!) or making something.  Would you feel comfortable giving or receiving a preloved or handmade present at Christmas? Tag your friends who also love a sustainable second hand Christmas. #secondhandfirst #secondhandgifts #secondhandchristmas #sustainablegiftgiving #sustainablepresents #christmasgiftgiving #christmasgifts #smh #frenchfortuesday #sustainablexmas #christmasisaboutgiving #christmastime #cheapchristmas #christmasisfamily #avoidtheshops #buysecondhand #mindfulgifts #mindfulgifting @sydneymorningherald @themummyproject @aussiebloggerspodcast @hooklinestitcher @creativevillagenewcastle
I spotted this article in Monday’s SMH...the dilemma of giving pre-loved presents at Christmas. The opening paragraph sums it up well “most Australians say they would be happy to receive a second-hand present this Christmas but are shy about giving one for fear of looking cheap”. Last year was my first year of ultimate Christmas sustainability. I re-gifted my sons’ presents to them. Ones they had received for their birthdays and never opened. On Christmas Day I quickly became the worst mother in the world. Something that I thought was a neat idea had gone awry. I told my story to many people, with mixed response. There was a real divide of opinion in my close family. This year I’m bringing my sustainable present giving down a notch. For close family and friends I have either bought something that’s good quality secondhand or vintage that I know they’ll love, or put my time and effort into cooking a bunch of yummy gluten free sweetie treaties (dietary needs family!) or making something. Would you feel comfortable giving or receiving a preloved or handmade present at Christmas? Tag your friends who also love a sustainable second hand Christmas. #secondhandfirst #secondhandgifts #secondhandchristmas #sustainablegiftgiving #sustainablepresents #christmasgiftgiving #christmasgifts #smh #frenchfortuesday #sustainablexmas #christmasisaboutgiving #christmastime #cheapchristmas #christmasisfamily #avoidtheshops #buysecondhand #mindfulgifts #mindfulgifting @sydneymorningherald @themummyproject @aussiebloggerspodcast @hooklinestitcher @creativevillagenewcastle