Sustainable Gifting

I am always impressed with how good my family members are at sustainable gift giving. My sister is a pro at thinking of fun experience gifts to give and my brother is a regular Mr. Martha Stewart. He can make anything himself! This year, he made me a super cute clutch. He's so funny. The fabric has a "Wild West" sort of theme. When I opened it, he said, "you have a cowboy tattoo, right?"

 

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But wait, there's more! He also made Sergio an amazing leather apron. Here are both of our handmade gifts. 

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The second impressively sustainable gift was given to one of the kids from my Aunt Kelly and Uncle John. It was such an incredible hit that we had to purchase two more (already!) so that all three kids can play at the same time. This magic item is the Buddha Board Mini, widely available, including here

 

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Not only is this little easel incredibly relaxing to use, it is also portable and held the attention of all three children (ages 7, 5, and 2) for an extended period of time, which is basically miraculous. All you need is a bit of water for the "painting."  The art vanishes slowly. Overall, it is a lovely exercise in mindfulness and creativity. 

 

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Hope your holidays were filled with sustainable gifting, too!