Just buy Less

As someone who has developed a platform about being a minimalist, buying less, and shopping secondhand, the holiday season just gives me major anxiety.

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Fortunately, both sides of my family have opted for the gift exchange model, wherein one person only buys a gift for one other person, and the surprise ends up being really fun, actually. Sometimes we add an extra rule, like the gifts have to be secondhand, experiential, or homemade.

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I think a great experiential gift would be a family visit to the local landfill. I'm not even kidding. Stop buying shit you don't need.  Seeing where it ends up is a helpful first step. I've personally been to several landfills.  Guess how they smell.  Not great. Guess how they make you feel.  Worse. Yeah, seasonal drama here.

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Something about the holiday season brings out the truth teller in me (as a feminist, I opted not to re-appropriate the word bitch here.  Hope you rolled with my choice).

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This holiday season, do whatever the hell you want.  I won't judge.  But my personal preference is to use my head and just buy less.


Gap bodysuit (old) // Jimmy Choo sandals // AG velvet leggings (similar)