Pondering on the horror of the cult of consumerism epitomised by the feeding frenzy around ‘Black Friday’ we started thinking of an alternative way to approach Christmas and came up with …
A few tips for a less-waste Christmas
Shop from second-hand shops to find unique gifts that are built to last. Charity shops, vintage markets and shops like Brighton’s own Pre-Loved
Give memories not ‘stuff’.
Go for an experience. No shortage or great ideas in Brighton. It even has Feminist Swear Nights which sound truly perfect for our potty mouthed Seabirds… Membership of the Duke of Yorks Cinema? (last year they had great Black Friday deals…might be the same this year? Apologies for mentioning BF), A Kimchi making workshop, a gig or a talk about anything from micro-dosing to the art of flirting….
Make your own cards, presents and wrapping
We love re-using fabric wrapping like the Japanese Furoshiki or old scarves. The kids re-use last years cards for gift tags and we are busy collecting glass jars to make kimchi for everyone this year. Show our love for their guts 😉
A Secret Santa actually worth doing
Have fun, save money and get a gift you actually want with a friends and family Secret Santa. Our family uses DrawNames to keep it anonymous and add as many present suggestions as you want. Saves you time and money and avoids you getting or buying unwanted landfill…
- Don’t go anywhere near a Poundland.
- Make your own crackers without the landfill plastic moustaches.
- Buy things that will last – as Vivienne Westwood says “buy less, choose well, make it last”. Like our haramaki core-warmers 😉
What are your top tips? Do share….