Last year was the first year we really dedicated ourselves to being more considerate with our gifting and it honestly felt great. Considering the year that we have just collectively faced, gifts seem significantly lower on the priority list of things to think about this festive period. I think overwhelmingly, what we all really want is to be with each other all in one place. However, that’s not to say I am forgetting presents this year all together. It just means I am placing more thought into what is being wrapped and placed under the tree.
One way of doing so is by continuing the second-hand tradition and spreading some pre-loved love this Christmas. We might love Christmas, but the environment doesn’t as much. Excess waste from Christmas jumpers worn once then thrown away, to landfills filled with wrapping paper and unwanted gifts. A simple way of reducing our waste and our harmful impact is by shopping for items that already exist and ones that are looking for a new home.
I thought I would compile a few of the places I will be shopping second-hand this year… Hopefully you can join me in opting for a more sustainable Christmas this festive season!