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Alternative Gift Guide

Crickey, if I see one more ad for “Gift ideas”, I’m going to scream. I understand it’s the season for giving and we all want to give our loved ones something nice, but the idea of scrolling through a list of random suggestions and buying a random gift just so you have something to hand over on the big day doesn’t sit well with me. These lists are created by advertisers with the sole purpose of selling you stuff, and usually stuff that neither your nor your loved ones actually need. I’m not a big fan of “stuff”, partly because I’m a very practical person and only buy things I need, and partly because my busy mind doesn’t like clutter, so the less “stuff” I have, the better. So, in the spirit of giving, here’s a list of alternative gift ideas that don’t cost much, don’t clutter your home and have some real meaning.

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