Edit Your Life Episode 63: Crap-Free Holidays [Rebroadcast]
As much as we love the holidays, let’s be honest -- they often come with a lot of crap (both emotional and physical). It’s ironic that gift-giving can turn stressful; we feel obligated to buy stuff for people who (like us) are probably trying to declutter their own lives! In Episode 63 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I revisit an earlier conversation about sane holiday gifting. We share 9 ideas for how to relax the craziness around gifts — keeping the physical crap to a minimum without tamping down generosity.
This is the last episode of the year! We’ll be back with all-new episodes in January. Happy holidays!
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- Parent Hacks
- 30 Service Projects To Help Bring Extended Families Back Together - No Matter How They Voted (a great collection of ideas curated by Asha and Melissa Sher)
- 5 Ways To Gift With Intention (Christine’s article at Mom2)
- How to get relatives on board with clutter-free gifting (Boston Mamas)
- charity:water (the best $30 gift: clean drinking water for someone who has none)
- The 4-gift Christmas challenge (Money Saving Sisters)
- Make your minimalist holiday manifesto (Boston Mamas)
- Clutter-free food gifts: 10 ideas + 15 more ideas (Boston Mamas)
- Gifts kids can make: 14 ideas + 10 clutter-free ideas (Boston Mamas)
- The gift of time: experiential gifts + gratitude and reconnection (Boston Mamas)
- Putting yourself first during the holidays (Boston Mamas)
- Homemade chai concentrate (Parent Hacks)
- DIY: Easy half-moon pendant (Design Mom)
- 6 DIY necklaces kids can make (Handmade Charlotte)
- DIY citrus scrub + coffee scrub (Petit Elefant)
- Hot chocolate on a stick + chocolate dipped candy canes (Make and Takes)
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