Even though things are looking different this year, there are ways to connect and still celebrate the spirit of the season. Spend some time online with family or friends, bake a cake or make other handmade goodies to drop on a friends doorstep, send a homemade card with a letter inside, take a walk around the neighbourhood to see the decorated homes, purchase long lasting gifts from a local shop offering curbside pickup.
Here are a few tips to help you reduce waste this year:
• Give GIFTS THAT LAST such as a game, camping gear, family portrait, DIY kits or cast iron cookware.
• MAKE YOUR OWN gifts. Create a recipe book, bake some goodies or make homemade jewelry.
• Shop for SECOND-HAND GIFTS and give something a new life. Pass along family heirlooms or your favourite book. Shop for antiques or other one-of-a-kind gifts.
For a full list of great gift giving, creative wrapping tips and create your own custom coupon for that unique experience gift visit Metro Vancouver’s Website
* Create Memories, Not Garbage concept and creative courtesy of Metro Vancouver