5 top eco-friendly experience gifts for families and couples this Christmas

It’s tricky buying individual gifts for people for Christmas and it is so easy to get it wrong for loads of reasons – maybe you don’t have a clue what they would like or maybe they actually don’t want or need anything. I have a list of eco-friendly suggestions for gifts to buy her and
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5 top eco-friendly gifts for women this Christmas

These eco-friendly gifts for women are my top picks, but I think it is always best to check with the person you want to buy a gift for if they would like it before you go shopping. It does take out the element of surprise, but it also takes out the element of waste. You
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6 top eco-friendly gifts for men this Christmas

If you want to give gifts to the men in your life this Christmas that show you care about them and the environment, then look no further! I’ve put together a list of 6 eco-minded gifts to choose from. If he is a home owner that is into gadgets and money saving, he might like
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Lunch for 17 – a quick update!

Last weekend I had 17 people in my house for lunch (read more about how I prepared for that here) and I promised I would report back how it went.  I set myself 3 challenges: Zero waste (ish) catering. I made most of the things I had planned to, except the fritata which I completely ran out
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I have 17 people coming over for lunch on the weekend!

I haven’t really got time to write this blog post, just like I shouldn’t spend hours surfing Facebook and Twitter, but I am and I do. This week needs to be all about this weekend for me. My husbands family is coming to visit and there will be 17 of us in total including kids!
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How to make a lavender wand

Lavender is in season and I have loads of lovely fragrant lavender growing in my garden right now. There are many uses for lavender, but my current favourite is to make lavender wands. I don’t use them for casting spells – I use them to keep my clothes smelling nice (but if you or your
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Party bags – the zero waste, zero cost way!

Over the last few years my attitude to giving going home gifts after a kids party has gradually changed, but there has been one constant. I have tried to avoid buying plastic cr*p or sweets to give out after the party.  Parting gifts I have provided over the years: Homemade bean bags.  My theory behind
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What a great haul!

This half term I’ve booked in playdate after playdate – a great way to keep the kids entertained in the holidays.  Today I met up with a school mum and we had a lovely day – the kids played, we chatted, perfect!  We went back to hers for a yummy lunch and while we were
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My gift giving / receiving plan is starting to work!

Last year around this time of year I wrote a series of blog posts about changing the future of gift giving. I decided instead of just giving gifts, I would give good feelings, good times, secondhand or homemade items and help and support to loved ones and friends rather than a whole load of new stuff destined to
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I’ve decided to give it away!

Well Zero Waste Week came and went and in all honestly there wasn’t much zero about the waste in our household.  Meals were thrown on the floor, food went off and some of my experiments of making food I don’t usually cook didn’t work out that well e.g gluten free pizza and lentil burgers.  Some did
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