Make up a basket of daffodils for Mothers Day!

This is a really easy and inexpensive gift to give your mum this Mother’s Day and can give her pleasure year after year! It might not look much now, but once the daffodils come up it will look lovely! Things you will need: A basket (I bought one very cheaply from a charity shop) A
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‘One person’s junk is another persons treasure’!

A couple of weeks ago someone I have only met once gave me these two scooters with two new handle and wheel sets for free.  I then gave them to my children who absolutely love them!  The person who gave them to me no longer had a need for them and very kindly made the
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All wrapped up…..in fabric!

Buying wrapping paper can be costly and as it gets thrown straight in the bin once the gifts have been opened it’s also wasteful. Last year I wrote about some alternatives to wrapping paper, this year I have some more to add to the list. Here is how I’ve used fabric to wrap presents for
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3. Give homemade and homegrown gifts!

As the holiday season approaches we are all encouraged to shop, shop, shop – but we should be encouraged to reduce, reuse, recycle! In two previous posts I have written about giving the gifts of help and support as well as good feelings and good times!  There are certain situations though where you may feel
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2. Give good feelings and good times!

This post is the second in a series on changing the future of gift giving in a bid to eliminate, waste, unnecessary spending and panic buying junk. For some ideas of how to give help and support read here. For idea of how to give good feelings and good times read on: Don’t underestimate the
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Changing the future of gift giving!

Giving gifts feels good and receiving gifts also feels good under the right circumstances.  However at this time of year with all the pressure to give gifts and thank people for the ones received, gift giving and receiving can turn into one big stress and/or disappointment.  Well I think it is time to start being honest
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5 free gifts women will love this Valentines

We don’t make a big fuss about Valentines day in my household.  We just tend to exchange cards and maybe small gifts such as chocolate bars.  Talking to one of the guys I work with the other day though, he said he always buys his girlfriend a bunch of roses and takes her out for dinner. 
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Gift tags made from upcycled materials

During the holiday season there are so many presents to keep track of that gift tags are a must.  There is absolutely no need to buy any though there are so many types of what would be waste paper/ card that can be easily turned into gift tags.  All you need is a pair of
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An Eco Thrifty Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast and Chanukah even faster!  There are last minute presents to buy, meals to plan, parties to attend and it is easy to get caught up in the rush and spend more money than you really want to and buy products that the rest of the year you wouldn’t look twice at.  There are
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5 gifts that don’t cost anything

1. Give your time – this could be babysitting, dog walking, gardening or even providing a lesson on something you are skilled in. 2. Give something you already own – this could be something that has sentimental meaning to you, that would mean something to the person who you give it to. 3. Give to
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