18 Eco Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June 14, 2016 by  
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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about what you want to give Dad to tell him how loved and valued he is. Choosing a gift that is eco friendly is not only thoughtful for Dad, but it is thoughtful for the…

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Go Green (And Red) With These Holiday Gift Tips

December 1, 2015 by  
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Although gift giving is really an act of generosity, it can also bring up anxiety to find the perfect present. Adding a green touch to the holiday season can show thought and consideration, and that you are trying to make a difference in more than…

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7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

December 10, 2014 by  
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“It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year ,” sings Andy Williams in my head, usually when I’m looking for a parking space at the grocery store, way in the back. But the singing is not always sarcastic in my head and I know that for my young children, each day of December holds the promise of something holiday related. Unfortunately, while Christmas can bring out the best in our giving spirits , it can also be a nightmare of consumerism at its worst and the packaging, wrappings, and trappings of holiday celebrations both small and large make it even worse. Fighting the “gimmes” with children at this time of year can be hard, especially when Santa is supposedly able to bring anything your child’s heart desires. Read on to learn how you can you make the holidays a little greener for the planet, a little kinder for everyone, and little lighter on your wallet. Read the rest of 7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angel tree , budget , budget christmas , budget holiday , Chanukah , Charity , charity gifts , Christmas , christmas holiday , christmas holidays , decoration , decorations , diy decorations , gift giving , gifts , gingerbread , gingerbread houses , green christmas , green holiday , green xmas , hanukkah , Holiday , holiday on a budget , holiday season , holidays , kindness , Kwanzaa , lights , outdoor lights , patience , presents , solstice , time with family , winter solstice , Xmas , xmas holidays , Yule

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Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

December 10, 2014 by  
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Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

November 29, 2014 by  
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It can be easy to get sucked into the chaotic shopping frenzy  of the holiday season, but that kind of unchecked consumerism has some decidedly negative effects. In fact, the average consumer spends $854 on holiday gifts, which can promote greed, increase depression and foster selfishness and narcissism. Ditch the materialism and have a thoughtful, meaningful holidays with some of our tips for navigating the season. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Black Friday , christmas gifts , christmas shopping , consumerism , cyber monday , gift giving , gifting , holiday consumerism , holiday shopping , presents , Shopping

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Would You Use Amazon’s Preemptive Return Tool for Gifts You Don’t Want?

December 29, 2010 by  
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We’ve all got relatives that seem to be missing the  gift giving gene — remember those horrible holiday sweaters and itchy scarves of your childhood? Well, Amazon.com has a plan to curb unwanted presents and they’ve filed a patent to make sure nobody steals their idea. Amazon’s new tool would allow giftees to opt in to see the gifts they’ll be getting from people and — before they’re even sent from the warehouse — decide if they don’t want them.

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Pit Industry is a Mini Greenhouse for Your Windowsill

December 29, 2010 by  
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Pit Industry is a small hand-blown glass house for your windowsill.

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