Happy Buy Nothing Day!

What are you going to do with all the time you’re not standing in line, fighting for parking spots, and stressing over whether or not you’ll get the last thingamajig that the store has in stock?

Here are some ideas:

  • Catch up with family or friends: call, email, or send an old-fashioned letter.
  • Brainstorm gift ideas that don’t perpetuate the cycle of “stuff.”  What can you give?  Time and talent: sewing, knitting, baking, organizing, giving really good back rubs, babysitting.  What gifts would support local artisans or businesses?
  • Grab a family member or friend and go for a walk or a bike ride.
  • Prepare a special meal.
  • Rediscover the board games that are buried in your closet.  Don’t have any board games?  What about a pack of cards?  No cards?  Try charades — you only need two things: some scrap paper and a pen or pencil for collecting ideas.

What are your ideas for Buy Nothing Day?

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