Do you have your Christmas shopping done?
Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
How much money do you plan to spend on Christmas gifts this year?
I am not a fan of Christmas. It is to damn commercial never mind the fact that I am not a religious person.
Even if I was a believer, I would not be out spending money hand over fist on stuff that is probably going to be forgotten about in a few days time.
And it isn’t like kids have to wait for the holiday season to get gifts. Every time I turn around it is a “holiday” of some sort and the marketers have done a wonderful job of getting us to believe that we have to spend money on gifts all year round.
The holiday season should be about family and spending time with loved ones.
It should be about helping those in need.
Just think about the billions of dollars that will be spent on useless stuff just so that we can say we got something for someone.
Of course tens of thousands of people will use their credit cards to make purchases and then have that wonderful after Christmas shock of trying to pay off the credit card debt. Is this what the holiday season is supposed to be about?
Think of the gas used to rush around from store to store and the stress that people will be feeling. It sickens me. I wonder if people actually become more rude and obnoxious during the holidays?
Hell even if you choose online shopping there is still a ton of money being spent to get that product to you.
So are there minimalist living Christmas gift ideas?
- You can try making your own gifts. Or maybe you can re-gift something that you already have that you no longer need.
- You can also make your own holiday cards. Kids especially love being crafty.
- use newspaper as wrapping paper
- Give gift cards. People can then shop for stuff that they may actually use.
If you are hellbent on buying a gift check out Amazon.com. They do have amazing deals and daily discounts and specials.
You would be hard pressed to find better prices elsewhere. Not the worst choice for Christmas gift ideas.
That being said I think you will enjoy your holiday season more if you plan ahead and try to make things more minimalist this year.
Just slow down and enjoy your time with loved ones.
What tips and ideas do you have to help make this Christmas more minimalist.