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Most of us love presents: getting them and giving them. And yet, even with the best of intentions and the most iron-clad of budgets, holiday gifting can take on a frenzied quality. How do you embrace the delight of gift-giving without stumbling into the stress that seems to shadow annual holiday shopping? In Episode 143 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips for editing your holiday gift list without tamping down your generosity, including perspective shifts to help you refocus on connection instead of obligation, how to get organized, clutter-free (and in some cases, virtually cost-free) gift alternatives including gifts that give back, plus tips for communicating with your family so everyone’s gift expectations are on the same page.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting (our book)
- Ep. 102: Editing in Gratitude
- Related episode: Ep. 13: Raising Readers (Guilt-Free)
- 13 Things I Want For My Teenager (Boston Mamas)
- Gift ideas that simplify holiday shopping or don’t require shopping at all (click for Asha’s homemade chai concentrate recipe)
- Brave New World Designs (Christine and Jon’s advocacy-oriented tees; free domestic shipping through 12/3/18)
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