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Submitted by on Thursday, 13 November 2008 Loading Add to favourites  2 Comments

Present sense - making sustainable recycled and home made stylish and ‘cool’!
This week I announced that I was joining in with a Buy Nothing New challenge for a month! November can be a bit of a dodgy time for this because I like to get my Christmas preparation done early.

But now I’ve come across something that might help me over at Present Sense.  The ladies over on Present Sense want us to lose the notion that gifts have to be new and promote the idea that the THOUGHT is what gives the gift value, not the price tag.

The idea of present sense is that we start embracing the idea of giving ‘sustainable gifts’ either recycled (as in second hand) or home made gifts. So scouring eBay, getting gifts on Freecycle and making stuff can all become cool!

Present sense has some great gift ideas which include one of my favourites – giving the gift of time; as well as some funky labels to attach to your gifts as a way to spread the word about giving gifts which are better than new.

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  • THANK YOU FOR THE PLUG! – SO GOOD TO HEAR THAT OTHERS APPRECIATE WHAT WE DO AND TO COME ACROSS YOUR GREAT SITE TOO! CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW/WHERE YOU HEARD OF US? ARE YOU HAPPY FOR US TO PUT A LINK ON OUR SITE TO YOUR’S? BEST WISHES – VICTORIA, PRESENT SENSE.

  • Mrs Green says:

    Hi Victoria; lovely to see you here. Tbh I can’t remember how I came across your site. Annoying isn’t it?!
    I’d be delighted for you to link to me; thank you! And best of luck with everything. Do keep me updated with any news so that I can help spread the word :)