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Green Hack: shopping habits

Make a gift using things you already own instead of buying one!


Make a gift instead of buying one, using materials already in your house!

Nothing is better than a thoughtful, homemade gift. Instead of buying something new, could you make a gift for friends and family using materials you already have in the house?

Some inspiration:

  • Knit a scarf or gloves with wool you already have in your cupboard.
  • Take a plant cutting and gift someone a houseplant or sapling.
  • Embroider a design or message on some old fabric for a picture or wall hanging.
  • Frame an old photograph or print.
  • Make a friendship bracelet with old string or embroidery thread.

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