In my effort to have a greener, less consumerist Christmas, I am scaling back on presents. I’m not eliminating presents, but I’m scaling back quite a bit. I mentioned my digital cook book idea (its a Word document with a collection of recipes in it, Breakfast, Appetizers, Entrees, Desserts, etc) which I’ll be emailing out to friends near and far as a free but thoughtful gift. But maybe I want to do a little something more for them? Maybe I want to give a gift of experience.
Enter No Christmas Gifts This Year, an e-card service that gives you the opportunity to give a friend or loved one a gift of experience of their choosing, for free. The recipient gets the ecard and chooses from a variety of activites listed in the card. What they choose is what you’re obligated to give them for a present. Activites listed include “Learn a new skill”, “Play at the park” and “Cook a meal”.
I think I’ll be adding this to my gift arsenal this year.