November 2007 – Vol. IV, Issue 10
Feature Article: Uncluttered Gift Giving
One of the blogs I enjoy reading, unclutterer.com, is publishing a holiday series called Unclutterer‘s 2007 Gift Giving Guide. The central focus of their guide is one that I think we could all adopt as we consider our gift giving this holiday season:
As you are preparing your shopping list for the holiday season, consider the impact your gift will have on its recipient. Will the recipient use the gift on a regular basis? Is this something the recipient truly needs? Will the recipient have to sacrifice substantial storage space for the gift? Will the gift inevitably become clutter? Can I find a gift instead that is perfect for the recipient that has no possibility of becoming clutter?
Perhaps because I’ve been focusing on minimizing clutter in my own life recently, I’m a lot more hesitant to get a gift for someone that may just end up as clutter. And my husband and I have really cut back on the size and number of gifts we give each other and our kids. We certainly don’t need more “stuff.” We’re realizing how much more important it is to create memories and family experiences than to shop for tons of presents.
To read Unclutterer’s series, visit http://unclutterer.com/category/gift-giving-guide/