Reusable Gift Packaging
We reuse all of our gift wrapping for every occasion. Once in a while I pick one up from Good will if I run out of a specific size. We received some Amazon gift wrapping these Holidays, so we will have some new bags to add to our gift wrapping box.
It feels really good to reuse them in a very intentional way and most of our friends do the same and even return the gift bags after unpacking. Sometimes bags stay behind at another house but then return with a gift with the next visit.
And yes, I also reuse the stuffing paper and keep a bag full of it, so I won't have to buy any anytime soon.
Shampoo Bar sampler
These are all the gifts Sarah received. So, all gifts like the lip balm kit, bath bombs, painting supplies and basketball on the left side are all from Goodwill, I scorched after seeing the on Sarah's wishlist. The middle in the back are all edibles. The clothing was also from Goodwill (Forever21), so only the cat items and the journal we got new. So, about 20/80 % retail/thrift.
Main item she wished for was a Hydroflask she picked herself at PCC - which will accompany her for a while after she outgrew her grade school water bottles. Still a luxury item, but at least with many many future uses.
Refillable Kitty Litter
Wasn't fun to have to buy one of these huge plastic jugs every time for cat litter. Found this refillable container at Petco. There is a big sandbox set up with some scoopers and it also costs a little less than a new jug to refill this one.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.