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  • tommy b. 3 months ago
    today
  • Gene R. 7 months ago
    I keep jars from foods and use them to gift candles (re-using the non-melted parts of store bought candles), DIY body scrubs, and more!
  • Audrey N. 8 months ago
    When we were younger my dad always wrapped our Xmas presents in newspaper and we’d always say he’s polish and cheap but now looking back he had the right idea.
  • Shelly E. 1 year ago
    I use gift bags for my family as we reuse them each year until they are worn out. For kids I may use the funnies, decorated paper bags or old maps.
  • David B. 1 year ago
    I love to bake and give cookies in metal reusable tins to friends and co-workers. Focusing on the amount of energy being used is not a reasonable issue. One batch of cookies is not enough for a cookie exchange. You have to make multiple batches so everyone can take a dozen or so of what you made. The total baking time is not all that much less.

    Besides, consider the alternatives -- driving to a bakery, the packaging of cookies at the bakery. Giving someone something besides home made cookies means ordering or shopping and likely ending up with something they may not want or use -- but I know they will love the cookies and I pick cute tins that they can use or just display at the holiday. I try to get wintery-themed cans so I can give Holiday cookies to those celebrating Hanukkah or the Solstice or who just deserve a nice tin of cookies. People often return the tins to me as a hint they would like them refilled the following year!
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