How To Guide Family Towards 'Less Is More' Gift Giving?

How To Guide Family Towards 'Less Is More' Gift Giving?

Cambria Bold
Nov 8, 2011

Q: I'm hoping that maybe fellow Re-nest readers are battling the same issue that I am. I make it a point to be a picky, informed consumer who chooses the most durable, healthiest and greenest products available. But I also strongly believe that simply consuming less is often the best choice, a la "voluntary simplicity." Here's my question: we have a son and this holiday season will be his first. How do we guide our family members toward the 'less is more' mindset in so far as how it relates to the gift giving to ourselves and to our son?

... We've already tried to mention experience based gifts and that we would prefer that no one go 'all out' and it was immediately dismissed by a few key family members. We feel like the holidays should be about time with family, not a bunch of gifts or a bunch of stress- any help?

Asked by Crystal

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