25 Dec '11, 2pm

Re-gift Unwanted Presents and Recycle Goods

Re-gift Unwanted Presents and Recycle Goods

© R.Cruger Western Bluebird in a Fig Tree, the inspiration for this year's comestible Christmas gifts. Not everyone puts as much thought and care into gift giving. So it’s likely you’ll get some clunkers for presents that miss the mark this holiday. Re-gifting is totally permissible, with some guidelines. My family and friends avoid the whole problem with a tradition of gifting “consumables” for the holidays instead of collecting more stuff . Spices and a recipe for Mulligatawny soup, persimmons from the bounty off the tree in my yard with a persimmon nut bread, soy candles, organic catnip and botanical hand balm – all from local artisans. Homemade treats are as old a tradition as bringing cookies to your neighbors. But it doesn’t have to be just edible gifts . And now I follow a theme. Last year it was salt: Himalayan salt, flavored salts, bath salts and salted chocolate ...

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