I do not regard shopping as a pastime and generally do as little as possible. I also endeavour to combine as many tasks as possible when we go out in order to reduce time, petrol, money and energy.
Since we live in a semi-rural area, it is a bit of an expedition if I do need to go to a major shopping centre. So, when we went to stock up the pantry on Saturday, I decided to see if I could buy the Christmas gifts for our granddaughters. I often take them to a show of some sort but this year it was a practical gift as suggested by our daughter. New beach towels were on the shopping list. I decided to check out Spotlight and was in luck. I found these lovely, large towels by Canningvale.
I decided to wrap them up and then it is all done. A few years ago I made some reusable Christmas gift bags and I managed to find 2 that would fit the towels.
Adorned with some ribbon that has been reused many times and gift tags made from old Christmas cards and it was all done with next to no waste.
I have a couple more gifts to buy and some home-made goodies to make and that is my Christmas gift-giving sorted.
That home made gift wrapping looks very pretty – what a great idea!