Gift Boundaries

Gift Boundaries

By Stephanie Seferian

How do we kindly ask our parents and in-laws to stop buying into plastic junk culture for our children? Why would we even want to embark on such an uphill battle? Overwhelming amounts of gifts may be commonplace around the holidays but the reality is this: The Number One most important gift we can give our kids is an inhabitable planet on which they can survive and thrive. With both the planet and families in crisis (hello, debilitating clutter!), it's high-time we find ways to avoid unnecessary presents in advance of the holidays. Today I chat with Whitney Leigh Morris about how she established (and maintains!) gift boundaries with her loved ones in December and always. Here's a preview: [3:00] Both you and your children benefit when you establish gift boundaries; here's why [7:00] When to play the "climate crisis card" versus when to pivot [20:30] 3 reasons to donate to reputable non-profits instead of returning or re-gifting [24:00] Hindsight Mom Guilt wisdom for parents concerned their kids will be left wanting [31:00] Thoughts on handling people who are affronted by your boundaries   Resources mentioned: Episode #231: Unhappy Returns Episode #105: Where Do Goodwill Donations Go? Airbnb Experiences Whitney on Instagram   Thank you to our sponsors!  Thrive Market: head to thrivemarket.com/sustainable for 30% off your order and a $60 free gift. * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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