I'm not planning on doing a gift guide this year. Instead, I'm recycling guides I did in the past two years. That's how seriously hardcore eco I am.
-- THE NOT-GUIDE GUIDE --
In this holiday gift giving matrix I walk you through a gift guide matrix. Is buying handmade really all that eco-conscious and useful? Who do you exchange gifts with? Is it possible to give them something they need? Or give them credit for services (so if they don't use it, there's not extra crap in the world)? Also, I know this is not officially a matrix, but it's a good approach to the giving season!
-- 5 GUIDES IN ONE GUIDE --
Now, this is a full-on gift guide. 5 of them, actually. This series focused on how to buy presents for vegans, because I know some "civilians" struggle with that. So we cover: winter wear accessories; sweet tooth; small accessories like bags and wallets; jewelry and bath/body/cosmetics. Plus a suggestion to donate to charity on the person's behalf for the holidays! (Except not to Heifer International - that stuff is bad news.)
However, I did selfishly put together what I would want to get for the holidays, since I haven't really done that yet!
-- MY SELFISH GIFTS-TO-ME GUIDE --