Have friends over to enjoy holiday cheer and create hand-crafted decorations. Hang garlands made from strung popcorn or cranberries outside where birds can enjoy them.
Unplug holiday lights during the day. This saves energy, and helps your lights last longer.
Next time you buy holiday lights, consider LEDs. They last longer and use less electricity.
Consider the durability of a product for any gift. Cheaper items often wear out quickly, creating waste and costing you money.
Reduce the number of bags thrown out by bringing reusable cloth bags for holiday gift shopping.
Use old holiday cards to make new gift wrap. Save or recycle wrapping paper.
Donate older toys or items you no longer use to charities.
Bake cookies or other goodies for friends and love ones and them in tins and pottery. Make the container part of the gift.
Support your local economy by shopping for unique local hand-crafted items.
Gift someone an experience such a fishing trip, a movie, or dinner together.