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How To Give A Gift You Don't Have To Feel Guilty About

Show you care — in more ways than one.
Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 12:48:17-05

So you want to buy holiday gifts without feeling like a bad person. Here are some tips. 

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Buy fair trade. 

Fair trade certified items are made by workers who are paid fair wages. That means you aren't buying gifts at the expense of exploited workers.

Make a donation in someone's name. 

Choose a charity based on that person's interests. It's personal and way more thoughtful than a gift card.

Pro tip: Sites like Charity Navigator and Charity Watch can help you find organizations that are transparent and spend most of their money on programming. 

Ditch the wrapping paper. 

Americans waste about 4 million tons of wrapping paper and shopping bags annually. Try using old newspapers, magazines or maps instead. 

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Rapid fire round:

Use recycled paper for cards. 

Bring reusable bags when you go gift shopping.

Make your gifts.

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