Christmas presents don’t automatically mean you have to give something physical and if you have to think too hard about what someone needs, surely it’s because they need nothing at all?
Vicky Silverthorn is one of the UK's most sought-after professional organisers and author of Start With Your Sock Drawer. She has helped everyone from celebrities to busy families declutter and simplify their homes. This year Vicky wants us to forget about ‘stuff’ and start to think differently about what we're going to give this Christmas.
Vicky says, “my bookings in January always involve taking unwanted gifts to the charity shop. This means not only wasted money but emotionally it’s pretty heartbreaking too, right?”
With this in mind, how about the following ideas to keeping the family happy but at the same time knowing you’re not contributing to someone’s unwanted clutter:
1. The gift of nature and adventure