How to Find the Best Local, Handmade Gifts


Craft fairs offer tons of local, handmade gifts. Photo by Orin Zebest via Flickr.com.The holiday season is in full swing, and that means one thing: the spirit of giving--and shopping--is everywhere.

But all that giving can mean a lot of excess waste, plus a huge carbon footprint. We know how much kids (and adults) appreciate a special gift from a loved-one, so we're not going to suggest you stop buying gifts, but there is a simple way to go greener this holiday season: shop local and handmade.

When you purchase goods from local artisans, you're supporting their business, which helps strengthen your local economy, and buying local also reduces your environmental footprint significantly.

 

Click here for our full article on TreeHugger.


By Andrea Donsky| December 22, 2010
Categories:  Blog

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Andrea Donsky

Andrea Donsky

Founder & Chief Passionista at NaturallySavvy.com. See my full bio here.

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