Christmas is fast approaching. So is Thanksgiving and Kwanza and Hanukkah and New Year’s and every other holiday we have commandeered and reappropriated as obligatory gift-giving days. Even Valentine’s Day, the most insipid example of our commodification of caring, is not too far around the corner. So, what better time to revisit three of our favorite holiday-gift-giving essays:
- 40 Reasons to Avoid Shopping on Black Friday
- Five Steps Toward a More Meaningful Holiday Season
- Buying Back the Holiday (Newspaper Interview)
Enjoy. Feel free to regift these essays if you find value in them. Tune in to our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more minimalist tips this holiday season. You can also check out Joshua’s “Minimalist on Christmas” television interview:
If you can’t view the above video, you can watch it on YouTube.