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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Ultimate Non-Material Green Gift Guide: Part 4

Hiring someone local to provide a service is a great way to green your gift. Not only are you avoiding buying more stuff, but you are also supporting people in your community. There are many services that you can provide yourself, like a foot massage for mom or washing your dad's car. When I was a kid, I would make a booklet of gift certificates for my mom, that she could redeem for things such as "a back massage" or a "mowing the lawn". These types of gifts are always greatly appreciated!

List 7: Services that you can buy:

-landscaping service
-snow removal service
-cleaning service
-window washing service
-car wash
-pet sitting

List 8: Services that you provide:

-organize mom's spice rack or dad's tool box
-polish grandma's silver or jewelry or grandpa's shoes
-take someone's well loved shoes to be resoled to give them a new life
-wash their car
-e-cycle your families old electronics and they will be very grateful to get rid of them
-tune up their bike
-give them a manicure, pedicure, or massage
-clean and organize mom's makeup bag

Check out the Non-Material Gift Guide Part 5

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